Bee in the City 2018 Artists

Bee inspired.

“Wild in Art, through their consistent emphasis on promoting diversity within artistic excellence, has allowed for numerous creative visions to be made uniquely accessible.”

Sarah Jane Richards, Artist

Wild in Art’s mass participation public art trails are un-bee-lievably popular and Bee in the City 2018 saw people buzzing with excitement and flying about the city with trail maps and the app, taking selfies and posting on social media. It was a special opportunity for Manchester’s artistic community to showcase its exceptional collective talent and for individual artists to raise their profiles through an extraordinarily media-friendly event.

Nicola Fernandes

Nicola Fernandes, known as Fernandes Makes creates fun colourful quirky and handmade illustrated gifts for the pessimistically optimistic in the... Read More

Joseph Venning

Joseph Venning is a contemporary painter who specialises in large scale, wall mural commissions for business, schools, domestic and public... Read More

Kim Hubball

Kim Hubball is a freelance graphic designer and artist from Greater Manchester. Heavily inspired by her background in graphics, Kim... Read More

Jenny Leonard

Jenny is a community driven commission artist always pursuing collaborative art projects that bring people together. She does live art sketching... Read More

Sneaky Raccoon

Sneaky Raccoon is the artist name of Manchester-based freelance graphic artist, designer and art director Anna Mullin. Anna specialises in... Read More


Neequaye is a visual artist predominantly creating large-scale street paintings, oil portraits and prints. He is interested in how contemporary... Read More

Jen Pye

Jen graduated with a degree in Fine Art in 2012 and has spent her free time painting as a hobby.... Read More

Graham Hudson

Born in Ardwick, Graham is a visual artist based at Manchester charity, Mustard Tree. He has been commissioned to create... Read More

Tasha Whittle

Tasha is an artist and illustrator based in Manchester. She likes to incorporate as many different mediums as possible into... Read More

Dave Draws

Dave is a freelance illustrator originally from Chesterfield, but now living and working in Manchester. He is famed for his... Read More

Art + Believe

Art+Believe are graphic artists, based in Brighton. Their work is playful, fun and colourful, concentrating on geometric forms within architectural... Read More


Manchester graffiti artist kELzO gained notoriety in the early 90’s when he turned Hulme, Manchester, into one of the biggest... Read More

RP Roberts

RP Roberts paints predominantly in acrylic and aerosol, using his background in graffiti to influence his techniques and colour choice.... Read More

Andrew Parle

Andrew Parle a.k.a. Tenz from the Crypt is a graffiti/mural/airbrush artist and traditional sign writer. Creating graffiti art in his free time for over... Read More

Shelley Jayne

Shelley Jayne is an illustrator based in Liverpool. She has been running her creative business for over 5 years and... Read More

Nomad Clan

Nomad Clan is the collective of street artists Cbloxx and AYLO, an internationally acclaimed duo based in Manchester. Their murals... Read More

Kate Eggleston-Wirtz

Kate Eggleston-Wirtz is an American multi-disciplinary visual artist and published poet who has lived in UK for over 20 years.... Read More

Barry Spence

Barry’s practice encompasses paintings, murals, illustration and wallpaper design. He also tackles public art projects and fine interior finishes for... Read More

Lauren Mullarkey

Lauren is a textile and mosaic artist based at Seashell Trust, where she works with children and young people who... Read More


Qubek is a street artist who has been working on the streets of Manchester for over 18 years. Not set... Read More

CJTaylord Art and Ben Sedman Photography

The LGBTQ+ Queen Bee is a collaboration between CJTaylord Art (Christian) and Bed Sedman Photography. Christian is a Freelance Artist... Read More

Lynda Sterling

Lynda Sterling is a local artist based in Old Trafford. She creates work inspired by her everyday environment and surroundings.... Read More

Peter Davis

Peter Davis is a professional figurative painter. In 2017 he was shortlisted by the country’s leading art magazine for Artist of the... Read More

Thomas Wolski

Thomas Wolski is a post-conceptual British artist working between London and his current Manchester based studio. Tom’s illustrated works of... Read More

Mik Richardson

Mik Richardson is a Norfolk based artist who has run his own mural and design business since leaving the RAF... Read More

Nicki McCubbing

Nicki McCubbing is an artist who has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Usually working in sculpture and installation, her... Read More

Nisha Grover

Nisha Grover is an artist based in the Midlands. Her work is inspired by creation and nature and influenced by... Read More

One Red Shoe – Fiona & Neil Osborne

One Red Shoe are artists Fiona and Neil Osborne. Based in the North West, they have been designing and painting... Read More

Rachel A Blackwell

Rachel is an artist and illustrator based in Malvern, Worcestershire. Her paintings come from the enchanted realm of imagination and... Read More

Rise and Signs – Rob Catterall

Rob Catterall works in a variety of mediums, from murals to illustration and even sign-writing under the business name Rise... Read More

Sian Bristow

After completing her Art and Design Foundation Studies, Sian set up her business creating body castings in her home studio.... Read More

Susan Webber

Susan is a freelance artist based in Somerset. She studied illustration at the University of the West of England, and... Read More

Tim Sutcliffe

Tim Sutcliffe is an artist, designer and illustrator. He has also worked as an art director for advertising agencies and... Read More

Sinclair Illustration

Evelyn Sinclair is an illustrator and artist with varied experience, from illustrating maps to creating sticker books which encourage youngsters... Read More

Tom Brader

Tom is a multi-disciplinary artist with an interest in theatre and three-dimensional design. He likes to interact with other artists... Read More

