THE ARTISTS

Who have been inspired by the Writers (A to G)

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NIGEL ADAMS (ROCHESTER)

'space cadet glow' based on 'Analogue Delay' by Oz Hardwick

Nigel Adams is a self-taught artist, writer and performer from Rochester in Kent. In no particular order, he is old, bald and autistic. He is technically not a genius and would probably deny it anyway even if he ever gained the missing two IQ points.

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PHIL BARKER (SEAHAM)

'Dreams' inspired by 'Zest For Life' by Angela Dye and 'Knots' inspired by 'Four knots' by Barry Fentiman Hall

I am current running low cost studio spaces with a small private gallery in Seaham, a north-east coastal town.
I am interested in all forms of art work and sculpture.
I enjoy working with young groups who have not got preconceived ideas about art.

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IAM BURN (SUNDERLAND)

‘Forever the toll’ inspired by 'The Double Vision Of Medway City' by SM Jenkin

Iam Burn is a photographer and photo-based visual artist based in Sunderland, UK.

Burn exhibits a responsibility to the social and political capacity of photography – applying his own traumas, experiences and curiosities to evoke a wider public discussion.

Instagram: @iamburnphoto

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MIKE CLAY (SUNDERLAND)

Inspired by ‘Glass Half’ by Sarah Hehir, and ‘The Worst of Times’ inspired by 'Isolation Fantasies' by Rosemary McLeish

Born 1960, educated West Sussex and Sunderland. Trained as Printmaker and Sculptor. Worked in over 80 Schools, Museums, and produced Public Artwork. At present, making and selling paintings in the North East, London and the United States. My work is mainly figures set in the local environment.

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LESLEY ELLEN COOPERWAITE (SUNDERLAND)

Inspired by 'It Is What It Is And It Was What It Was' by Zack Davies

Lesley Ellen Cooperwaite is an artist and creative industries manager with 30 years’ experience. She considers herself to be an image maker, whether taking photographs, painting, drawing, sculpting or making it’s always about the final image that results from the final piece. Her work often has an unsettling quality of something that needs to be confronted by the artist and viewer.

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DENISE DOWDESWELL (SUNDERLAND)

Inspired by ‘Medway Man’s Big Night Out’ and ‘You Take Your Coat and Leave’

Denise graduated from University of Sunderland with an MA in Fine Art. She is interested in the Contemporary City, focusing on the despondent aspects of the City. Denise’s paintings are often abstract or semi abstract. More recently Denise’s work has been more figurative and she is exploring new subject matter. 


Facebook: Denise Dowdeswell

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MAGGIE DRURY (ROCHESTER)

Inspired by 'DOWN THE PENTONVILLE ROAD' by Iain Rowan

Studied at Leeds College of Art and then struggled for decades to replace oil paint with acrylic. Finally during pandemic lockdown the struggle ended: thirteen paintings, a ‘visual voice’ at last!
The ‘writer’s voice’ is hiding in three unpublished novels and a science fiction story in note form.

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KELLY DUNLOP (SUNDERLAND)

‘Duende’ inspired by 'It was the best of times...' by Maggie Harris

Multi media artist, Kelly Dunlop, explores the subject of time, motion and spacial elements in her work.

Questioning the origin of originality, through repeated gestures and processes, Kelly engages the freedom and ‘chance’ aspects of construction, multi printing and layering.

Her sculptural work was part of the Arts Council Collection, ‘Received Wisdom Takeover’ exhibition in 2020 at the Sunderland Museum.

kellydunlop.wixsite.com

Twitter: @dunlopkel_art

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JO EDEN (SHEERNESS)

Inspired by 'Bull Smurfs, Fish Bums, And Zentangles' by Sarah L Dixon

Sheppey inspires me.  I am drawn to “on the edge” places.

I use a variety of mixed-media in my pieces, and as a keen writer, I weave my words in.  I enjoy singing in my band, the Jo Eden Project.  I love to help others to create.

