Hello, my name is David Coupe. I am a self-taught artist and have been painting for about 50 years and about 15 of those teaching art. I started to paint professionally on having to take earlyretirement due to ill health and I've enjoyed teaching others to enjoy this wonderful hobby. I now run two hour classes, Saturday workshop once a month and painting holidays. I mainly paint these days in watercolour, but also in oils and pastel.
Sheila's watercolor paintings have earned her a number of 'highly commended' awards and TV apperences, she has become a member of the Fine Art Trade Guild and the Society of Floral Painters. Flowersas a subject, though, have been joined by landscapes and animals. But the beauty of the Derbyshire landscape, particularly the White Peak, begs to be painted, and I spend a lot of time working outdoors.
Yes, BEANS offers a nice selection of great coffees and teas, and we make all of our soups, salads, sandwiches, quiches and cakes on the premises. However, we are quickly becoming known for our artclasses and special events. We also display and sell a growing collection of jewellery, prints, cards, stained glass, paintings, collage & stitchery works, ceramics, and fused glass created by talented local artists.
Junction Arts is a participatory arts organisation based in the East Midlands. We have been delivering in the Bolsover district for close to 40 years. Our primary aim is to increase and extend accessto high quality arts through inspirational innovative participatory arts programmes and projects through partnership and collaboration within the rural areas of the East Midlands.
I'm a freelance textile artist following a dream of earning a living through art. It's a long haul that's taken nine years for me to get this far and a long way from the early naivety of thinking thatI could just stitch to earn money! Over this time, I have worked in so many different places I've lost count: from parks to primary schools, tepees to tents, church halls to care homes, hospitals to holiday centres.
Barton Galleries has been specialising in very high quality reproductions of fine art since 2002 and have provided thousands of customers with exceptional reproduction oil paintings on canvas. We areable to stretch and frame your oil painting to Fine Art Trade Guild museum standard and deliver a complete work of art to your door.
When buying from an artist/maker, you're buying more than just an object/painting. You are buying hundreds of hours of failures and experimentation. You are buying days, weeks & months of frustrationand moments for pure joy. YOU AREN'T JUST BUYING A THING, you're buying a piece of heart, part of a soul, a moment in someone's life. Most importantly, you're buying the artist more time to do something they are passionate about.
With many years' experience in the artists industry, Julija Greaves working from the Sheepbridge Studio creates highly recognisable formal and informal portraits in oils or pastels, she also executescutting edge surrealist works and special projects throughout the UK and abroad. The artist has worked with high profile sitters and can diversify to wall murals and large canvas post-surrealist works. Set up in 2004, her studio is based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
Joy and Darrell Greenhalgh use glass making processes that are totally unique to them -"trade secrets"- developed through more than 25 years of experience and experimentation. They create exclusiveglass art by combining the unequalled magic of these unique making processes with truely inspirational designs. Layers of glass and precious metals- 24ct Gold, Platinum and Silver - are fired together in a kiln for three or more days at almost a thousand degrees centigrade.
The Ridgeway Gallery exhibits contemporary art from some of Derbyshire's and the UK's finest artists. Our collections include original figurative, landscape and contemporary work in many formsincluding oils, watercolours and acrylics. We also stock ceramics, sculptures, glassware and jewellery. Our artists include Rex Preston, Mark Preston, Colin Halliday, Julian Mason, Terence Storey & Andrew Macara.