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. Recent commission for a painting to hang in a new medical centre in Ipswich. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2018 – 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
Still-life with Oranges and Plastic Oil on canvas 30 x 30cms
Winner of the East Anglian Regional Prize in 'The Discerning Eye' online exhibition 2020 www.ingdeexhibition.org 19 November - 31 December.
Sheep and Cauliflowers Oil on canvas 51 x 51cms
Lucy Bell grew up in rural Buckinghamshire and studied at Ruskin School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. She has lived in East Anglia for 20 years, often showing with RASEAG (RA Schools Graduates of this region). Lucy is an abstract landscape painter mainly working in oils, inspired by the local environment. Her work is influenced largely by 20th century artists who use expressive colour – from Van Gogh to Klee and Sean Scully. The play on texture and pattern in nature has parallels for her with textiles.
January Fields I Oil on board 8.5.x 2.6cm
Summer Grounds III Oil on board 40 x 40cm
Wood Textile I Oil on canvas 81 x 81cm
Since graduating, BA(Hons) Art and Design, Sherie has had a diverse artistic career. She won the Anna Airy award shortly after completing her degree. Sherie’s expressive landscapes are an embodiment of the connection she feels between herself and the Earth. Her art has touched on different mediums and styles, often combining them to create mixed media pieces. However, whether abstract, decorative or realistic, it is capturing spirit, feeling and intimacy which is fundamental to her work. Sherie lives in Suffolk where she exhibits locally. She has undertaken many commissions and has works in private collections.
Glen Tromie Mixed media on canvas board 20 x 30 cm
In the Quiet Oil on canvas 20 x 50 cm
Storm over Knoydart Oil on canvas 42 x 60 cm
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
Susie taught Art in High Schools for many years. She is the author of ‘The Art of Handbuilt Ceramics’ published by the Crowood Press. Susie is a member of the Suffolk Craft Society as a Printmaker. Susie trained at Cheltenham and Lowestoft colleges in Art. Susie has exhibited widely, and now works from her studio in Woodbridge where she is painting, sometimes using mixed media and collage. Susie builds up a composition that is seen from a different and perhaps more unusual viewpoint. Most recently Susie has exhibited at Snape Maltings and in the Longshed, Woodbridge as well as taking part in Open Studios 2022.
Purple jug Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40cms
Still life with sea views Acrylic on canvas 55 x 65cms
White flowers and a feather Acrylic painting 40 x 40cms
Shaun Burgess was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, England where he still lives with his wife and three children. He is a self-taught artist and works from a studio at the bottom of his garden. Shaun works in oils where his natural tendency towards realism and order is offset with an urge to create contradiction via abstract marks and colour. He takes inspiration from disrupted realism enjoying the interest and movement the style offers him. His works are sold via online and physical galleries which has led to pieces being shipped to collectors in the UK, America, Australia and Europe.
Website: currently under construction.
Final Preparation Oil on board 61 x 46cm
Paradise Oil on board 51 x 58cm
Drama Of Light Oil on board 58 x 58cm
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.
The White Lion Hotel, Early morning, Aldeburgh Watercolour 48 x 48cms
The Camperdown Elm Drypoint Monoprint 54 x 40cms
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
Nicholas is an oil painter who explores composition to create dynamic contemporary still life and floral paintings. Life experiences undoubtably influence Nicholas's colourful and considered work. His paintings often feature 'stuff close to home' and quintessentially English paraphernalia which are a reflection on the comfort and reassurance he has found in the familiar following his experience of being taken ill abroad. His paintings continue to evolve and engage as they explore tight and lose paint applications across delightful compositions. His work can be found in collections in the UK, Europe and the USA
Best Friends Oil on Linen 30 x 25cm
First Bunch Oil on Canvas 30 x 25cm
It’s a Mugs Game Oil on Linen 23 x 50cm
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.
Another Sunday Acrylic on canvas 50 x 50cms
Sunday in the Park Acrylic on canvas 50 x 50cms
Tenter de Vivre Acrylic on canvas 91 x 76cms