Commissioned Artists

Anthea Barclay - Bedford driver Project
Anthea Barclay

Creative director and spoken word poet

‘The River’ is the brainchild of Anthea Barclay who is leading on the project as director and lead artist. Anthea is a poet, educator and creative producer, based in Bedford.

Leon Barclay - Bedford driver Project
Leon Barclay

Musician

​​‘Music has saved and shaped my life. I have arranged songs for top artists, performed at exclusive events and have the pleasure of teaching and inspiring…

Anita Powell - Bedford driver Project
Anita Powell

Painting

I have always expressed myself through spoken word and visual art. I like to work on projects that fire my passion. I believe we all have a story to tell and should harness…

Paul Michael Berwise - Bedford driver Project
Paul-Michael Berwise Ebanks

Photographer

I absolutely love photography. That passion for photography has never left me. It is who I am. I love to explore the balance between light and dark, colour and composition…

Antaya Lendore - Bedford driver Project
Antaya Lendore

Illustrator

I have always had an interest in art. It was my strongest subject in school and since studying illustration at University, I have stayed connected to it, working in museums…

Anne Marie - Bedford driver Project
Anne- Marie Abbate

Mixed Media

Throughout my life I have immersed myself in all areas of art. Mypractise focuses on a multidisciplinary approach through, sculpture, print, textiles, painting and collage.

Lydia mary - Bedford driver Project
Lydia Mary

Illustrator

Lydia is an illustrator, aspiring picture book maker and print designer with a Masters degree in Childrens Book illustration.

Belinda Ajayi

Illustrator & Storyteller

Belinda Ajayi is a storyteller who has created some illustrations to accompany her stories of ‘Anansi the Spider’ as he makes his way across continents to the River Great Ouse

Amina Pagliari

Photographer

Amina is a photographer who recently graduated with first class honours in Fine Art.

Anthea Barclay - Bedford driver Project
Anthea Barclay

Creative director and spoken word poet

‘The River’ is the brainchild of Anthea Barclay who is leading on the project as director and lead artist. Anthea is a poet, educator and creative producer, based in Bedford.

Leon Barclay - Bedford driver Project
Leon Barclay

Musician

​​‘Music has saved and shaped my life. I have arranged songs for top artists, performed at exclusive events and have the pleasure of teaching and inspiring…

Anita Powell - Bedford driver Project
Anita Powell

Painting

I have always expressed myself through spoken word and visual art. I like to work on projects that fire my passion. I believe we all have a story to tell and should harness…

Paul Michael Berwise - Bedford driver Project
Paul-Michael Berwise Ebanks

Photographer

I absolutely love photography. That passion for photography has never left me. It is who I am. I love to explore the balance between light and dark, colour and composition…

Antaya Lendore - Bedford driver Project
Antaya Lendore

Illustrator

I have always had an interest in art. It was my strongest subject in school and since studying illustration at University, I have stayed connected to it, working in museums…

Anne Marie - Bedford driver Project
Anne- Marie Abbate

Mixed Media

Throughout my life I have immersed myself in all areas of art. Mypractise focuses on a multidisciplinary approach through, sculpture, print, textiles, painting and collage.

Lydia mary - Bedford driver Project

Lydia Mary

Illustrator

Lydia is an illustrator, aspiring picture book maker and print designer with a Masters degree in Childrens Book illustration.