Lea, Near Matlock, Derbyshire / Animal art, fused glasswork, paintings and jewellery.
Eclectica is comprised of four unique artists offering a beautiful mix of art in various forms. Frances Daunt is an animal artist offering artwork in various media, Kate Beinder creates portraits and abstract landscapes, Zoe Adamson creates unique jewellery inspired by Derbyshire's industrial heritage and Stephanie Platts designs beautiful modern fused glasswork
Adamson Jewellery is created in Belper within the Amber Valley; the Heart of Derbyshire. “I am inspired by this birthplace of The Industrial Revolution, the Peak District's natural forms and am intrigued by the contrast between engineering and nature. I work mainly in sterling silver but often use recycled copper and upcycled elements to add charm and history and produce unique pieces of statement jewellery. My collections are forever changing and developing. Asymmetry in all jewellery art intrigues me. I love unusual forms so you will find me working on an asymmetrical necklace, choker, or long drop earrings, a large statement ring, bangle, or the more unusual back-lace or slave hand bracelet”
Frances Daunt, often working under the name of Garden Gallery, is an award-winning animal artist living in Lea in Derbyshire. "As an animal lover I base all of my pieces on animals working in a variety of media ranging from pastels to felted work made from wool. I believe that my love for animals shines through in my art - from a close up of a tiger's face to a portrait of a beloved pet I work hard to capture the spirit and energy of the animal in whatever medium I am using. It is always the eyes I turn to first - to me they show the soul of the animal and that is what I want to depict."
Kate Beinder, a self-taught artist born in London but now living in Derbyshire, has exhibited at art shows and local galleries for the last four years as well as selling internationally through the internet.
“My work is constantly evolving as I love the challenge of new techniques and ideas. There is so much to learn and discover! Painting portraits in monochrome is particularly rewarding as it means concentrating on tonal values. Big skies, the wonderful seasonal changes we see around us, a favourite landscape and interesting faces are inspirations for me and capturing them in both representational and abstract ways fires my imagination.”
Stephanie Platts works under the name of Glasshouse Design and makes glass art using fused glass in the historic minster town of Southwell. "I am particularly interested in the unusual textures that can be achieved in glass, normally such a smooth medium. I specialise in modern, abstract designs which are constantly changing and developing. I find the use of colour particularly interesting, and lovely effects can be achieved with the use of special iridescent and dichroic glass. I like my glass to have some function as well as form and so, although some of my pieces are designed as "wall art", many others can be used every day as bowls, dishes and coasters."