Artists at dotty gallery

Read about the artists

Dotty gallery displays beautifuly crafted pieces of workmanship from a range of carefully selected artists.

Below we have some biographies about some of the artists and images of their work.

You may view many items in the on-line shop and even more if you come and visit us.


Xuella Arnold

Xuella Arnold Hare Pendants

Xuella Arnold left college with a first class degree in jewellery and silversmithing and has been designing and making ever since. In recent times, Xuella has been developing her work with precious metal clay and bronze clay.

Sue Barry

Sue Barry 1

Sue is an experienced mixed media textile artist. She creates original hand crafted scarves using merino wools, silks and cottons, alongside mixed media paintings, reflecting the landscape. They are inspired by colours and textures in rocks and stones in Cornwall.

Richard Longden

Valley - original piece of work by Richard Longden, Oil & Mixed Media

Richard has been an Art teacher for the past 14 years after originally training to degree level in Painting and Drawing. He has now taken the step to pursue painting as a permanent career choice.

Nicola Ottley

Safari Horse Roman - original work, mixed media

Previous to her artistic career, Nicola worked as an Equine Vetinary Nurse for what is now Newmarket Equine Hospital, a profession that she believes has complemented her painting career. Anatomical knowledge, observation of animal behaviour and riding horses has given Nicola a deeper understanding of her subjects.

Mia Sarosi

Mia Sarosi Fireworks - coming soon !

Mia is a full time artist specialising in porcelain, producing hand made and hand painted, functional and decorative pieces. She has had notable achievements in her career. 

Lyn Armitage

A Late Spring by Lyn Armitage

Lyn originates from Yorkshire where she trained to be a teacher. She moved to Leicestershire in the seventies and has been teaching and painting in Leicestershire since then.  She has exhibited with local galleries and has sold to the John Lewis group.

Lindsey Tyson

Lindsey Tyson Tea Light Holder

Working from her studio in Scarborough, Lindsey's work is inspired and driven by the love of her surroundings and the combination of many and varied textile and art processes.

A weaver by trade, Lindsey has sidestepped into the world of felt making - creating a range of work that defies its description.  With her experiemental approach and stimulated by the challenge of utilizing and mixing of defferent media, mediums and techniques are explored beyond their perceived boundaries, resulting in a range of tactile and intriguing products for fashion and the home.

Linda Warrick Ceramics

Porcelaine by Linda Warrick

Linda Warrick has had a strong affinity to clay ever since, as a child, she first worked with it. She now works solely as a ceramic artist.

For the past 17 years, she has developed her work in porcelain, hand building semi-abstract birds. Each piece is burnished before firing, then smoked in sawdust. This results in the visual uniqueness of each piece along with an irresistible tectile appeal.

Lin Lane Jewellery

Cartridge Cufflinks, Silver & 18ct Gold Plate by Lin Lane

New to Dotty is local jeweller Lin Lane. Originally from Hong Kong, Lin has lived in England for over 20 years and for the past eight years has worked at Vipa Designs, a jewellery design and manufacturing company based in Melton Mowbray. Lin's main responsibility at Vipa is craftsman and her duties include wax master set up and casting technician. Taught by Peter Crump, a specialist goldsmith, Lin has continued to expand her skills and knowledge and has recently embarked on designing her own jewellery.

Lesley Sidebottom

Pink Poppies

Lesley is a mixed media artist working mainly in watercolour, ink and collage. She studied textiles and embroidery in Exeter before moving to Melton Mowbray in 2002. In 2010 she turned to paining and is mainly self taught and is rapidly developing an individual and recognisable style. Main sources of inspiration are flowers, seed heads, landscapes and trees, painted in a loose representation of the real thing. Paintings develop quite randomly at times as shapes and colours on the paper emerge.