Meet the maker Adrienne Hughes

I've been mucking about with arty things since I was knee-high to a grasshopper and finally took the plunge to leave teaching in January 2018 and become a full-time artist. My work is informed by a love of nature-colours, shapes and textures and is often inspired by a trip to the sea.

Now that I have my own studio I can play with a wide range of techniques...pen & ink sketches, water-colour, acrylic painting, mosaic, digital art, photography, silk-screen, collage, sculpture and lino-cuts. I'm even throwing myself into ceramics again after a gap of forty years!

I love to travel and visit galleries and exhibitions for inspiration. Artists who inspire me include Hockney, Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse, Miro, Kahlo, Mary Fedden, Barbara Rae & Gillian Ayres. You may spot their influence in my work.

The fabric items in the shop are made by my partner Claire who shares my love of colour and has become rather nifty with a needle and thread.