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.
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!
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
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.
One last venue in Holt where you can find two artists – painting, printmaking, sculpture and glass all under one roof!
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.
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.
Remaining in Holt, you usually can’t miss our next artist’s venue due to the huge number of flags, banners and signage!
Jane is a ceramicist who creates quirky, folksy ceramic and mixed media gifts.