Gilbert Potts: Was born and bred in the West Country and has already captured the attention of galleries stretching from his home town of Minehead in Somerset to England’s East Coast, New York. He studied art and design gaining a Degree at Somerset College of Art and yet it was as the drummer in a Manchester band named The Jackdaws that he spent his early career fulfilling his long-held ambition of playing to clubs and pubs up and down the UK and to Stadium audiences across Europe. Little did he imagine that when he returned from touring in 2006 he would also find an appreciative audience for his art. Having worked almost exclusively on large-scale acrylic abstracts as a student, he began experimenting and fell in love with the immediacy and contrasts of pastels, thriving on the ultimate control gained through working the medium with his hands. In 2013 he created Mister Pickle and in 2014 he is to be launched across the world!