Select Art Trail 2019

Select Art Trail 2019

Meet artists at work – buy original artwork – shop with 10% off – enjoy Art Talks – join a workshop…..all at Pegasus Art this year!

We look forward to the Select Art Trail every year in early May, the sun is beginning to shine and we are excited to welcome visitors to our handsome 17th century mill on the outskirts of Stroud. Every door will be open…..EIGHT private studios, TWO Guest Exhibitors, ONE big art shop with 10% OFF all four days, ONE big Attic Studio with an exhibition, ONE Pop Up Cafe, HALF day drawing workshops with Paul Fowler. It’s all going on!

Our new Attic Studios are open…..

In October last year, we started refurbishment of what are now our Attic Studios, the large space beneath the eaves that we had been using as a storeroom. Jane Fisher, Director of Pegasus Art, had long seen it’s potential for a studio space, it was just a matter of working out how to divide the space and restore it to it’s original state.

We now have three, open sided studios, one of which belongs to fine artist Max Hale which will be open both weekends during the Select Art Trail. Once a pupil of Ken Howard OBE, Max was classically trained at Harrow School of Art before interloping as a designer and then returning to his first love; fine art. He paints in all mediums, he writes, teaches and is an ambassador for Dutch paint manufacturer Royal Talens. He’s great fun and will be painting, chatting, selling.

Sarah Wimperis joins us as a Guest Exhibitor in the Attic Studios. Well known for her work on the Oscar nominated film Loving Vincent, she will be exhibiting, welcoming visitors and selling her landscapes, still life and portraits (oil, gouache, watercolour). First weekend only 11th & 12th May.

Having spent five months in Poland, working in the exact style and palette of Van Gogh, painting up to four canvases a day (every day!) she is well placed to give an Illustrated Art Talk on Saturday 11th May called ‘Travels with my Paintbrush’ 7 – 8.30pm only £5 BOOK ONLINE HERE.

“For over forty years I have been travelling with my paintbrush…..painting with snakes in Israel, frozen paint in Norway and painting, quite literally, in the footsteps of Van Gogh.” DON’T MISS IT!



Jane Fisher: Fine artist, large landscapes, figurative artist, underwater swimmers. The underwater paintings tempt the viewer to dive into the space; looking at water being in water creates sensations, encourages thought and awakens personal memories.

Swimmer by Jane Fisher

Paul Fowler: Fine artist, large oils many with a focus on history, human form and textile. “The lay figures I work from have been engaged in other artists studios for the past two hundred years. They are now in my studio, their history, their place and the space they occupy in our time offers a unique structure for my own work.”

Large figurative oil by Paul Fowler

Sarah Howard: Sarah is an oil painter, and is new to Pegasus Art, taking on her studio at the end of last year. We’re excited to see her work!

Hay Bales by Sarah Howard

Teresa Poole: Mixed media and decorative artist specialising in traditional oriental art and contemporary mixed media on canvas and interiors. From murals and paint finishes to furniture and mirrors.

Delicate landscape by Teresa Poole

Carol Honess: Carol’s screenprints and drypoint prints of seedheads, grasses and trees are very subtle and beautiful. Carol embosses natural plants onto wet clay and gievs them an indigo wash, creating lovely tiles. She chooses calm hues of pale blue, teal and greys which have become a signature of her work. Instagram: @fern_cottage_studio

Indigo Tiles by Carol Honess

Julie Fowler: Julie creates exuberant, narrative-based ceramics for the table, decorative panel pieces and artworks. Focused on food and eating, her vessels exude a rich, ornate feel resplendent with curves and curlicues. Ripe strawberries and lemons hang from the sides evoking rich summer teas, puddings and light-dappled interiors.

Ceramics by Julie Fowler

Susie Harding: Her latest work is based on the Extreme Poses Life Class held by Paul Fowler at Pegasus entitled “You are Here” and takes you on a figurative journey into the unknown, the unexpected and the accidental.

“You are Here” by Susie Harding

Guest Exhibitor: Mel Cormack-Hicks. With a degree in Fine Art and twenty years teaching art in secondary schools, Mel recently launched her own painting career and was quickly offered a solo show with Chapel Arts. We are really excited that she has agreed to be our Guest Exhibitor in Studio One for both weekends of Select Art Trail. Her mixed media landscapes and seascapes are emotive, dynamic and expressive. She will be painting and chatting and selling!

Fine artist Mel Cormack-Hicks
Attic Studios 2018
Digby, our shop dog in Jane’s old studio
Paul Fowler’s Five Studio Essentials, 2018
Teresa Poole’s Five Studio Essentials, 2018
Sarah Howard in Studio 7
Max Hale

If you’d like any further information about this years Select Art Trail at Pegasus Art, please contact us or 01453 886560. Head to the Select Art Trail website for trail information, events, exhibitions and much more. Pick up your FREE BROCHURE at Pegasus Art and in all the best places around Stroud. It’s a superb event, please support it!

We look forward to welcoming you. And don’t forget…..there’s 10% OFF IN THE SHOP ALL FOUR DAYS!