Artists 2017-10-03T14:54:24+00:00

The Artists

Rachael Alexander
Rachael AlexanderPainter
Rachael works as a painter in a wide variety of media as well as format. From smaller individual paintings to large scale murals her work can be found in private homes as well public spaces such as hotels, hospitals and even cruise ships. Commissioned paintings range from ‘trompe l’oeil’ to abstract and she is also an experienced teacher offering a range of workshops which cover many different methods of painting and materials suitable for everyone including complete beginners.

Jill Maguire
Jill MaguireCeramicist
Jill Maguire is a Ceramic Artist who specialises in making very delicate, illustrated porcelain pieces .Jill’s work incorporates textile imprinting, underglaze painting and drawing, decal transfers and the application of gold and metallic lustres.
Jill’s most recent porcelain jugs and bowls are inspired by her travels around India and Nepal. Each pictorial piece tells a story using vibrant colour and fine detail.

Jenny Muncaster
Jenny MuncasterMixed Media Artist
Jenny’s paintings are exhibited and sold in galleries throughout the UK and overseas. Commissions for her unique food and wine themed paintings come from private clients worldwide. Her great sense of colour and her choice of subject matter appeals to art, food and wine lovers alike. Jenny’s art workshops are a source of inspiration for artist beginners and professionals alike. Well worth signing up for a day class to learn her tricks of the trade in all sorts of mediums.

Jessica Marie
Jessica MarieSilversmith & Jeweller
Calling her style ‘Refined Rustic’, Jess uses the hammered/textured effect of metal that she loves, to create something a bit more organic, whilst making sure it is controlled and neatly finished. Jess enjoys creating bespoke pieces that are special and which compliment any outfit or occasion and can be worn every day. All Jess’s jewellery is completely handmade. From her own hand cut silver, she textures, solders and polishes all entirely by hand.

Rosie Parmley
Rosie ParmleyPainter
Rosie graduated from the former Bath Academy in 1995. Her oil paintings are colourful studies of childhood memories and still life compositions. Rosie formulated her practice as an artist at ACAVA and Great Western Studios in London. She is part of the Urban Collective who exhibit regularly and a member of the Artful Artist group in Fulflood, Winchester. Rosie is a formally trained art teacher who combines her painting practice with her love of teaching and believes that everyone can enjoying painting with dedicated art time and good guidance.

Clara Sanjar
Clara SanjarIllustrator
Clara gained her BA honours degree at Central Saint Martins in Fine Art Printmaking and Photo Media in London and her post graduate in Textile Construction and Design in Paris. As well as being an experienced teacher to all ages, she continues her passion for art and craft specialising in book making, felting, illustration and printmaking. Clara enjoys leading the children’s events at The Colour Factory along with working collaboratively with her fellow artists on a wide range of artistic endeavours.

Carol Wade
Carol WadeSilversmith & Jeweller
Carol enjoys making individual pieces in silver or gold using unusual precious and semi -precious stones; sourced from all over the world.

Carol uses hand tools and simple equipment to fuse and texturise the metal in her studio space at The Colour Factory and some of her work can be seen displayed in the gallery. Individual commissions welcome.

Michael Weller
Michael WellerPainter
Michael is a renowned portrait painter working predominantly in oils. His other painting subjects are inspired by still life and local landscapes ‘plein air’.
Michael exhibits regularly at the Mall Galleries in London, with the New English Art Club and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. In 2015 he won both the Winsor & Newton Award and the Le Clerc Fowle Medal for his outstanding paintings. Michael studied portraiture at Lavender Hill Studios in London– an atelier-style painting school. He currently runs classes at The Colour Factory for all abilities in portraiture.