An annual art trail in Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex. The trail displays a broad spectrum of creative talent, including fine art painting, sculpture, photography, jewellery all within an enjoyable walking distance
Photographer Malcolm Brown mainly focuses on photographing the natural work, perhaps looking at the work slightly differently. Photography has been a passion for over 10 years since retiring early from teaching
Peter Chorley is a semi-retired Interior Designer/Decorator. He has continuously been influenced by landscape with objects, shapes, buildings, people. Currently considering the apparent line that separates earth and sky.
Carol Chesher is a self-taught artist with a love of nature. She creates colourful and expressive paintings capturing a close-up encounter, a meaningful glance or movement. She also works in stained glass.
Loulou Loves is inspired by nature and has a passion for repurposing old finds and making them beautiful: turning a foraged shell into a trinket dish; an old jelly mould into a candle; or using her 1960's typewriter to add a vintage touch to a watercolour. You can find a selection of her work on display at Amy Keeper's Craft Studio.
Tim attended Medway School of Art 1970-72. He was sponsored and mentored in early years by Ivon Hitchens RA. Tim has exhibited and sold nationally over several years and is co-founder of Blackwater Art Group. His work is influenced by Pop Art, Surrealism, Abstract and Symbolism.
Lucy mainly hand-builds her ceramics, using different clays and glazes to compliment her distinctive pottery and emphasize her style. Lucy's ideas for her pottery mainly come from the local countryside. Lucy also runs pottery workshops.
Kevin loves walking the coastline with its endless inspiration and materials for his work such as driftwood, glass and stone. By keeping his creations simple it retains that natural sculptured beauty only nature does best.
Sue is a self-taught artist encouraged to paint from childhood. She has lived most of her life in Essex. Her work reflects most subjects: portraits, rock bands, animals; capturing their personalities, characters and humour.
Yvonne's artwork this year is related to animals, especially those either facing extinction or who have already become extinct. The pictures will, hopefully, be a timely reminder of how much richness we are in danger of losing from our lives.
Tracey works in a wide range of mediums, more recently using an iPad to reflect the increased reliance on technology during the pandemic. Her inspiration is often taken from community and social themes.
Nicola was a secondary school Art teacher for twenty years. Her stimulus is nature, in particular shape and form. Circles are her obsession. Painting ephemeral dandelion clocks and alliums, has allowed her to investigate natures' design.
Liz Potter has enjoyed watercolour painting for many years, at home and abroad. During the restrictions of the last year Liz found inspiration close to home, motivated by the Burnham Art Club monthly themed competitions.
Marion is a nature based photographer & artist from Burnham-on-Crouch. For this year's trail she is showing a collection of her botanical Cyanotypes, using an alternative camera-less photographic technique, also known as sun prints/blueprints.
Margaret is a ceramicist creating functional bowls & dishes as well as animal forms in glazed stoneware. She enjoys experimenting with colour and materials, recently introducing gold lustre and driftwood to some of her work.
Stephen Springall is a local watercolour artist who paints in the open air and in the studio. A fan of the impressionists and is inspired by the history, architecture and landscape of East Anglia and beyond.
Originally from Schleswig-Holstein and a busy Osteopath for 40 years, Silke has made time to complete a BA Honors (Fine Art) degree in London. She enjoys painting her grandsons, local scenery and her new role as tutor at her iwishicouldpaint Artschool.
Claire's recent work is focused on farms in the local landscape. She starts the drawings on site and completes them in her studio where they become a sort of meditation on our relationship with land, nature, history and farming.