Lorna holds a BA(Hons) in Fine Art with photography from John Moores University, Liverpool (2007). Her paintings engage intense colour with dynamic mark making, along with texture and depth to create vivid, vital work.
''I have recently enjoyed taking inspiration from Liverpool and the surrounding areas, commercial images, world travel and pop culture. My work...
Born in 1987 in Lithuania, In 2012 Ieva graduated from the from the University of Manchester with a degree in Architecture. Having studied at the Vilinus Academy of Art she has a passion for academic drawing and watercolour. Both of these practices are visible in her striking horse series.
Amazingly Ieva draws her subjects from memory. Her enthusiasm for the...More info >>
Born in 1970, Steven has always lived and worked in and around Manchester. Having held a lifelong interest in art, he chose to make a more serious commitment to painting in 2006, and has endeavoured ever since to make this his full time vocation. Inspired by artists including Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud and Modigliani, Steven has also been working as a tattoo...More info >>
Painting has always been of great interest to Michael Gutteridge. He became a professional artist in 2000 after exhibiting at the Stockport Art Gallery Open Exhibition, as a result of which he was offered a solo exhibition the following year, and has since received much critical acclaim.
Gutteridge was born in Manchester, lives in Manchester and uses Manchester...More info >>
Originally from South Yorkshire, David studied Business Management in Cardiff and Fine Art in Sheffield. Having lived in the Snowdonia village of Rhyd-Ddu from 1985 until 2004, he learned the Welsh language and possesses a close affinity with life in Wales. With a passion for the outdoors David has run and walked through most of the Welsh mountains and hills and...More info >>
“Born in Manchester in 1947, my earliest recollection was drawing at every opportunity. At School, Art was by far my most favourite subject. I went onto Art College gaining a diploma in Graphic Art and Design followed by a much enjoyed career in Advertising, eventually setting up my own successful business. I had the good fortune to be able to retire early and...More info >>
Born in Stockport in 1983, Georgina studied at Loughborough University, graduating in 2005 with a BA Hons Fine Art degree.
Georgina paints gently expressive, romantic abstracts, which employ soft veils of saturated colour and flurries of energetic brushwork. The paintings are all inspired by the awesomeness of nature with the sky being particularly key. Its vast...
Amanda Wigglesworth’s work is based on paint as process, layers of oil paint, collage and textured pastes are applied onto the canvas. By taking paint off and reapplying, an image is built up before being disrupted. The surface becomes a harmony of colour and texture, revealing paintings of fantastic depth that although abstract, have definite forms, shapes and...More info >>
Emmesse is best known for his surreal cityscapes. He is often told that he had a perfectly good painting until he painted something silly on it. He accepts this but still feels compelled to do it. He even feels under strict offers to do so. He suggests that this is Emmesse telling his alter ego to do it.
“I feel as if Manchester is just my backdrop for the...More info >>
Born in 1969, Michael John Ashcroft grew up in a small picturesque village called Croston in the heart of Lancashire. From an early age he had a keen interest in art and can fondly remember watching other artists paint pictures of the famous Church Street. After leaving school in 1985 with top grades in art he began his career as an engineer, painting and...More info >>
In 2009, Lisa graduated from Coventry University with a Fine Art Degree. She is now based in Manchester and has exhibited extensively in the North West and in London. Lisa specialises in contemporary landscape and abstract painting.
"My practice evolved from the idea of escapism; from everyday life into the natural world. It now centres around transformed...More info >>
Born in Swinton in 1949 Alan spent much of his life as a professional musician before starting to paint in the early 80s. His style has developed from earlier more abstract pieces into land and seascapes. He now works with a pallet knife and generous amounts of oil paint.
Alan works relatively quickly and with confidence that’s he has gained through the years. ...
Steven was born in 1952 and lives on the outskirts of Manchester. Steven showed a natural talent for painting from a very early age and even won an art competition when he was five.
His subject matter is often of local scenes of bygone eras. Heavily influenced by his Grandfather, he used to travel around the city with him, admiring the Victorian and Edwardian...