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Jacqui Stockman

Jacqui Stockman

Gathering of the Harvest, near Glinton, Peterborough, acrylic. I took up painting in 1998 and have been successful in selling a few paintings during the years. I was originally brought up in the village of Murrow, Nr. Wisbech. I have always loved art and during 

Walking Home

Walking Home

Walking home at night as Autumn turns to Winter, the colder evenings are bringing mists and giving us opportunities for some atmospheric photography. From our contributor: “I like a depth of field that puts areas out of focus where possible, as narrow as I can. 

Vivien House

Vivien House

A Linocut printmaker from Ramsey, Vivien has been inspired by Fenland Fauna (and a beautiful Giraffe!) and has produced these during lockdown.

Featured Image:

Pheasant hand coloured Linoprint

“I love the vibrancy watercolour brings to this handsome fellow.”

Vivien tells us:

“I am a Linocut printmaker from Ramsey Cambridgeshire. I take my inspiration from nature, I especially enjoy carving birds from the fenland landscape. I have found printing a welcome focus and distraction during lockdown. I love the crispness the media offers and combining this with the introduction of colour through hand colouring with watercolours and printing on marbled papers brings another dimension to the subjects.
I am excited to see where each new lino takes me. I have an idea in mind of the final look but I also let them evolve as I carve.”

My favourite Owl, to see a Barn Owl hunting at dusk feels like a truly ethereal moment. These elegant birds always hold my attention.
This carving was a commission completed during lockdown. The marbled paper background really adds to the subject to evoke the atmosphere of the Serengeti.
Skies – Anita Bowles

Skies – Anita Bowles

Anita has been out and about again and shared her new photos with us! Look at those Fenland Skies!

Jayne Ross

Jayne Ross

I’m a Peterborough based artist and work from my garden studio at home. I mainly create abstract work but also love to paint seascapes. I work in acrylics, mixed media, and oils. When I can’t be in the studio I turn to creating digital work. 

Julie Baker

Julie Baker

My name is Julie Baker and I live in Sutton, a village on the edge of Sutton Gault and the Washes, an area of fen which is allowed to flood throughout the winter months. This landscape is the inspiration for my gouache paintings which are made in my garden studio.
Glass

Glass

  See Paul’s page for more about his work and inspiration. We loved the colour in this piece and it shows really well the contrast between the creative use of the digital art of Minecraft and the hand made art of working with glass.

Art in Nature

Art in Nature

Local people should be able to work out where this one is! A piece of work by one of our Inspiration contributors, it is a little hidden away.

Poetry Square

Poetry Square

Many of our contributed poems have had a square produced for them – a quote from the poem to help us share more easily on social media but also so we can display them in the game. This one is at the start of the game, at the spawn point. It’s about William Godwin – another radical thinker born in the town – here’s part of the Wikipedia page about him:

William Godwin (3 March 1756 – 7 April 1836) was an English journalist, political philosopher and novelist. He is considered one of the first exponents of utilitarianism and the first modern proponent of anarchism.[2] Godwin is most famous for two books that he published within the space of a year: An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, an attack on political institutions, and Things as They Are; or, The Adventures of Caleb Williams, an early mystery novel which attacks aristocratic privilege. Based on the success of both, Godwin featured prominently in the radical circles of London in the 1790s. He wrote prolifically in the genres of novels, history and demography throughout his life.

In the conservative reaction to British radicalism, Godwin was attacked, in part because of his marriage to the feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft in 1797 and his candid biography of her after her death from childbirth. Their daughter, later known as Mary Shelley, would go on to write Frankenstein and marry the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. With his second wife, Mary Jane Clairmont, Godwin set up The Juvenile Library, allowing the family to write their own works for children (sometimes using noms de plume) and translate and publish many other books, some of enduring significance. Godwin has had considerable influence on British literature and literary culture.

Goddesses

Goddesses

Wanting to do some creative thinking during lockdown, the idea of woodland in summer, goddesses protecting us and other, perhaps fanciful, but needed stories and inspirations, produced these goddesses. In the Steiner style with no faces (so you can project your own thoughts and expressions) 

Peckover House

Peckover House

See more of Brandon’s work on the website here and when you’re in the map, take a walk down North Brink until you get to Peckover House and see it in the Minecraft form as well as illustrated.

Mandala puzzle

Mandala puzzle

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!

Nyces

Nyces

A Peterborough based street artist, Nyces works through Street Arts Hire Ltd providing indoor murals and outdoor work for many schools and  companies throughout the area. We felt this piece fitted our project as it is from a neighbouring artist and reflects the time we’re 

Heart Hands

Heart Hands

We’re very proud to have been given permission to share this piece of work. It’s by Street Artist Nyces and was created last year as part of a project in Peterborough for the Diaspora Arts and Education Charity. This has come to reflect other issues 

In the Wash

In the Wash

By local author Diane Calton Smith.

