Greeting cards in the initial Mistletoe House range are reproductions of images taken from work by the following artists:
Composition, colour & contrast drive the photography of Ambrose. This is an example of his broad portfolio of work. With a heritage drawn from County Wicklow, Swansea & the Black Country, he now lives in the Welsh Marches. Enquiries via Mistletoe House.
Andrew Seaby makes relief prints from both wood & lino. He is influenced by the beautiful, woodblock colour prints made by the Japanese and fish are a particular focus for his work. He lives in the Cotswolds and has contributed to many exhibitions organised by The Society of Wood Engravers. www.woodengravers.co.uk
Originally from Suffolk, Anne has lived in the Orkney islands since 2007. here her work is inspired by the natural world and in particular, the lives of animals and their connections to eachother and the environment. Initially studying Fine Art at Sunderland University, Anne went on to gain a Natural Science degree and MSc in Marine Resources.
Tony Dunigan studied at Hastings Art School and the City & Guilds of London Art School and is a Member of The Society of Wood Engravers. He lives on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, the landscape & architecture of which are the foundations of his paintings & engravings.
Audrey Bradley is an artist and art tutor from the Radnor Valley, in the Welsh Marches. She is inspired by the ever changing light, colour & forms around her in the landscape. Paintings are in a variety of media including: watercolour, oil, pastel & ink. Collages & prints are also found in her portfolio.
Bob Guy is an artist, illustrator & printmaker living & working in the Cain Valley, Montgomeryshire. He is a Member of Artists Books. www.artistsbooksonline.com
Brontë Woodruff is a rural artist drawing inspiration from the dramatic landscape of the Welsh Marches, where she lives. Her preference is to work with natural materials such as Van Dyck crystals, earth pigments, charcoal & graphite, although good use is made of acrylic paint. www.artslant.com; www.h-art.herefordshire.gov.uk
Charles Robinson(1870-1937) was a British book illustrator and painter who studied at the Highbury Scool of Art in London before being taken on as an apprentice at a lithographic printers. here he studied part time at West London Art Scool and Heatherleys School of Art
Influenced by the Art Nouveau movement, he held membership of the Royal Institute of Painting in Water Colours and the London Sketch Club.
Clarence Coles Phillips(1880-1927) was an American artist and commercial illustrator who studied briefly at the Chase School of Art in Greenwich Village, New York. He is well known for his "fadeaway girls" where the background colour matches the subject colour.
Collette paints and draws pictures of both domesticated animals and wild natural history. Her work is intense, traditional and warm, capturing real and imagined moments,in pencil, oils and watercolours. She lives in Hertfordshire where she has her studio and art gallery.
Dugald Stuart Walker(1883-1937) was an American author and illustrator who studied at the University of Virginia and trained at the New York Scool of Art. He had an enchanted view of life which is reflected in his work.
Deborah is a pagan artist & sculptor, who works in a variety of media. She is deeply inspired by the gods of the ancient religions and the romance and imagery of myth and legend. She lives in Essex, where she has her studio and shop.
Eileen is a screenprinter educated at Farnham College and Byam Shaw School of Art. The ideas and thoughts for her work come from her travels and keen observation. She is a member of both Richmond Printmakers and Southbank Printmakers, exhibits regularly with the Mall Galleries and lives in London.
Elizabeth was educated at Lady Margaret Hall Oxford andstudied illustration at Chelsea College of Art. Starting as a graphic designer at Oxford University Press, she is now a professional artist, inspired by all animal life. Originally from Wales, she now lives near Oxford, whereshe is an established member of the Oxford Printmakers’ Co-operative. www.elizabethmoriarty.co.uk
Ellie, having already studied at the Jacob Kramer Art College in Leeds, then gained a First Class degree in Illustration from Hereford College of Art. She paints gardens, depicting scenes of joy, surprise, intimacy and communication with nature. www.ellieling.co.uk
Flora McLachlan’s dreamlike etchings are inspired by her study of medieval romance poetry at Oxford University. Deep woods and wild creatures appear in an enchanting twilight world of myth and legend.She lives in Pembrokeshire and is a Member of The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE) as well as the Oxford Printmakers’ Co-operative.
Frans Wesselman is a painter, etcher and stained glass artist. Brought up in the Netherlands, he is a graduate of Groningen College of Art and has lived in the UK for many years, settled for a long period in Shropshire before recently moving to Worcester. He is an established Member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE). www.fwstainedglass.com
Brought up in Wales, Harry spent a few years in France and Belgium, before returning home to south Wales where he is settled. The focus to his photography, is to find colour and form in natural history subjects.
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Hilary Paynter studied sculpture & wood engraving at Portsmouth College of Art. Her prints portray a sense of place with ideas drawn from landscape, animals & politics. She lives in Devon & is a Member of both The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers & The Society of Wood Engravers. www.hilarypaynter.com
Jane Keay is a professional artist and art tutor. She was born amongst the hills and valleys of the borderland between Mid Wales and the 'Shires, where she now lives. She works in a variety of media but mostly in pen & ink and watercolour. Inspiration is derived from the effect of changing light on landscapes and form around her, to which she responds with emotion and spirituality, often using imagery and symbolism connecting with her Celtic roots. www.janekeay.eu
Jane Peart graduated from Ealing School of Art having studied illustration. Her etchings and drawings are inspired by her travels, animals & rural views. She lives in Oxford and is both a Member of the Oxford Printmakers’ Co-operative and Oxford Arts Group. www.janepeart.co.uk
Jemima Jameson studied illustration & design at
Jessie Wilcox Smith(1863-1935) was an influential American illustrator of children's books, magazines and advertising posters who trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and was a Member of the Society of Illustrators. Children were her inspiration - their moods and expressions.
