John Abraham

johnabrahamartist.co.uk/ Johns studio/workshop is just across the courtyard from their apartment in a converted Georgian country house near Taunton. John was born in Northampton in 1945. After leaving school he trained as an engineering draughtsman, but also attended Northampton Art College and found time to paint whenever possible, he exhibited locally including the Abington Park, […]

Mark Adkins

Having spent many years as the Creative Director of a London ad agency, creating and overseeing work for the country’s best known brands, Mark settled full-time in Somerset in 2008 and started Oohlala Creative. Based near Taunton, Oohlala is intentionally a small operation with the freedom to exploit different disciplines including photography and design. Whatever […]

Zoe Ainsworth-Grigg

Zoe Ainsworth –Grigg, is retired from a Government Department (Central Office of Information). She has a background in the Humanities and she holds a Diploma in Psychology from Birkbeck University. She is also qualified in Person Centred Art Therapy. A prolific painter crafter and quilter she has a blog at. https://zoeainsworthgrigg.blogspot.co.uk . Recently she has […]

Holly Arrow 

hollyarrow86@hotmail.co.uk

Tim Baigent

Tim is the creative director of small graphic design firm Glyder, which he runs with his wife Bethan. Tim graduated from the London College of Communication in 1992 with a degree in graphic design and continued to work in London throughout the 1990s – before finally moving back to Taunton to set up Glyder. Owning […]

Jeremy Briggs

jeremybriggs@sjbriggs.eclipse.co.uk

Diane Burnell

Before graduating with a B.A. Hons (Fine Art) and pursuing a career in Fine Art, Diane worked for over 30 years in the area of Personnel Management and Training; in engineering industries; with a National Training Board and eventually in her own Company Arrow Training Associates Limited. In her retirement she also managed her own […]

Ron Cann 

ronju@btinternet.com

Ali Cashen 

alicashen@btinternet.com

Caroline Cliffe 

carolineott@tiscali.co.uk

Fon Cosens

Wire and Willow sculpture by Fon Cosens www.foncosens.co.uk 07510319802

Jackie Crawford

My practice as an artist has developed particularly since I stopped work two years ago and started an MA in Fine Art at UWE. My oil paintings and prints are abstract, however I am often influenced by my nursing background and organic shapes appear, creating an ‘inner landscape’ or inscapes. In the past year I […]

Sophie Downer

sophiedowner007@hotmail.com

James Eastwell

Graduating in 1997 with a degree in Fine Art specialising in Sculpture, Installation and Printmaking. Jim administrates both the GoCreate Taunton and TauntoLive websites. Jim now runs a webdesign company and teaches in an independent EBD school. Jim welcomes local creatives wanting to set up their own websites to contact him. james@peachywebsites.co.uk

Natasha Eveleigh

Abstract painter, pattern designer and illustrator. Addicted to colour and pattern. Mum of two wife to one. natashaeveleigh.co.uk instagram: natasha.eveleigh

Dave Fielding

David Hamilton Fielding is passionate about art and every image he creates is vibrant, fascinating and unique. After Art College, David became an illustrator for the Bristol United Press and subsequently spent many years as a designer and illustrator with a design consultancy in Bristol. David then ­­started his own design company in 1976 and […]

Tony Girardot

tonygirardot@hotmail.com

Janet Glynn Smith

Janet Glynn Smith. MA. Fine Artist, practitioner and teacher. BA. WEST SURREY COLLEGE OF ART. MA. University of Keele. PGCE. UNIVERSITY of Leeds. Experienced teacher of A level, Art Foundation, Degree level and mentor to PGCE students at MMU. Lecturer, History of Art and Architecture, Manchester University. Project leader, Comenius cultural exchanges, Spain. Moved to […]

Adam R Grose

Adam Grose uses drawing, painting and printmaking to explore landscapes, walking, mapping, non-perspective visual art and Zen painting practices. He sources natural and industrial pigments, combining and developing alternative ways of recording a journey, transforming landscape through layering rock, soil and mineral pigments to create a visual language for time, memory and aesthetics. He has […]

Rachel Gundry 

rachel.gundry@hotmail.co.uk

Sue Heys

Check out my work at www.SueHeysStainedGlass.co.uk                                                                       seheys@tiscali.co.uk

Richard Holt

Richard is director of the Creative Innovation Centre CIC and Core Business Design in Taunton, Somerset which supports and promotes the development of the creative sector locally . www.creativeinnovationcentre.co.uk/ Richard is a Fellow of Creative Enterprise through the Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Plymouth University and a Fellow of the Royal Society […]

