At the end of last year, we launched a brand new category of the New Forest Marque for local artists and craftspeople.

The New Forest Marque Inspired is open to people who live in the New Forest, predominantly trade within the New Forest, and create authentic and original arts or crafts inspired by the beauty of the New Forest.

In this branch, we’re proud to support a wide range of crafts, covering everything from fine pencil drawing to jewellery making and photography. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been delighted to welcome several new members to the New Forest Marque Inspired.

Introducing our latest members…

Carol Day Art

Carol creates original framed artworks in pencil and watercolour that take inspiration from the biodiversity of wildlife in the New Forest. Have something particular in mind? Carol accepts commissions for bespoke pieces.

Find her on Instagram.

Clare Sheridon Wallis

Based in Hampshire, Clare creates beautiful collections of contemporary silver jewellery inspired by the natural surroundings of the New Forest.

Using fire and flame to manipulate the silver, Clare employs different techniques and processes such as acid etching, casting and saw-piercing to apply patterns and symbols of the forest into the surface of metals.

Find her on Instagram and Facebook.

David Brunton

David is a landscape and wildlife photographer, specialising in New Forest imagery. Using colour as well as black and white photographs, he’s able to reflect the ever changing mood of this special place.

Frances Mason Art

Working in mixed media, print making, handmade books and needlefelt – Frances’s work reflects the landscape, history and colours of the New Forest. She also uses hand-dyed fibres, paper and yarns with colours from the Forest.

Find her on Facebook.

Jodi Longyear

Jodi is an author inspired by the New Forest. His first book, New Forest 222, has one page dedicated to each of the 222 square miles in the New Forest. The second, New Forest 222+, covers more highlights within the New Forest, as well as surrounding areas, including Southampton, Salisbury and Christchurch.

Find him on Instagram and Facebook.

Miggy Flux

Miggy is an accomplished artist and chairman of the Milford Art Group. Her oil paintings are known for their atmospheric qualities, often featuring seascapes and landscapes of the New Forest and surrounding areas.

Find her on Instagram and Facebook.

Rachel Palmer

Inspired by the beauty of the New Forest National Park, Rachel is a talented ceramicist creating ornamental ceramic studies of natural objects as well as functional pottery items.

Find her on Instagram.

All our New Forest artists and makers take their inspiration from our remarkable national park. From pottery to textiles – you’ll find the New Forest Marque Inspired logo on a variety of beautiful crafts made right here in the forest.

So whether you’re looking for a handmade souvenir to remind you of your time in the New Forest, or the perfect locally-made gift for your friends and family – discover our complete list of talented Inspired members.