For the past six years artist John Rattigan has held an exhibition of his own and invited friends’ work in his home village of Doveridge.
For 2016 the painters Michael Cook and Roger Allen alongside wood turner Roger Waterhouse will be joining him and the theme is Nature Into Art.
John himself, who won the Lichfield Art Prize in 2015, has made a reputation for producing anthropomorphic birds and animals, often in unusual formats; in recent years producing circular or unusually narrow vertical canvases.
Michael Cook, now based in Melbourne, is well known for his distinctive and unique blend of nature imagery, memories from childhood and spiritual themes.
Roger Waterhouse is a leading wood turner and artist in wood. He uses locally-sourced hardwoods to expose their natural beauty and tactile qualities in surprising ways.
Roger Allen is a well-established artist renowned in Derbyshire for his closely observed watercolours. Three times winner of the Derbyshire Open Watercolour Prize he has also exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Watercolour Society.
The exhibition is at Doveridge Village Hall on November 5 and 6 from 10.30am-4.30pm.