Tag: lockdown

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. I am a member of Peterborough Artists Open Studios.

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) one was made for myself, then one for a friend who is leaving the country.

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 

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 in.

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 

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 to those ill in hospital as well as to buy for a friend in need. Find her at “How She Felt” on Facebook.

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

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 

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.)
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 

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 

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 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 – 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 

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 to reflect this.

The strange wonderland world appealed to me and I decided to paint my version of it.  The clock where the hands don’t move represented the limbo we were all in during lockdown.

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 

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 Nic Nak Engraving”

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…

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

All the social distances you need

Measures for all.

A size that fits

For you, and you and you and you

Let’s start with something simple

Just half as long as a Volkswagen Beetle

The length of a King size bed

9/10 as tall as an artificial Christmas tree

1 and 1/5 times as tall as Napoleon

What about some landmarks?

1/25 as tall as Nelson’s column

1/30 as tall as the leaning tower of Pisa

1/45 as tall as the statue of liberty

1/50 as tall as Big Ben

For the golfers 40 times as tall as a golf tee

And the plane spotters

1/35 the wingspan of a 747

Any hairdressers?

20,000 times the thickness of a strand of hair

Something for everyone

0.000000005 times the distance from the earth to the moon.

1,500 times the length of a grain of sand.

1,000, 000 times the length of an E.coli bacterium.

1, 500,000,000 times the length of a glucose molecule

You at the back

Yes you

What does that add up to?

Give the girl a prize

15 people in a queue

Kim Allen

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.