Working from his Studio in Chalford, nr. Stroud, Martin has been a sculptor for twenty years. His animal sculpts demonstrate a great ability to capture the character of his subject and his wave forms flow from a passion for surfing. Sculpting, mould making and casting his own limited editions here in the Cotswolds.
Martin’s work can currently be seen at our Nailsworth Gallery on Market Street -see our Gallery page for details.
Becky uses an unusual making process called Taxtiles is “textile taxidermy” Techniques used in taxidermy then translated into fabric, yarn and thread, and a process called weave binding to create wonderful creatures. She also uses more traditional embroidering techniques to create pictures of animals.
Richards approach bridges both paper cut and collage to create his bold and distinctive style. Every picture is designed, hand cut from card and paper, and layered to create the nished piece.
Inspiration comes from the love for his local countryside and organic forms alike, with a particular appreciation and affection for trees which are often represented in his work.
Often compared to wood or lino cut, his in uences are a collective of both retro and contemporary avours. Certainly his experience as a graphic designer lters through into the more minimalist or iconic representations he creates.