bespoke folk, based in Derbyshire England, showcases a variety of art in the fields of  still life and botanical paintings, insect drawings, wildlife greeting cards and metal work for the house and garden.

The metal work range showcases pieces which are beautiful to look at or with improved functionality in mind. Pieces are commissioned according to one’s wishes or can be purchased from the existing range.

The art comprising paintings, drawings and greeting cards display a range of forms and subjects from bugs to insects to plants to flowers in a variety of media. Each design is unique so there will be something to pique your interest. Alternatively if you have an idea in mind for a particular piece then this can be created for you. As the name suggests, it will be bespoke.

About the artists

Courtenay (Bachelor Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science (Hons First) degree) is an artist and conservation ecologist who has exhibited her abstract works in New Zealand, France, Canada and England. During her travels, her range of work has expanded from contemporary abstract oil and mixed media on canvas to include delicate still life works in paint and drawings.

During her travels Courtenay spent much time volunteering at various animal rescue and conservation projects with Archelon, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece (Crete), the Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C. (Burnaby, Vancouver) and Muktuk Adventure Dog Sledding (Whitehorse, Yukon). Due to her continued interest in wildlife and the environment, in 2010 she embarked upon a science degree in wildlife conservation whilst continuing her volunteer work with Lincolnshire Dormouse Group and local Wildlife Trusts and starting her ecologist work. Human-wildlife interactions, issues and conservation research are her interests.

Courtenay’s inspirations lie predominantly with mammals, but she is also fascinated by insects, reptiles and amphibians. This can be seen in her still life works and studies of the natural world. Courtenay uses media such as oil on canvas board and ink on paper to accurately show the fine detail of flora and fauna from the British Isles and Europe. Each art piece is a signed, unique original and never reproduced. As well as creating works from what she finds inspiring, she also has completed many commission pieces and is always open to suggestions for such works.

See Courtenay’s abstract pieces are listed in the Paintings section of our Shop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert (Bachelor of Business in Information Systems and Bachelor of Business in Management) was raised on a wheatbelt farm in Western Australia, and it was there that he was taught the skill of welding by his dad and through necessity. He had many opportunities to play with his creativity on the farm from building, re-purposing or repairing things. But it was through living and travelling in Europe and Canada for the last eleven years that this creativity has been realised. Robert designs pieces that reflect uniqueness and individuality, something which he would want and use regardless if the appeal was not wide spread. He prefers to appeal to people who seek something different than commercially made, mass-produced or offshore products.