Burnham Art Trail 2021

An annual art trail in Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex. The trail displays a broad spectrum of creative talent, including fine art painting, sculpture, photography, jewellery all within an enjoyable walking distance

Artists and locations

Malcolm Brown

mjbimages@yahoo.co.uk www.mjbimages-images.co.uk 07855 020134 01621 850989

Photographer Malcolm Brown mainly focuses on photographing the natural work, perhaps looking at the work slightly differently. Photography has been a passion for over 10 years since retiring early from teaching

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Sharon Chan

sharon_chan14@hotmail.com 07947 655947

Sharon works in mixed media, often using reclaimed and recycled materials. Over the last year she has experimented with working in new mediums and the natural world continues to be her inspiration.

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Peter Chorley

p.chorley@btconnect.com 01621 783666 07808 770140

Peter Chorley is a semi-retired Interior Designer/Decorator. He has continuously been influenced by landscape with objects, shapes, buildings, people. Currently considering the apparent line that separates earth and sky.

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Carol Chesher

carolchesherart@virginmedia.com www.carolchesherart.co.uk Twitter

Carol Chesher is a self-taught artist with a love of nature. She creates colourful and expressive paintings capturing a close-up encounter, a meaningful glance or movement. She also works in stained glass.

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Louise Clayton

louiseclayton@hotmail.co.uk Instagram Facebook 07939 016627

Loulou Loves is inspired by nature and has a passion for repurposing old finds and making them beautiful: turning a foraged shell into a trinket dish; an old jelly mould into a candle; or using her 1960's typewriter to add a vintage touch to a watercolour. You can find a selection of her work on display at Amy Keeper's Craft Studio.

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Tim Edwards

1954tedwards@gmail.com Instagram 07715 486840

Tim attended Medway School of Art 1970-72. He was sponsored and mentored in early years by Ivon Hitchens RA. Tim has exhibited and sold nationally over several years and is co-founder of Blackwater Art Group. His work is influenced by Pop Art, Surrealism, Abstract and Symbolism.

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Lucy Fowler

cowpatpots@gmx.co.uk www.cowpatpots.webs.com 01621 776588 07525 925781

Lucy mainly hand-builds her ceramics, using different clays and glazes to compliment her distinctive pottery and emphasize her style. Lucy's ideas for her pottery mainly come from the local countryside. Lucy also runs pottery workshops.

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Frances Franklin

francesleighfranklin@gmail.com 01621 782307 07809 459550

Frances enjoys creating in a wide range of media. Her subject matter is equally diverse, inspired by a lifetime of travelling and photography.

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Shona Grant

shonagrant@gmail.com 0771 7794809

Shona finds the wide expanse of the Blackwater estuary with its beaches and salt marsh is captivating. She is drawn to the smaller landscapes of pebbles, shells and seaweed for her work.

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John Green

mnjgreen@btinternet.com 01621 782503 07791 904430

John is a self-taught artist. His inspiration comes from observations of contrast and light, combined with creating composition and simplicity.

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Moira Goodall

moira.goodall@gmail.com www.moiragoodall.com Instagram 07714 333755

Moira's unique and meditative hand-crafted smoke fired pots are inspired by the soft landscape of the Blackwater Estuary. Moira is a selected member of Anglian Potters and exhibits widely.

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Kevin Harber

harber428@btinternet.com Facebook 07762 791787

Kevin loves walking the coastline with its endless inspiration and materials for his work such as driftwood, glass and stone. By keeping his creations simple it retains that natural sculptured beauty only nature does best.

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Iona Hawkins

iona-hawkins@hotmail.co.uk 01621 781085 07734 592030

Iona is a textile artist. Her inspiration comes from the many colours of Harris Tweed, her mood and surroundings. She uses applique and patchwork where individual pieces of work are created.

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Andy Heel

andyheel33@gmail.com 01621 78586 07545 443819

Andy, a retired Burnham shopkeeper, has been working in watercolour for the last four years. Subjects are mainly of the local area.

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Anne Hendry

annedesign2019@btinternet.com Facebook 07966 330075

Anne works with fine silver, polymer clay and semiprecious stones. Her designs are inspired by colour, shape, texture and nature. Creating unique and distinct pieces of Jewellery.

