Venue #9 Sanders Painting & Sculpture

Our Venue #9 is the newly opened Sanders Painting and Sculpture on Pickwick Road where brothers Jonathan and Michael Sanders will be exhibiting their beautiful art.

Jonathan Sanders

Jonathan has painted since leaving art college but has also become, “fascinated with the lost wax method of casting in bronze, aware that I am carrying on a tradition predating Roman times”.

Venue #6 Elizabeth & Humphry Barnikel

Skipping up Corsham High Street we find ourselves at number 36 (next to Green Ginger), the venue for Elizabeth and Humphry Barnikel. Please note they will be exhibiting in their garden studio – access is via the public car park at the back of The Methuen Arms Hotel.

Elizabeth Barnikel – 

Elizabeth gets her inspiration from a large range of visual sources and has  begun to move through areas of simplification and abstraction. As a child

The Countdown to the 2019 Trail Begins! Venue #1 Corsham Town Hall

In the run up to the 2019 Trail we will be writing a blog post on each of our artists, venue by venue. These posts will expand on the information that you will find in our Exhibitor list and in the brochure with some fascinating insights into their work.

Kicking off our artist countdown are Michael Sutherland, Lyndsay Tarren-Leister, Chloe Pinheiro and Jane Jameson. These 4 fabulous artists will be exhibiting in Corsham Town Hall in both the Chamber Room and the Methuen Room. 

Michael Sutherland – 

Exhibiting for the first time this year is Corsham based artist Michael Sutherland whose work features landscapes, portraits and still life in acrylic and watercolour.

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