Peacock Arts Trail 2017 – Thank You!

The Peacock Committee would like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in the 2017 Peacock Arts Trail! We can’t believe the 9 days are over already!

To our artists – a great big thank you for all your  hard work and enthusiasm. It takes a huge amount of effort to prepare for an exhibition like this, which we know you do whilst juggling busy lives.

To our visitors – it is wonderful to know that there are so many of you who appreciate the arts! Thank you for visiting in record numbers, and we can’t wait to see some of the results of the workshops and other activities that you were involved in. We hope you will hang on to your brochure as it makes an excellent gift buying guide to support local artists.

Here are a few of our photos from the Trail. Please feel free to share yours with us, especially if you made something fabulous on a workshop.

Mid-Trail Tea Break!

We’re halfway through the Peacock Arts Trail 2017 and it’s been a whirlwind!

The Peacock’s have been out and about on the Trail and we are absolutely blown away by the talent on display. We can’t thank our artists enough for making the Trail so fantastic, their hard work makes it such a success!

And a success it seems to be…everywhere we’ve visited we’re hearing incredibly positive things about visitor numbers and engagement. We also can’t wait to see the creative outcomes of the workshops and drop in activities that have been running through the course of the week.

What has inspired you so far? Have you joined in on a workshop? Where do you plan to visit next? Share your journey with us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

But first, time to sit down, have a cup of tea, and browse through our photos for a recap (and inspire those yet to hit the Trail to shake a tail feather)…

Venue #41 – Meryl Kelsey-Masters

Joining us again in 2017 is another Chippenham based artist, Meryl Kelsey-Masters, who is a multi-faceted creative. She’s been professionally involved in photography, jewellery design, stage sets, props, and garden design over the years and is now enjoying concentrating on painting and jewellery making.

Venue #38 – Barn Gallery

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.

Cheryl Cork

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.

Venue #36 – Emelie Hryhoruk

Still in Kington Langley is the quirky, gifted artist Emelie Hryhoruk who creates vibrant and enchanting seascapes with a little magic!

Emelie Hryhoruk

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'”.

Venue #31 – Chris Draper GAvA

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 Draper

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.

Venue #30 – John Harland & Kate Impey

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!

John Harland

Venue #26 – Marion King & Brian King

One last venue in Holt where you can find two artists – painting, printmaking, sculpture and glass all under one roof!

Brian King

Brian is a sculpture who’s work mainly depicts the figure in motion. His work is often cast in bronze and patinated, whilst other pieces are cast in jesomite or white cement and marble dust.

Marion King

With an interest in texture and colour, Marion is an artist working in acrylic & mixed media she create her diverse paintings. Marion will also be exhibiting her abstract Fine Art prints.

Venue #24 – Frank McClean

In Studio I of a grade II listed Tannery in Holt, you will find artwork “to enhance contemplation and encourage the practice of observing in the ‘everyday’ around us”…

Frank McClean

Frank has diverse and wide ranging interests and is interested

Venue #20 – New Farm

Hopping over to Lacock you will find a group of artist studios in a beautiful setting at New Farm on the Lacock Road…

Rebecca McCarthy-Carter

Rebecca is not only a talented artist in her own right, but also inspires young people to be creative as part of her full-time job as teacher of art at Corsham School.