A group of Artists who exhibit together annually in the beautiful venue of Stoke Ferry Church.
Isobel BartholomewA teacher and botanical artist for 28 years, Isobel regularly exhibits in the UK; has worked with specialist flower societies and been awarded RHS medals on 9 occasions. She has work published in several books, the RHS Lindley Library and the Highgrove Florilegium. She loves to teach and runs courses locally and abroad.
Patsy HoodI paint in watercolour mainly and enjoy life drawing in pencil and charcoal. I love colour and the unpredictable flow of watercolour and paint landscape, figures and although not botanical I enjoy painting the more dramatic flowers in my own way.
Bette Hopkins 'Initially a botanical painter, I tired of white backgrounds and a lack of movement in my work. I introduced colourful backgrounds and eventually abandoned the rigidity of botanical flowers for a more abstract style, using rich colour with lashings of gold, silver and iridescent shades to make them 'sing'. The background often determines the subject I paint which can include landscapes or seascapes. I also make mosaics out of re-cycled crockery.'
Frank Logan Potter
Sheila O'BrienWhilst most of my work is in watercolour I use a variety of mediums working From loose to more detailed and will attempt most subjects. My first love is the natural world and particularly the plant kingdom.
I teach weekly classes and hold regular workshops.
Anne WormackI have a passion for flowers and the natural world which I hope reflects in my artwork. I attempt to capture the essence of my subject in watercolour but I am also experimenting with pastels. I work from life, sketches and my own photographs. I often make a realistic study first and then paint an impression of my subject once I have the feel for it. I'm influenced by many artists including Matisse, William Morris, Hokusai and so on!