2020 Artists

Angela Byrne

My work starts with the drawn line using pencil and chalks. Recent developments have used acrylic paints, water based oils, pastel and experiments with egg tempera. Repeating themes, especially in… Read More »Angela Byrne

Berno Smit

Since being young, I’ve always had an appreciation for nature and the environment. I’ve always loved being practical and for me woodworking is my art form and the colour and… Read More »Berno Smit

Bill Fletcher

After a career in accountancy and finance I was fortunate to be able to undertake a BA in Fine Art, graduating in 2015. During the course I developed a passion… Read More »Bill Fletcher

Breda Whyte

I work in a variety of media; often with a conceptual approach. I try to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way and believe in the idea… Read More »Breda Whyte

Carol Emmas

I work in two ways, in the first instance, photographically from textures that have been affected by the elements (such as oxidised metals and peeling paint), or from the elemental… Read More »Carol Emmas

Chrissie Smith

This year offers a new start to the closer study of local bird life using my telescope. I use sketches, mono prints and acrylic paints to help me adopt a… Read More »Chrissie Smith

Clare Watson

I have a BA hons  in Applied Art & Design from Glyndwr University in Wrexham where I specialised in ceramics. I also have a teaching diploma and I teach pottery… Read More »Clare Watson

David Jones

David’s paint, sketch and 3-dimensional works look toward metropolis, landscape, nature and decay. Working in ink pen with watercolour for more spontaneous pieces he works rapidly (more so depending on… Read More »David Jones

Denise Dooley

Denise studied as a mature student at Chester University, gaining a BA Hons in Fine Art and Computer Science.  She has been a practicing ceramic artist for the past 4… Read More »Denise Dooley

Elaine Hackett

I studied design, graphic design and specialised in illustration. I worked as an illustrator for a number of years with agent representation, then began selling my work directly to the… Read More »Elaine Hackett

HeB Designs

Helen Elizabeth Brown A freelance artist since 2011 with an early education in art and design, textiles and my degree in graphic design. I am from Hoylake on the Wirral,… Read More »HeB Designs

Helen Smith

I work with kiln formed glass, creating contemporary glass art and accessories inspired by my regular walks along the Wirral shore. Many of my glass pieces have a beautifully tactile… Read More »Helen Smith

Jane Gordon

Jane trained at the University of Plymouth, graduating with a BA(hons) in 3D furniture and product design in 1998.  Moving straight into costume and prop making, Jane has worked in… Read More »Jane Gordon

Jeff Adams

At the moment my work is mostly graphic work in pen and ink, making drawings of trees and landscapes, and I am particularly interested in depicting iconic trees in West… Read More »Jeff Adams

Jenny Bache

I am a Botanical Illustrator. For me a walk is an exploration of discovery, finding treasures that many folks miss. Then I sit down to draw and record what I… Read More »Jenny Bache

Jenny Dunlop

Jenny’s unique style is fun and colourful, combining watercolours with fabrics, machine stitching and added sparkle. She is known for her quirky interpretations of the family pet, local landmarks and… Read More »Jenny Dunlop

Jessica Slack

Jessica Slack is a contemporary abstract artist mostly inspired by colour and nature. Jessica’s paintings capture feelings of joy, wonder and freedom, reflected in her bold use of colour, texture… Read More »Jessica Slack

Jim Fleming

I seek to create imaginative work to inspire others in their playfulness and self confidence. I created opportunities during January for musicians and artists to inspire each other at Tony… Read More »Jim Fleming

Jo Burton

I am experienced sculptor and wood carving tutor who lives and works on the Wirral. I use traditional hand carving techniques to create beautiful, tactile, unique carvings. This year I… Read More »Jo Burton

Jo Smith

Having been home more, I’ve had the opportunity to regularly sketch outdoors and this has changed my approach to my painting, giving me a deeper sense of connection to nature.… Read More »Jo Smith

Jo Vickers

Though often mistaken for digital art from a distance, my work is painstakingly hand painted with bold, even colour and crisp lines. My work is graphic in style, playful and… Read More »Jo Vickers

Jude Gill

Ceramic Organic I make decorative ceramic pieces inspired by hidden or overlooked details. My favourite explorations are of natural structures like mushroom gills and barnacles.Visiting woodland and coastline I gather… Read More »Jude Gill

Julie Campbell

Artist Julie Campbell works from her studio on the Wirral. She studied at university and graduated with a BA(Hons) Fine Art. Julie’s main art practice is painting, and the artwork… Read More »Julie Campbell

Julie Lawrence

My work explores ideas of impermanence through the ephemeral nature of light and movement, and has an on-going concern with the relationship between matter and light. My working process involves initiating a… Read More »Julie Lawrence

Karen Lester

Karen Lester is a Contemporary Jewellery Artist graduating with an MA from the Birmingham School of Jewellery in 2016. Her work crosses boundaries between Fine Art, Sculpture and Jewellery. Utilising… Read More »Karen Lester

Linda Edward

Originally from Bristol, I have lived on the Wirral for over thirty years and work from my home studio. I paint in oils on canvas finding inspiration from the estuary… Read More »Linda Edward

LiWei Chen

Liwei Chen got her art and craft degree when she was in China. She moved to the UK 18 years ago and draws inspiration from the culture and art of… Read More »LiWei Chen

Margi Adams

I grew up on the Wirral Peninsula and initially worked in healthcare and pharmaceutical market research in London and Toronto. However, my free time was spent creating and studying art,… Read More »Margi Adams

