7th & 8th August, 2021

We are thrilled to be hosting our very first northern art fair in the beautiful village of St Johns Chapel, Weardale, on the 7th & 8th of August.

The event will be held in the town hall on Saturday 7th, 10am – 5pm, and Sunday 8th, 10am – 4pm.

Our aim is to promote the quality and diversity of contemporary art in the north that is accessible
and affordable to all.


St John's Chapel

Situated in the stunning North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, St. John's Chapel is on the south side of the River Wear on the A689 road between Daddry Shield and Ireshopeburn.

The village has been coming increasingly popular with artists,  cyclists, walkers and birdwatchers and has two busy pubs and a café.

We’ll be presenting a fresh and engaging art fair that encompasses a broad blend of disciplines with work from artists, printmakers, sculptors, ceramists, photographers and illustrators.

Many of the artists will be demonstrating their skills and practices with on-stand demos throughout the day and a pop up bar will be on site to keep us all refreshed!

7th & 8th August 2021



Alison Hall


Alison’s photography is her expression of the environment and close view of nature. Exploring the creative possibilities of blending images within camera and post production she is developing a distinctive contemporary style of photographic art. Mixing multiple exposures, intentional camera movement and use of natural and painted textures.

Mick Kelly


Mick’s seashore art is inspired from his regular walks along the North East coastline. He creates pictures using items found on the beach which include driftwood, shells, sea glass, cuttlefish bone and seaweed. His imagination and humour enable him to create works with various themes in a very unique style.

Sheryl Roberts


Sheryl’s vision of tempestuous skies and chaotic landscapes has earned her international acclaim. Sheryl’s unique vision of the dramatic light penetrating the vast skies is recognisable as her distinctive style.

Carolyn Hird-Rogers


Carolyn is based on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and derives much of her inspiration from the skylines of the hills and dales, creating mixed media collage pieces of land and sea using handmade papers, foils rescued from printers waste, inks and gesso with drawn lines and sgraffito mark-making

Shaun Vickers


With a love of all things Nature and Wildlife and given the resurgence of the focus on nature conservation and awareness, pet owner Shaun thought it the right time to marry subject matter with traditional working. To strip the image of colour and focus on the detail and character of the subject matter is really important

Peter Woolley


I am a professional watercolour artist, based in Richmond, specializing in wild rural landscapes. The National Parks all feature heavily in my work, along with subjects from further afield, including those produced while running classes on cruiseships. I run workshops, tutor painting holidays and maintain a successful online student service.

Liz Jones


Liz Jones is a printmaker and textile designer based in North Cumbria. Greatly inspired by her rural surroundings, she produces limited edition, original, reduction linocuts. She also uses linoprint to create original fabric designs which she screen prints by hand onto linen and cotton to make lampshades and cushions etc.

Jane McMillan


I”m continually amazed by the beauty of our surroundings. Nature and the landscape is an unending source of inspiration which I love to capture using a variety of mediums. Take a moment and step into a world of colour , escape and let your mind wander through the paintings. Jane

Matthew Ellwood


Matthew is best known for his Tower series in which he portrays many iconic landmarks and buildings in a single painting. He uses watercolours, pen and inks and a lot of patient.

Abigail Lagden


Based on the edge of Teesdale, Abigail creates sculptural pieces using fabrics, a fabric hardener and a variety of other materials. Abigail’s creations are brimming with texture, colours and intrigue. She has a love of all things magical, mystical and fantastical, and this influence is evident throughout her creations.

Vivian Riches


Vivian is a vibrant Colourist of contemporary semi-abstract florals and landscapes. She has works in Watercolour, Acrylic and Oil paint and was recently featured in Artists and Illustrators Magazine. She enjoys creating exciting textural effects in her paintings with the use of gels, mediums and other impasto techniques.

Holly Magdalene Scott


Holly M Scott is a Printmaker based in Teesdale.
Known for her detailed, sensitive linocuts, Holly’s prints convey her lifelong enchantment with the natural world. Long since spellbound by birds, and conscious of their significance in her own everyday life, Holly’s work honours the tradition of mankind’s fascination and constant dialogue with our avian contemporaries.

Mark Rowney


The Art of Leather work has a rich tradition in the British Isles. I endeavour to keep this fascinating Art form alive using Leather to create contemporary rural sculptures and objet d’Art. My love of the ‘Arts & Crafts’ movement resonates in all my work and at my studio ‘The Hide’.

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Tony Erskine


I have always lived in North East England where I studied graphic design at Newcastle College of Art. In retirement, I have rekindled my love of silkscreen printing, as well as painting in oils, acrylic and watercolour. My work is included in several national and international private collections and I have exhibited in a number of exhibitions in England and Scotland.

Trudy Kepke


Trudy’s photography basically starts off as her sketch, her own handcrafted textures then become her paints that she applies over her photographs to make an interesting and colourful painterly image.
‘I see Photoshop as my blank canvas and is where I start to bring to life my photography with a little bit of imagination and creativity’.

Tracey Walker


Tracey has always loved animals and decided later on in life to follow her dream of painting and bringing happiness to others through pet portraits. Oils are her choice of medium and, though time consuming, bring a finish that is something special.
Tracey works on a commission basis for private clients.



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