Wild Portrait Artist

Monique Castellani-Kraan is a wildlife artist based in Wilmslow. Her passion is animal portraiture with the goal of showing just... Read More

Jessica Perrin

Jessica is an animator and illustrator working and studying in Birmingham. Currently studying for her master’s degree in Visual Communication,... Read More

John Hamilton

John Hamilton is a Manchester based artist and illustrator. As well as exhibiting work across the UK, he also writes... Read More

Judith Berrill

Judith has been an active artist for over 30 years since qualifying with a Fine Art degree from the University... Read More

Julie Dodd

Julie Dodd focuses most of her attention on environmental issues and uses her art practice as a platform to reflect... Read More

Justin Eagleton

Justin Eagleton is a professional artist, illustrator and designer born and bred in Manchester. He has over 25 years’ experience... Read More

Karis Viola Lambert

Karis Lambert is a fine artist and illustrator born in Yorkshire and based in Stockport. She specialises in ink painting... Read More

Kathleen Smith

Kathleen is a designer and artist who creates installations using metalwork and painting. She focuses on making work that entertains,... Read More

Kelly Stanford

Kelly Stanford is a local Science Communicator who uses art as a fun and engaging science outreach tool. In 2018... Read More

Kim Thompson

Kim Thompson is a commercial illustrator who studied Illustration at Manchester Metropolitan University. With previous clients including BBC Radio 4... Read More

Leah Pendleton

Leah Pendleton is a Yorkshire based blackboard, illustration and mural artist. She studied Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh,... Read More

Laura-Kate Chapman

Manchester born Laura-Kate has been running her own freelance illustration business, Laura-Kate Draws since 2009. She has worked on a... Read More

Lee O’Brien

Lee O’Brien is a secondary school art teacher and freelance Illustrator based in Liverpool. Since 2009 he has been a... Read More

Lei-Mai LeMaow

Lei-Mai is an artist and designer from Liverpool, living in Manchester. With a background in graffiti and street wear, and... Read More

Lesley Hamilton

After qualifying as a Graphic Designer from Glasgow College of Building and Printing, Lesley worked as a Graphic Designer for... Read More

Liz Faram

Liz has recently retired and is spending her days trying out new creative pastimes including covering suites in caravans, curtain... Read More

Lizzie Rose Chapman

Lizzie Rose is a freelance artist from Manchester. Nature is an endless source of inspiration for Lizzie and shines through... Read More

Lois Cordelia

Lois Cordelia is an artist and illustrator based in Ipswich. She works in diverse styles, including energetic speed-painting, intricate paper-cutting,... Read More

Maria Shrigley

Maria Shrigley is a prop-maker and artist from London. She has worked on a number of public art trails as... Read More

Megan Heather Evans

Megan Heather Evans is a Birmingham based tattooist and artist. After completing her Fine Art degree at Birmingham School of... Read More

Meha Art

Originally from Kenya, Meha is now based in Manchester. She studied a foundation year at London Camberwell University of Arts... Read More

Adam Pekr-Inkversion

Adam is a Czech-born airbrush artist who started his artistic journey in graffiti art. Highly influenced by the ground-breaking airbrush... Read More

Adam Pryce

Adam Pryce is an illustrator based in Manchester. He has illustrated several children’s books and has a range of greeting... Read More


Ambrin explores themes of luxury and jewellery to create fun and exciting work with political undertones. Her work is often... Read More

Amy Coney

Amy Coney is a Manchester based visual artist and illustrator, her portfolio spans from bespoke and photorealistic oil paintings, transformative... Read More

Cundall Light4

Cundall Light4 is a lighting design group, delivering light art, luminaire designs and lighting installations across many sectors; including galleries,... Read More

Andrew Cornes

Andrew has been working in the North West as a graphic designer for more than 20 years – largely in... Read More

Anne-Marie Byrne

Over the last few years Anne-Marie has participated in several sculpture trails around the UK – including painting a Jungle... Read More

Betti Moretti

Betti Moretti is a British explorer (in her dreams), artist, illustrator, performance poet and yarn bombing writer. She studied at... Read More

C’Art Dawes

Catherine is a self-taught artist and Lancashire lass who takes delight in studying her subjects, both creatures great and small,... Read More

Caroline Coates

Caroline Coates is an artist who is inspired by working with people. She is an illustrator, community artist and craft... Read More

Caroline Daly

Caroline is an artist from Manchester with a background in Theatre Design, who is greatly inspired by local wildlife, especially... Read More

Caroline Dowsett

Caroline Dowsett is an illustrator and maker from Manchester, working from her desk in the Engine House studio at Islington... Read More

Caroline Greyling

Caroline Greyling is a North Nottinghamshire based artist. She combines the real and the fantastic in her drawings and illustrations,... Read More

Celine Elliott

After spending over a decade working with community groups and young people on creative projects, Celine’s practice combines an education... Read More

Daniel Gubba

Daniel Gubba grew up in Manchester and works in television as a freelance set and props maker, currently in animation... Read More

Deven Bhurke

Deven Bhurke is a Hampshire based graphic designer and artist. Deven has been involved in several Wild in Art events... Read More

Donna Newman

Donna Newman is a mural artist working in Birmingham. She has worked in schools across the region for over ten... Read More


Hammo (Nick Hamilton) is an illustrator and mural painter from Manchester. Bold characters and landscapes, and clean lines are a... Read More

Helen Russell Creations

Helen Russell is inspired by the natural world, storytelling and illustration. She enjoys muddy adventures and can often be found... Read More

Jayne Ford

Jayne Ford is an award-winning designer-maker working predominantly with glass. She came to Manchester to study in the 1990s and... Read More

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