Art Exhibition 10.15 – 5.30 19 March 2022

March 15, 2022

THE OLD MUSIC HALL – DODDINGTON

10.15 am – 5.30 pm 19 MARCH 2022

CURATORS  – Heather Crowe and Yvonne Beach of Calluna Graphix

Jane Taylor – Artist in residence 

My name is Jane Taylor and I set up my art company “Paperleafprint” on Etsy (etsy.com/uk/shop/paperleafprint) to sell my botanical prints. I am very lucky to be able to work from home in my garden studio, surrounded by plants and the amazing, inspiring Shropshire countryside.

My watercolour paintings are created by studying beautiful and unusual live plants. These include both indoor specimens and outdoor garden plants and shrubs. This stylish and contemporary take on traditional botanical painting makes my work fit well in most decors and is an ideal gift for plant lovers.

I am a member of the Ludlow and Shropshire Art Societies and have exhibited successfully in Ludlow (The Gallery and St. Laurence’s), Leominster (The Old Stables Gallery and Oxenham), Shrewsbury (Bear Steps Gallery) plus Worcester Cathedral Cloisters. I was delighted to be asked to be Artist in Residence at the Caldecott Festival.

Katy Alston

Katy graduated with a degree in Fine Art (Painting) from West Surrey College of Art in 1988. (UCA) She continued to paint for some years before moving to illustration where she has freelanced for over twenty years.

Katy is particularly known for her maps of the area which are commissioned by both businesses and individuals; she also creates three dimensional illustrations and paintings inspired by the natural world.

Katy has exhibited widely at galleries, illustration and book-art fairs (she is a member of the Marches Book Arts Group) Recently She was very pleased to win the Michael Marks Illustration award Dec. 2021. See her website katy-alston.co.uk and Instagram katy_alston Her work is always available from her Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/KatyAlstonStudio 

Fiona Hitchin

Whilst studying for an Illustration Degree at Wrexham Glyndwr University, Fiona was a prize-winner of the Caldecott Society’s Children’s Illustration competition, with work exhibited at Chester Cathedral.

Since then, her work has been shown at London Transport Museum, the Mall Galleries, London and exhibitions in Shropshire and Wales. Her unique stationery is sold at the Oriel Davies Gallery shop.

Recently Fiona has been inspired to aim to capture the character of vernacular buildings, particularly of Wales. She enjoys using various media including paint, graphite, lino cut print and collage to explore subjects such as plants from the garden or the hedgerow and our wonderful Shropshire countryside.


Jan Ibbotson

Born in Cheshire on a dairy farm, Jan was lucky to be surrounded by animals, birds, wildlife & beautiful countryside. She was also very lucky to have a talented artist in my father, who over the years gave her great inspiration, and encouragement to follow her heart, travel, draw and paint. Her passion for animal life, and the countryside are her inspiration.

Having tried many different mediums, Jan’s favourites are Pastels, mixed media (ink, gouache, watercolour, acrylic bases). Over the past three years she has enjoyed using oils on canvas too. She loves the fluidity of all these mediums, and the ability to use and create the soft textures, emotions, and expressions on both canvas and paper.

Over the past few years Jan has spent time creating an art group, teaching absolute beginners art, and also volunteering her knowledge and enthusiasm with art therapy at mature adult groups, in a relaxed environment.

Rebecca James

Rebecca James was educated in Shropshire and in Spain before taking a one-year foundation course at Shrewsbury School of Art; she then studied Art and Design at Loughborough University. Rebecca has been a painter for many years and had successful exhibitions whilst living in the South of England. Her designs have been made into prints and cards and were published by Elgin Court and Paper House Cards.

As well as exhibiting and being in demand with commissions she has taught GCSE and A Level Art & Design and Textiles whilst bringing up her three children.

Rebecca has recently returned to live in Shropshire and lives in a beautiful renovated barn in a rural location near Whitchurch, with her studio overlooking the Welsh and Shropshire hills. She lives with her husband, Richard who is Director of Music at St Alkmund’s and together, combine and pursue their love of music and art. 

