Anne-Marie Butlin conveys the character of different flowers: the unique feeling they can create in a space, the strong structures and often the sheer joyfulness of their appearance. The artist aims to capture the sense of calm that flowers can give us - a chance to contemplate and meditate, and remember our connection with the natural world.
Taking inspiration from the work of artists such as Chardin and William Nicholson, Ruth Beloe's paintings explore the inherent beauty of everyday items and objects from nature. Characteristics of her work include studies of the reflective qualities of surfaces, the use of directed light to form appealing shadows and the play of refracted light.
Helen Millar has always been inspired by natural elements combined with her collection of British Ceramic Ware from the 1930's. She paints from life and particularly enjoys the clarity and freshness that watercolour paint can produce. Her textile design background has greatly influenced the way she work continuing her fascination with organic pattern, colour and the discipline of observational drawing.