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Sue Prince Artist

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Peak District Artisans at the Haybarn - Derbyshire Open Arts

10am -5pm May Bank Holiday Weekend  23rd to 25th May 2020

The warm and beautifully restored Haybarn at Beechenhill, an organic farm nestled on the south facing hill over Ilam, hosts 10 members of Peak District Artisans.  The Arty Cafe will be serving tea, coffee, soup and delicious homemade cakes, we look forward to seeing you!

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Who will be there?

As a former musician, Maggie Robinson has brought her music to her landscapes.  In relating melody, harmony and rhythm to the English Countryside, each painting is recorded with a musical title and and Opus number.  Her work is a contemporary, bold and colourful representation.


Roger Waterhouse works mainly with locally sourced wood.  In turning‘green’ pieces he finds unusual and interesting figuring.  His work finds the hidden beauty in the depths. http://www.rogerwaterhouse.co.uk

Ray Sylvester of Temima Crafts makes a range of unique wooden boxes, which are beautiful to look at, a delight to handle and very practical.

Contemporary folk artist Sue Prince uses traditional egg tempera on linen and inspired by Swedish folk art she tells stories of people and places. Almost medieval in her reduced palette, she produces harmonious images as she tells a tale.  She lives at our venue, Beechenhill Farm. http://www.sueprinceartist.co.uk 

Inspiration for Joanna Bunbury is found in her deep connection with the natural world’s ebb and flow.  Cones, seedpods and urchins all play they part in the design of these organic forms.  Joanna uses press moulding and pinching techniques before impressing the surface for texture.

Using all the precious metals, Karin Sheldon interprets her natural and urban surroundings via various ancient techniques.  ‘Nature Walk’ in the English Countryside.  ‘Tutti-Frutti’ enjoys a world of colour and‘Scribble’ is just fun.  http://www.sheldonoriginals.co.uk 

Steve Elliott's pastel and mixed media paintings seek to capture the spirit and atmosphere of the Peak District landscape.  Open moorlands, dramatic skylines and sheltered woodlands all provide rich sources of inspiration for his vibrant and light-filled paintings.   http://www.steveelliott.net

Gary Sampson’s ceramics will be shown at Beechenhill this year.  His wheel thrown stoneware is for use in the home. Gary fires the work at 1280 to 1300degrees with his own glazes. Recently he has been making more individual pieces.

Tim Rose works in both oils and watercolour.  His subject matter ranges from architecture to portraits.  Observing light and illumination is an essential part of Tim’s work while he paints plein air or in the studio.  http://www.timroseartist.com

Rachel Evans of Wheatcroftwillow makes both contemporary and traditional willow baskets, vessels and sculptures.  She specialises in robust, functional work, using British grown willow, incorporating her own Staffordshire grown willow to incorporate colour and texture to her vessels. https://www.wheatcroftwillow.co.uk/

Money raised by the Arty Cafe will be donated to Wetton and Alstonefield First Responders

Course and Events - Beechenhill Haybarn