Moira Metcalfe

The drama of the Yorkshire Dales landscape captivated Moira for many years but now relocated to Cheshire her creative journey has continued down new and inspirational creative pathways. Moira’s work has been exhibited in cities around the UK, including London and further afield in Switzerland.  Her work is held in private collections around the world.

“My creative spirit is drawn to emotive colour inherent in dramatically illuminated landscapes and seascapes.  It is here that I focus on essential elements of nature and life, following and instinctive and unrestricted process to take me to my finished pieces.”

Patricia Moreton

As a child the Caldecott illustrations and the work of other illustrators she saw in the Children’s Encyclopaedia by Arthur Mee inspired Patricia. She also found delight in the drawings of trees, and plants she saw in that encyclopaedia. 

She went on be a student at South-East Essex Technical College and School of Art in Dagenham and amongst other things she was the illustrator for a book for the Girl Guides , called ‘Hike Cooking’

Awards:

Downes Oppenheim Memorial Award 1990

Royal Academy British Institution Fund Award for Wood Engraving 1964

Vigeland Trophy for Art & Architecture 1962

Paul Sample

Paul Sample. was born in 1947 in Leeds. He trained at Bradford College of Art and then at Central School of Art and Design in London where he studied Graphic Design. His work has appeared in many national newspapers as well as The Melody Maker, Men Only and Skateboard Magazine and on book covers for the novels of Tom Sharpe and Flann O’Brien.

Other work has been done for the BBC, The Post Office, Fort Dunlop, British Airways, Ford Motor Company and Suzuki motorcycles.

A resident of Whitchurch and previously Ash, for over 3 decades, Paul”s most famous creation is “Ogri”.  A motorcycling anti hero. Ogri appeared in Bike magazine for 35 years before moving to Back Street Heroes magazine.

Paul has a world wide fan base with work in literally hundreds of collections throughout the world. A local artist of international renown.

His work has influenced both Graphic and Fine artists.

Lucy Shaw

Lucy Shaw is a mum of three from the village of Malpas, Cheshire. 

Last year, lockdown walks in and around Malpas inspired Lucy to get back in touch with her creative side. At A Level, she loved painting large-scale canvases ‘in-situ’ of Welsh and Italian landscapes. After completing an Art Foundation course and a degree in History of Art/Philosophy, Lucy became a primary teacher and a busy mum, so the paintbrushes were rested for many years.

Alongside capturing the landscape of Lucy’s local area, she enjoys painting her favourite places, such as Puerto Pollensa Bay in Mallorca and Iscoyd Park, Shropshire. Lucy enjoys painting with watercolours and has recently discovered a love for oil paints at her weekly art group in Farndon. 

Lucy set up ‘Landscapes by Lucy’ in 2021, selling prints and cards in local shops and holding her first market stall. She has also started doing commissions and really enjoy the variety which this brings. 

Zena Wood

I’m Zena and my Art has always been an important part of my life. 

I can’t remember a time that I wasn’t painting! I used to be obsessed with drawing and colouring books as a child; my love for art has continued to grow ever since. I love to create bright and colourful pieces, mostly drawing from my imagination. 

What I love most about making artwork is how I can paint the beauty of our world filtered through my own eyes. I aspire to make painting and drawing my full-time career in the future, as not only is it an enjoyable way to earn a living, but it keeps my passion alive and is the only way I can truly express myself.  


Culluna Graphix – Heather Crowe (Curator) and Yvonne Beach 

Heather and Yvonne have worked in the events industry since 2014, and it was the norm to see an exhibition hall full of waste post event – sometimes several large skips worth. Every time is a shock, even though no one else seems to bat an eyelid.

Heather started Calluna Graphix in 2019 to provide sustainable exhibition stands, analysing every point of the process to try and minimise the impact on the environment.

From the initial design through to print, installation, and removal, offsetting and then re-purpose into bags and more!

The upcycling side of the company took off with many other event organisers wanting to donate their fabric to the cause of saving it from landfill – knowing that 10% of proceeds on the products sold would also go to Charity. 

We love what we do and can’t wait to see what the future holds!