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  • Artist Liz McQueen on her love of Eskdalemuir

    Artist Liz McQueen was drawn by the ancient Loupin’ Stanes – and her love of a Lockerbie man - to Eskdalemuir. She tells Carol Hogarth why she fell for the wild, dramatic countryside and how the changing colours, stormy weather, dark skies and silence

  • Meet some of The Derbyshire Makers

    For centuries, Derbyshire has been renowned for making and creativity; from its rich textiles heritage forged in mills across the Derwent Valley, to its rolling landscapes inspiring artists and photographers alike. ‘The art scene in Derbyshire

  • The Sussex artist painting contemporary travel posters

    Susie West is looking out over the sea from a hill above Brighton. She lives here, but it's a rare moment as normally she is off travelling the length and breadth of Britain, painting our lovely cities, towns and villages, for her series of popular

  • Walking and sketching on the South West Coast Path

    In 2023 Emma Scattergood set off on the South West Coast Path with pen, paints and pad. She shares a year of walking and sketching along 630 miles of this National Trail from Minehead to Poole Harbour. Some of her sketches are pictured here. My

  • Cumbrian heritage protected in pots, paint and print

    Farfield Mill is a heritage building with galleries, studio space, a shop and café, but more than that it is a community. Working from open studios on all levels of the building are some of the most talented makers and artists that Cumbria has to offer

  • The Kent artist who draws colourful maps

    Debbie Lee is the artist behind our fabulous foodie map. Here she reveals her favourite Kent spots and her top tip for anyone starting up a new business How did Debbie Draws Maps come about and what did you do before? I have been a graphic

  • The Essex artist who draws colourful maps

    Holly Francesca Berry got lost in Kew Gardens back in 2012 and had to look at the visitor’s map to see where to go... now she’s created hundreds of illustrated maps. How did your business come about and what did you do before?  I always wanted