2017 Artists | Venue 45: Emma Emmerton | Photographic Printmaker

Open: Sat 9:30am-5pm, Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm
Venue: Truleigh Scrumptious, 95-97 Broadway West, SS9 2BU

I make cyanotypes, lumen prints, anthotypes, chlorophyll prints and chemigrams using a combination of digital negatives and contact-printed botanical specimens, experimenting with different ingredients and recipes to create my own unique light-sensitive emulsions.

I have previously been involved in several local art projects, setting up the TAP Gallery & Studios in Southend-on-sea (now the Old Water Works), directing and co-ordinating the Artside Festival in Southend and running local workshops. I am based in Leigh-on-sea.


Venue 46: Daniel Waddington | Jeweller & Metal Artist | New

Open: Sat 10am-5:30pm, Sun 10am-4:30pm, Mon 9am-5:30pm, Tue 10am-5pm, Wed 9am-5pm, Thurs late night 9am-9pm, Fri 10am-9pm.
Venue: The Footstop Podiatry Clinic, 122 Rectory  Grove, SS9 2HL

With a history of jewellery and silversmithing; metal is my medium of choice. I specialise in the colouring and patination of metals; a process that involves a beautiful mix of science and art which satisfies my dual-minded persona. The result is a beautiful and unique verdigris patina that covers my work, giving the metal depth and pattern.

The collection is in two parts; ‘For Misters and Little Misters’. The first part is a modern take on Victoriana anthropomorphology and is entitled ‘The modern Gentleman’. The second part is entitled ‘All That Creeps and Crawls’; inspired by my fascination in insects.


Venue 47: Hanman Murphy | Ceramicist & Sculptor

Open: Sat-Sat 10am-4pm
Venue: Hanman Murphy Studio, Leigh Marina, High Street, SS9 2ES

Collaboration, participation, installations & sculptural commissions. Specialist ceramics studio.


Venue 48: Amanda Jackson | Painter | New

Open: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm, Thurs late night 8:30pm.
Venue: Estuary Gallery Barge, Leigh Marina, Next to Leigh Station SS9 2ES

My paintings explore location and time spent in place, with particular interest in structure, form, light and space. This body of work explores my emotional response and sensations felt whilst spending time in two West Country gardens.  By abstracting from nature, I explore colour and form, using paint intuitively, enjoying the brush marks & multi layered processes of my painting, never sure what the end result might be; but hoping to be surprised by it.


Venue 48: Ian James | Photographer

Open: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm, Thurs late night 8:30pm.
Venue: Estuary Gallery Barge, Leigh Marina, Next to Leigh Station, High Street SS9 2ES

Ian spends much time early morning and evenings around the coast with his camera after carefully watching for the right weather and tides. His photographs are added to a vast library of images from which he selects and prints on canvas or fine art paper.

Ian now shows his work in a permanent Gallery, a converted 21 metre barge in Leigh marina (Next to Leigh Station) High Street, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 2ES.


Venue 49: Sandra Ehlers | Mixed Media

Open: Sat-Sun, Tues, Thurs-Sat 11am-4pm
Venue: Leigh Marina, High Street, SS9 2ES

I am an Essex "girl" working with mixed materials, reflecting and adapting to life's trials and tribulations.


Venue 49: Eloise Holmes Weaver | Guest

Open: Sat-Sat 10am-5pm. Late night Thurs ‘til 8.30pm
Venue: Leigh Marina, High Street, SS9 2ES

My work is an embodiment of a passion for the handmade. The traditional craft of hand-weaving is accompanied by a modern use of colour and proportion to create panels which are reminiscent of the styles produced by the Bauhaus. I weave with silk that I dye myself, this messy process produces an undeniable vibrancy, even when applied to a subtle palette. Through my work I always hope to promote the idea of slow design, to encourage people to love craft and invest in beautiful textiles.


Venue 50: Richard Baxter | Ceramicist

Open: Sat-Sun 11am-5pm, Tue-Fri 11-am-5pm, Thurs late night 6pm-9pm.
Venue: Old Leigh Studios, 61 High Street, SS9 2EP

Richard Baxter has been a professional potter for over 36 years (25 years at Old Leigh Studios) and his work has made work for Stella McCartney, Heston Blumenthal, the V&A, and sells at over 20 galleries throughout Britain. He is best known for the beautiful range of coloured glazes he has developed for his finely thrown porcelain pottery bowls and bottles. He is currently studying with TOMA for a fine art MA which will inform his future work. The end of course show will be at The Beecroft Gallery, Southend during September and October 2017.


Venue 50: Sheila Appleton | Painter

Open: Sat-Sun 11am-5pm, Tue-Fri 11-am-5pm, Thurs late night 6pm-9pm.
Venue: Old Leigh Studios, 61 High Street, SS9 2EP

Born in Westcliff missed schooling during the war. Studied at Southend College of Art left 18 after parents separated. Worked at “DIXONS” as display artist painted at evening classes. Shared small Art Gallery with two women artists in Leigh. Married twice, Divorced, Moved to Leigh and taught art at Evening Classes. Later a “Life Model” Lived in the Old Bank House in small bed sit. Paintings purchased for the Thorpe Smith Collection (The Beecroft). First Artist in Essex Touring Libraries Exhibition. Appeared on Radio and TV. An avid Disco dancer. Has been painting Leigh on Sea since she was 17.


Venue 50: Ian E Smith | Painter

Open: Sat-Sun 11am-5pm, Tue-Fri 11-am-5pm, Thurs late night 6pm-9pm.
Venue: Old Leigh Studios, 61 High Street, SS9 2EP

This is typical of his work, strong and powerful design-orientated in his attempt to convey the quirkiness he often sees in landscapes and human situations around him. Many are painted direct from nature or from sketches that are worked on into large paintings at a later date, this very often gives them a certain zest which otherwise not be there.

