Mel Evans is a freelance artist specialising in figurative and botanical works. She has come to use the unprimed linen that she works on as a ground to highlight the subject, leaving large areas exposed. Mel paints using oils in a predominantly realistic way and takes
inspiration from unusual and contrasting light and in trying to capture the feel or emotion of a moment. Mel lives and works in East Sussex. She has exhibited in Brighton, Cambridge, Cardiff and London.

For ‘Bloom’ Mel has concentrated on the colour and intricacy of botanicals, presenting them simply against the linen.

Beverley Hunnybun is an East Sussex based artist working in print and collage. Her recent work explores the journey of the found image into the creation of something other than that which was first encountered; thus embracing a new version of the original. Beverley’s inspiration is sourced from found natural objects which bring about collaboration with collected vintage book and magazine images. In ‘Bloom’ she celebrates these found objects, the pressed flowers, leaves, foliage and natural
detritus she encounters on a everyday basis as a professional gardener and tree surgeon. Beverley originally trained in printmaking at Winchester School of Art and has participated in several group shows including Coastguards cottages, Cuckmere Haven 2021, National Print Exhibition, London 2019 and ‘The Mitre’s Touch’ Brighton 2018.