The Art Studio is an extension of our wonderful gift shop, our quarterly micro-exhibitions showcase and promotes the work of local artists.
Carolyn Kay BA Hons Chelsea School of arts
I am an artist inspired by my travels and my photographs. I graduated from Chelsea School of Art, London and worked as an illustrator and graphic designer.
I love to paint seascapes, landscapes and buildings wherever I am, sketching on location when possible. I grew up by the sea in Northern Ireland, and am particularly drawn to the Anglesey coast for walking, swimming and painting.
I live in the East Midlands and exhibit in the regions art galleries, open exhibitions and art fairs. I also produce commissioned paintings.
My name is Felicity, and I live on Anglesey with my partner and my 4 young children. I was born and lived in Dorset until my early 20s, and then made the move to Anglesey to be near family and have a fresh start.
I have loved art for as long as I can remember and it was always my best subject in school, however with more academic influence at the time, it wasn't a subject I thought myself able to pursue as a career.
During early adulthood my mental health became a chronic issue and stopped me from working, but I have always had a huge drive to do something, and that drive has led me to hold a creative outlet, from painting fine art portraits, to making creative cakes, wall hangings and all sorts in-between. I get a lot of my inspiration from animals and seasons and the nostalgic feelings I get from them, and am always excited to try out different styles of art other than my main love for watercolours, partly thanks to an old watercolour palette passed down to me from my late Grandmother.
Being a busy mum of 4, I intend to carry on being creative at home and encourage my children to be creative also. I will continue to share my pieces with friends and family over social media, as I have since been commissioned a couple of pieces through sharing my art, and I will continue to build and grow my self taught art skills, in the hopes that one day I can have a career in doing what I love.
Jenny was born and educated in London, later moving to Wirral where she continued in the art business, buying, teaching, demonstrating and painting for forthcoming exhibitions. Giclee prints of her watercolour landscapes were distributed widely in The Lake District, Isle of Man, Wirral, Liverpool and Chester.
Long retired from business, Jenny paints impasto in oils and acrylics with a knife which is her first love having been greatly influenced in her early years by Van Gogh and Cezanne.
Her studio is in Flintshire which gives Jenny easy access to the abundant and inspiring coastlines of the Llyn Peninsula and Anglesey where she frequently exhibits - also escaping to paint in the Lake District, Cornwall and North Yorkshire.
A completely self-taught artist, Elizabeth Ingman has worked in education for over 20 years. Her overriding passion, however, is painting. Her studio is a kitchen table in her cottage in Penmaenmawr.
Ingman’s artistic preoccupation is the juxtaposition of the formal rigidity of Welsh blanket design with the contrasting organic curvature of the natural world and, specifically, the kitchen larder. Tessellation versus voluptuousness. Combining these familiar shapes and objects with saturated colour, Ingman’s works are both cosily familiar and chromatically bold celebrations of our culture.