A beautifully created nature collage using materials found on a walk to illustrate that walk and the Fens. From Lesley Allen, the creator: My version of Holme Fen – re-created by debris found on the woodland floor at Holme Fen. The toadstools are acorn cups …
As you go through town, you’ll find a couple of Mandalas that have been sent in, they’re beautiful in their own right but then we made them into a puzzle on the ground! We’ll have information stands throughout the map, this screenshot shows you the mixed up mandala, and the stand being built by one of our collaborators!
The map was generated from LIDAR data – accurately representing the heights of everything from the ground up. It was then combined with street map data to judge whether there was a building, tree, street or in our case river. These blocks were then changed …
Sharon produces lovely cute animal designs in felt, on a small scale. Wanting to help in some way at the start of lockdown, she got talking to Fen Spirits who were producing hand sanitiser at their still. The result was Bear Hugs – to give to those ill in hospital as well as to buy for a friend in need. Find her at “How She Felt” on Facebook.
Shannon found out about the Arts Trail on Instagram (follow us on @WisbechArts and follow Shannon on @ShannonJohnson.Art)
She tells us:
I have painted on and off over the years but since the lockdown I have found the time and space for my inspiration to grow. I am from the United States and living in the UK temporarily. The beautiful landscapes of the United Kingdom are a huge inspiration to me and I am so grateful for this experience.
This piece was painted during lockdown and inspired by the beautiful spring flowers growing around where Shannon is living.
Paul tells us:
I make stained glass panels for fun and as a hobbyist.
I live in Guyhirn having moved here from Peterborough 2 years ago.
My inspiration for undertaking stained glass work was a desire to make something as inspiring as much of the work seen in religious contexts and or museums such as the National Stained Glass Museum at Ely. I have had to teach myself many new skills, not the least of which is accuracy in glass cutting, soldering and also design work. Lately I have started to paint glass and also stain it.
The images with the yellow colours use stain, not paint, so at least I can say i have made “real” stained glass.
I’ve been painting for 6 years now. During lockdown, I’ve been busy with commissions but also painting live on Facebook every Wednesday at 11am in the hope of providing some company to people at home. I then put the videos onto YouTube. Here are some of the paintings I have done over the past few months:
When the country went into lockdown, I felt isolated and thought, I can’t be the only one! So I decided to start painting live on my Facebook page every Wednesday at 11am. I think it’s been a success, it’s not that I have a lot of views live but loads watch later. I try to be creative and think of various things to paint, florals, landscape, seascapes, symbolic etc. I work from my studio in the garden.
I was born in Great Yarmouth, lived in Norway during my teen years then back to Yarmouth. There I met and married my hubby and we moved to Peterborough with our two young sons. Now they’ve left home, we moved to Sutton Bridge. I started painting as an escape from the day job! A high school cover supervisor! I’m totally self taught from watching YouTube. I started selling 6 or 7 years ago and have never lost the feeling of utter amazement that someone actually likes my paintings enough to pay for them!