Ian Houlton

I am a solar pyrographer, in that I burn images onto wood using a magnifying glass, and no one believes me when I say that. It takes 8m 10s for the sun’s rays to hit Earth, the thing that grips me is that those very same rays began their lives over 170,000 years ago at […]

Rebecca Hughes 

rjhughes1995@gmail.com

Haidee Hughes

www.haideehughes.co.uk artist@haideehughes.co.uk Haidee Hughes Originally from Lancashire I moved south to Somerset five years ago with my family. I have since studied a Foundation Degree in Fine Art and I am now enjoying working in my new studio ‘Holyhope’ and emerging as an Artist. My passion is to visually express spiritual truths from a Biblical […]

Liz Hutchin

Having taught for over 30 years in Primary Schools including East and South-east London, Liz established Busylizzie Art & Literacy Ltd, in November 2013 as a way of further developing the passion for art, presentation, creativity and design that had been bubbling inside all that time! Busylizzie Art is about bespoke and personal, from consultation […]

Andi James 

shearwatermusic@aol.com

Jenny Keogh

Jenny is the CEO of GoCreate Taunton, as well as being a local artist who also curates a pop-up-gallery for local artists. Jenny combines this with her day job as a mental health support worker and several voluntary posts. These include facilitating Art reparation for Young Offenders, supporting a well-being clinic in a local school […]

Mirjana Kuharik

‘My name is Mirjana Kuharik and I come from Rijeka, Croatia, where I completed Art Academy and qualified as an art lecturer. I specialize in pencil drawing, painting and sculpture. I am a qualified interior designer. I worked for many years for a large German interior design company. I founded and tought art classes to […]

Cora Luscombe

coraluscombe@gmail.com

Jo Mortimer

Jo Mortimer is currently a resident artist at The Studio, Dartington where her work is permanently on sale and she can be seen ‘live painting’ every Sunday. She studied at Plymouth College of Art & Design & lives in Tiverton, Devon. Her original paintings are drawn and painted in acrylic inks. Her Limited Edition prints are […]

Sam Petrie

Samantha has had a deep love of faces and a fascination with human emotions for as long as she can remember. The emotions that intrigue her the most are the ones we try to hide; the emotions that we brush aside because facing them will cause us discomfort; and the emotions we try to capture […]

Fran Pitt

A varied career involving map-drawing for military history publications, writing and editing was put on hold whilst caring for my sick husband. During this time I studied at Exeter University for a BA, then MA, taking 1st with honours in Medieval Studies.Currently I continue to research, write and edit: I’m editor in chief of Corridors, […]

Philippa Reid

Philippa Reid is a paper artist whose passion is Quilling (the art of Paper Filigree). She says: “I believe that the rolling and shaping of paper strips has almost limitless artistic potential, and I am dedicated to pushing the boundaries of this beautiful, ancient art.” Philippa is a fully Accredited member of the international Quilling […]

Christine Rowson

c.f.rowson@gmail.com

Bern Sawle 

bernsawle@yahoo.co.uk

Liz Sparkes

liz@glassification.co.uk

Norman Steel 

A career in Military Intelligence (I know, I know,) was followed by 15 years as a parish priest. Late onset epilepsy meant early retirement in 2002 and I now spend my time being a house husband, a carer for my autistic son and an artist.   I like to draw people and can occasionally be […]

Debbi Sutton

Debbi Sutton’s artwork sits quietly, showing the viewer a different perspective of the magnificent trees and sky at Little Yarford Farmhouse. Sutton says, “The mirror is simply present. The reflection is just there. I invite the viewer to meet the world anew.” Debbi creates site-specific installations, sculpture and writing; recording history; remnants and traces; presence […]

John Stuart

Chairman of Fire River Poets (www.fireriverpoets.org.uk) John is retired after 30 years with City and Guilds, the vocational awarding body, and prior to that the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Commercial Education Scheme, as it then was. As well as chairing Fire River Poets, John organises the poetry events now running at the Creative […]

Lyanne Swateridge

Elleness Finesse Design and Creations Elleness Finesse is a logo and trading name for myself. Creating under this logos as an all – encompassing brand for me as a designer. I want to effectively be the designer behind all my creative avenues and use my logo and name as a designer stamp. My creations use […]

Andrew Ware

Ware’s the scone at – travelling vintage cream teas are pleased to be supporting Taunton Live for their second year. Andy and Suzanne Ware own and run their own Travelling cream tea and Ice cream catering units with a vintage twist. They are very passionate about their new business and providing that unique dining experience […]

Chris Webb 

chris245w@yahoo.co.uk

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