Art Exhibition Artist Profiles

The following artists have kindly sponsored their profiles for the website.

Paulene Allett

Paulene Allett likes to paint with oils but also uses pastels and acrylics etc. She has not been painting for very long. When she retired in 2003, she studied for and gained an art A-level at Patching’s Art Centre in Nottingham. Paulene likes painting most things but particularly enjoys drawing and painting people.


Guy Evans

Guy trained in Industrial Design at Newcastle Polytechnic then worked at Central St. Martins College of Art in London. Guy now works teaching life drawing at Nottingham Trent University and drawing & design at the University of Derby.


Bill Grange

I was Keeper of Natural History at Derby City Museum, until my retirement in 2006. My chief hobby is painting landscapes, mainly using chalk pastels. My retirement provided a boost to this, especially since I had a small wooden studio erected at the bottom of my wildlife-friendly garden. Many of my pictures are inspired by the landscapes of my home county, Derbyshire. I live on the northern outskirts of Derby and my local countryside, especially Allestree Park, provides much subject matter for my work.

Dennis Harpur

I work in oil colour and paint on stretched canvas or board with a light palette knife technique. I am a member of Sutton Coldfield and Lichfield societies. Living near open countryside close to Lichfield gives me every opportunity to paint local scenery this together with travelling abroad has given me a spectrum of subject matters. Over the years I have executed many commissions. To view more of my work online:

Sue Heale

I paint predominantly with acrylic paint, pastes, gels and glass embellishments to create texture and effects. During the painting process I will use epoxy resin to add a smooth glass-like dimension to selected areas or as a final layer. As I take much of my inspiration from the natural environment, the tactile nature of my work acts as a reminder to the subtle experiences we encounter with that environment, through our own emotional world.

Sandra Hillyer

My inspiration comes from landscapes particularly big skies, wild open spaces, moorland and remote beaches. Preferring to paint in acrylics on canvas on a large scale from my own sketches and photographs, colour and texture are important elements in my work. I gained a degree in Fine Art at the University of Derby in 2000. My work has been included in major exhibitions in London, Birmingham and UK, with many in private collections.


Tony Moss

Tony Moss. Tony graduated as a mature student with a Fine Arts Degree from Nottingham University in 2014. His work is informed by architecture and travel. Occasionally he will hone in on local landmarks. Last year he undertook a residency in Santa Monica California and his current work reflects this visit. Some of his paintings are available in Limited Edition print form . In addition commissions, both private and commercial, are very much welcomed.


Sandra Orme

Sandra Orme is one of the North West’s leading pastel artists. She is a multi-award winner and has exhibited with UK’s best pastel artists at The Pastel Society annual exhibition. She teaches pastels annually at The Ashmolean Museum and is an associate artist with the Unison Pastels. Her work explores ever changing land and skies that surrounds her studio in the Buxton as well as further afield- light, seasonal colours, atmosphere and weather. Using multiple pastel layers on specialist paper, she communicates a sense of place and captures the drama of wild open spaces. Workshops run at her studio in Buxton.  Instgram: SandraOrmeOriginals


Veronica Poulton

My work is very diverse ranging from machine and hand stitching to acrylics and mixed media. My painting evolve the same way as my textiles. All pieces are original and one off items. My inspiration comes from landscapes, nature, buildings, the colour palette from seasonal changes. I love the way in which I can layer paints and mixed media, very similar to the way in which I use my fabrics and threads. I like freedom and spontaneity. Email:


Neil Prior

I am a professional artist based in Hinckley, Leicestershire. Specialising in oils,I offer commissions in a wide range of subjects including portraits,still life,landscapes,seascapes,action studies,abstract creations and more recently dog portraiture. I like to work with either brushes or palette knife and use personal photographs as a reference.I turned professional 2 years ago and have had two, two week solo exhibitions in Hinckley with over 40 Original Oils on display to the public. My work is available as original art, top quality giclee fine art prints and fine art greeting cards.


Andrew Sargent

I am a contemporary painter currently living in Nuneaton, North Warwickshire. I studied at North Warwickshire college of Technology and Art, and Birmingham Polytechnic obtaining an honours degree in Fine Art in 1990. I work in various techniques and mediums, and am inspired by the Fauvist movement of the early 20th Century, amongst others. Using and responding to various subjects, my work often becomes more about the application of paint and experimentation than the initial subject. I have exhibited at various locations, and have work in private collections both here and abroad. I was also selected and appeared on an episode of Sky Art’s Landscape artist of the year 2017.


Alice Townley

I am inspired by portraits that accentuate the eyes of a person and really draw the viewer into the image, I generally look for images were the eyes are the dominating feature. I want my artwork to be dramatic and enticing, where the viewer feels mesmerised by the artwork. I generally use a monochrome palette because I find that doing this creates a more dramatic look and also I believe brings more attention to the shade and tone in an image rather than colour. I choose to use oils because of their manoeuvrability, its great to think that things don’t have to be rushed and can be readjusted if need be. EMail:


Cynthia Twiss

My art has developed over the past 20 years in both watercolour and acrylic. I never cease to be amazed by the sheer beauty of landscape and coastal scenes both at home and abroad on my travels. Some of the artists which I have been inspired by and trained with include Peter Welton, Carole Baker and Saraya French. I hope you enjoy viewing my work and feel the magical atmosphere which I try to express through my paintings. Contact: