An eclectic mix of local artists and makers, available to view or buy at The Loft. 

Michelle Bowers

November 14, 2019

Michelle Bowers is a local watercolour artist specialising in seascapes.  With a BA(Hons.) in textile design from Manchester Metropolitan University, her work reflects the textures and colours of the surrounding landscapes. 
Michelle’s watercolours, prints, cards and calendars are available to purchase from The Loft.

You can contact Michelle either by phone; 07902 906344 or at

Julie Saunders

November 14, 2019

Julie Saunders took the Foundation Course at Colchester School of Art, followed by a BA (Hons.) Degree in Fashion and Textiles at Kingston University.  She now lives and works in the coastal village of Tollesbury, Essex.

This work shows her response, in paint and cut paper, to the local tidal creeks, fleets and saltmarsh where she walks, draws and paints throughout the year. The colours and shapes reflect her repeated painted observations of the same locations at all states of tide, in all seasons, and in all weathers.

Her work originates as watercolour sketches – quick studies of ephemeral shapes and colours – which in her studio evolve into the cut paper collages and acrylic paintings.

The paper she uses for her collages is a mixture of vintage pantone sheets and cartridge paper painted with gouache, while the dense flat colours in her acrylic paintings are achieved through a technique which involves masking up the canvas, then cutting through and painting the negative shapes, colour by colour.

Julie’s website address is and she can be contacted either by email – – or by phone – 07751 210929.

Lee Thomas

November 14, 2019

Lee Thomas is a creative artist, graphic designer, illustrator and photographer based in the UK. This site is a sample of the work that he does. His Boat Art is now available to purchase at The Loft. 

Lee Thomas - Freelance graphic design & art direction + art, illustration and photography. - 07800796042

Click the link below to view his website. 

Nicola Nash

November 14, 2019

" I like a mixture of different media & I always finish off with pen & ink, which really brings a piece to life. The pointillism technique is a big favourite of mine too!"

A range of Nicola Nash's artwork is avaliable to purchase at The Loft. 

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