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
www.emmaemmerton.co.uk

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
www.danielwaddington.com

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
www.hanmanmurphy.com

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
www.amandajackson-art.co.uk

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
www.estuarygallery.com

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
www.sandraehlers.co.uk

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
www.eloiseholmes.com

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
www.richardbaxter.com

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
smappleton@talktalk.net

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
smappleton@talktalk.net

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
hallandrew113@gmail.com

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
www.andyrosephotography.co.uk

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
www.paulapuncher.co.uk

My current project is humanistic style portraits of captive animals.