‘In The Wash’ is a Fenland History set in the time of King John. The loss of his baggage train in the Wash in 1216 has become interwoven with local legend and we have no way of knowing any more what really happened. There are too many theories and there is too little evidence.

see more on her page here

We decided to add the book to the map as a nod to the river being a part of the town, but also a part of the wider history of the area. The river Nene goes out to the Wash.

The Clarkson Memorial

The Clarkson Memorial

From Wikipedia: The Clarkson Memorial commemorates Thomas Clarkson (1760 – 1846), a central figure in the campaign against the slave trade in the British empire, and a former native of Wisbech. It dates from 1880 – 1881 and is a Grade II* listed building.[1] The 

Town Bridge

Town Bridge

Crossing the river where it has been crossed for centuries, this bridge leads from the High Street, Nene Parade, South Brink and Bridge Street across to North Brink and the Old Market. The main large building in front (with dark curved arches on the lower 

North Brink

North Brink

The classic view of the town. The artwork is a photographic reinterpretation of the view, through manipulating the colour balance in post-production. So many sunsets and tourist photos have been produced of this sight, now it is in Minecraft as well as in a very colourful version!

How She Felt

How She Felt

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 

Lumina Glass

Lumina Glass

A beautiful pendant, this design has been created in various colours, that are really difficult to catch on film! Find Lumina Glass on Facebook for more.

Crochet

Crochet

Macrame

Macrame

Some may remember this from the 1970s but it’s come around again! Lovely work by university student Cerys Bussey, (who has also sent in some of her nature photography).

Cerys Bussey

Cerys Bussey

Local Student Cerys is studying at Sheffield Hallam University but like many young people, she came home during lockdown. She has submitted three sets of her work to us, here’s a sample of her photography, she also does Macrame (see the Textiles section) These three 

Rachel Simmonds

Rachel Simmonds

We commissione Rachel (as Big Sky Arts) to produce some ideas of artworks to do at home, using nature as an inspiration. You can see her excellent video here 

Meanwhile, Rachel has also been doing some other artwork that she’s sent us as a contribution, isn’t this beautiful?

Amy Wormald

Amy Wormald

20-mile radius by Amy Wormald 29 September – 11 October 2020 Open daily 12pm – 4pm (closed on Mondays) Babylon Gallery Waterside – Ely – CB7 4AU Gallery opening times: Tuesday – Sunday 12pm – 4pm Amy Wormald is a contemporary painter living in Ely 

Amy Norton

Amy Norton

This is something we could look at for a long time, how beautiful and mesmerising! Amy tells us: Doing repeating patterns has allowed me to escape the anxiety of our current situation and to concentrate on something pleasant. It was created using pen on thick 

A Recipe – Kim Allen

A Recipe – Kim Allen

A Recipe for Beginning Afresh using lockdown store cupboard ingredients.

Before the counting’s done,

while it’s still fresh,

take one wobbly cyclist

newly confident on empty roads.

A cup of watching nature in the garden.

At least 500g of birdsong,

feel free to add more to taste.

As much as you can find of empty skies

and smog free air.

A handful of daily walks.

A good slug of care and compassion.

A tablespoon of acting for the greater good.

A smidge of clap for carers if you fancy.

3 cups of verges brimming with wildflowers.

A litre of clearer water from Venice.

Add all the ingredients and mix.

Don’t forget the cherry on top

Lower Carbon Dioxide emissions.

Serve anytime, day or night.

There’s more than enough,

to enjoy right now

and leave to prove

the benefits for future generations

Kim Allen

Six Miles – Leanne Moden

Six Miles – Leanne Moden

Six miles, again, we’ll go today…

Jessica Millar

Jessica Millar

Our young artist (see our Young People pages) has taken up photography, reading books and learning about DSLR cameras. WE think she’s got a good eye for this! (“Grass” repeated below so you can click and see it full size!)

Shelley Youell

Shelley Youell

Shelley is a Spiritual Artist producing work on all kinds of media, often featuring Angel like figures.

Find her on Facebook.

