Art & Photography Exhibition
in the Plaza Centre
2.00pm - 5.00pm


Come and a have a look at the talented people we have in Thrapston


The decision has been taken that this is an exhibition. People are welcome to make arrangements to purchase paintings and photographs at a later date but not on Charter Fair day. 

The Thrapston PTA will be providing Teas and Coffees if you would like to take a break for the high street.

Please see below a list of those exhibiting.

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Lucy Tibbs

Welcome! I’m Lucy Tibbs, the snap-happy lass you’ll probably find walking around Thrapston with my camera to hand (or with my dog by my side). As a photographer, I’m lucky enough to capture precious memories for the local people of Northamptonshire, providing them with photographs that they can hold onto and treasure forever. It really is a privilege. No two photo shoots are the same and that is what makes being a photographer so incredible!


The work I am presenting today demonstrates the wide range of photography I am capable of producing. After 4 years of studying photography at university, I have now settled back home in Thrapston and have started running my photography business. This has meant I have been fortunate enough to take lifestyle, newborn, maternity, and pet portraits, as well as landscapes of the beautiful Northamptonshire scenery.


Thank you for taking the time to pop in and see my photographs - the support really does mean a lot!


Get in touch via. email:

Book via. Facebook: Lucy Tibbs Photography

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Elizabeth Blackie

I am an aspiring self-taught photographer who is planning to make a career in the creative industries. I first became interested in photography at the age of 13 when I accompanied my family on a trip to China, I have selected a few images from this trip. The images in this exhibition have been taken over the last 5 years in a variety of locations including the Thrapston area. I enjoy the idea of images that create a dialogue when shown together that create themes, for example ‘2’, ‘hidden’ and ‘reflections.


I have become hooked on still photographic imagery as a powerful language not only for representing objective reality but also as a medium through which to explore ideas and emotions.





I will be studying photography from this September at Falmouth Arts University.



All images are for sale, prices start at £40 (unframed).


Contact details:


Insta: liz_blackie


Daniel Tilaks

Daniel has enjoyed spending time drawing since he was little. In his early years he was doodling and drawing just about anything. At the age of 8 Daniel visited Portsmouth , where tall ships attracted his eye and since then became his favourite subject for drawing. All his drawings were mainly done in pencil. Graphite pencil remained as Daniel 's favourite tool until his GCSE year, where due to his choice of subject he began to explore other media.

His first oil painting was chosen by his teacher for an art gallery in Kettering, where on an open day Daniel felt for the first time the excitement and wonderful  atmosphere of the exhibition. He began experimenting more with watercolours and oils. His first steps in learning how to master these tricky media wasn't easy but with more practice he managed to achieve the visual effects he was after. During Lockdown Daniel spent time exploring the work of many maritime artists in history and became interested in classical art.

Some of Daniel's artworks were featured on both of the Tresham College Art Department Instagram Accounts and online magazines. 

We are very happy to reveal some of his works to the public in this upcoming exhibition.


Victoria Solovyeva

I have been sketching and drawing for as long as I can remember. 

At first I was interested in portraiture, but after being introduced to watercolour my subject of interest changed to flora. 

Though I have been experimenting with pastel and ink, watercolour remains my favourite medium.

Who does not love roses? I love them.

Roses can be so complicated and with so many shapes and feathers like formed petals they are challenge for any artist. 

You also have to think of composition, think where light comes from, and think of colours. 

I use wet into wet, an old victorian technique, that allows to achieve continuous smooth effect.

It brings me pleasure to share a few of my paintings with you and I hope it will bring you joy.  

Abstract Waves

Jerissa Shotton

Jerissa is a full time e-commerce product and commercial photographer. Achieving her bachelors degree in photography at Cambridge school of art and with 6 years experience in the creative industry - photography has always been a passion and a profession.


Jerissa is local to Thrapston and has been for 25 years and enjoys taking images of the small rural town in her spare time. This project- ‘Wings of the nene’, was a personal project in which she wanted to focus on nature’s beauty within the villages/ towns that make up Northamptonshire and showcasing the animals in their habitats which were closely located to the River Nene.

Tropical Leaves

Maria Pandya

Based in Islip, Maria is a Director and owner of local graphic design company Muzz Design Ltd. During lockdown she found the time to rediscover her love for art and started to experiment with watercolour. Her work is mainly wildlife focused and she has had the pleasure to be commissioned with pet portraits using mainly a wet on wet technique.

Maria’s work is available to buy at Primrose Gallery in Thrapston where some of her paintings are presented as greetings cards. She is working on producing giclee prints of some of her artwork which will also be available to purchase at Primrose and online at her Etsy shop ‘MPandyaWatercolour’.

If you want to keep up to date with Maria’s work then follow her on social media:
Instagram: maria_pandya_watercolour

Facebook: @MariaPandyaWatercolour

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Pete Jousiffe

Pete, aka Moose, has had a love for photography since his early teenage years, a passion that was passed on from his father.  Starting with film, but embracing digital technology at the earliest opportunity, Moose has been fortunate to be able to combine his love of photography with his desire to travel, often in a professional capacity. Following early retirement, he will be able to indulge his passion for travel and photography to the full.


Moose has enjoyed and explored, most categories of photography, however, his primary interest lies with the landscape, travel and documentary genres.  His preferred medium of photography is digital; when shooting in black and white it is highly reminiscent of film with his use of grain and high contrast tonality. However, he is also adept at recognising when colour is essential to enhance and deliver the image narrative.  

Moose embraces all aspects of landscape, travel and documentary photography, especially where human presence would normally be considered an intervention or obstruction to the traditional view of ‘beautiful’ landscapes. His project ‘Landscapes with Attitude’, which took him throughout the UK, demonstrates his ability to incorporate the likes of power stations, wind turbines, solar farms and industrial equipment, combining with travel and documentary genres to produce thought provoking, fine art photography.


Mary Coulson

Mary  Coulson grew up in Zimbabwe. Her passion and knowledge of animals and African wildlife are reflected within her photography. All her pet portraits are taken in the animal's environment to capture "the moment" when they are truly relaxed and reveal their characters.


Mary Coulson Photography has grown as a business from the positive response from clients.

Her studio is where ever the animals are. However, she is based in Titchmarsh, Northamptonshire.


Mob 07872058238


Ruth McAuley 

Artist living in Thrapston. Pet and equine portraits in pencil, oil and pastel, by commission. Pencil drawings starting from £30. Mixed media abstract watercolour paintings, inspired by nature.

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Mandy Dawkins

Before I came to Thrapston 16 years ago I taught watercolours for Lifelong Learning. I have in the past been part of Open studios when I demonstrated Silk painting as at that time I was a member of the silk painters guild. 
When I came to Thrapston I had a watercolour group for 10 years for the U3A then before lockdown a group - drawing for the terrified.
I have really enjoyed during lockdown being the pupil rather than the teacher with Art Enthusiasts of London, under tuition we worked like the old masters and copied famous works. We were encouraged to do our own work and I have painted animals and portraits, not usually something I paint.
My other interest is card making, I sell the cards 100% to The Alzheimers Society, I get the pleasure from making them.