Jess Hargreaves is a multidisciplinary artist who describes her practice as “contemporary irreverence.” She translates personal reactions to everyday encounters: the good and the bad, questioning their meaning and tangibility. Hargreaves situates herself within abstraction and expressionism, yet her practice remains rooted in still life. She aims to form a bridge between fine art and illustration. She achieves this by collecting words, phrases and imagery from the everyday, drawing on communication between the people around her. Hargreaves uses a catalogue of references from popular culture, literature and music; she incorporates typography and text to form a narrative through the lens of multiple social constructs.
Sophie Martin’s practice considers 2D and 3D approaches to painting through the use of multiple delicate and easily manipulated materials.
Alison Ellis is an illustrator; a love of dragons drives her to create monsters and other characters, as expressed as prints, zines and sculptures.