Bristol Art Collective | Meet the team
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sculpture and printmaking

Rosie Mclay

Rosie moved from East Sussex in 2011 to Bristol to study Drawing and Applied Arts at UWE. The course changed the young artists' approach to art completely, pushing not only a very ambitious hunger for specialised skills in sculpture and printmaking but she also wanted to motivate others for all kinds of arts based events around the City.

Often the work Rosie produces discusses value and mortality, or sometimes she studies creatures and environments which she simply wants to investigate!

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Artist

Susie Ramsay

After returning to live in her hometown of Bristol in 2012, Susie began exhibiting and selling her work
locally in 2013. A landscape and cityscene specialist she works in a variety of mediums, ranging from
large scale oil paintings to pen and ink postcard sketches. Drawn to the city's hidden streets and architecture contrasting against the sky, Susie travels around by bike, on foot and by water capturing new perspectives of the city in sketchform to then work up as full paintings in her studio. She regularly exhibits on local Arts Trails, plus solo exhibitions including the forthcoming ‘Streets, lanes and skylines’ at The Grant Bradley Gallery from 7th ­28th February
2015. Susie regularly runs a ‘pop­up shop’ at local arts and crafts markets where she sells her work as
limited cards and prints

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Photographer

Dominika Scheibinger

My name is Dominika and I was born in Poland. I came to Bristol in June 2006 with the plan of staying here for two months. 8 years later I'm still here, loving life, people and this beautiful city. I have many passions such as snowboarding and travelling but photography is the biggest of all, my way of living and the love of my life. Taking pictures has always been a part of me. I remember exactly when I found my dad's camera and decided to take photos of the homeless in my home town. This series of Photos is what gave me my first exhibition. Ever since I've worked hard on improving my knowledge and skill but I know there is a lot to learn.

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Illustrator

Fiona Clabon

Hello, I’m Fiona.
I’m a collage illustrator living and working in Bristol. I enjoy cutting things up and sticking them back down. I like things that are green, eating, baking and playing board games.
I moved to Winchester in 2010 for three years to work towards my illustration degree at Winchester School of Art. Winchester was incredibly beautiful, but I have fallen in love with Bristol since coming back in the summer of 2013. I create collages using hand-textured papers that I have printed onto with printing inks. I really enjoy the hand made element of my work but also the flexibility that transferring this work to digital programs provides.
The things around me inspire me, the city, architecture and objects. I have a love for things from the past, and bringing them back to life almost, into the today. I also love sunshine, as it can make the worst of things look better. And cake; life would be boring and incomplete without it.

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Founder & Photographer

Ben Adams

My name is Ben Adams, I'm twenty six and I live in Bristol. For as long as I can remember I have loved photography. Ten years ago I started an Art & Design course but it soon became clear that I can't draw or paint. Luckily for me, my tutor saw this too and arranged for me to transfer onto a photography course. On the first day we spent the whole day in the darkroom and I've been hooked ever since. I like to photograph a range of subjects but landscape photography has become my favourite.

I decided to start Bristol Art Collective so that I would have somewhere to display and sell my photography, which would also provide a place for other Bristol artists to do the same. Bristol is a beautiful city to live in and gives me a constant source of inspiration.

Feel free to get in touch or just Follow me (online following only though. No hiding in bushes)

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Illustrator

Cai Burton

Also known as that posh guy on the coffee machine - Cai Burton is a young artist living in and loving Bristol. He creates black and white illustrations from his doodles in his signature surreal style. He's always had a passion for the arts and has recently finished education and has committed his time to creating new work. He is fascinated by the variety of patterns you can create with just black and white, and loves the detail you can create with a fine pen.

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Sign Writer

Bruce Crowes

Coming from South Wales, a now Bristol based self-confessed type addict, Bruce Crowes has many hairs to his brush. Starting his career as a graphic designer and illustrator, coming to the city opened his eyes to the already well established street art culture and he soon had a can of paint in his hand.

Over the last few years he has started to lean towards the craft and guild of traditional sign painting, understanding the true rights and wrongs to letterforms and the way to convey the information clearly and concisely.

Bruce Crowes has been involved in many projects, ranging from small Bristol based bars and Cornish pop-up eateries, to leading large scale projects such as the design and advertising for Brisfest 2010, and collaborating with his childhood hero England goalkeeper David James on the Ashton Gate Football Stadium mural.

``I just love the way Bristol folk appreciate the value of art, in every sense of the word. It's a city that breeds creativity and it oozes from every little alleyway, street, shopfront and ghost sign fading on high redbrick buildings of businesses long forgotten. Grimy and beautiful in equal measure”

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Illustrator

Malgosia Piatkowska

Mosia Illustration (her real and very long name is Malgosia Piatkowska) is a Polish born, Bristol based illustrator. She came to Bristol over eight years ago. Drawing and creating narrative images was always her passion. After spending some time on improving the english language she applied to study Illustration at UWE in Bristol. Since graduating, illustration and narrative have been her long lasting companion. The biggest inspiration for her illustrations are her childhood memories and anything that comes from her imagination. She is obsessed with textures and patterns and loves to focus on the smallest of details. She uses mostly traditional medium such as watercolours mixed with crayons and Photoshop.

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Photographer

Jim Cossey

My name is Jim and I live in Bristol. I recently came back to the UK after living in the French Alps for 3 years. I first started shooting photography when I was just fourteen. After buying my first basic point and shoot camera I went out most days with my friends capturing them riding BMX and since then I have been hooked. I have a great passion for landscape and astro/long exposure photography but I also enjoy shooting action sports- anything photography really! Over the past couple of years I have been developing my photography portfolio and recently I have been honoured to have one of my images selected for the front cover of the Visit Bristol guide 2015.

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