Here are all our online artists for this year.
Please support them as best you can, buy their artwork, if you're not in a position to buy their work right now, please share it.
There really is some amazing artwork out there and as the Arts Trail, whether it's online or the physical trail we want to help you find it.
Peter Woolley was born in Derby in 1960. He was educated at Spondon Comprehensive School, where he received Art tuition from the late Wilfred Ball. Leaving school at 16, he worked for 6 years at Rolls Royce in Derby, ultimately as an Assistant Buyer. He left the company in 1982 to more fully pursue his interests in music and painting.
A bad experience with a gallery reinforced his desire to have as complete control over the sales of his work as possible, resulting in his first one-man exhibition at the Guildhall in Derby in February 1983. After early experimentation with subject and medium, he settled for the pure watercolour style he now employs. He began painting full-time in December 1986.
In June 1991, Peter presented his Pennine Way Exhibition, a collection of 50 finished paintings and a portfolio of working sketches depicting Britain's first official Long Distance footpath. He has since repeated his success with the Coast to Coast, Three Peaks and West Highland Way Exhibitions, and much of his subsequent work has been, in some way, directly related to his experiences on walking/backpacking expeditions.
Please do take a look at Peter's website as there's lots to see and you can purchase his Paintings from there too.
Helen and Sarah create fused glass art in the heart of Belper, making functional and decorative pieces of art out of glass.
Stable Glass was formed out of their creative love of exploring glass. It is their serious hobby – and one that they like to share.
Working with glass in various forms, from sheets to powders, they create designs that then undergo hours of high temperatures in the kiln to fuse into one piece. Moulds are then used to make the flat pieces into bowls and other shapes.
Sarah uses blocks of colour to create light catching pieces of art, and recycles bottles into cheese boards and nibble trays.
Helen works with images and abstract designs to make wall hanging pictures, bowls, jewellery and other decorations.
Stable Glass offers a variety of products and are open to receive any requests for commissions, based on your theme, colour scheme or topic of choice.
Their work has been shown from Belper to Cornwall, and has ended up in places as far as Canada and Abu Dhabi!
Stable Glass has a Facebook page showing all of their latest creations. If you like anything that you see or have any ideas then you can get in touch with them via Facebook, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org – they would love to hear from you.