Who have been inspired by the Writers (H to P)
SAM HALL (CHATHAM)
Inspired by ‘In Leeds’ by John Cogan
Loved art at school, then fell out of the habit. After a long break, Sam is relearning to draw with the aim of completing her first graphic novel. She also writes.
HEATHER HAYTHORNTHWAITE (ROCHESTER)
Inspired by ‘Bring it back’ by Clair Dicker
Heather is inspired by the transitory, particular value of artefacts and locations. The memories that are caught up in these things and places are at the root of her work.
Her work has been selected for RE Masters, NOPE and Printmakers Council shows.
She is represented in Rochester by Frances Iles Gallery.
website: Hazelnut Press Rochester|Artist Printmakers in Rochester (hazelnut-press.com)
SHAUN PHILIP HUTCHINGS (SHEERNESS)
Inspired by ‘Recalled to life’ by Charles Eager
Shaun Philip Hutchings is a cartoonist and artist based in Sheerness. His work ranges from abstract paintings to graphic novel cartoons. He also has a reputation for painting pictures of robots. Though his subjects range from smoking priests, French poets, and angry sea gods often painted on boxes.
MARILYN JANE (ROCHESTER)
Inspired by 'Oubliette' by Adrian Salmon
Award winning photographer, dark fiction writer and amateur palaeontologist.
LAURA JONES (SUNDERLAND)
Inspired by 'Wild Garlic' by Setareh Ebrahimi
Laura Jones chose to represent the struggle that the words describe by using a blind as her canvas, mirroring the internal darkness and separation that the author experiences. She illustrates the beauty of childbirth through vivid colour, and celebrates woman empowerment with an emphasis on the metamorphosis of nature.
MAX KIMBER (CANTERBURY)
Inspired by 'Small Town Reivers' by James Oates
Max graduated with a First Class BA Hons in Fine Art from UCA Canterbury. Her film Cusp won several film festivals, and her work has been shown in the Royal Academy Summer Show, at The Foundling Museum and The Linnean Society, London, Berlin Botanical Museum and galleries in Canada.
FAYE LAMB (ROCHESTER)
Inspired by ‘Gilded’ by James Oates
Faye is a crochet designer and teacher that likes to dabble in other mediums. Ink & bleach is her latest obsession.
Facebook: Unravel & Unwind CIC
Instagram & Twitter: @unravel_unwind
STEVE LANCASTER (WHITLEY BAY)
Inspired by 'A safe space' by Melissa Todd
An artist and writer working primarily in illustration and cartooning, pushing the form where I can. I draw on the traditions of artists like Heath Robinson, Searle, and Giles, whilst giving them a contemporary twist. My work is warm and character driven, but public figures are fair game for satire.
Instagram: Weirdly Bay
BILL LEWIS (CHATHAM)
Inspired by ‘A tale of a few cities’
Bill Lewis is an English artist, story-teller, poet and mythographer. He was a founder-member of The Medway Poets and of the Stuckists art group. In 2019 the first volume of Lewis' collected poems was published by Colony Press entitled "This Love Like A Rage Without Anger", Poems 1975-2005. This collection contains the first 30 years of his writing including his 'Medway Suite' and poems written in the Americas.
CLAIR MEYRICK (SITTINGBOURNE)
‘This World and that’ inspired by 'Amanita Muscaria, or It Is Easier To Be A Cryptid Than A Girl (For Louise)' by Kym Deyn
Clair Meyrick is a published poet and accomplished live performer.
She started making art four years ago and is entirely self-taught. She now exhibits her work regularly. Taking her inspiration from the natural environment, her work is striking and bold. She constantly experiments with media, colour and form.
SIMON MILLS (ROCHESTER)
‘The Two Waifs’ inspired by 'The Muses/Sock And Buskin' by Juli Watson
Simon Mills has been an artist for all his life. His work has been shown in galleries in London and North Kent. His time as scenic artist for the Royal Opera House and in the West End gave him a love of theatre that shows in the piece presented here.
LOUISE NEWELL (DARTFORD)
Inspired by 'Four knots' by Barry Fentiman Hall
Dartford based artist. Studied Fine Art at North Kent College (2016-2018) and hopefully BA (Hons) Fine Art at Canterbury UCA in the coming year. Inspiration from the everyday.
JAMES OATES (HALTON LEA GATE)
Inspired by 'The Gravedigger And The Thief' by Neil M Thorne
James Oates is an artist/poet/writer living in the west of Northumberland. James is an international winner of poetry slams and has several published poetry pamphlets and collections.
RUTH PAYNE (MAIDSTONE)
‘Doublethink’ inspired by 'tailor it to fit' by Louise Fazackerley
I am a contemporary artist working in a diverse range of media. I am based in Kent but am happy to travel to make art and collaborate with other artists/writers/scientists/filmmakers etc. Member of Filaments Art Collective (Instagram @filaments.art)
ruth payne | artist (wordpress.com)
NADIA PERROTTA (DARTFORD)
‘FLYING LESSONS’ inspired by 'Here' by Tracey Louise Brunning
Nadia Perrotta works mostly, with film, performance and creative writing. From 2006 she started exhibiting at an international level, also in collaboration with other artists. Her works are framed through social references and about the utopia of the annulment of a globalized identity and recognition of one self as individual.
‘Last train’ inspired by 'The Last Train from New Orleans (for Andy)'
A painter living in the North East of England who paints whatever takes the fancy.
DOLORES PB (SUNDERLAND)
Inspired by 'Opening Lines' by Sarah Tait
Initially an art teacher, then painting and antiques dealer, I became a full time professional, working mainly in theatre, acting, directing, designing and painting sets, producing, compering, reviewing a dramaturge. I am one of four directors of Hands On NE CIC producing live theatre in community venues.
NIKKI PRICE (ROCHESTER)
Inspired by 'In The Mirror Of The People You Hate' by Ray Hopkins
Lover of Everyday things, stories and memories. Photographer, researcher, arts tutor. PhD research everyday art and creativity in grief.