Tag: lockdown

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 

Holme Fen

Holme Fen

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 

Fenland Farming

Fenland Farming

Sugar beet harvesting – one day in three photographs

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 

Stygian

Stygian

By Jayne Ross

‘Stygian’

“The sinister river Styx, where the ferryman waits to transport the souls of the dead to the underworld”
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 

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.

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) 

Church Garden Sculpture

Church Garden Sculpture

Natalia Shlyapina is a floral designer from Tyumen, Western Siberia. Natalia was visiting her partner when the lockdown came into force and her flights were cancelled. Natalia started to miss her work and expressed a desire to do some work when she saw big piles 

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 

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 

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 are part of a series, called “The Impact of the Anthropocene”

Also, here’s some macro shots of her Jewel Orchid:

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, 

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 paper and pencil shading to make it look 3D.

Amy’s sent us more to enjoy!

A Recipe – Kim Allen

A Recipe – Kim Allen

Before the counting’s done…

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!)

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 moments of time.”

Find Anita on Facebook.

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 

Covid Lamb – C J Mawganson

Covid Lamb – C J Mawganson

They said that he died, the old man from the flats

Shannon Johnson

Shannon Johnson

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.

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’. “

Jessica Millar

Jessica Millar

From Jessica’s Mum: “Jessica is 11 years old, has had a few health issues, so that has meant plenty of time to draw, paint, and she loves digital art too. She is just finding her style and loves to try different things”   We’ve had 

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 Lynn one from Hunstanton and one from Wolferton.”

(see our other photography categories to complete the set of Neill’s work)

Instagram: @Neill.Robinson

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 

Neill Robinson – Nature

Neill Robinson – Nature

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 

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. 

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 action in my work where I have none in life at the minute. I am also trying to learn more about digital art and design.
I grew up in Wisbech, lived here all my life, drew since I was very small and am now trying to improve on something I always enjoyed doing.

www.instagram.com/lukekillings

 

Rebecca Shaw Engraving

Rebecca Shaw Engraving

  From Rebecca: “During lockdown I started making engraved personalised items. I started this for mostly friends and family however am trying to spread the word to others so they can enjoy hand made keep sakes too. I have made a little Facebook group called 

Sewn Felt Pigeon

Sewn Felt Pigeon

Pigeons are beautiful!

Emili and Ugne

Emili and Ugne

Some pieces created during lockdown by a local family, they have tried out all kinds of art and craft and really enjoy doing something together!

 

Architecture Focus

Architecture Focus

Taking a closer look at some interesting architecture around Wisbech, we found some doors and windows that we took a liking to!

Natalia Shlyapina

Natalia Shlyapina

With thanks to Andrew Bottley and Alan Wheeldon for introducing Natalia to us! “Natalia Shlyapina is a floral designer from Tyumen, Western Siberia. She first studied her craft at the International School of floral design in Moscow called “Nicole,” which just happens to be the 

Lockdown House Call – Kim Allen

Lockdown House Call – Kim Allen

 

Every day’s the same

Except today, the day my Swallow came

Swooping low, wheeling back

An accomplished aerial acrobat.

Taking a moment to stop and chat,

he told the tale of his journey 

From South Africa to here.

Asked politely where I’d been.

The big Tesco last week

and to the park each day,

only for an hour though,

I sighed in reply.

He told me about his flock.

Making murmurations,

flying in formation,

roosting together.

I shared anecdotes

Of cats interrupting

Work from home conference calls

and virtual socialising fails

He cocked his head

Nodded once.

took flight and left.

Will he return?

Tomorrow, I’ll be waiting.

No more time to wallow

I’ll stay at home, hoping

looking for my swallow.

Kim Allen

All the Social Distances You Need – Kim Allen

All the Social Distances You Need – Kim Allen

Roll up, roll up have I got a bargain for you…

Ghost Buses – Lorna Sugden

Ghost Buses – Lorna Sugden

The buses are running…

Last Resting Place of a Sandal

Last Resting Place of a Sandal

By Paula Cleary

part of a series Death on the Fens: The end of the road.

End of the Road

End of the Road

By Paula Cleary part of a series Death on the Fens: The end of the road.

Sadly Died

Sadly Died

by Paula Cleary from a series: Death in the Fens: the end of the road.

Suffering From Burnout

Suffering From Burnout

By Paula Cleary

part of a series Death on the Fens: The end of the road.