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Heatons Arts Trail, Buxton Art Trail and Sale Arts Trail 2019

July 3, 2019

It is the time of the year for Art Trails and with the spate of slightly warmer weather we’ve had recently, it’s the best opportunity to get out and explore what artists are exhibiting in your local towns and cities.

Firstly thanks to everyone who let me photograph their work at the Heatons Arts Trail last weekend.

HAT 2019 artists

Obviously if you missed it, you can still contact the artists individually to see what they have left, or perhaps comission a piece, if you have something special in mind.

Some beautiful mosiac pieces from Rachel Cooke.

I love her landscapes.

We were even treated to a sneaky peek into her workspace, where there are boxes of tiles still to be used and art pieces in progress. How exciting to see, thanks Rachel for the tour.

Colourful glass artwork from Catherine Mahe, Jewellery from Jo Lavelle and Vases from Tone Von Krogh.

Delicate watercolours by Sue Kane and Prints from

Finally a stunning collection of creatures by Marina Bauguil, who’s work for me is always about the narrative, of telling stories and stimulating illustrative thoughts and ideas.

Next weekend it’s the turn of

Buxton Art Trail 2019

This year, Buxton will host its eagerly-awaited fifth biennial art trail as part of Fringe40, marking the 40th year of the Buxton Festival Fringe.

The award-winning Buxton Art Trail will take place during the first weekend of the Fringe. Art lovers will be seen flitting around Buxton, experiencing the work of over 100 artists. Buxton Festival and Fringe-goers alike will enjoy an eye-opening experience with organisers hoping for an even greater diversity of artists and craftspeople plus extra opportunities for participation and  involvement to be delivered in community settings. The Trail is a regular addition to the growing number of events in the ever-popular Buxton Festival Fringe, one of the largest UK fringes. Painters, printmakers, illustrators, photographers and craftspeople, both professional and amateur will be among those on hand to discuss their work.

Finally, the following weekend, i.e. 13th and 14th July, it is my turn to take part in the Sale Arts Trail 2019.


I will be exhibiting at Venue A, MINIKIN ART CAFE, 57 Cross Street, Sale, M33 7HF, and there are 8 other people in the same venue.

Fishink ILLUSTRATION & CERAMICS, Tracey Birchwood JEWELLERY, Avril Corbett TEXTILES, Suzanne Claire JEWELLERY, Emma Fozard MILLINER, Alison Bell NAME CHAINS, Nicola Briggs CERAMICS, Yuki McNeil CERAMICS & PRINT & Jennie Nuttall PRINT.

Across the twelve sites, there are around 40 artists taking part in the weekend Trail, with a vast range of disciplines amongst them. You can find out who by clicking on this link.

SAT 2019 exhibitors

You can see the trail and it’s venues laid out below or visit the SAT site for more information.

I will have a range of work similar to this.

Some hand drawn original illustrations too.

Cats, dogs, creatures and even the odd Mermaid !

You can find more of my older work here on my Fishink site.

Do think about supporting small local shops and artists. Purchasing directly from these makers can often be what keeps that person in business and keeps our high street varied and interesting. I fully support the Just a Card organisation, and you can read more about how they started and what they stand for here.

Look forward to seeing you on the Sale Arts Trail in two weeks time, tell your friends, book the date into your diaries and drop by and say hello. I love meeting my readers in person.

Happy Arts Trailing !

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