Janine Partington is an artist combining fresh, clean and contemporary design with the traditional craft of enamelling.
After learning to enamel in adult education classes, the affinity she felt with the process led her to set up her own home studio where she could explore her interest further. Whilst Janine has little other formal training in the arts, she was brought up in a house filled with beautiful ceramics and paintings created by her Sri Lankan mother and English father. Subconsciously the design and colour aesthetics of her parents remain at the heart of her creative vocabulary.
Specialising in creating designs using hand-cut stencils, Janine is able to create very intricate work that sometimes has an almost photographic quality, though it in no way resembles a photograph. The stencils create clean lines which give a simple tranquillity to her imagery. Inspired mainly by the natural world, specifically plants and the landscape her work sits well in all interiors.
Since 2006 Janine has steadily grown her client base and has expanded her body of designs in jewellery and wall panels. Her recent sculptural reliefs have introduced a new element to her body of work.
Sally is a Fine Artist who works in a diverse range of materials including welded metal, free machine embroidery, hand stitching, acrylic & oil paints, photography and Photoshop work. These are integrated together to create unique art pieces.
Sally’s work reflects her upbringing on a local small holding surrounded by a menagerie of animals. She is strongly influenced by her love of nature and her memories and past experiences, such as working at a birds of prey sanctuary.
In 2008 Sally won the machine embroidery category of the National Madeira/Stitch competition and in 2009, she was the Overall Winner. In the same year, she was a Finalist in the Prestigious Pfaff International art embroidery challenge. Last year, Sally’s sculpture was shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer show.