There are a plethora of local artists, designers, writers and craftspeople living and working in the Hinckley area. The following directory lists those who are active members of Creative Hinckley. Click on any member to view their portfolio.
I was born in Great Grimsby in 1961 and studied at Grimsby School of Art before gaining a degree at St Martin's School of Art in London in 1983. I now live in Hinckley, Leicestershire.
My work is heavily influenced by the dockland environment where I lived in my early years. The colour, shapes and texture of the trawlers, equipement and surroundings lend themselves to my work and are an endless source of inspiration.
I have lived in the Midlands for many years. I trained as a nurse, and then studied Fine Art at North Warwickshire College, Loughborough University and De Montfort University. I completed a PhD in 2007 at DMU where I now work as a senior lecturer. I have led workshops in schools and organised several public art projects in Leicestershire. I love to paint and to be involved in creative activity!
Gwyn is based in Leicestershire, and has been in the field of Interior Design for twenty five years, working on projects encompassing restaurants, retail interiors and executive homes. Designing and project managing projects at Historic Royal Houses, Natural History Museum, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, National Museum of Ireland, Royal Collections, First Choices, and executive homes in London and New York.
Gwyn currently works for Feed The Hungry UK providing food aid to projects around the world.
I specialise in Portrait & Event photography. I particularly love recreating certain eras such as the 1930s-40s and part of that includes war style shots. I've had the pleasure of working as an official photographer for a carnival committee, photographing a music festival week, being responsible for a colleges annual report and numerous other portrait work.
I am a Graphics Illustrator I love painting and anything to do with arts and crafts. I have a 2:1 degree in Illustration and graphic design. My current work is inspired by nature and I gain inspiration from people like Terry Harrison. There are many other areas I work in such as Graphic Design, Photography, Jewellery making, Paper engineering and textiles.
Jill Journeaux is an artist / educator who has been exhibiting since 1980. Her work is in public and private collections in the UK, USA France and Portugal. The work is characterised by an emphasis on the hand made both by herself, and others, the depiction of domesticity and the autobiographical. Her work is strongly informed by the decorative arts, both as subject and as language. She is currently working through drawing with hand made and digital stitch processes.
Simon Lewis was born in 1945 in Devon .He Studied at Bath Academy Of Art, Corsham from 1964 to 1968 ,and did an MFA at the university of Reading Graduating in 1972 .He has taught at many universities both in the UK and abroad most recently at Nottingham Trent university . He is an artist whose practice is rooted unashamedly in the visual. He believes that painting is primarily a visual not a conceptual activity, and it is the study and development of visual cognition and language that is the basis of his work.
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I have had a passion for photography all my life. I specialise in landscape and monochrome work but make pictures of many different subjects. My pictures have been published by magazines, used for advertising, on greetings/birthday cards and on the internet etc. You can buy prints or acquire a licence for advertising, editorial or other use. I am also available to produce commissioned work.
Glen Bank Photography is based at The Lawns Business Centre, in Hinckley where we work on a varied client list from furniture to fashion and flowers to food.
With every shoot bringing its own unique set of rules to achieve the desired result, one shot can last all day, or a whole catalogue could be shot too.
Working now totally on digital the only restrictions are how long your eyes can last in front of a computer screen. Having been taught to create special effects on film in camera, through multiple exposures and trickery pokery; the saying, “the camera never lies” has never been so far from the truth.
CONTACTUS HAS BEEN IN HINCKLEY TOWN CENTRE SINCE 1986. THE OWNERS ARE MARVIN AND LARAINE COOK. WE FRAME EVERYTHING FROM FOOTBALL SHIRTS TO CAKE DECORATIONS. IN THE SHOP WE HAVE A LARGE SELECTION OF PRINTS AND LOTS OF MIRRORS MADE TO ANY SIZE YOU WANT.
I am a fine artist. My current work focuses upon the use of colour in contemporary painting practice. The perception of movement that evolves through colour, shape and pattern form the basis of my lines of enquiry.
My current paintings derive from doodles. The fluid lines and shapes produced through this subconscious method, entice the viewer to travel round the paintings in "the minds eye”. This notion of a feeling of movement on a static two dimensional surface encourages existensial sensations including: pace, quiet, noise, space and enclosure.
My name is Lesley Bee and I specialise in wedding and portrait photography. My aim is to create stylish, contemporary images that you will treasure forever.
I am a self publishing fine art landscape photographer specialising in the landscapes of the British Isles. My motivation is to capture the essence of the landscapes that surround us through a combination of good light, detail and composition.
I complete the entire workflow myself from the photography and processing to the framing and final presentation. I use only the highest quality materials throughout the process and my prints are of giclée quality. My work is often very large with framed images up to 1.5m in length.
A graphic designer for over 25yrs, Pete now works from his home studio sharing his time between graphics, illustration and writing children's books.
For relaxation, he likes to paint people in oils and is always on the lookout for interesting faces.