Mark Reeves

I am primarily an outdoor photographer and I only ever work with available light.  I am happiest photographing in our wilder places; in the mountains, on the coast and by… Read More »Mark Reeves

Mo Chalk

Mo started to make quilts 35 years ago.  Over the years, she has made hundreds of different quilts, wall hangings and smaller quilted patchwork pieces.  Mo’s reason for quilting began… Read More »Mo Chalk

Pam Pauling

I create colourful pieces of work using an eclectic mix of materials including fabrics, vintage maps, postcards and other recycled items that people may ordinarily throw away. Whether I am… Read More »Pam Pauling

Pamela Stokes

Training in Brighton at a time when art colleges disapproved of life drawing “why draw when you can take a photograph!” I became part of a group of guerrilla life… Read More »Pamela Stokes

Slip & Tickle

Amila Ranasinghe Slip : a suspension of clay in water Tickle : to touch lightly producing smiles and laughter I first encountered potting in school; since then I have taken occasional… Read More »Slip & Tickle

Susan Myers

I began painting and exhibiting my work in the 1980s, firstly in Art Space in Liverpool with some success, giving me the confidence to exhibit throughout the north-west and Wales.… Read More »Susan Myers

Angela Hinchcliffe

Angela, who is best known as the jewellery designer half of Anjo Designs, is also a printmaker, combining linocut and mono printing techniques. For this year’s WOST, Angela is resting… Read More »Angela Hinchcliffe

Angela Stringer

I work with natural colour in the form of dyes and locally sourced pigments applied to silk fabrics. These pieces are then embellished in ways that are reminiscent of patterns… Read More »Angela Stringer

Anna Clark

I graduated as a mature student in 2014 with a degree in Fine Art from Wirral Metropolitan College, followed by a year’s Fellowship. Since then I have exhibited in a… Read More »Anna Clark

Camilla Joynson

In my latest series of sewn mixed-media collages I am celebrating the Wirral coastline. My work is heavily influenced by the qualities of print-making, graphic design, film and photography. The… Read More »Camilla Joynson

Clare Flinn

Clare’s work reflects her love of the wilder landscapes of the UK and her native Ireland.  She is predominantly a painter, emphasising colour and light in her work.  Texture and… Read More »Clare Flinn

Corinne Price

Price’s practice delves into the beginnings of life and consciousness. Through an exploration of cellular structures and simple organisms, she invites the viewer to recognise the familiar within the unfamiliar,… Read More »Corinne Price

Dennis Spicer

I am a still life painter using oil paints. My main subject is still life with the occasional landscape. Most of my recent paintings consist of natural forms that reflect… Read More »Dennis Spicer

Derek King

The work is really a series of investigations. From landscapes, through sculpture, seascapes and figurative work, Derek is constantly seeking to resolve the relationship between  colour, line and space. The… Read More »Derek King

Emma Johnston

I am a mixed media artist, originally from Birmingham, and now settled in West Kirby and loving being in such an embracing community. I studied Textile Design at De Montfort… Read More »Emma Johnston

Fiona Haines

Wise Fig Jewellery An eye surgeon by day, jeweller and lapidary by night, designing and creating jewellery gives me immense pleasure, which I hope comes across in my work. All… Read More »Fiona Haines

Jane Bell

After graduating in Design, I worked for many years as a designer/maker of stained glass. I retrained in computer graphics, got a job working on a Mac and have never… Read More »Jane Bell

Janet Ewing

I have a passion for painting. I love to get straight on to the canvas and work quite quickly. Oil is my favourite, although for quickness, I have been using… Read More »Janet Ewing

Joanne Frankel

Joanne Frankel is a textile artist based in South Wirral, Cheshire. Originally from the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire and still a place she very much regards as home, Joanne… Read More »Joanne Frankel

Kat Croker

Over the past few months my work has become more sculptural allowing me to build fantasy creatures from scratch using clay to sculpt heads and wire and fabric to assemble… Read More »Kat Croker

Lorna Soar

I am a contemporary felt artist living and working on Wirral. I create vibrantly colourful felt pictures, hand crafted using traditional wet felting techniques combined with hand stitching. Felt-making is… Read More »Lorna Soar

Marie Louise Williams

Beauty enriches our world in ways that cannot be counted. The inspiring, robust suppleness and adaptability of willow, magically transforms into resilient, radiant structures that nurture, enrich and support our… Read More »Marie Louise Williams

Mary Bryning

After studying for Art A level in textiles as a mature student, I completed the City and Guilds course in creative textiles, but have only been producing my own work… Read More »Mary Bryning

Matthew Hughes

Tae Hoon Ceramics I started my ceramics journey in Seoul and I have spent the past 7 years studying and teaching ceramics. I like to create functional and decorative pieces… Read More »Matthew Hughes

Rob D Davies

The main two series’ of work that I focus on are what I call ‘Mythic Spaces’ and ‘Sacred Groves’, which both take landscape as inspiration. There is an incongruity and… Read More »Rob D Davies

Rob Soar

Defined by graphic shape, strong colour and black outlines, my artwork  has a distinctive and recognisable style and energy.During my long career as a Chartered Surveyor I’ve enjoyed buildings, drawing… Read More »Rob Soar

Sue Boardman

I find significance, inspiration and joy in the everyday. In the summer of 2019 a blackbird made a nest in my tiny back garden.  This arrival prompted ideas about safe… Read More »Sue Boardman

Wendy Hyde

My art practices are varied. I often find that combining media and working across disciplines helps me to develop new ways of working. I am currently enjoying working on pieces… Read More »Wendy Hyde