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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Currently on show are the two exhibitions of selected entries for this year's open competition organised joining with The Artist and Leisure Painter magazines. There are two sections with work byprofessional artists, The Artist category in the Barn Gallery and the amateur section, the Leisure Painter category in the Pavilion Gallery. There is also an opportunity for those visiting the website to vote for their favourite painting.
I studied Fine Art at Luton and Stourbridge from 1968 - 1972. On leaving Art School I worked as a psychiatric nurse until 1987 when I became a full-time artist. From 1987 - 1996 I earned my livingmainly as a Pavement Artist, travelling to towns and cities throughout the country drawing large scale photo-realist portaits of famous faces and people in the news. I now look back on this period as a kind of apprenticeship for the Self Portrait Workshop.