Meet The Artcasts....
Melanie Van De Velde - Ceramics
Melanie is a ceramics and pottery tutor based in West London, and a maker of sculpture and pottery when not teaching. Passionate about life long learning she is always experiment with clay, ceramic techniques and surface texture and imagery to translate her love for the animal kingdom into three dimensional art. She dabbles in both wheel throwing and hand building ceramic sculpture, at times merging the two together.
Sammm Agnew - Art and Headdresses
Samm is a makeup, bodypainting and prosthetic designer and runs London and Manchester based makeup teams. She also works as a transpersonal psychotherapist using an integrative approach utilising various spiritual perspectives, visualisations and dream work with her clients.
She began painting whilst studying Psychotherapy. She found it an inspiring medium to blend together her two worlds and adores the way it can offer shared perspectives of the many physical and non physical realms of human experience and is always looking to work with new materials and techniques to deepen the sense of communication in her work whilst keeping the aesthetic value alive.
As well as her current work on the site Samm also offers commissions in oil, acrylic and mixed media.
Phil Madley - Encaustic Wax Artist
Phil is an innovative, contemporary artist working with encaustic wax techniques to create original and unique paintings. His individual works of art challenge and engage his audience at different aesthetic and emotional levels, generated by the artist's choice of media and creative vein.
Phil exhibits his paintings in galleries, art exhibitions and art fairs including the Bucks Art Weeks showcase for visual arts in Buckinghamshire. He also undertakes commissions for private art collectors and corporate clients.
He has taught art courses at Missenden Abbey and teaches from his studio in Wilstone.
Phil gives talks and live demonstrations on the art of encaustic wax painting to art societies and clubs throughout Southern England.
Toby Vandevelde - Photography & Tuition
Toby has been a newspaper photo-journalist for over a decade—although his passion for taking pictures goes much further back—and a regular freelance photographer commissioned by local councils and PR companies. His professional freelance photography service is now available to businesses and private individuals. He covers West London and Essex but depending on the project will travel further afield.
Jan Gaska - Artist
Initially a figurative printmaker, Jan now predominantly works in oils, working from direct observation from a model or outside en plein air. Check out his website for a selection of fabulous portraits and local landscapes. Commissions are available.
Emma Wheeler - Artist, designer and photographer
An artist and photographer based near Stokenchurch in Bucks who enjoys experimenting with all kinds of art and image manipulation from a simple pencil portrait through to etching and alternative photography methods.
Producing a range of professionally printed cards and art prints which sell at art shows, in local shops and also via etsy, ebay & this website. I can also produce flyers, brochures and various other printed materials from design to finished article.
Please use the contact page to get in touch if you would like to make an enquiry regarding any of these services.
Alan Taylor - Artist
Dr. Alan Taylor AGSA lives in Yarm on Tees with his family and Irish rescue dog Monty. He is passionate about animal welfare, a passion he shares with his wife and is a member of the Association of Animal Artists. His love for art first began as a teenager when he experimented with oil paints, but he left this behind to pursue a research career in science. Many years later, with a career change, he found himself teaching concept art for characters for computer games. He enjoyed watching his students develop and was so impressed with their drawing skills and imagination that it inspired him to develop his own graphite drawing skills which then led to colour pencil drawing and more recently pastel painting. He loves using the medium of pastels or colour pencils to capture the diverse colours and character of animal wildlife and finds inspiration for his subjects from countryside walks both at home and abroad together with animal documentaries. Recently he completed a commission for a book cover illustration, a magical raven, for an established North East author.
Jill Welham - Artist, Photographer and Printmaker
Jill Welham is a print maker, photographer and artist, based in North Yorkshire. Most recently she has been experimenting with cyanotype printing. Jill creates unique prints using wet cyanotype, a modified version of the 19th century photographic printing process, introducing moisture onto the treated paper before exposure.
The chemical reaction produces interesting fluid patterns and colours not normally present in a traditional cyanotype print.
In February 2019 one of Jill's wet cyanotype prints was chosen as overall winner of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition.
Paper Positive - Rob Munro
Rob Munro is a Bucks based photographer in love with darkroom printing and vintage cameras and techniques. He is going to be offering some of his work for sale through this page and via facebook. He has been a great inspiration to me and helped a lot with my understanding of darkroom techniques and antique cameras.
Hand made bespoke leather work, each piece is a one off, no two are identical. The range includes wallets, waist bags, crossbody bags of various sizes, card holders, dog collars, leads and sets.
Emma is an artist with interests in a variety of media, including but not limited to drawing, painting, cartooning, animation, felting and more! We have a selection of her animal prints available to purchase on the site which are in stock and ready to ship. She also has a great selection of her designs available to purchase on Redbubble. Please click on the link HERE to check them out!