Venue #39 The Barn Gallery, Kington Langley

Our next venue is The Barn Gallery in the beautiful village of Kington Langley. Here we have four of our talented artists exhibiting, all new to the Trail – it never fails to amaze us how much talent there is to discover in this area!

Olivia de Rivaz

Olivia is a veterinary surgeon and self-taught artist whose paintings are inspired by the animals of the British countryside.

Venue #38 Kathy Hutton, Yatton Keynell

From Slaughterford we move on to Yatton Keynell and the wonderful Kathy Hutton. Her studio is a joy to visit – light and fresh and full of inspiration. Kathy will be offering botanical print workshops during the trail – check her website for details. Be warned, she will book up quickly! Kathy is also a committee member so if you need any help on the Trail, Kathy will be happy to help.

Kathy Hutton

Having trained in textile design and worked as a designer/product developer, Kathy is now a printmaker, producing her own original art and teaching beginners printing workshops from her home studio.

All of Kathy’s work is hand printed, building layers slowly, “with as much love for the process as for the plants that inspire”.

Venue #35 The Ley, Box

Two returning artists, John Harland and Kate Impey, will be exhibiting their colourful art from their home studios in Box

John Harland – 

“… Yet while these paintings may be

Venue #34 Hardy House Gallery

On the main road as you travel through Box, you will discover Hardy House Gallery, owned by Nina Roberts.

Nina Roberts – 

Nina has been painting and printmaking since the 1970’s and has recently turned her creative hand to glass sculpture.

Venue #32 White Cottage, Box

Over at venue #32 we have the fabulous Emma Leith exhibiting from her home in Box, along with both her mum & dad and returning milliner, Adrienne Horswill. If you love colour, this is a must visit venue!

Emma is also a Trail organiser, so any burning questions, she will be happy to help.

Carol Leith – 

Carol Leith is best known for her world famous Monkeypuzzle sculptures and Illustrations, however she has recently branched out into painting in mixed media. Carol’s work is a mixture of techniques which include, oil on canvas, water colour, collage, fretsaw art and fabric wall hangings.

Venue #31 Woolley Grange Farm

We’re delighted to welcome two new artists who will be exhibiting at Woolley Grange Farm – a short distance from Box and Wadswick Green.

Mary Petrovska – 

Mary mostly paints in oils using a palette knife, but she have been known to use quality household paint left over from bespoke kitchen painting jobs! Her long term partner is a bespoke furniture and kitchen maker and Mary hand paints his kitchens. Describing her work, Mary says, “I enjoy the constraint and resulting harmony of using a limited and often muted palette. This also extends through to my ceramics and I hope

Venue #30 Brian & Marion King

From Melksham, the Trail takes you onwards to Holt where you will find returning artists Brian and Marion King on Leigh Road.

Brian King – 

Brian has been sculpting for 15 years since retiring from work and having trained at City of Bath College. Brian is a member of the Cotswold Association of Sculptors and has exhibited at Bath Art Society Open Exhibition. Brian uses plaster, Jesmonite and white cement/marble dust. Some sculptures are cast in bronze. Brian’s Major influence is endeavouring to capture the idea movement.

Venue #28 Laura Richards, Neston Farm Shop

A big hello to Laura Richards AND Neston Farm Shop who are both new to the Peacock Arts Trail. We very much hope they have a fantastic 9 days! Laura’s work is beautiful and the farm shop is great so don’t miss out – make sure this venue is on your list!

Laura Richards – 

Laura’s paintings are inspired by the Cornish coastlines and their elements. She builds her paintings out of many optical mix layers in response to light reflections,

Venue #27 Amanda Meadon,The Toast Office, Whitley

After visiting Marianne Donohoe, it is a short stroll to The Toast Office where you will find Amanda Meaden in a lovely village setting, plus cake! What better combination?!

Amanda Meadon – 

Amanda is a textile artist specialising in Cyanotypes on fabric, which is the original form of photography, using sunlight and patience to capture an image. Inspired by nature and what she finds around her, Amanda describes herself as “a foliage junkie, searching out interesting forms found in nature, adding a dash of sparkle with foiling to create lampshades and prints that are all unique”.

Venue #25 Chapel Knapp, Gastard

The incredibly talented Claire Baker and Chris Dunn are back on the Trail in 2019 and we can’t wait to see what wonderful work they have created since the last Trail two years ago!

Claire Baker – 

Claire revisits the memories and emotions associated with vintage ceramics, using press moulding and hand building techniques. With a huge love for the Victorian costume, theatre and fairytales, Claire’s art has a hint of gothic and wicked playfulness. Victorian costume influences the design and texture of her ceramics.