John Abraham 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. . Recently she has […]

Vienna Ashley-Watts

Vienna Ashley-Watts   Vienna is a BLM activist and Co-Founder of BLM Taunton with a background in Youth and Support work. She moved to Taunton when she was in primary school and enjoyed performing arts, specifically theatre and acting. She was involved in many multi-cultural projects due to her mother being prominent within the race equality sector in Taunton. She […]

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 […]

Andrew Baker

My name is Andy Baker, I have been painting and drawing since I was seventeen in a variety of media, I studied at Birmingham School of Art in Fine Art. Over the past few years I have been studying and exhibiting at the CIC Taunton and in Bristol. To contact me phone 01823 326419 or […]

Jeremy Briggs

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

Having retired after teaching Art for more than thirty years in Norfolk and Taunton, I am very pleased to be able to paint for pleasure.

As well as teaching, I have also worked as a freelance designer, specialising in travel literature (guide books and decorative maps) and even Wild West strip cartoons. I have had numerous one-man shows and contributed to many group exhibitions. My work is in collections in England, Europe, Canada and the U.S.A

Ali Cashen

Jackie Clementine

Jackie Clementines is a performance artist, workshop facilitator, fire choreographer, youth worker, writer, activist and clown. In his time off he is just a clown! He says: “when I grow up I want to be an actor, playing a clown, impersonating a talented performance artisté!” He has toured circus, theatre and poetry shows across numerous […]

Fon Cosens

Wire and Willow sculpture by Fon Cosens 07510319802

Connor Earnshaw

Conor Earnshaw

James Eastwell

Graduating with a degree in Fine Art specialising in Sculpture, Installation and Printmaking  Jim’s main job is as an Attachment and Trauma specialist within a local SEMH provision. Jim welcomes any local teachers who want to do collaborative work to get in touch. Jim also acts as GoCreate’s Child Protection and Safeguarding advisor and consultant. […]

Matthew Gardner

A place for Neurodiverse and Disabled people to be creative. Autopia was set up by MJ Gardner in 2020, to support fellow Neurodiverse and Disabled adults.
Bringing together autistic and neurodiverse people to share, learn and create.
​For people to understand and gain access support, as well as being part of a support group of disabled people.

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 […]

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 . 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 […]

Andy Knutt 

Andy Knutt Having spent over two decades in the creative industries, Andrew is creative on many levels. He is a digital artist but also a designer, web developer, media maker and everything in between. Andrew has a strong business and creative sector background working on many projects. Some small based community ones to multi-million-pound ones. […]

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 […]

Roger Shattock  

Edyta Skros

Liz Sparkes

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 ( 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 […]

We Have Your Prints

We Have Your Prints is an online Street Art & Urban Art Gallery we started up out of love for the type of art that we have enjoyed and collected over the years. We think art should be for everyone, no capital A, no snobbery. The quirky side of life appeals to us; the street art and […]

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 […]

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