Conversation will have an art show for the exhibition and sale of artworks by members of the convention. The art show this year will be in two parts: a conventional physical art show and an online virtual gallery..

We are delighted to announce that there are more than twenty-five artists exhibiting including the

Leslie Arrowsmith

I make paper art pictures, not quite decoupage.

Leslie Arrowsmith

Chris Baker (Fangorn)

Clare Boothby: (online only)

Clare is a craft magpie

Paul “Mutartis” Boswell

Paul Boswell  is a West Country based illustrator and screen printer. Paul’s background and influences
in art are varied and range from Graffitti art to sci-fi, folk horror and beyond. Paul enjoys creating
mysterious and moody atmospheric artwork which has been used on many book covers and album
sleeves: see his work on instagram

Jackie Burns

Jackie Burns is a Fellow of the International Association for Astronomical Artists (‘IAAA’), a science communicator, UK and European Lead for S.T.E.A.M (on behalf of the IAAA), and a multi-discipline artist. Her media includes, but is not exclusive to, acrylic on canvas, watercolour, pencil, digital, fibre, glass, metal, clay, and creative writing.

Jim Burns

Judith Clute: (online only)

See Judith’s work here


Her paintings vary from abstract to the surreal and reflect her interest in animism and animalism. Works with ink, acrylic and watercolour.

See her work on instagram.

Jackie Duckworth

Jackie is a printmaker and illustrator inspired by history and mythology, birds and beasts.

Sabine Furlong

“I like to experiment with photography, light and viewpoints to create light-hearted moments of fun
and beauty.”

Sarah Haddock

I am a mixed media artist and to use traditional textiles, such as fabrics, yarn, paint and clay, to create interesting and beautiful creature art. Some can be used as receptacles such as my creatures which eat and poop their contents, other just want to hug you or make you happy.

Sarah Haddock

Sue Jones


Phoenix is a neurodivergent firebird who creates art from data sets inspired by space, science and science fiction. All her works are sold to support charities – for more info see or @phoenixdataart on social media.

Lisa Konrad

David Lascelles

D A Lascelles, creator of fantasy images and digital art.

Esther MacCallum-Stewart

Cristina Macia

I use mainly polymer clay and micas to create steampunk and lovecraftian boxes and pendants, witch-rooms-in-a-box, etc. You can see these at

Cristina Macia

Julie McMurray

Fionnuala Murphy

Works in watercolour.

My current series is looking at planets moving through spaces.

Fionnuala Murphy

Eira Short

Hi I’m Eira. I’ve been going to Cons for over thirty five years and enjoyed exhibiting my quirky artwork at many of them. I like traditional painting, dealing with pen and ink, gouache or oils. I’m currently painting a 12m mural in the school hall where I work. I also do Trapeze.

Eira Short

Jasper Smithers



Smuzz’ is killing more publishing companies just by drawing/writing for them. It’s a gift.
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Anne Sudworth

Adrian Tchaikovsky

Margaret Walty

The magic of imaginary worlds and the magic of the everyday world intermingle in my work – dragons in the skies and in the garden, dryads in the woods, tree cities and sea cities, and portals into elsewhere and elsewhen.’