Local Featured Artist from Nailworth: Phil Givens


My passion for art and making things grew from painting toy soldiers as a child. I would sit quietly absorbed (much to my parents delight!) for hours on end painting and altering small figurines.

Nowadays a lot of my work is born out of a frustration at seeing the same generic gifts in high street shops or online stores. I love trying to make things unique and unusual. Where possible I try to use reclaimed materials or upcycle items to give them a new lease of life.

I love exploring different skills and using different materials. One day I may be painting and the next day leatherwork. From pottery to knitting I love it all - although not everything is a success!

Previous Artist- Madeira Pebbles