Twitter: @stromarocks 

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FRANCES ANN EDWARDS (SUNDERLAND)

Inspired by 'The Best And Worst Of Us' by Charlotte Ansell

Moving from Dorset to Sunderland in 2006, I worked for NHS as a mental health support worker and receptionist. I’ve painted on and off, since childhood. But took it up seriously after retirement. Since then I have facilitated Art Groups, at a local church and recently at Sunderland Mind.

Facebook: Agape Arts and Cards

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MARC FENTIMAN (MOSTYN)

Inspired by 'The situation is not good' by Philip Kane

Greetings to everybody in cyber-land. I am a musician, songwriter and artist based out of a small town in North Wales in the middle nowhere overlooking the Dee estuary. Quite a culture shock for the 7 year old English boy from the busy city of York, but I grew to love the rural life and provided me a lot of inspiration growing up.  I am currently in a rock n' roll 3 piece called Silence The Riot as a guitarist/vocalist, as well as drawing/painting for self-fulfilment.

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LAURA FISHER (ROCHESTER)

Inspired by 'Fourthchild's Dome' by Eric Scarboro

Fisher is a creative who was born in Dartford. She lives in and grew up in Medway. Predominately a photographer she has a love for all things art based. She studied Art & Design at Pre-Degree and has a Degree in Photography.

Instagram: @laurafisherfoto

(Photo by Alice Penney)

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DAVID FRANKUM (RAINHAM)

Inspired by ‘Our Beautiful Barricade’ by Bob Beagrie

David’s artwork can be found in publications including books, magazines and comics. He has also taught art, provided businesses with designs, published books, designed posters and created artist’s impressions for architectural companies. David has exhibited his work in renowned galleries and museums, displaying his passion for storytelling and reportage drawing.

www.daveyf.co.uk

Instagram: @davidfrankum

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ROZ GADD (DURHAM)

Inspired by ‘here; again’ by Connor Sansby; and ‘Never a Beautiful Minute’ inspired by 'Hope's Spring This Winter' by Matt Chamberlain

Primarily a portrait artist of people and animals, using graphite and multi-media, as appropriate, to explore my fascinations. The patterns I see in nature are magical to me.  Histories and legends enchant me. My work, even in portraiture, centres around that magic and my surreal imaginations as they interplay with the figurative.

www.rozgadd.co.uk

Facebook: @rozgaddart

Instagram : @rozgadd

Twitter: @GaddRoz

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KAREN GLYKYS (MAIDSTONE)

‘Mudchute, and to bed we go!’ inspired by 'King Lud's Advice' by Kirsten Luckins

I am a self-taught, mixed media, outsider artist. I produce expressionist acrylics, PhoneArt photography, Charcoal and pen work.

Latest media : Inclusion in Issue 5, FROM Outsider Art Magazine. Guest blog at www.duncangrantartist.com  Karen Glykys An Accidental Artist (29/11/20).


Instagram: @karenglykys

Facebook : @KGMODERNART

Gallery: www.gallery.plogix.com/en/kareng

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SAMANTHA GOODLET (TYNE AND WEAR)

Based on untitled by David Dykes

My practice often draws inspiration from journeys, memory, navigation gestation and reproduction.  I work in drawing, painting, site responsive, sculpture and installation.

www.samgoodlet.co.uk

Instagram: samantha.goodlet

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BRIAN GORMAN (MANCHESTER)

'Head of SJS' inspired by 'It was the best of times...' by Louise O'Connell

Writer/Artist/Actor/Theatre producer. Based in Manchester UK. Graphic novels include ‘Everyman: Patrick McGoohan’, ‘New Dawn Fades: Joy Division’, plus the upcoming ‘John Thaw’ one man stage production. Winner of the Salford Star 2018 Award for Best Performer for ‘One Man Bond: Every Bond Film In 60 Minutes’.

 

FB: Brian Gorman

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RIVEN GRAY (CHATHAM)

Inspired by 'A Slice Of Mr And Mrs Proudfoot' by Catherine O'Neill

International artist, teacher and downright nicest person you’ll ever meet, Riven has worked towards becoming the artist she is today by being down right stubborn and refusing to march to anyone else’s beat. She has recently found her voice again artistically after losing it briefly while attending Art college. She is open to collaboration and commissions. All media available.

Instagram: rivengray