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 …

BCTF 2017 – a chance to catch up

So this time last week I was in Harrogate at the British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF). BCTF has been one of my favourite shows for over 12 years and is a three-day event at the Great Yorkshire Showground in beautiful Harrogate. This year, because of my support for this event over the years, I was a lucky recipient of a …

Sunday Best

Well good morning all, 2 weeks and it’s Christmas Day … where has this year gone? It is a bit bonkers in Heart Gallery at the moment, we elves are busy keeping the shelves, walls and cabinets stocked up with goodies for you so if you haven’t yet been in do come and see how beautiful it is looking. The …