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Professionals and Hobbyists

This page includes: Artists, Artistes, Authors, Crafts, Ceramics, Sculptures and Decluttering

Overstrand is home to a number of professionals as well as those who have developed their hobby, producing items for sale.  The list below provides basic information about them with, where possible, contacts details, or their website,

or their page on social media.


I would be pleased to add more to the current lists, just so long as you reside within the boundaries of the village. 

Similarly, if you would prefer not to be included in the listings, let me know via the Contact Page


Helen Goddard   Helen works in acrylic, oil pastel as well as printmaking.

Joy Cole    Joy specialises in watercolours and acrylics.

Linda Robinson Linda produces colourful, mainly acrylic art.

Mark Richardson   Mark works with acrylic and graphite crayon.

Norman Mackie  Norman is a watercolour artist.

Peter Talbot  Peter produces sculptures and constructions, mainly from items washed up on the beach.

Shauna Richardson  Shauna is a crochetdermist


In the Swing  Vocal duo, Andy and Mad, feature favourite songs from the forties to the seventies and beyond, for events of all kinds.  


Janet Ellis  Janet has published a novel, short stories, plus a recipe book which incorporates travelogues. 


Julie Holland  Julie writes stories for children.  In August 2021 she had her first book published in Kindle.  There are more of Julie's stories to follow. 

Laurence Staig  Laurence has written an impressive number of books.  Follow the link to his author's page on Amazon to find out more. 

Leonie (Orton) Barnett  Leonie's memoirs including memories of her playwright brother, Joe Oreton. 


Brightmore Bunting  Lynn Padmore sells her homemade bunting, face masks, aprons, cushions etc. from her home, the village car boot sales and fayres.

Diane Marie Ceramics. Diane creates individual sculptures and hand thrown decorative vases and pots in her garden studio. Phone 07786 060826

Laura Parker-Croft's 'Got the Needle'  Laura creates Memory Bears but also produces a variety of craft items which she showcases on her Facebook page

Professional Organising and Decluttering

A Neater Life  Anita Fortes organises and declutters homes to create more order, space and calm. Services also include preparing homes for sale, organising house moves and life admin.  Anita posts regularly on her Facebook page, often with helpful tips.


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