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Jenny Hill

jennyhillartworks@gmail.com www.jennyhillartworkandwords.com Instagram 07930 849300

"I am here, where are you?"" A series of woodblock and lino prints that refer to the physical and mental space that separate or bring us together.

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Sue Hodgson

bookworkssee@gmail.com www.fineartbysue.co.uk/ Facebook Instagram 01621 772898 07733 078172

Sue is a self-taught artist encouraged to paint from childhood. She has lived most of her life in Essex. Her work reflects most subjects: portraits, rock bands, animals; capturing their personalities, characters and humour.

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Yvonne McDermott

mcdermottyvonne5@gmail.com 01621 782395 07394 643429

Yvonne's artwork this year is related to animals, especially those either facing extinction or who have already become extinct. The pictures will, hopefully, be a timely reminder of how much richness we are in danger of losing from our lives.

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Tracey Merritt

traceymerrittart@gmail.com Facebook 07906 619185

Tracey works in a wide range of mediums, more recently using an iPad to reflect the increased reliance on technology during the pandemic. Her inspiration is often taken from community and social themes.

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Nicola Osborne

Nick.os@btinternet.com www.nicolaosborneart.com Instagram Facebook 07968 677734

Nicola was a secondary school Art teacher for twenty years. Her stimulus is nature, in particular shape and form. Circles are her obsession. Painting ephemeral dandelion clocks and alliums, has allowed her to investigate natures' design.

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Elizabeth Potter

douglas.potter@btopenworld.com 01621 786687

Liz Potter has enjoyed watercolour painting for many years, at home and abroad. During the restrictions of the last year Liz found inspiration close to home, motivated by the Burnham Art Club monthly themed competitions.

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Tracy Saunders

tracy.saunders1@btopenworld.com www.tracysaunderswatercolours.co.uk Instagram 01621 782385 07840 537705

Tracy's work explores and records man's mark on nature, and the process of aging and weathering, objects that have taken on more organic qualities, rotting and returning to the natural world.

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Marion Sidebottom

marionside@btinternet.com www.marionsidebottom.co.uk Instagram Facebook Twitter 01621 781057 07941 150361

Marion is a nature based photographer & artist from Burnham-on-Crouch. For this year's trail she is showing a collection of her botanical Cyanotypes, using an alternative camera-less photographic technique, also known as sun prints/blueprints.

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Margaret Skerritt

smskerritt@gmail.com www.smskerritt.co.uk 07515 901404

Margaret is a ceramicist creating functional bowls & dishes as well as animal forms in glazed stoneware. She enjoys experimenting with colour and materials, recently introducing gold lustre and driftwood to some of her work.

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Sue Spiers

sjrspiers@gmail.com www.suespiers.co.uk 01621 776570

Sue Spiers is inspired by the watery places around Burnham and Maldon. Lockdown was an opportunity to try new subjects – the garden and views from windows. Looking forward to painting on location!

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Stephen Springall

steve.springall@btinternet.com www.stephenspringall.com Facebook 07913 800289

Stephen Springall is a local watercolour artist who paints in the open air and in the studio. A fan of the impressionists and is inspired by the history, architecture and landscape of East Anglia and beyond.

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Silke Ukena

info@sosilke.co.uk www.sosilke.co.uk 07775 814234

Originally from Schleswig-Holstein and a busy Osteopath for 40 years, Silke has made time to complete a BA Honors (Fine Art) degree in London. She enjoys painting her grandsons, local scenery and her new role as tutor at her iwishicouldpaint Artschool.

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Lindsey Way

lindsey.way@btopenworld.com 07583 336452

Lindsey Way draws detailed images of plants and natural objects. She uses coloured pencils to create fine detail and reflect how the seasons change their colours and textures.

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Jean Webber

jeanw0106@icloud.com 01621 785152

Jean paints using various mediums, particularly oil and mixed media. Her creativity comes very much from her imagination and you will often see the influence of sea, sky and nature in her art.

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Claire White

clairewhitegardens@gmail.com www.clairewhitegardens.co.uk/ Instagram 07899 843061

Claire's recent work is focused on farms in the local landscape. She starts the drawings on site and completes them in her studio where they become a sort of meditation on our relationship with land, nature, history and farming.

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George Winder

georgewinder@btinternet.com 01621 784692

Working within the constraints of lockdown has been interesting, and only slightly limiting. I think I am using brighter colours.