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,

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, and her hand-made paper is available via Etsy at Ragged Rose Paperworks.

Anne Smith was a potter in New York before moving to London where she became a painter. Her paintings of pots can be seen at

Beatrice Forshall makes drypoint monoprints of the natural world, often focusing on endangered species. She utilises a fragile medium to capture images of fragile creatures, some of which can be seen at The Rowley Gallery or via her own website,

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.

Chris Kenny is an artist making collage and constructions. His work is widely exhibited and he is represented by England & Co and The Rowley Gallery. He also has his own eye-catching website,

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,

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,

David Rees Davies is a painter of birds and Sussex landscapes and much more, with ‘a penchant for the ludicrous’ and an overflowing website,

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

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,

Emi Shinmura trained as an architect at the Bartlett School, University College London and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. She is an artist, designer, carpenter, furniture-maker and some of her sculptures can be found at The Rowley Gallery.

Fanny Shorter is a designer and printmaker, an illustrator who specialises in screenprinting, with a great eye for detail and close-up studies of the natural world. See more at The Rowley Gallery or visit Fanny’s own website,

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

Gawan Mac Greigair has been on a downward career slide from journalist and political researcher to vegbox administrator, gleaner and now hole-digger. His freelance writing is sporadic but has recently covered Palestine, food systems, and refugees and migration. No one has ever asked to publish his photographs until now.

Hedy Parry-Davies is an architect with an interest in origami. She combines visual and written material to produce delightful and surprising paper constructions. Examples of her work can be seen here.

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.

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, For 25 years Isobel was Curator of the Arts Council Collection.

Jazmin Velasco is a versatile printmaker and illustrator from Mexico, now resident in Dorset. 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,, and be sure to look at Jazmin’s entertaining blog,

Jelly Green is a painter of cows. She’s also curious about trees and skies but so far cows have attracted most of her attention. You can view her work at The Rowley Gallery or look at Jelly’s own website,

Joanna Veevers is an artist and educator. She trained at Manchester School of Art and the Royal College of Art and makes ceramic drawings, tiles and mosaics, prints and drawings. Her work can be seen on the Rowley Gallery website, Joanna Veevers, or on Instagram, Joanna Veevers, or on her own website, Joanna Veevers.

Jonathan Christie is an art director and publisher. When he is not designing beautiful books he spends his time creating pictures of elegance and charm, combining his love of English folk art with the early Modernism of Ben Nicholson, examples of which can often be found at The Rowley Gallery.

Jonathan Gibbs is an artist, designer and educator. He makes paintings on oak panels and hand-burnished prints from engraved wood-blocks. He designs and illustrates books and is Programme Director of the Illustration Department at the University of Edinburgh. His website is

Jonny Hannah is a versatile artist, adept at painted wooden effigies, fine printed ephemera, handsomely illustrated books, all inspired by a love of good music and stout shoes. Get a taste of his style at and see examples of his handiwork 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,

Karen Humpage is a keen gardener, sign writer and workshop technician at The Rowley Gallery. Her paintings can be seen at

Kittie Jones is a painter and printmaker. Based in Scotland she finds her inspiration out in the landscape where she can be found hunkered down with a sketchbook and flask scribbling away. Her work focusses around a personal response to the natural world. Have a look at her blog: where you will find further insight about her practice and inspiration. Her work can be found at The Rowley Gallery and she regularly exhibits work throughout the UK.

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

Liz Lee is a GP working as a family doctor at the Horfield Health Centre in Bristol and, together with Susie Freeman and David Critchley, she is a member of Pharmacopoeia.

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,

Malcolm Ashman is a multi-disciplinary artist working in painting, drawing, digital printmaking, photography and sculpture. “Immersed in the landscape as an alchemist, Malcolm Ashman extracts the confused colours to make them relive in purity.” His work can be seen at The Rowley Gallery and at

Mike McInnerney is an artist/illustrator currently engaged in two principal projects. One is painting plein air portraits of trees in west London woods and nature reserves, a selection of which are available at The Rowley Gallery. The other is a studio based ball point pen drawing series called Folktales that consider everyday activities to comment on peoples behaviour, customs and beliefs and can be seen at

Neil Jennings is a works on paper dealer. He is especially keen on Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious, Thomas Hennell, Barbara Jones and Jonny Hannah and is baffled by the contemporary art market. He can be contacted at

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,

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

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

Robert Bruce is an acclaimed financial journalist writing primarily about financial reporting and corporate governance. He has been a collector of paintings, prints and drawings and an enthusiastic customer of The Rowley Gallery for many years. They describe him as ‘a discerning collector of wit and prudence’. He couldn’t possibly comment.

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

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, and which she shares with Liz Lee and David Critchley.

The Gentle Author is the creator of Spitalfields Life, one of London’s most consistently engaging blogs. His stated aim is to write 10,000 posts, one a day until 2037, and each one often seems more surprising than the last. You can find a constant source of picturesque London adventures here –

Tim Cumming is a poet and writer who also documents his travels with paintings. See his work on his blog, visit his page at The Arts Desk and read more about Tim on the Salt website.

Tim Robertson is from the north east of Scotland and studied at Edinburgh Art College. He worked for many years as an art director, writer and creative director, before finally returning full-time to art. He lives in west London. His prints and drawings can be seen at The Rowley Gallery and on his website –

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.

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  1. Followed a string on the Guardian piece today on archaeological finds on Wittenham Clumps through Paul Nash to the delightful colors of Isobel Johnstone on your blog. Wonderful colors on a very snowy day here in the Pacific North West.

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