Art & Contemporary Art

Babs Pease

Babs Pease is an artist and printmaker who specialises in the relief print method, hand carving and hand printing linoleum to create intricate limited edition prints. Working from her studio in a converted farm building on a small farm in Perthshire, Babs is surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna in the surrounding countryside. Most of her print ideas start out as sketches taken on long walks in the surrounding areas.

Babs Pease exhibited in our NEST 2022 exhibition which included a variety of artists using birds as their inspiration and subject matter.

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Art, Contemporary Art & Illustration

Lisa Stubbs

Lisa Stubbs is a Yorkshire-born illustrator of children’s books, an author and a printmaker with a background in graphic design.

After graduating from Batley School of Art, Lisa initially trained as a greeting card illustrator and her love of children’s illustration stemmed from creating cards, as well as designing toys and games for children.

More recently, Lisa has worked in book publishing; creating and illustrating picture books for young children. In 2014 ‘Lily and Bear’ was published to great reviews. A paperback edition is due to be published in April 2016 and the story is currently being developed into a stage production, with a follow up adventure expected in September 2016.

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Lisa’s work is inspired by her love of family life, children’s artwork, the hands on screen printing process and vintage children’s book illustration. She has been involved with the ‘Mr Benn to Miffy ‘ exhibition on Children’s book illustration at The Cooper Gallery in Barnsley and is regularly asked to run creative children’s workshops in schools and libraries.

Lisa Stubbs

Art, Contemporary Art & Illustration

Richard Allen

Originally from Newbury, Berkshire, Richard Allen gained a degree in Graphic Illustration at Kingston Polytechnic (1987). After graduating he became a freelance illustrator working mainly in scraperboard for advertising, publishing, packaging and newspapers. Richard’s work slowly drifted towards his main interest of birds and wildlife, especially after winning ‘British Birds – Bird Illustrator of the Year’ in 1993.

Following a move to Essex in 1988, and more recently to Wivenhoe, the bird rich estuaries and marshes of the Essex coast have provided an endless source of inspiration, fuelling a passion for field-sketching. Richard Allen enjoys the immediacy of working directly from nature, trying to capture the life and vitality of wild birds, and the patterns of plumage, light, water and foliage.

This essential field experience has proven invaluable when working on paintings in the studio, illustrating bird identification guides and producing wildlife interpretation illustrations for nature reserves and visitor centres.

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Richard lives in Wivenhoe, on the Colne estuary, with his wife Sally and his dog Buster.

In May 2011 he was featured in Country Living Magazine.

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Richard Allen is currently exhibiting in our Small Painting Show 2023.

Richard Allen Artist

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