Who have been inspired by the Writers (R to Z)
BRONACH RAE (ROCHESTER)
‘gymnastics and red wine do not mix’
inspired by 'It Was The Best Of Times' by Julie Wilson
Bronach Rae is a collage artist working exclusively from her own photographs. She creates both 2D and 3D pieces. She draws inspiration from the natural world encountered on her walks. Her subjects range from town and countryside scenes. Her work is described as “unsettling but beautiful”.
Colonyarts.com (Group website)
Facebook: Bronach Rae
DIANNE REEVES (STROOD)
Inspired by 'It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst Of Times' by Mark Connors
STEMinist with promethean tendencies.
GILLY ROGERS (SUNDERLAND)
‘Lockdown Time Log 2020’ inspired by 'The Death Toll Rose' by Spreken
Gilly is a socially engaged artist with 30 years’ experience of undertaking residencies and public art commissions. Her work explores life cycles and notions of reality and she aims to create accessible works that resonate emotionally.
ANGELA SANDWITH (SEAHAM)
Inspired by ‘Back Green Controversy’ by Rosemary McLeish
Angela works in a variety of media, but she is best known for textiles and site specific installations. Her art makes a subversive comment on global issues and concerns surrounding familial nurture and protection. Using recycled, discarded and unusual materials, she challenges the perspectives of the materials and traditional techniques used.
KAREN SIKORA (DURHAM)
Inspired by 'Twins' by Sam Rapp the Dyslexic Poet; 'History' by Jake Nathan and ‘Covid Dot’ inspired by xx
North-East Artist Karen Sikora received an M.A. Fine Art and Education from Northumbria/Baltic39. She plays with paint and delights in the process of self-expression through mark-making. Inspired by Louise Bourgeois and Vincent Van Gogh.
CR SMITH (MEDWAY)
‘Decisions’ inspired by 'Leaning' by Rob Walton
For years CR Smith put up with boring jobs. Then she took an Access Course, enrolled at university, and — in the blink of an eye — gained a Fine Art Degree. Now she has a studio at the Nucleus Arts Centre where she hand builds ceramic pieces inspired by the Medway area.
KAITLIN SMITH (LONDON)
Inspired by 'Freedom' by Lisa Burns
Kaitlin is a 22-year-old currently studying photography at the University of Roehampton. She has been developing as a photographer since 2014 when she began studying the art of photography at school. She now works on personal projects alongside university work, focusing mostly on wildlife photography.
ALEX SURTEES (SUNDERLAND)
Inspired by 'Opposites Are One' by James McKay
My work is diverse and covers all aspects of visual art – drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, 3D studies.
I constantly reinvent and revive past work, deconstructing and over-painting images. The work reflects a sense of movement and journey. Images evolve and change through a process of structure, colour and abstraction.
CLAIRE TULPPO (CHATHAM)
‘Stamped’ inspired by 'The Broken Nosed Boy' by Harry Gallagher
Amateur Artist. Colour and expressionism motivate me. Grateful to have had experiences and support and inspiration recently which have given me the want to be out there creatively. Style is mostly mixed media.
DEAN TURNBULL (SUNDERLAND)
‘The semiosis animist theology’ 2020 inspired by ‘A Thousand Valves Within Me Pour Forth’ by Jon Terranova
My practice is a process of using light to illuminate the structures I create so that they become self-illuminating sculptures that effect their surroundings.
The artist as archetype is key to the ethos of my work, bringing elements of different sciences together with the rudiments of alchemy, spiritualism and shamanism.
ANGIE TURNER (SUNDERLAND)
‘Sanctuary’ inspired by ‘Cerebral City’ by Bridget Nolan
Hi, I’m a self-employed sculptor within the film, TV and entertainment industries. I use my comprehensive knowledge of materials and skills to produce sculptural set construction, bespoke artworks for public outdoor spaces and private commissions.
LISA VIGOUR (ROCHESTER)
Inspired by ‘A fifth of times’ by Lisette Auton
Lisa Vigour has been part of the creative sector for 26 years. Taking on many different roles, as a Singer/songwriter, DJ, Artist, poet, dancer, presenter, producer, video maker, and events manager. Founder of Inspirational Pop-ups, Lisa loves to bring people together through creativity.
KAZ WARD (SUNDERLAND)
Inspired by 'Buffalo Promise' by Bill Lewis and
'Then, Now' by Pauline Holmes
I recently discovered a word that perfectly describes me, a Multipotentialite - someone with many interests - Artist, photographer, yoga teacher and Reiki practitioner. In 2014 I experienced a spontaneous Kundalini Awakening (spiritually transformative event). All these things influence and inform my art work, which I would describe as intuitive and spiritual.
Instagram @kazwardx @pranicroomx
‘DARK AFTERNOONS WITH DUMBO OR BAMBI’ inspired by 'There Are Things That You Would Have Again' by Maria C McCarthy
Juli Watson works with found objects, text, poetry and makes performance art. Her work includes LGBT+ focused pieces and disability focused pieces. She is inspired by the Japanese concepts of wabi sabi and kintsugi.
@JEALOUSTWIN ON INSTAGRAM
BARRIE WEST (SUNDERLAND)
‘Bomber's Moon’ inspired 'Synonyms for Light Pollution' by Sam Hall
The tale of the three cities in this homage to Charles John Huffam Dickens is the visual story of the three cities. During the last eighty years these areas have undergone some radical changes. The Luftwaffe was responsible for destroying the heart of these cities which meant re-planning and rebuilding huge areas. Much has already been written about this, discussing ‘50’s architecture, slum clearance, and the loss of some really beautiful Urban Jewels.
So the triptych takes each area and constructs jewellery from the destroyed cities. Important to this destruction/resurrection is the full moon, the harvest moon (harvesting souls), hunter’s moon (seeking to destroy) or bomber’s moon. A recipe devised in hell turned into an item of beauty.
LUNA ZSIGO (CHATHAM)
‘Good Intentions’ inspired by 'Sleeping With The Stasi For Stockings' by Hannah Stone
Luna Zsigo is a Chatham based freelance artist. Her work is created through a process called ’Automatic Drawing’ that connects to the unconscious mind.