She is researching the role of field margins and waste land, studying the flora within and around these ruderal spaces and their impact on biodiversity.

Meet Artist Maxine Greer

Working out in the countryside, Maxine draws the changes in nature throughout the year. Maxine studied at Loughborough University gaining a first class BA Hons in fine art textiles and has lectured in drawing at Edinburgh, Winchester and Birmingham. She managed a mental health service for children and adolescents using arts based activities to engage vulnerable young people, providing outreach …

Jennie McCall

Meet artist Jennie McCall

Scottish born artist Jennie McCall started her artistic career after gaining her BA Hons degree in Graphic Design at Leeds Polytechnic in the 1980s. Jennie is now based in the East Midlands and works from her rural retreat in the beautiful Welland Valley. Her current work brings together years of professional practice as a sculptor and illustrator. Her award winning work …

Rachel Butlin

Meet Jeweller Rachel Butlin

Rachel Butlin seeks to challenge the concepts of contemporary interactive and wearable jewellery producing a range of high end , mixed material wearable pieces.   Rachel loves to challenge the way in which people perceive a piece, by creating small scale sculpture that can be worn on the body, in a way chosen by the wearer. Carefully considering material combination …