Ipswich Art Society would like as many of our Members as possible to feature here. If you would like to be included please email ipswich.art.society.publicity@gmail.com for further details.

Hannah Aria

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

Helen Bartholomew

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.

Email: helenbartholomew7@gmail.com

Website: www.helenbartholomew.com


Gracie Oil on canvas 30 x 24cms


Ollie Oil on canvas 30 x 24cms

 Female Figure  Charcoal on paper  40 x 30cms

Female Figure Charcoal on paper 40 x 30cms

Mark Beesley

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.

Email: hmarkbeesley@btinternet.com Website: markbeesleyart.com


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 Browne

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 Casey

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. 

Email: andycaseydesign@aol.com


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

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.

Email: studio@derekchambers.org.uk

Website: derekchambers.org.uk


King Street, Aldeburgh  Acrylic on board  35 x 25cms


Iris Watercolour 60 x 50cms


Ely’s London Plane Monoprint 45 x 35cms

Michael Coulter

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.

Email: michael@coultercards.co.uk 

Website: www.michaelcoulter.org.uk 


Eastern Belle  Watercolour 34 x 46cms


Sails on the Beach  Watercolour 34 x 46cms


Sparrows in a Hedge  Watercolour 34 x 46cms

Julie Driscoll

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.

Website: www.juliedriscoll.co.uk

Email: driscoll939@btinternet.com


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 Edmondson

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.

Email:  cjl.ed@tiscali.co.uk


Untitled Oil on canvas 61 x 61cms


Untitled Oil on canvas 77 x 63cms


Red Landscape Oil on canvas 61 x 46cms

Dorin Elvin

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.

Email:  dorin.elvin@btinternet.com


Little Red Bull Oil on canvas 30 x 41cms


Dreamtime Acrylic on canvas 56 x 48cms


Gone for Cover Lithograph 50 x 74cms