Colne Creatives - local artists supporting each other

Colne Creatives Concept

Pearl and oyster oil paining representing woneful crtions frm hmbl beginnings

A network allowing local Essex artists to exhibit together by forming informal collaborations for particular events.  We share ideas, costs, publicity, studio space on an ad-hoc basis,  and a passion for showing our work

Collaborative shows


Brightlingsea Regatta Art & Crafts Trail 20-21 July 

Beyond Plastic - Minories Galleries Colchester til 31st August

Brightlingsea Food & Drink festival  24-25 August

Naze Tower Gallery - Autumn show

7th Sept-3rd Nov 

Jawick Martello Tower Coastal Open  12th Sept-28th Oct 

Open Studios 21-22 September 2019 in Brightlingsea

The Sentinel Gallery Wivenhoe 

"Out of the Blue" 10-16 October 2019



We welcome working with other Essex artists on projects, art trails, joint exhibitions and events.  We are all members of other organisations such as Colchester Art Society, Dedham Art Society and Anglian Potters

Nicky Sheales


Nicky is a passionate ceramicist sculptor and artist who hand crafts every piece she creates, Her pottery and studio are located in Brightlingsea

Julie Taylor-Lange

Dinosaurs coming to life

Julie is an expressive and intuitive artist living & working in Brightlingsea. In her studio Julie paints, draws and cogitates - also creates murals and illustrations

Margaret Winter

Margaret Winter

Margaret is a much loved artist who works & lives in Brightlingsea producing intricate mixed-media paintings also available as limited edition prints

Joining Colne Creatives Artists for "out of the blue"

Lesley Brooks


Lesley Brooks is a pet, people and wildlife artist. Her detailed and emotional work is mostly created in pastels her medium of choice due to their intense colour and rich texture Lesley welcomes commissions

Susan Parker

ArtDolls by Susan Parker


Sue Parker is a portraitist working in several media including textiles. She creates & sculpts lifelike and sometimes humorous creatures & characterful dolls using her own unique patterns. Her Artdolls are collected by many including commissions. Sue also paints atmospheric portraits and has ArtDolls on sale at the Minories Gallery Colchester

Pascale Penfold



Originally from France and a self-taught artist, Pascale Penfold works with two contrasting media, clay and glass. Her sculptures and glass work are a feast for the eyes and the touch, the one with form and texture, the other with colour and light . Pascale welcomes commissions

Essex artists Travelling Sketchbook


The  Essex Artists Travelling Sketchbook 2018 is on tour to great acclaim and will be at the Brightlingsea Regatta followed by the Christine Storey Gallery.  If you would like to contribute to the 2019 new Sketchbook also on Tour let us know asap! You can always create a work on paper and stick it in - the rule is you can only sit on it for 48 hours 

The Art & Craft Trail Brightlingsea Regatta


The Art & Crafts Trail   at the Brightlingsea Regatta has attracted over 40 local Essex artists for 2019 - 

Exhibitions in the Art & Craft Tent, Brightlingsea Sailing Club, University Community Sailing Club and Colne Yacht Club - all on the Brightlingsea Regatta Art & Crafts Trail 20-21 July 2019.

would you like to take part in 2020?

contact Julie Taylor-Lange directly!

Interested in Colne Creatives?