Ian E Smith now sharing a work space with Sheila Appleton in the Old Leigh Studios.


Venue 51: Andrew S. Hall | Painter

Open: Sat 10am-7pm, Sun-Tue 10am-5pm, Wed 10am-3pm & 6pm-8:30pm, Thurs 10am-5pm, Fri 10am-3pm & 6pm-9pm, Sat 10am-6pm.
Venue: Studio Ten, 10c Elmsleigh Drive, SS9 3DN

I have worked as a painter and Art Tutor for nearly 30 years, exhibiting widely in Essex over that time.

The advent of digital photography influenced me to explore the qualities of optical mixing, perceiving colour variations in pixels or dots. I use only 3 colours plus white in my paintings, mixing to achieve a subtle harmony of colour and tone.

My subject matter is drawn from our local environment, but particularly the Estuary. My aim is to emulate the ethereal qualities of light and the ever changing patterns in Nature.


Venue 52: Andy Rose | Photographer

Open: Sat-Sat 9am-5pm
Venue: Essex Wildlife Trust Woodland Centre, Belfairs Woods, Eastwood Road North, SS9 4LR

Early morning Thames estuary landscape photographs captured across the seasons and at varying states of the tide.


Venue 52: Paula Puncher | Photographer

Open: Sat-Sat 9am-5pm
Venue: Essex Wildlife Trust Woodland Centre, Belfairs Woods, Eastwood Road North, SS9 4L

My current project is humanistic style portraits of captive animals.


Venue 22: Georgie Millard | Embroiderer

Open: Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-4pm, Mon-Thurs 10am-2:30pm, Thurs late night 6pm-8pm, Fri 10am-5pm
Venue: 70 The Broadway, 70 Broadway SS9 1AE

I am a self-taught embroidery artist who loves using such an ancient craft to look at modern day life, language, politics and images. My background in Floristry influences my work and I am continuously inspired by nature. For this year’s Art Trail, I have been looking at modern day language and slang.


Venue 22: Mina Sabri-Tabrizi | Illustrator

Open: Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-4pm, Mon-Thurs 10am-2:30pm, Thurs late night 6pm-8pm, Fri 10am-5pm
Venue: 70 The Broadway, 70 Broadway SS9 1AE

I am interested in people’s stories. There is a line in the film Shadowlands: ‘We read to know we are not alone’. Visual art also has the potential to create a connection with and amongst our fellow human beings, to speak of those experiences which, though not ‘everyday’, may nonetheless be ‘common’ to many. More importantly, there is also the potential to provide an insight into those less familiar human experiences, such as mental illness, which the majority would often rather shy away from.


Venue 23: Mark Taylor | Photographer

Open: Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm, Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm, Thurs late night 9pm.
Venue: BelleRose Flower Boutique, 64 Broadway, SS9 1AE

My passion is telling Leigh’s story through its people. The Old Town has a wonderful melting pot of characters, from those living along the atmospheric streets and working the wharves to the trippers here for the beach or a lunch of cockles outside the Billet.

This diverse, ever-changing cast provide Leigh’s rhythm just as much as the ebb and flow of the tide. I try to capture the Old Town’s mood in what Henri Cartier-Bresson called “decisive moments” — everyday scenes with special significance.

The challenge is to record these split-second dramas in compositions which show familiar haunts in a new light.


Venue 24: Victoria Sills | Mixed Media/Textiles | New

Open: Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm, Mon 10am-2:30pm, Tues 10am-4:30pm, Wed-Thurs 10am-5pm, Fri 10am-6pm.
Venue: Rebecca Ryther Make-Up, 52 Broadway, SS9 1AG

Victoria uses a foundation of drawing and painting to develop images onto various textile surfaces. Recent work has focused on the natural world of plants and flowers. Embracing the fluidity of nature and the femininity of flowers, she has created a collection of sensual images that capture the short life of a bloom, or indeed that of a woman in her ‘prime’. A delicate silk covered with the hibiscus flower print echoes this message of temporariness. Viewers are encouraged to walk through the material allowing it to cover their face and skin. Both the fabric & print are gradually eroded and eventually destroyed.


Venue 25: Natasha Kamburova | Fine Art

Open: Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-1pm, Mon-Fri 8:30am-6:30pm.
Venue: Scott and Stapleton, 42 Broadway, SS9 1AJ

I like to explore the motifs of figures, through the vigorous impasto oil painting technique and vivid colour combinations. I strive to evoke complex emotions with a visceral use of pure colours, often directly applied from the tube.

The rigid brushstrokes, finger strokes and pallet knife use, also contribute to the dynamic texture and form of my paintings, between figuration and an almost abstract-gestural style.

Although my broad, expressive brushwork do not display this influence, I am fascinated by the classical European tradition of Titian, Velasquez and Rembrandt.


Venue 26: Nicola Trevena | Painter, Draughtsman, Ceramicist

Open: Noon onwards
Venue: The Sand Bar & Seafood Co, Broadway, SS9 1PE

I am a local Art teacher and a practising Artist. I have always been interested in quick continuous line with pen and pencil and the freedom from this. I am now thoroughly enjoying experimenting with a sewing machine and the expressive use of colour using my photographs from our local seascape.


Venue 27: Kerry Doyland | Painter & Drawer From Life

Open: Mon-Sat 9:30am-6:30pm
Venue: Zinc, 59-61 Broadway, SS9 1PE

My previous work as an architect and designer informs my work as an artist. I am still passionate about line, colour and sense of place, but what fascinates me most now, is the energy that is created and shared by model and artist. This combined energy, in turn, creates an alchemy of line and pigment that only appears when I work directly from life.