About the Artists

Lizzie Brewer‘s work is about the study of line and its structure.  It is process lead, drawing on interest in scale and the concept of micro/macro. She has an MA (Drawing as Process) Kingston University, and lives and works in Teddington. Work held by University of Kent (Canterbury) Private collection of Gary Oldman.


Julie Brixey-Williams is a cross-disciplinary artist and member of The Royal Society of Sculptors, whose work sits in the space between sculpture and performance. Much of her work is co-created with a specific place, exploring playfully through gesture and allowing time to listen as it “speaks meaningfully”, before responding through materials.

She has a BA Fine Art, Kingston University 1998-2000, and an MA Art and Space, Kingston University 2000-2001 and is currently a PhD Researcher in Fine Art at the University of Reading, investigating the relationship between the Self and Place through R. D. Laing’s psychotherapeutic crucible.

Her work is held in the following collections: The Yale Center of British Art, Tate Gallery Artists’ Publication archive, The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, University of Kent special collections and Queen Charlotte’s Hospital.


Tom Cartmill is gaining increasing recognition for his drawing: his work having been selected for a number of major exhibitions, he also won the Rabley Editioning Prize in 2017 (seeing the launch of a new print edition at the Royal Academy in 2018) and was selected as a ‘Future Now Artist’ for the Aesthetica Art Prize, 2019.

Tom is a Reading based artist, working from a studio based on a farm just outside the town, who has spent much of his professional life working overseas, particularly in Southern Spain and Sicily. His work can be found in numerous private collections around the world and an increasing number of public and corporate collections, including Reading Museum, The University of Chichester Art Collection, New College Chapel (Oxford University), Duchess of Kent Hospice and Xafinity Consulting LLP.

‘The more time spent with this thoughtful body of work, the more quietly powerful it becomes’ Lin Wilkinson.

‘There is a sense of the primordial in the highly textured and intricate work of Tom Cartmill. Abstract and realised largely in monochrome, his compositions suggest large themes of time and space, beginnings and endings, creation and decay… Much of his recent work consists of delicate webs of white lines which converge and diverge to form networks suggestive of microscopic entities or geographical features, but with a strange and hypnotic beauty that in no way relies on narrative interpretation.’ Sarah Williams, 2018

‘Tom Cartmill renders tides of lines waving over the paper, confusing the surface place…’ Meryl Ainsley, introduction to ‘SKETCH 2017′


Hanna ten Doornkaat is a UK-based German artist and curator.

Hanna is primarily concerned with the repetitive process of mark-making and how to challenge the concept of drawing. The drawing process is in a constant state of flux and transformation. Her repetitive dense graphite lines are a direct response to the continual thread of fleeting moments in the online/social media experience.

She has exhibited in the UK, Germany, Australia, Canada, Belgium, Brazil and Italy. She is a founding member of the collaborative artist initiative, WhiteNoise_Projects.

Hanna studied BA(Sculpture) at Kingston University and MA Sculpture at Wimbledon School of Art (UAL). In 2016 she was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Derwent Art Prize. In 2017 she exhibited again at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London. 2019 Arthouse1, London, [Un]Seen.Some of her work is currently showing in ‘Personal Structures’ organised by ECC Venice (European Cultural Center), Venice as part of the 2019Venice Biennale.

www. tendoornkaat.co.uk

Buffy Kimm takes inspiration from the obscure and unusual, using both nature and architecture as her medium through photography. She is fascinated by light and shadow and likes to experiment with different media to explore innovative solutions to her work. She tries to find what others leave unnoticed, and uses her photographs as a springboard to create works that reflect the magic that is there to be seen but is often relegated to the forgotten.

Buffy has a BA Honours Degree in Three dimensional Studies, with interior Design as the main field of study, from Kingston Polytechnic, a PGCE in Design and Technology for Secondary Education, from the Roehampton Institute.

Buffy’s Exhibitions include: BBK Galerie, Oldenburg, Germany (2019), National Open Art Competition (2015),  Art in Transit, Oldenburg, Germany (2014).


Rachel Pearcey’s work is about drawing and repetition, and stitching. She makes marks –small, sometimes tiny, rarely big, marks. She starts with a very simple theme and explores the ways it can be changed without straying from the ‘first principles’ of short straight marks, strokes, scratches. For some time now she has been working with stitch, by hand or machine, reworking previous pen and ink drawings. Using thread her works take on a very subtle and delicate 3D quality. And in spite of how slow the process is and how considered the placing of every stitch, each work moves and develops in its own way, takes on a life of its own.

Rachel Pearcey has an MA Drawing as Process, Kingston University, London, a BA Fine Art, University of Plymouth and City & Guilds Cabinet Making, Bristol. She lives and works in Kingston Upon Thames; in 2013 was awarded the Benton Purchase Prize, ING Discerning Eye.


Jane Ponsford is an artist and papermaker whose work is concerned with materiality and process in response to place. An Arts Council England grant in 2007 for a twelve-month project developing and making work in relation to landscape has influenced the course of her research ever since.

Jane has a BA Fine Art, Painting, Kingston, and lives and works in Esher, Surrey. Her work is held in private collections in the UK and USA. She was Shortlisted for ARC Craft Award, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth (2009),  Selected by Arts & Business for Visual (2008),  Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England, South East (2007) , Prizewinner, Truth Dare Promise, Gillingham Open, Gillingham (1993), Travelling Scholarship, Stanley Picker, Florence (1982 ).  Jane has held the following residencies: Terrain, Surrey Unearthed,  residency in the Surrey Hills (2018) , Track Changes with Figure Ground, onboard LV21, a decommissioned Lightship on the Kent Coast (2011), The Lightbox, Woking, Surrey (2008), Papertrails,  Elmbridge woods and commons, Surrey (2007).

Richard Tomlin’s fascination with people and the inspiration of the work of Lucian Freud, Andrew Wyeth and Alison Lambert, amongst others, led him to focus on the human figure and portraiture. His work is the result of long periods of observation. Recently his work has taken a new direction, and he has undertaking large narrative drawings commenting on today’s society and the dark side of social media.

Richard  studied at Portsmouth College of Art and subsequently practiced as a graphic designer in London. He ran a creative consultancy working for international brands and small businesses. Recently it has taken a new direction with him undertaking large narrative drawings commenting on today’s society and the dark side of social media.