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6 Cotswolds artists who will inspire your creative side

The beauty and peacefulness of wildlife and nature are often sources of creative inspiration, whether that’s manifested into works of fiction or channeled through paint or pencil on paper.

Today we’re sharing some amazing artists in The Cotswolds, many of which are inspired by The Cotswolds' outstanding beauty. Keep scrolling to also discover a few of our recommended Cotswolds-based galleries and services who can help bring a little creativity into your home.

Horseshoe Art


Horseshoe art in Gloucestershire is made up of artists Emma and Hayden. Emma’s work is influenced by her textile and pattern making training and she uses a variety of media to produce stylised and quirky paintings. The patchwork Cotswold landscape, grasses, wild flowers, rivers and streams are sketched on location and then reworked in the studio, layering oils, acrylic, watercolour and ink that gives her work a pattern-like style.

Hayden's first love is the beautiful Gloucestershire landscape in every season. His style is an accurate depiction of atmosphere, light and depth and he travels the county and beyond, sketching and painting from life using oils in response to the architecture, coast and landscape.

Discover Emma and Hayden’s work over on their website.

Hamish Mackie


Hamish Mackie is a self-taught British wildlife sculptor whose work is inspired by his privileged close-up moments of observing wildlife across many corners of the world at first hand.

This close observation, which often involving intense research trips and sculpting from life in the field, informs Hamish’s whole approach. Sculpting through spontaneous, often unrepeatable, fluid gestures from his Oxford studio, his bronze wildlife sculptures capture instinctive moments of animal behaviour.

Discover Hamish's amazing sculptures over on his website.

Angie Hunt


Angie is a Cotswolds-based artist who draws inspiration from the sea and coast. Working with found materials such as sailcloth, marine ply, flotsam and paper, Angie layers these with paint, charcoal, collage and words to create a deceptively simple composition.

Angie’s current “Isolation” painting series focuses on small, remote havens in wide, Scottish and Cornish coastal landscapes.

Discover more of Angie's simple yet striking work on her website.

Richard Edwards


Richard is an architecture artist who lives on the edge of The Cotwolds with his family. Besides running a framing, gift and fine art printing business called Surrounding in Thornbury, he also spends his time capturing the world around him through paint. His artwork reflects his own representations of the world, painting little scenes, big views and memorable moments.

The first lockdown inspired Richard’s 100 paintings project, where he captures his lockdown experience in 100 paintings over 100 days. You can follow the series over on his Instagram here and check out his website for commissions and further work.

Ollie Miles


Ollie Miles is a painter from Bisley village and likes to capture her village, wildlife and the surrounding area through beautiful watercolours. Ollie’s Bisley snowscapes are a favourite amongst locals and were even made into Christmas cards to share the beauty of this village with loved ones at Christmas!

You can explore more of Ollie’s work on the Bisley Village website which has further information on how to reach out to her for commissions too.

David Skidmore


Drawing from his studio in Worcestershire, David Skidmore's predominantly graphite drawings are inspired by his time in Kenya with its scenery, people and wildlife creating a lasting love of the natural world. David passionately captures the majesty and diversity of our natural world through his drawings and he has even won awards.

You can find out more about David and his work over on his website or follow his Instagram to see his works in progress.

Galleries in The Cotswolds to find art for your home

Medium Room


Medium Room is perfect for vintage and antique art lovers, and its founder Natalie handpicks affordable paintings and prints for any house, home or interior design project.

Cover photo pic credit: Medium Room.

Wychwood Art


Wychwood Art Gallery sells contemporary art online and in their gallery based in Deddington, Oxford. We love the collection of work from print maker Guy Allen whose work is inspired by the animal world. His limited edition original etchings showcase his brilliant craftsmanship in a contemporary way.

Discover his work on the Wychwood website here.

Art Advisor - Corfield Morris


Corfield Morris is an international firm of art advisors offering expertise as art market insiders to help you identify and evaluate the art you are looking for or looking to sell.

Decorators - Timlin and Marshall Ltd


Timlin & Marshall Ltd is a high-class painting and decorating company created between two local, established decorating companies. With over 100 years of combined experience throughout the team there's no project they cannot complete.

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