At Trymwood Studios we have had the privilege of working with some inspiring artists. Read more about their lives and experience here.
Kim Atkinson RCA
Artist and naturalist, Kim Atkinson (b.1962) lives on the westernmost tip of Pen Llŷn in North Wales, an environment that provides abundant inspiration for her work. It is here that Kim delights in ‘crawling around’ in wild
spaces, drawing the rare and beautiful species that thrive near her home.
Julia Manning RE
Somerset-based artist, Julia Manning (b.1952), spends time observing the natural world, translating these experiences into fascinating artwork. Her greatest passion is printmaking, enjoying nothing more than whittling a plate to the sounds of her radio.
Nik Pollard RCA
Artist and naturalist,
Nik Pollard (b. 1970), began his observations of nature on the marshes in Kent, where he grew up. He now lives in Bristol. As well as engaging with projects further afield, he is always keen to learn about the nature on his doorstep.
Artist and naturalist, Greg Poole (1960–2018),
was respected for his depth of knowledge and expressive visual responses to the natural world. His observations of nature, through drawing and painting in the field, were later reimagined into monotypes and relief prints in his Bristol studio.
Just before moving to Bardsey Island (Ynys Enlli) in 2008 I went on a short introductory course to willow basketmaking run by the amazing basket maker Mandy Coates, and I was hooked.