Originally born in Rochdale, Hannah relocated to Ipswich as a child. She was a Health Promotion Specialist prior to entering the professional arts arena and is an experienced Youth and Community Worker. Hannah debuted at Art Fair East last year and has exhibited at London’s Brick Lane Gallery, The Minories Galleries and various esteemed locations across Suffolk. The recently featured BBC Radio Suffolk Artist is also undertaking a Residency at Quay Place; facilitating weekly workshops. Hannah is a Conceptual Mixed Media Artist with a heart for social justice. Her work contains philosophical undertones to inspire the soul and awaken the senses.
‘Make Up’ Fragile Heart Series 2018
Mixed Media & Resin 30 x 30cms
‘Break Up’ Fragile Heart Series 2018
Mixed Media & Resin 30 x 30cms
‘Wake Up’ Fragile Heart Series 2018
Mixed Media & Resin 30 x 30cms
Valerie Armstrong’s work is strongly affected by her past career as an art therapist. Due to the personal trauma of the recent four years, to find healing she has tapped back into her art therapy training and experience to create paintings which delve beneath the surface of reality.
These works are built up with abstracted layers of paint, mixed media and collage, so that beneath the surface lies history and information which can sometimes be glimpsed at through glazing or sanding back through surface layers. Whispers of thought shadows which can be barely glimpsed.
Le Flux des Plantes Magiques
Acrylic & collage on cradled panel 30 x 30cms
The Silent Visitor Acrylic & collage on canvas 92 x 92cms.
(My visual reaction to the deadly Covid19 virus)
The Wild Garden of Childhood
Acrylic & collage on canvas 100 x 70cms
Most of Helen’s work is produced in her garden studio in Suffolk, where she is often found with her partner Bub and their two dogs Jack and Ollie. Her work is constantly changing and developing and therefore quite diverse. She will often repeat or revisit subjects, particularly those that carry a personal significance. Helen works primarily in oil, but also uses graphite and occasionally collage. Her paintings can be seen in galleries throughout Suffolk and London and occasionally in group exhibitions within the local area.
Gracie Oil on canvas 30 x 24cms
Ollie Oil on canvas 30 x 24cms
Female Figure Charcoal on paper 40 x 30cms
Mark worked as a solicitor but gave up law to study art after moving to Suffolk in 1979. From 1985 he worked in a design studio, since 1993 as a freelance illustrator also teaching painting and art history classes, while continuing to paint. He has work in various private and corporate collections in Britain and the USA. A recent commission was for a painting to hang in a new medical centre in Ipswich. At the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2018 he was the Winner of the Hugh Casson Drawing Prize. His main interest is landscape, in particular the balance between the natural and artificial, the effect that the imposition of man-made structures has on our natural surroundings.
Mock Tudor Ink and crayon on tracing paper 60 x 60cms
Cley Hill, Warminster Oil on plywood 37 x 32cms
Bale field Oil on board 30 x 52cms
Rita moved to Suffolk in 1971 with her husband and their three children. Having attended various art classes, including evening classes at Middlesbrough Art School, she eventually became a student of Michael Norman in 1989, which continued for many years. His teaching was invaluable. Favourite subjects are old, interesting buildings, the countryside and riverscapes. Her work is generally traditional, though sometimes verging on abstract. She also enjoys portrait painting. Rita has exhibited widely in East Anglia, and had solo and shared exhibitions. Was an award winner in 2014 with the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists. Has had many commissions.
Riverside and Distant Cottage Watercolour 25 x 39cms
Wymondham Abbey Pen, Ink and Watercolour 41 x 33cms
River Wye seen from Symonds Yat Watercolour 26 x40 cms
Andrew has been active on the local art scene for many years and has taught art and design in school and college. He established the Young Blood group in the 1980s. He joined the Ipswich Art Society in 1985, later becoming an honorary member. His most recent work is inspired by shop windows, old buildings and in particular old houses decaying in the urban landscape. He uses pen and wash working quickly to catch the spirit of the building or shop window, applying watercolours loosely.
Antique shop, Woodbridge 2018 Mixed media 40 x 40cms
Ivy Mount, Leeds 2018 Mixed media 40 x 40cms
Washing Line, Leeds 2018 Mixed media 40 x 40cms
Derek Chambers was born in Ilford in 1937. After a successful career as a London-based graphic designer, he moved to Suffolk in 1994 to concentrate on drawing, painting and etching. His work has been exhibited in several Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions, the Royal Watercolour Society (prize-winner 2008), New English Art Club, Discerning Eye, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, National Print and Originals, Royal Society of Marine Artists, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, twice Eastern Open prize-winner, twice winner of the Art Society’s Mayor’s Award and many shows in Suffolk. The latest being his travels with trees.
King Street, Aldeburgh Acrylic on board 35 x 25cms
Iris Watercolour 60 x 50cms
Ely’s London Plane Monoprint 45 x 35cms
Michael Coulter's work has a distinctive style, influenced by his training in illustration, and printmaking, also his admiration for the artists from between the wars, Ravilious and Spencer. He was head of the Art department at Woolverstone Hall School, Suffolk from 1966-1987. He now paints full time and lives in Woodbridge. His work is held in many private and public collections world wide. Over the years he has had over 30 one man exhibitions and two books published about his work, 'Coulter's Countryside' and 'Coulter's Coast' by Alan Marshall.
Eastern Belle Watercolour 34 x 46cms
Sails on the Beach Watercolour 34 x 46cms
Sparrows in a Hedge Watercolour 34 x 46cms
Julie’s work is very textural, created using her hands and a palette knife, layering the oil paints thickly over several weeks. Her subjects are the Suffolk landscape, flowers and abstracts. Julie has worked for over 20 years as an Occupational Therapist, specialising in psychiatry, and recognises the importance of art as a therapeutic tool. At her home studio near Woodbridge she runs classes and individual therapy sessions in a relaxed, creative environment. Julie’s work can be seen at Snape Maltings, Vani l, in Woodbridge, Suffolk Living in Felixstowe and at Open Studios.
Coastguard Cottages, Dunwich Oil on canvas 40 x 50cms
Pansy Oil on canvas 25 x 15cms
Deben Riverbank, Martlesham Creek Oil on canvas 50 x 40 cms
Chris has had a life-long interest in drawing and painting and, in retirement, took a Degree in Fine Art at Suffolk School of Arts, UEA. He works mainly in oil, using a restricted palette in a loosely representational style, also in pen and charcoal. Subject matter includes interiors, still lifes and figure studies, and ideas about isolation and introspection. He has shown regularly at the Annual Open Exhibition and in other group exhibitions over the years, had a solo exhibition at the Rag Street Gallery in London in 2013, and has contributed cartoons to a number of publications.
Untitled Oil on canvas 61 x 61cms
Untitled Oil on canvas 77 x 63cms
Red Landscape Oil on canvas 61 x 46cms
Since graduating with a BA(Hons)Fine Art, Dorin's work has diversified. She has cast her own work at Butley Mills Studios and then studied the techniques of etching at Sudbourne Printmakers. Lately her media has been acrylics, charcoal and ink, producing colourful near or abstract paintings and collages mostly of landscapes. Dorin loves drawing en plein air to get the feeling of a place – then her memory and colourful imagination play their part back in the studio. She exhibits regularly. When a student at University Campus Suffolk, Dorin had an installation shown on the Saatchi Gallery website.
Little Red Bull Oil on canvas 30 x 41cms
Dreamtime Acrylic on canvas 56 x 48cms
Gone for Cover Lithograph 50 x 74cms