Over on Station Road, you will find the incredibly talented artist, garden designer and illustrator Jill Fenwick, merging all three roles into one and making it look effortless!
Jill Fenwick –
Jill has always been been interested in the fusion of Japanese and Western art. This is reflected in the clean and simple lines of her garden designs which are softened by free-flowing plants and flowers. The careful balance between negative and positive space is all-important to Jill whether it is in her drawings, paintings or gardens and Jill feels, “that Japanese art has been a great influence on me in this respect”.
From Sanders Painting & Sculpture, you can continue your stroll around Corsham with a short walk down Pickwick Road to the top of Pound Pill. On the corner at the top of hill, opposite the gates to Corsham Court, you will find the Corsham Almshouses and Schoolroom. We are delighted to be able to use this incredibly well preserved seventeenth century building again in 2019.
This year you will find 10 of our fabulous artists exhibiting at the Almshouses, including painters, ceramicists, jewellers, glass artists and stone sculptures. Get comfy, and read on…
Kate Davies –
After studying at Bath Academy of Art in Corsham, Kate worked for many years as an illustrator of children’s books with a brief spell working as an architectural illustrator. She now paints her own watercolours which strongly show the influence of those years, “populating well known, recognisable scenes, with little anthropomorphic characters”.
Kate’s day starts with a short walk to
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.
Over on Hazelbury Hill in Box you will find beautiful jewellery and delightful illustrations with Rebecca & Julia…and refreshments (please please, let it be cake!)
Jewellery In Box
Rebecca become a goldsmiths apprentice when she left school and has been making jewellery ever since.
In a beautiful garden studio in Box you will find the illustrator and printmaker Susie Brooks. Susie has just finished building her garden studio which she describes as ‘a wooden studio with a terrace to sit and have a cup of tea. Not huge, but the commute is fine, and radio 4 is always on’. Sounds like heaven to us!
Susie has a degree in Illustration and a masters degree in printmaking
In Gastard you will find two well-seasoned art trail artists who have been taking part in the Peacock Arts Trail since 2013! Claire, for her sins, was also a member of the committee until 2015 so if you want any tips on how to make the most of the Trail, or you need to pick a brochure – or just want a good chat – this is the place to go!
Claire’s designs have a style that is all her own the ceramics she creates revisit the memories and emotions associated with vintage ceramics
Just round the corner on Station Road, you will find our garden designer and illustrator…
All aspects of Jill’s work will be on show, ranging from drawings from life to images of private gardens featured on TV