Nestled down a short lane in the centre of Kington Langley village is the Barn Gallery where you will find two passionate and dedicated artists specialising in slip-cast porcelain, gloss paint and imaginary landscapes.
Having recently graduated as a mature student in BA Hons Contemporary Crafts at Falmouth University, Cheryl is now working in slip-cast porcelain, which she enjoys for its fragile and ethereal appearance.
At Church Farm in Kington Langley is Kate Armor whose specialism is the fascinating conservation of all works of art on paper – paintings, drawings, prints and ephemera.
Armor Paper Conservation Limited
From simple mould and discolouration to extreme damage, items from the 16th – 21st century are returned to excellent condition.
Still in Kington Langley is the quirky, gifted artist Emelie Hryhoruk who creates vibrant and enchanting seascapes with a little magic!
Emily tells us that she, “creates ethereal paintings by combining elements of her childhood alongside her love of the sea. The cows are an invaluable part of the process. Stumbling upon a well-known rabbit, perhaps, or a flower fairy twirling on the pebbles whilst sipping champagne, a cow soon turns to two, then a few more, and before you know it thousands jump at you from the serenity of ‘Cow Pebble Beach'”.
Kington Langley has a thriving artistic community and textile artist, Fi Redmond, lives at the very heart of it.
Fi is a busy mum of four is a charity shop bargain stalker, a devotee of old movies, mother of four and wife of one, and a volunteer with Arts Together which encourages art and creativity in the elderly.
The wonderful and immensely talented Kathy Hutton has been with the Peacock Arts Trail from the start and this year we were lucky enough to enlist her to the Committee. Not only is she a brilliant printmaker, she is also a dab hand at social media and wrote the social media guides on our Artist Resources page. Oh, and she makes amazing cake! A definite must visit venue!
Kathy, “trained in textile design and worked as a designer, product developer and buyer before moving to Wiltshire.
Nestled in the beautiful Slaughterford Valley close to the By Brook is an old paper mill which is now home to two of our artist’s studios…
Mari Hughes is the talented dress maker behind the extraordinary brand Sow’s Ear.
In the pretty little village of Slaughterford you’ll find something a little bit different in Dominic Clare’s studio with large sculptures in wood and sometimes steel and slate.
Dominic’s art draws upon a wide variety of cross-cultural sources: from his African birthplace to nature and ancient history. He uses a chainsaw, shot blasting and burning techniques to transform large pieces of wood.
In the beautiful village of Biddestone is the incredibly talented Chris Draper who is a commercial artist and illustrator, working predominantly on commissions from architects and developers who want images of proposed buildings.
Chris works closely with some of the most respected classical and traditional architectural practices in the UK and around the world, painting images of their new buildings in gouache and watercolour.
The diverse range of art to be found on the Peacock Arts Trail is exemplified no better than at venue #30 in Box – visit here to see “graffiti-like” paintings and large papermache animal heads! Wonderful!
We hope you’ve enjoyed our social media guides and have found them a useful in either getting started on social media or expanding how you use it.
Our PR & Marketing guru, Rachael Holtom, has written this last guide with some great advice about getting the most from the Trail, as well as neatly summarising hints and tips from your fellow artists –
Hints & Tips for Exhibitors 2017
It is also available on our Artists Resources page along with all of our social media guides.
If you are an exhibiting artist in 2017 and have questions or want to practice on Facebook and chat to your fellow artists, please join our new Facebook group.