artist · Photographers

Digitising the Beauty of Wiltshire

Back in January 2019 I was contacted by the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, asking if I would be interested in scanning a number of 35mm slides for them. I have an interest in photography going back 50 years, so this appealed to me. I was employed by the Wiltshire & Swindon Record Office about…… Continue reading Digitising the Beauty of Wiltshire

artist · engraver

The Art of Engraving

Howard Phipps was born in 1954. After studying painting at the Gloucestershire College of Art between 1971 and 1975 and subsequently a post graduate year in Brighton, he became a painter, printmaker and illustrator with a special interest in wood engraving. He has specialised in engraving since the late 1970s. He worked in Devon until 1980,…… Continue reading The Art of Engraving

artist · engraver · textiles

Salisbury’s Creative Displays

My colleague Joy and I had a trip over the Plain to Salisbury last week, carrying with us some very fragile cargo in the form of pictures and textiles acquired as part of the Creative Wiltshire project. Adrian Green, Curator of The Salisbury Museum was delighted, and the material that the museum has acquired as…… Continue reading Salisbury’s Creative Displays

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Dorothy L. Sayers, Lord Peter Wimsey and Salisbury.

Welcome! We are just over a month into our Creative Wiltshire project and are busy developing a collections policy as well as researching material to enable us to compile a database of creative people with a Wiltshire connection. This is proving fascinating as it can highlight gaps in our collection and while looking at older…… Continue reading Dorothy L. Sayers, Lord Peter Wimsey and Salisbury.