Greg Becker is an illustrator who also makes paintings. He is also a prolific blogger at plot 52 where he keeps an entertaining diary of his allotment adventures. His work can also be seen at The Rowley Gallery.
Gail Brodholt is a painter and printmaker known for her multicoloured linocuts, often of London tube and rail stations. Her prints can be seen at The Rowley Gallery and on her own website, www.gailbrodholt.com.
Christopher Corr is an award winning illustrator of children’s books and a widely travelled, prodigious and incorrigible painter whose work is available at The Rowley Gallery and via his own website, www.christophercorr.com.
Linda Farquharson is an adventurous relief printmaker, working primarily with linocut, and always keen to extend its possibilities. She makes her prints on a Columbia press in Highland Perthshire. See examples of her work at The Rowley Gallery and at www.linocut.co.uk.
Paul Finn is head of the art department at a school for girls in Ilford. When he is not teaching he spends every available moment painting. His work can be seen at The Rowley Gallery and on his website, paulfinn.co.uk
Susie Freeman is a textile artist with a long list of international exhibitions. Her piece Cradle to Grave has been on permanent display at the British Museum since 2003. Substantially smaller pieces can be seen at The Rowley Gallery. Susie also has her own website, www.susiefreeman.com and www.pharmacopoeia-art.net which she shares with Liz Lee and David Critchley.
Chris Hamer, aka hamer the framer, is a frame-maker and a co-director of The Rowley Gallery where samples of work from his earlier incarnation as an artist are occasionally visible.
David Hollington makes imaginative paintings inspired by stories. He employs a rich cast of characters from folk tales and poetry and arranges meetings for them in auspicious locations. They are open and inviting and welcome to interpretation. They can be seen at The Rowley Gallery and at David’s own website, www.davidhollington.co.uk.
Isobel Johnstone makes small pictures, oil paintings and pastel drawings, celebrating the world around her. Some of her work can be seen at The Rowley Gallery and more can be seen via her own website, isobeljohnstone.co.uk. For 25 years Isobel was Curator of the Arts Council Collection.
Annabel Keatley is an English painter living in Andalusia, inspired by the hot, bright landscapes of southern Spain. Her watercolours and oil paintings can be seen at The Rowley Gallery as well as on her own website, www.annabelkeatley.com and her hand-made paper is available via Etsy at Ragged Rose Paperworks.
Chris Kenny is an artist making collage and constructions. His work is widely exhibited and he is represented by England & Co.
Philip Maltman makes paintings that are essentially passionate improvisations, reactions and responses that plot his everchanging map of the world. Traces of his work can be found at The Rowley Gallery and more can be discovered at www.philipmaltman.com.
Robert Newton is a painter of primarily his native Northumberland, though as he travels around the British Isles to exhibit so he discovers new landscapes to paint. He is also an accomplished framer of his own paintings. They can be seen at The Rowley Gallery and also at www.robnewton.co.uk.
Howard Phipps draws inspiration from the downland landscape of Wiltshire and Dorset. His wood engravings come direct from the source without ego or artifice. With a sharp spitsticker he can extract an image of beautiful clarity from a boxwood block. He counts the branches on the tree, the furrows in the field, the pebbles on the beach. See his work at The Rowley Gallery.
Joseph Silcott uses a pair of scissors to draw his butterflies from all kinds of papers, from maps and bank notes, music manuscripts and billboard posters, which then swarm together to form circles or hearts or even dress-shaped gatherings. You can see a wide selection of his work at The Rowley Gallery and more at his own website, www.josephscissorhands.co.uk.
Will Smith is a painter, trained at the Slade, who now divides his time between running the English department of a secondary school in London’s east end and making vibrant paintings inspired by the school holidays. He and his family regularly spend time at their house on Gozo, an island in the Mediterranean, though it is not the only subject of his paintings which feature beaches from other holidays too. They can be seen at The Rowley Gallery.
Liz Somerville makes hand-coloured, often large linocuts, a method particularly suited to her local Dorset landscapes of furrows and waves and carved hill-figures. Her prints can be found at The Rowley Gallery and via her website, www.lizsomerville.co.uk.
David Stubbs lives in Sussex where his artistic activity is governed by the seasons. In the summer months he likes to work outdoors painting his local landscape. In the winter months he stays indoors and works on his still life paintings. His work can be seen at The Rowley Gallery and at his own website, www.davidstubbsart.com.
Jazmin Velasco is a versatile printmaker and illustrator from Mexico, now resident in London, with leanings towards Bath. She created the frieze of frames for us at the head of this page, and the vignettes that come below. See more of her work at The Rowley Gallery or on her website, www.jazminvelasco.com, and be sure to look at Jazmin’s entertaining blogs.
Andrew Walton is an artist living in Oxford, making watercolours and oil paintings and drawings inspired by his surroundings, here, there and everywhere. His garden shed is a rich store of visual material gleaned from his travels and from local museums and landscapes. See some of his work at The Rowley Gallery and see more on Andy’s own website, www.andrewwaltonartist.org.uk.
Richard Wilson is our electronic media guru, responsible for building The Rowley Gallery website and the Frames of Reference blog. He is also a keen ornithologist and we eagerly await his reports from the bird world. Read more about Richard at www.waxwing.co.uk.
David Wiseman is a painter whose landscapes are playful and patterned and richly woven with line and texture. He lives in London and sometimes finds his subject matter close to home, though more often his paintings are inspired by visits to Wales and Devon. He has exhibited widely for many years and examples of his work can be seen at The Rowley Gallery and also on his new website, www.davidwiseman.org.uk.