Brandon Mattless

Brandon Mattless

Local Illustrator/Designer, Brandon has produced work that has been sold across the UK including: Waitrose, ASDA, Clintons & UK Greetings He works with the Wisbech and Fenland Museum on ideas to support young artists. He has kindly sent us some of his pieces of Wisbech, 

St Peter’s and Castle Lodge Area – Anita Bowles

St Peter’s and Castle Lodge Area – Anita Bowles

“After lockdown I saw the world from new angles and with a new phone in hand I took some photos with wide lens of the St. Peter’s church. I’ve grown up in Elm and many generations before me. I’ve always loved taking photography and capturing 

In the Wash – Diane Calton Smith

In the Wash – Diane Calton Smith

Local writer Diane tells us a little about what she did during Lockdown – a productive time for many.
Writing Fenland Histories and Mysteries has been part of my life for the last six years, but lockdown really gave my writing a boost. There was time at last to concentrate on finishing my latest book and to make sure it really was ready for the publisher.
‘In The Wash’ is a Fenland History set in the time of King John. The loss of his baggage train in the Wash in 1216 has become interwoven with local legend and we have no way of knowing any more what really happened. There are too many theories and there is too little evidence.
I had to choose one theory for the medieval plotline and keep to it, running alongside it a modern day sequence of events to give it structure.
I love writing about the medieval era and this book has been such fun to write. It was hard work, certainly. There was a lot of research needed, as well as the solving of quite a few conundrums, but it was a happy project and one which I hope makes happy reading.
(It is available online through Amazon and Waterstones.)
Better Days Ahead

Better Days Ahead

By C J Mawganson – see also Poetry “I wanted to create a piece of work that reflected the easing of lockdown. A reminder of what had been, and how we are now moving into a new ‘normal’. “

Fen Pumpkins

Fen Pumpkins

by C J Mawganson (see also Poetry) “I love how pumpkins carpet the Fen fields in the autumn. They glow burning orange in the weakening sun. Way too delicious to carve and throw away.”

Mike Stallard

Mike Stallard

 

Mike tells us: “The building is the centre of a tiny village in Hungary – I forget the name – which I did for my next door neighbour in return for a couple of jars of delicious pickles. It was her hometown. She moved away so I do not know where it is, now.”

 

“This is a very young and dynamic Thomas Clarkson. I think it isn’t a bad likeness but to be honest, it depends which picture you are using at the time. His face changes – bones and all – depending on who does him! It is a large piece, at the Secret Garden Touring site, Wisbech St Mary.”

For those not from the area, Thomas Clarkson spent his life working towards the abolition of Slavery. He and his brother John, also an abolitionist, were born in Wisbech.

Neill Robinson – Black and White

Neill Robinson – Black and White

From Neill: “These were all taken at various points during lockdown. I live in Guyhirn so a lot are of the surrounding area around the village, as for a long time we weren’t really allowed to go elsewhere! The exceptions being of 2 from King’s 

Neill Robinson – Architecture

Neill Robinson – Architecture

From Neill: “These were all taken at various points during lockdown. I live in Guyhirn so a lot are of the surrounding area around the village, as for a long time we weren’t really allowed to go elsewhere! The exceptions being of 2 from King’s 

Make a Wish – Anne Evans

Make a Wish – Anne Evans

Mixed Media and MDF

Anne tells us:

“I am 77 years old and during lockdown I had to isolate, to keep myself busy and my mind active I used this time to craft. Creating things has got me through lockdown. I made this piece with the words make a wish as the wish I would make was that Covid would go away and I could see all my family and friends again.”

Alice – Emma Evans

Alice – Emma Evans

acrylic on canvas with a mixed media clock. Emma tells us: I was inspired due to the way the world had changed during the start of coronavirus, everything was nearly the same but not quite right so I wanted to create a piece of work 

Fen Blow – C J Mawganson

Fen Blow – C J Mawganson

Feel the Fen Blow bey…

Paul McGregor

Paul McGregor

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.

 

Clive Bilcliff

Clive Bilcliff

“One is a portrait in acrylics of my niece who is a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit in Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary. I painted it in tribute to her and all her NHS colleagues who have been helping in the fight against the coronavirus. 

Olivia Virgo

Olivia Virgo

Olivia lives in Wisbech and enjoys anime drawing in particular. She’s going to College to do 3D Art and Graphics.

Aimee Virgo

Aimee Virgo

A young artist, Aimee is 22, we love the range of styles she’s working on. Thanks for contributing Aimee and for sharing with your friends!

 

Luke Gillings

Luke Gillings

Here’s just a couple of pieces of Luke’s, check out his instagram for more! Luke tells us: I’m working on new stuff all the time and hopefully getting better. Ive been sketching mainly during the lock down working on gesture drawing trying to put more 

Ruth Baldry

Ruth Baldry

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 

Meadow – Lisa Salisbury

Meadow – Lisa Salisbury

What a refreshing painting! Lisa Salisbury, the artist,  says:
“I’m a very amateur artist with no training, I enjoy acrylics, watercolours, clay, and drawing”

 

 

woven bracelets

woven bracelets

A local maker who sells her work online via Folksy, Clair has been making these lovely creations for some time. During lockdown, she created some new work and learned some new patterns.

Sewn Felt Pigeon

Sewn Felt Pigeon

Pigeons are beautiful!