Becks Simpson

Becks Simpson is a freelance hair stylist who specialises in vintage, bride and events. After leaving school Becks studied and trained at The Keith & Peter Hairdressing Academy in her hometown of Hereford. After five years she progressed quickly, moving from stylist to salon manager. Keen to keep moving forwards, it was then in 2005 she moved to London for two years, during which time she gained valuable experience at the Covent Garden Avenda Institute, Hebe on the Strand and The Mowgli Salon in Primrose Hill. After moving to Bristol for seven years, where Becks Simpson built an on-site salon at the BBC on Whiteladies Road and a second salon at the Bristol University Halls of Residence, she now operates her freelance business from St Neots.

Anna Piecha

Anna Piecha is a graphic designer based in St Neots who graduated from the Fine Art Academy in Poland in 2011. And has developed her skills as an artist and graphic designer. With over ten years of experience she has open mind for the new experiences and positive flair for the future adventures. Between 2009 and 2015 she had several individual and group exhibitions where she presented her graphics and paintings.

Anna is a dreamer, her passion is art: intaglio prints, painting and drawing. She is a design lover: digital art, illustration, visual communication. She is also expanding her knowledge in UX Design. She is looking for an opportunity to work with a creative people.

Emily Jolley

Emily Jolley is an abstract artist whose main focus is painting incorporating emulsion paints. Her work is influenced by modernism, including abstract expressionism, as well as artists that reference minimalism such as Eva Hesse. Recent work includes direct references to natural forms from the Cambridgeshire landscape. Emily studied fine art painting at Bath Spa University, graduating with a first. Prior to this, she achieved distinction at Manchester Metropolitan University’s art foundation year. Since graduating Emily established a successful career in business development, returning to painting and showing her work in 2016.

Andrew Kelly

Andrew Kelly is a freelance calligrapher and hand lettering artist. Specialising in custom type logo design, calligraphy and hand lettering commissions he also has a background in design and photography. A husband and father of two amazing children. Andrew once drove a 3,300 mile mercy run in 66 hours non-stop (UK to Estonia) with his brother to get medication for his eldest daughter.

Alexia Emmerson

Alexia is an experienced marketing consultant and founder of the LEXE Ceramics Brand, which focuses on creating and sharing with the world her new line of ceramics and all natural soy scented candles. As a marketing consultant Alexia has a long history of working in local and international b2b exhibitions, conferences and awards, both in-person and virtual. Her breadth of skills include team management and strategy, campaign management, budgeting, planning and forecasting, digital marketing, lead generation, customer persona build and profiling, event launches, database builds and marketing automation.

Aimee Hutchinson

Aimee Hutchinson is an award-winning visual and illustrative artist based in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. She began her studies at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, before moving on to the Belfast School of Art where she graduated in 2015 with BA honours in Fine Art. In March 2014, Aimee held her first solo exhibition, Wanderlust, at the renowned Belfast venue, the Ulster Hall and was included in the Catalyst Arts group show. In June 2015, Aimee’s exhibition La Mère de Lapin, based on the infamous tale of Mary Toft, won her the prestigious Belfast Print Workshop Student Award and a year’s residency. Currently, Aimee is working on commissions and has had her work purchased by several buyers as far afield as the United States, Australia and Canada. In the future she hopes to resume her studies and would like to carve a career as a Medical Illustration.

Irene De Jong

Irene is an artist, illustrator and mindful art teacher. Working both traditional and digital (and often a combination of the two) Irene tries to capture something magical in everything she makes. Her illustrations are inspired by nature, mindfulness, feminism and by the stories and fairy tales of her childhood. You can find Irene’s illustrations in children’s books, magazines and on product packaging.  After completing her studies in the Netherlands, Irene moved to London and more recently to St Neots.

In 2019 Irene started her business Makings and Musings with which she offers mindful creativity workshops, including painting, drawing, macramé, needlework and drawing with minimal materials. At the beginning of lockdown, all workshops moved from in-person to online and as a result, Irene created a community of creatives and teaches people all over the world.

Jen Nesbitt

With over 15 years of experience as a graphic designer, illustrator and a deep passion for creative coding, Jen Nesbitt continuously explores the intersection of art, design, and technology.

Recently, Jen has delved into the world of creative coding, drawn to its potential to blend artistry with technology in innovative ways. By exploring programming languages and interactive media, she’s discovering new avenues for self-expression and pushing the boundaries of traditional art and design.

As a member of the Neotists, Jen has had the pleasure of hosting Drink and Draw events at The Barley Mow every second Wednesday of the month, fostering a vibrant community of artists and creatives. These gatherings have been a source of inspiration and collaboration, fuelling her creative pursuits.