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.

 

Ken Forrest

Crabbing at Cromer

After a varied career from cartographer to clergyman to senior manager in a major overseas aid agency, retirement gave Ken time to pursue his ambition to be a watercolour painter.

He has lived in Oakham since 2003 and many of his paintings are of that beautiful county and its surroundings as well as other places in the UK. Paintings of Venice and the occasional steam engine may also appear. Painters Edward Seago and Trevor Chamberlain are artist heroes.

Kathryn Williamson Jewellery

Beautiful three charm pendant in sterling silver

Kathryn is based in Pittenweem, Scotland and her beautiful jewellery is hallmarked in Edinburgh. Kathryn's work draws from her sense of personal treasure trove - found objects and fragments of pottery, museum artefacts and pattern from collected and inherited  ceramics and fabric. Her work combines pattern or texture in a selection of unusual materials such as patterned papers/resin, beach pebbles, transparent enamel and semi precious stones.

Jose Gonzalez Iglesias

Harmony - Original Work by Jose Gonzalez Iglesias

Jose's Artist Statement:

I am an artist of Contemporary Art and Geometric Abstraction, this is where my passion and artistic development lay.

Painting gives me happiness and hope. It is a bond that connects the past with the present and my interest in aesthetics dominates my work. I pursue my painting and altering the mood of those who contemplate them and at the same time arouse their curiosity about the means used.

Jean Baker

Jean Baker Multi Media

Mixed Media

Initially trained in fashio design at Loughborough College of Art, Jean worked for several years in industry designing lingerie, dress and sportswear in Nottingham, Leicester and Northamton. After a break to look after her young family, Jean returned to work teaching Fashion and Fabrics. Jean then decided a change of direction would be a good idea so spent the next few years as an interior designer. Jean's chief interest and strength was in colour selection and fabric combinations.

Frances Lowe

Toulouse Geese, Batik on Silk

Batik on silk and watercolours

Frances studied Fine Art at Birmingham Colege of Art and Design and then became a teacher. She has exhibited her work widely in craft shops and galleries in the Midlands. Before moving to Twyford she ran her own Studio workshop and gallery at Wilbarston in Northamptonshire. Frances is a founder member of the Twyford Guild of Artists.

Fiona West

Fiona West, Freshwater Pearl and Silver Necklace

Based in Witney, Oxfordshire, Fiona is a contemporary jewellery designer whose work references Modernist architecture to create fine minimalist  sterling silver jewellery that utilises the strength of a simple geometric shape to produce stunning contemporary pieces. 

Fiona Gurney

Mosaics

Each of Fiona's mosaics is unique and made to her original designs using a selection of glass tiles, Venetian smalti, millefiore, handmade porcelain, recycled china, sea glass, jewellery and treasures found at the back of the drawers.

Fiona has her own studio, Box of Frogs Mosaics, in Deeping St Nicholas in Lincolnshire where she creates her wonderful mosaics and also runs workshops for small groups.

Daisy Fawcett Ceramics

Daisy is based in her studio in Houghton on the Hill and is a Maker in Clay using traditional techniques to produce unique pieces with a distinct 1950's flavour. Daisy uses local British clay; the shapes and patterns on her designs are steeped in the 18th Century English slipware style and tradition. Her pieces are made and decorated by hand, either by throwing on a wheel or press moulding in her own 'one off' designed hand made moulds. Each piece is completely unique and signed.

Charlie High

A sample of Charlies jewellery

Charlie High has an avid interest in the environment and organic forms and this heavily influences her work. The pieces are visually pleasing and, thanks to a variety of textures, tactile too. Charlotte works mainly in silver, but with the careful addition of 18 Carat gold, semi precious stones and beads to add touches of light and colour. The jewellery is designed to subtly delight not just the wearer, but the observer too. Based in Brighton, Charlotte's jewellery is available in a selection of galleries across Europe.

Pages