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Take Five with Shannon Reed

Posted on 14 March, 2019 at 4:25 Comments comments (0)

Shannon Reed lives in East Dulwich, South London, and is the owner of Mockingbird Makes and is an inspiring speaker on Creativity for Wellness with over 15 years experience in creative innovation and personal development. She is also trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and is a mum of two boys. Her passion is re-conne...
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Take Five with Marcus McAllister

Posted on 21 February, 2019 at 4:55 Comments comments (0)

Marcus McAllister is a French-American artist managing his international career from his atelier in Paris which he shares with Grom, his adorable dog. His works combine detailed draughtsmanship with dreamlike layers and elements to create fascinating and beautifully atmospheric paintings. Alongside his larger works, he also has a strict sketchbook practice which is the backbone of everything he doe...

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Take Five with Zoe Whishaw

Posted on 23 January, 2019 at 7:00 Comments comments (0)

Zoe Whishaw is a Commercial Photography Consultant & Mentor who works one-to-one with photographers at all stages in their careers, across all genre, providing bespoke advice, strategic guidance and on-going mentoring support to help take their business to the next level. She has worked with and commissioned photographers for over 25 years analysing, developing and critiquing id...
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Take Five with Kim Youdan

Posted on 12 December, 2018 at 6:10 Comments comments (0)

Kim Youdan is an artist who uses her need for travelling around the world to photograph her temporary environments. She then takes these black and white photos and adds dynamic and bold splashes of colour which capture the atmosphere of each place. Minimalist but very striking, the images are of people, architecture, landscapes, textures which most represent the places to which Kim tr...

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Take Five with Charlotte Zalepa

Posted on 22 November, 2018 at 9:55 Comments comments (0)

Charlotte Zalepa is the award winning jeweller behind Chalk Designs. Much of her work is inspired by nature, both in subject and in the slow and unhurried process of the wax carving which is the starting point for creating her beautiful pieces. Also inspired by her commitment to the world around us, Charlotte uses recycled silver as her material of choice. She has also joined forces with eth...
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Take Five with Annette Peppis

Posted on 15 October, 2018 at 9:45 Comments comments (0)

Annette Peppis is a graphic designer of many years standing who has worked for clients large and small, ranging from the BBC and NHS to small companies and solitary freelancers. She understand the challenges that businesses face and with every job, brings her common sense, imagination and excellent organisation. Annette is the designer of the What's Your Excuse books, bringing a cohesive smart and elegant...

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Take Five with Bridget Davies

Posted on 3 October, 2018 at 4:10 Comments comments (0)

Bridget Davies is an artist whose work I came across by chance when, if I remember correctly, someone retweeted a piece of her work on Twitter.  From the moment I saw that image, I was hooked!  Bridget creates beautiful women in gorgeous frocks in glamorous settings.  I adore the wit and stylishness of the paintings which feel to me like a continuation of the wonderfully elegant sketches you fin...

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Take Five with Rod McIntosh

Posted on 3 October, 2018 at 3:55 Comments comments (0)

Rod McIntosh is an artist who works between Kent and London as an exhibiting artist and consultant to the creative industries. He maintains a dynamic arts practice alongside a successful Arts Management career.  His works have minimal subject other than material, processes and an exploration of a visual language of marks.  Through this, he creates seemingly simple, but incredibly effective works of art. ...

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Take Five with Joanne Henson

Posted on 27 September, 2018 at 7:15 Comments comments (0)

Joanne Henson is a health, fitness and wellness coach who works with you to find the best way to alter your mindset around food and exercise. She has written two excellent books covering all the reasons we give ourselves for why we "can't" get fit or eat well which are both filled with great advice and good sense. Joanne doesn't force you into squat thrusts or endless lettuce, just shows you how to get healthie...

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Take Five with Spirit de la Mare

Posted on 20 September, 2018 at 10:35 Comments comments (0)

Spirit de la Mare is an inspiring Renaissance woman - Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, Freeman of the Guild of Entrepreneur, Trustee of Artcan, public relations specialist, occasional journalist, published poet and project director and all-round culture enthusiast championing the arts. She has contributed to '#Woman Remapping the Territory. Our Way', a book of poems and performance pieces by 1...

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