"Drawing is my first passion but I use mixed media to achieve a variety of effects. I combine a mix of traditional media but often adopt digital tools to develop the final outcome. My inspiration comes from wherever I find texture, structure and vibrant colour. I see my work as a composed, streamlined and optimistic interpretation of what I see around me. I studied fine art, graphics, photography and animation at college before working in the media industry in London for 10 years. I now teach Art and Design and exhibit and sell my work in the London and Surrey area."
John Stillman was born in Carshalton, Surrey in 1968. He is completely self taught and has been drawing and painting ever since he can remember. John has worked as an illustrator for books and as a graphic artist in advertising in London. He now paints full-time as a professional artist. The many subjects John paints vary from landscapes and scenes of Surrey to marine subjects, concentrating on light and atmosphere. In 2009, John was awarded "the Frank Herring Award" at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters for his painting "Brilliant Light, Richmond". For the second year running John won "the Frank Herring Award" at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters for his painting "Winter Rooftops, Carshalton".
"I have four different sections; painting, pastel, monoprinting and sculpture. They all have links between them but I enjoy the freedom of being able to switch from one discipline to the other. The sculpture and monoprint sections are perhaps the most closely linked in terms of the general humour and light-heartedness. They often inform each other (i.e a monoprint idea can lead to a sculpture or vice versa) and are best viewed together."
" I have been working in the creative media and art industries in a career spanning over 20 years now. My artwork often stems from open-air sketches and first-hand observational drawings, which can be such a rewarding and yet challenging way of working. My work has, over time, become less figurative and more abstract. I have exhibited my work at the Mall Galleries with The Royal Society of British Artists and with the Chelsea and Croydon art societies. I teach art, design and photography at Coulsdon Sixth Form College and have led independent and group workshops for Sutton Arts Council."
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This UK-based company pour and hand blend all Country Candles in small batches in their own factory in the quintessentially British Wiltshire countryside, ensuring the premium quality for which they're renowned. Other manufacturers contract this process out, which is why they are able to deliver the highest-quality product at an affordable price – just right for today's savvy consumer.
Their exceptional fragrances are all from a leading English perfumer and will scent your room perfectly. They have a fantastic range with a style to suit all ages and requirements. Their designer-led packaging makes a wonderful ready-wrapped gift or home accessory. Scented candles that actually perform so you can buy them as a gift, confident that the recipient will be impressed!
Vicki Hodges founded Bo&Bel in October 2014. Made of 100% food grade silicone and meeting EN71 regulations, her jewellery makes the perfect teething accessory. She chooses fun, bright colours and a variety of bead shapes to give mum the choice on what she wants to wear, as you would when shopping for costume jewellery. Bo&Bel was rated top in an independent testing by @motherandbaby magazine!
"I’d always had a love of fashion but I felt I’d lost my sense of style when I became a mum, as I think many women do. When you have babies you realise they grab everything! Not only do they grab everything, they put everything in their mouths. So when I’d had my necklaces tugged at and broken I gave up on wearing normal jewellery. Wanting to feel good again, I started to design our modern and distinctive-style silicone teething necklaces, to enable mums to wear jewellery again that is safe, stylish and practical. And so Bo&Bel was born."
Just Trade is a UK fair trade and ethical jewellery company and is proud to be a member of The British Association for Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers. Starting out in 2006, Just Trade was founded to help fair trade projects with sustainable and long-term routes to market. Their jewellery is sourced directly by them so they can ensure that all of their products are locally sourced using ethical materials. They work together with the artisans to create beautiful ethical jewellery and collaborate on the design.
Their fair trade jewellery is lovingly made using traditional craft skills and materials along with expert knowledge. They understand the product development process and give their artisans the tools, knowledge and training for a sustainable business model. By working closely with the artisans, they have developed ranges of unique fair trade, ethical jewellery which have strong appeal in the UK and European market.
Little Moose is a British fashion brand which creates playful, quirky, design-led acrylic jewellery and statement accessories. Their vision is of a crazy, colourful world filled with curious crowd-pleasing, character-based creations that will raise a smile and stand out from the crowd. They're all about having fun with fashion!
A range of bad-ass scented candles, aptly named "Scented Scandles", are not only sinfully delicious, but each scent is personalised with its very own cheeky name.
Karen Shirlow & Jeremy Moore are the brains behind this provocative and witty brand. The happily unmarried couple wanted to create an offbeat brand which reflected their two quirky personalities; feminine and masculine, sexy and modest, fun and serious; Filthy Velvet is a very satisfying contradiction. Using only the finest fragrance oils, high-quality natural wax and cotton wicks, each candle is hand-poured from the couple's seaside home in Northern Ireland. With an excellent scent throw and a burn time of approx 40 hours, these Filthy little Scandles are sure to leave you smiling!
You will find a beautiful selection of tables and other decorative pieces by Louisa Grace Interiors for sale in Calladoodles.
Louisa Grace Interiors: Seven Acres, Carshalton Road, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 3DX