Acrylic Wonders

Screen Shot 2013-10-15 at 10.53.49Talented Liverpool based artist Anna Ketskemety creates in a highly unique painting style.The paintings are highly varnished acrylics on board or reclaimed furniture parts, featuring miniature people or animals. We’re really taken with her work which you’ll be able to peruse at the Winter Arts Market this weekend!

Anna’s work can be seen on her website at She is a member of Arena Studios and is a Fine Art Graduate from Liverpool John Moores University.



In case you missed it…

…we have our dates for this year’s Winter Arts Market.

So are you ready with a pen and your shiny new diary?

It’ll happen all over again on Sat 7 & Sun 8 December 2013.

You can expect more of the magic, beautiful crafts, christmassy feeling, food and festivities as last year, and perhaps maybe more…

See our pics below to whet your appetite!

Picture 26

See you next time!

Phew! What a weekend!

We thought you might like to see some snaps from the Winter Arts Market – there are lots more to follow, but in the meantime we’d just like to say a big thank you to:

– the very talented artists, designers and makers who exhibited and sold their work

– the thousands of people that came along to enjoy and support creatives from across the region.

– the brilliant people behind the scenes who make St George’s Hall a truly magnificent venue

– the impressive mix of performing artists who moved and delighted audiences in the Crown Court Room programmed by the marvelous Mellowtone

– KECS Creative for the children’s magical antler workshop

– the roaming historical characters of Lormac Productions

– our tremendous helper Anna Cahill!

–  and all of our very supportive colleagues, friends and families.

Join us next year for the Winter Arts Market – 7 & 8 December 2013.







Watercolour memories…

Liverpool artist Keith Francis Smith works mainly in watercolour, and has been described in Artist and Illustrators magazine as a ‘Master of Watercolour’. We concur! His paintings pack in a lot of detail, and are all architecturally correct. We love this one of our wonderful venue, St George’s Hall:

At this year’s Winter Arts Market (on Saturday only) you’ll be able to see many of his paintings of Liverpool buildings and parks, and you can be among the first to see his new work depicting the City of Chester. The paintings capture the beauty and elegance of both cities and are a real treat.

You can buy original watercolours and also limited edition prints which are always very popular and make for excellent gifts!

Making an Impression

Tall Ships painting by Stephen Collett

Tall Ships painting by Stephen Collett

Stephen Collett of Bootle, Liverpool has exhibited his impressionistic paintings across the globe. Having painted from the age of 5 it was clear he was destined for a career in the arts!

His work is mainly influenced by the French impressionists, finding Cezanne’s techniques and practises most fascinating, being centuries before his time. Whistler, Rothko, Van Gogh and Da Vinci also inspire him.

From 5th Avenue by Stephen Collett

From 5th Avenue by Stephen Collett

He says ‘My work is typically oil on canvas and I am currently inspired by cityscapes. I pride myself on painting light rather than form and as a consequence my work has taken on a very impressionistic form which is very effective when scaled down or viewed at a short distance. ‘

He has worked on projects with many business and charities such as the TUC, NSPCC and the NHS. Collett has also worked with the Walker Art gallery hosting Master classes in conjunction with the John Moore’s painting competition.
As well as several public art projects and artist in residence schemes, Stephen Collett has recently had solo shows in Liverpool, London, Berlin and New York, and is currently planning for future shows touring globally.
See his portfolio at
Bruges Giclee Print by Stephen Collett

Bruges Giclee Print by Stephen Collett

It’s back for 2010!

Winter Arts Market with the Feel Good Fair

St George’s Hall, Liverpool, England

Saturday 27th November 2010


Entry is £1 and for under 16’s its FREE!


This festive celebration presents a treasure trove of creative items from the region’s most imaginative and skilled artists and designer-makers, so you can find the best and most unique gifts this winter, in the most glorious venue Liverpool has.

After the great success of last years event, we’ve decided to do it all over again, giving you more browsing space, and the new addition of the Feel Good Fair – a sure fire way to beat those winter blues and discover weird and wonderful ways to good health and wellbeing!

The flyer for the Winter Arts Market 2010 at St George's Hall, Liverpool

Our lovely event flyer with illustrations by Laura-Kate Chapman


The event will be open 10am – 5pm for seasonal sales where you can snap up the best gifts, cards and artworks. So come and discover thousands of unique: paintings, photographs, paper goods, prints, sculpture, textiles, vintage clothing, ceramics, jewellery, glass, handmade toiletries, accessories and much more…

Check back soon  as we’ll be featuring some of the fantastic artists and designers who’ll be selling work at the event…

Becky Carroll

Conkers by Becky Carroll

Conkers by Becky Carroll

Becky will be showing her paintings and drawings of plants and animals. She says “My work is classed as scientific illustration, which look quite realistic and give a true representation of subjects”

Come along to the Winter Arts Market at St George’s Hall in Liverpool and see them with your own eyes! It’s on 10-5 on 28 November 2009.

Robin by Becky Carroll

Robin by Becky Carroll