Maria Lee-Warren

In my oil paintings, I explore the intricate relationship between women and flowers, challenging traditional narratives and portraying the flower as a symbol of liberation. I examine how women have often been confined to having their worth evaluated on their beauty and fertility, acknowledging their historical objectification. My work investigates feminist symbolism, and it echoes Georgia O’Keeffe’s exploration of flowers and female anatomy, inviting viewers to confront the details of unfurling petals and reproductive systems. I see the flower as both metaphor for women, but also as a mask. The flower is the outer mask that women wear to thrive and survive in a society not designed for them. Building on the 17th and 18th-century tradition of botanical illustration by women – one of the first ways women accessed the sciences – I draw inspiration from Maria Sibylla Merian and Elizabeth Blackwell. This shift from abstract landscapes to figurative work reflects my deliberate choice to authentically express evolving perspectives on women and femininity.

James Morton

My work evolves from an interest in people, and a basic need to capture an expression at a...

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Amy Hutchings

Amy Hutchings is a printmaker, mural artist and artist facilitator based in Bristol. Her...

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Melanie Wickham

Melanie is a lino printer based in Bristol. Trained as an Illustrator she has been carving out...

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Ross Bruce

I do love a good story. And a bad one. My work is nearly always attached to an on-going...

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Gemma McLaughlin

I’m Gemma McLaughlin, a Bristol based artist also known as ‘White Venice’. Art has always been...

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Bea Hatcher

I’m a Bristol based Printmaker and Illustrator, My work entails a variety of media such as;...

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Rod Bowman

Rod’s enchanting landscapes are the result of his spiritual connection with nature. Trees in...

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Jazz Potter

Jazz Potter is a local artist working at Kingsland studios in St Phillips. Her work centres...

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Keith Crocker

Originally from Plymouth, the source of Keiths work is mainly landscape, from observation but ...

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Geoff Langan

I'm still not sure whether I believe in UFOs or not. A friend once said that NOT believing in...

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Gail Mason

Exuberant gestural painterly images full of movement, weather, air and space.  Sensitive colour...

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Jonathan Rolfe

A printmaker and photographer working out of Spike Print Studio and BV Studios in Bristol,...

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Miche Watkins

I paint small oil artworks of fruit, veg, flowers, and anything else which catches my eye;...

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Terry Williams

It’s the versatility of my chosen medium that most interests me. Oil sticks offer the...

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