Originally from Kent, Jo Barry graduated from London's Ravensbourne College of Art & Design, before taking a teaching post at the Byam Shaw School of Art. She now lives in Hampshire's New Forest, where the changing moods inspire her work. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. www.jobarry.co.uk
An award winning Norfolk based illustrator, Julia creates simple, bold, geometric images inspired by vintage design. A member of the Association of Illustrators, she has worked for many clients in the UK and abroad, producing illustrations for advertising, publishing & packaging.
The eyes, expression and the elegance of the line are integral to Krysia's art. This is followed by an orchestration of colour.The pensive mood invites the spectator into the painting to contemplate the symbolism and given title. Krysia lives in Hertfordshire, where she has her studio.
Lilian Cheviot(1884-1936) was a British painter and illustrator of animal studie who studied at Frank Calderon's Scool of Animal Painting. She lived in Surrey and Kensington.
Lynne Riding trained at Hereford College of Art & Design, Manchester College of Art & the San Francisco Art Institute. While continuing to develop her own work, she holds a position as chair at the Art Institute of Charleston, South Carolina, USA. Lynne's work has been included in exhibits such as "30th Parallel - a Convergence of Contemporary Painting", JMOMA, Florida, USA & "Abstract Art 1949-2012 South Carolina", State Museum, Columbia, SC, USA.
Following an education in graphic design in Prague, Martina gained an MA in Illustration from Kingston University, London. Her work is inspired by poetry & fairy tales, inviting the viewer to create their own stories. Originally from the Czech Republic, she now lives near Hay-on-Wye, where she runs the Hay Life Group. Email: email@example.com
Mary Cowles Clark(1871-1950) was an American illustrator of children's books who studied with the Arts Students League in New York and was Member of the Nantucket Art Colony.
Painter, book illustrator & printmaker, working both in intaglio & relief, Miranda Mott trained at Byam Shaw & The Royal Academy Schools in London. She lives in Suffolk and is a Member of the Society of Wood Engravers. www.mjmott.co.uk
Morna Rhys is an artist-printmaker & tutor. Initially trained at Wimbledon School of Art and a graduate of St Martins School of Art in London, she also holds a Certificate in Art Education from Sussex University. Inspiration is drawn from the landscapes of Oxfordshire, Cornwall & Wales, illuminated by moonlight & the rising sun. She lives in Oxfordshire and is a Member of the Oxford Printmakers’ Co-operative. www.edition3.co.uk
Pete Lawrence gained a degree in graphic design from Bristol Art College and is a Member both of The Society of Wood Engravers & The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE). A big influence on his work is contemporary jazz. Both offer structure combined with freedom of expression. He lives and works in Oxford. www.peteralawrence.co.uk.
Phil was educated at Harrow and Hornsey Colleges of Art and was a lecturer in printmaking before becoming a professional landscape artist. His work is widely exhibited and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers. Originally from North Wales, he now lives in Kent. www.philgreenwood.info
Robin is an illustrator and printmaker specialising in wood engravings and linocuts. He works from his studio at Walford Mill Crafts in Wimborne, Dorset using a traditional cast iron Albion Press to produce his prints. He is an elected member of The Society of Wood Engravers and the Devon Guild of Craftsmen.
Stuart is inspired by many sources and is especially influenced by the cultures and belief systems in world mythology. His bold, uncluttered compositions are made up of clean and simple lines. He lives in Leicestershire.
Sue Scullard is from Kent and studied illustration & graphic design at Camberwell School of Art, as well as wood engraving at The Royal College of Art. She is a Member of The Society of Wood Engravers. Her engravings are dramatic compositions drawn from gardens, trees, architecture & other elements in the landscape. www.suescullard.co.uk
Sue Wheeler trained at the Central School of Art in London and at Bristol University. The linocut is her preferred medium because it encourages the search for underlying form to produce an image with a strong, decorative impact. She lives in Oxfordshire and is a Member of both the Oxford Printmakers’ Co-operative and the Oxford Art Society. www.susanwheelerprints.com
On graduating from St Martins School of Art London, Susan Milne was an illustrator of natural history books before moving to the Welsh borders in 1981, where she began to develop her landscape work. She has worked in the
Tia trained at the Royal Academy Schools in London before becoming an art tutor at Malvern Hills College in Worcestershire. She leads workshops and gives demonstrations and has exhibited across the UK.
Valerie is an artist and textile designer who specialises in decorative illustration. She trained at Manchester Metropolitan University where she gained a First Class degree in Printed Textiles and is an Associate of the Royal Miniature Society. She has illustrated many books, designed fabrics and ceramic decals and has a special interest in the book arts.
Valerie's work is inspired by nature, especially the flora and fauna around her home in Cheshire.
Virginia Sterrett(1900-1931) was anAmerican artist and illustrator who studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. In her short life she was known for her illustration of imaginary worlds and enchanted kingdoms.