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Jo Hilditch
The Colloquy
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Since its opening, The Colloquy  has exhibited a broad spectrum of paintings by established artists working in the area, ranging from traditional landscape to contemporary abstract. We have hosted two major charity exhibitions for Macmillan Cancer Support, most recently Art for Your Sake, Macmillan at The Colloquy,  organized and hung by two of the artists, Anthea Stilwell and Brontë Woodruff.  All work on display is for sale, and you can obtain further information on individual artists by contacting them directly or going to the Herefordshire Art Week website,  or otherwise contacting Sam Barden in our office.  We are truly grateful to our artists for allowing us to display their fantastic art, and we would encourage you to look around all the bedrooms and purchase something as a memento of your stay.


Susie Arbuthnott, Julienne Braham, Edward Bulmer,  Pauline Churchill, Maggi Denaro, Martina Jirankova-Limbrick, Anthea Stilwell, Peter Stilwell ,  rontë Woodruff. Please scroll down to see examples of their works and short CVs.


Edward Bulmer                                               Maggi Denaro                     Maggi Denaro


I have turned to painting in recent years, prompted by a trip to India which has influenced my approach and my eye.  I like to work fast, but observe structure and particularly enjoy the modelling qualities of light, whether it be on a Hindu temple, the nude form or my beloved Herefordshire landscape.


Maggi Denaro                                    Edward Bulmer                            Julienne Braham

JULIENNE BRAHAM                                                

Reading University: B.A. Hons. Fine Art; exhibitions include Peter Stuyvesant Touring Exhibiiton, RA Summer Exhibitions, Royal West of England Academy, Alton Gallery, Barnes, Three Choirs Festival, Hereford, King’s Lynn Festival, Leominster Arts Festival, Presteigne Festival, Harrow School, Hepsibah’s Gallery, Hammersmith, Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Martin’s Gallery, Cheltenham, Washington Gallery, Penarth, Bebb Fine Art, Ludlow. The Colloquy, Feb 2010

My paintins are essentially celebratory, a distillation of visual impression and innter feeling. Each piece of work is an adventure ..  Drawing is central to my life as an artist., working from the model an integral part of my creativity.  Perhaps my happiest moments are drawing outdoors, trying to capture a certain light, clouds in a particular formation, or even a bird, animal or person that has by chance appeared in my field of vision.  Then I feel at one with nature.


Peter Stilwell                                    Bronte Woodruff                           Bronte Woodruff


Born in what is now the Czech Republic a few months before the Russians marched in with their tanks, I grew up in the mountains in the north, and this environment formed a lasting influence.

I studied graphic design in Prague, and some years later did an MA Illustration course at Kingston University.  I have publishedwith Walker Books and Carcanet Press, and I have exhibited IN Czech Republic, USA and the United Kingdom.  I have a keen interest in life drawing, and run a group near where I live. 

My work is inspired and influenced by life, poetry, snippets of dreams ..  and I offer no verbal interpretation.



Bronte Woodruff                                                             Susie Arbuthnott


B.A. Fine Art and Printmaking, 1996, studied at Kidderminster and Wolverhampton as a mature student.

Working in watercolour, oil and pastel; she is largely inspired by the landscape of Herefordshire and Shropshire, and her still life explores tonal and spatial relationships.  Exhibitions include:

 Shepherd’s Market, London (March 2005, Sept 2008); Art at Newport, May 2004, Palace Art Show, Hereford, August 2006,2007 and 2008),’ Memories’, Shropshire, Sept 2005; Hereford Art Week, Sept 2006, 2009; Ludlow Christmas Exhibitions 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009; Presteigne Art Show May 2007, 2008; The Coloquy, Feb 2010


Bronte Woodruff                              Julienne Braham                                Peter Stilwell


Fine Art Degree, Farnham Art College (2002);  

Exhibitions include Army Arts Society, Germany, Art Study Centre, Cheltenham; Little Bucklands Gallery, Broadway; h-Art 2006, 2009; Art in the Barn, 2006, 2009; Art-Fest Hereford 2008; Lemore Manor 2008; The Colloquy 2010

I paint for the love of it.  Being out in the countryside is a huge joy, especially in Herefordshire.  I feel privileged to paint surrounded by the smells and sounds and to watch the ever-changing landscape, while the play of light and shade pass over it.  I love the texture and adaptability of oils, and the strong and subtle colours; recently I have been seduced by watercolour and line, which gives an extraordinary freedom and surprising results.


