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 …
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 …
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) …
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 …
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 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!
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:
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!
“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.
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.
“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)
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.”
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.
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 …
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.
flying in formation,
I shared anecdotes
Of cats interrupting
Work from home conference calls
and virtual socialising fails
He cocked his head
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.