Bronte Woodruff                                           Bronte Woodruff                     Peter Stilwell


1969-72  Hereford College of Art and Design; 1972-73 North East London Polytechnic; 1973-74  Royal Worcester Porcelain, trained as  china painter; 1974-80 Worked for Hereford Fine China, Ledbury as fine china and porcelain artist, also training new employees in china painting; 1980-82 Art studio manager, Hereford Fine China International, New Zealand.1982-2003 marriage, family life, freelance art and porcelain painting; IHBC Stage and Theatrical Make-u Artist; 2003-05 Portfolio Course, Hereford Art College; 2005-07 Foundation Degree Fine Art, Hereford; 2007- BA (Hons) Fine Art, Hereford; Exhibitions  2005-2009 include The Courtyard, Hereford; Oriel Davies, Newtown; Book Arts Touring show, incl. Institute of Contemporary Arts Gallery, The Mall, London; Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival, Book Arts; Gallery 54, Ross on Wye; Applestore Gallery, Brockhampton; The Printshed, Theatre Brycheiniog; Art in the Barn, Much Birch; Greens Gallery, Tiberton; Art for Your Sake, Macmillan at TheColloquy, Feb 2010

My work revolves around vibrant colours inspired by a given memory or visual scenario.  The process of my work involves the act of ‘layering’ paint, in order to give life to my ideas and to accommodate my imagery.. thus, I hope to interpret ‘feeling’ ‘thinking’, ‘mood’ and ‘exploration’ through the medium of colours that give vigour to imaginative, visual discourse.


Edward Bulmer                                                               Pauline Churchill


Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford;  Taught art at Harrow School for 25 years, where her husband also taught, and was a housemaster.  For the last 12 years, ha attended the Robin Child’s Art Research Centre, Wiltshire;  Five years ago, retired from Harrow, and came to live in Herefordshire where she now concentrates on developing her own work.  Exhibitions include:

Lennox Gallery, London; The Mill, Little Faringdon; Gayton Library, Harrow; Rosvik Gallery, LittleBedwyn; Presteigne Art Show; Galanthus Gallery, Wormbridge; Parkfield Gallery, Ross on Wye; Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester; Greenstage Gallery, Bishops Frome, Artist in Residence, Dore Abbey with English Choral Experience; Herefordshire Art Week; Help for Heroes, Lemore Manor;  Art for Your Sake, Macmillan at The Colloquy;

‘My subject matter – nudes, landscapes, animals, still life – may perhaps be considered unfashionably wide-ranging today, but the challenge for me is always to find new ways of looking at the world around me. I enjoy a wide range of media .. graphite, charcoal, watercolour, acrylic, oil and collage, and exploring their countless interactions, both intended and accidental.  Drawing however remains of paramount importance in achieving the final result’.


Anthea Stilwell                                                                     Anthea Stilwell


Living and working in Herefordshire since 2004, Peter has contributed to a number of local exhibitions, including Presteigne and Brecon appeals, The Bleddfa Trust, Galanthus Gallery and Albany Gallery , Cardiff.  He exhibits chiefly with Abbott and Holder Ltd, London.


Susie Arbuthnott                                                                Julienne Braham


A rural artist, drawing inspiration from the highly-charged Marches landscape, I prefer to work with natural materials, including Van Dyck crystals, pigments, charcoal,  graphite, beeswax and seasalt for their resist and dispersal qualities, and exploring different papers;  A stick and a wide flat brush are most liberating tools.  My paintings are a distillation of observations, an attempt to evoke atmosphere, contour, colour, texture, and - importantly .. energy.  Lifestudy enables me to approach other subjects with renewed vigour and a fresh eye. 

Recent Exhibitions include:  Spring 2008; Radnorshire Museum, Llandrindod Wells;  May 2007. 2008, St Andrew’s Art Show, Presteigne; Green Stage Gallery, Bishops Frome;  July 2008,  Artist in Residence with English Choral Experience at Dore Abbey; h-Art Open Studios 2003 – 2009; Nov 2008 organised and showed in Help for Heroes, Lemore Manor; Dec 2008, January, April and December 2009, curated and exhibited in Art at No. 10, TheStruet, Brecon; Spring 2009, Blue-Ginger Gallery, Cradley; April – June 2009 Four Women from the Marches , Showborough House Garden Sculpture Exhibition, Twyning, Glos.; Sept 2009,  Bevere Vivis Gallery, Worcester; h-Art Open Exhibition Sept 2009; Glasbury Visual Arts Exhibition November 2009; January – April 2010 ‘Treescapes’ 6-man show with Richard Bavin at Pontypool Museum, The Barker Gallery; February 2010 Art for Your Sake – Macmillan at The Colloquy

Brontë’s paintings hang in private collections in the UK, USA, Europe, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and the Far East.