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.

Pris Forrest

Pris Forrest was born in Malta but settled in Scotland, eventually attending Edinburgh College of Art, where she developed an interest in Printmaking. Moving with a young family to East Anglia, she worked as technician and tutor at the Art School in Suffolk College. She joined exhibiting groups which enabled her to exhibit abroad, locally and in London.  She became preoccupied with Suffolk’s flat and watery landscape, also pursuing her interest in horses and music, all of which figure prominently in her work. She has a lifelong love of drawing, which she still teaches privately, and has her own printmaking studio in the Suffolk countryside.  

Email: prisforrest@yahoo.co.uk   Website: prisforrest.com


Kingfisher 1 Etching 15 x 13cms


Deben Swans Etching 20.5 x 25cms


Ian Shoeing Bubble Etching 21 x 18cms

Claire Fried

Claire is a figurative colourist working in Suffolk. Her new work is based on her residency / cultural exchange in Wenzhou, China in Autumn 2019. Her inspiration is from landscapes, portraits and still life, mainly in oils on linen or board. The artwork is working with colour and pattern, remaining figurative and impressionistic. As a continuous discipline Claire draws from life and is currently working with inks. A studio visit can be arranged and portraits commissioned.

Email: claire.fried@zen.co.uk  Website www.clairefried.co.uk


The Wall, Wenzhou, China Oil on linen 100 x 100cms


Deben from Ramsholt, Suffolk, UK Oil on canvas. 30 x 40cms


Banks of the Stour, Suffolk, UK  Oil on board  29 x 21cms

George W Gill

Born in Sheffield, October 1949. Studied 'Painting and Drawing' in Sheffield, Oxford, St Albans, ‘Illustration' at Watford College of Art & Design. Acquired a Degree in Graphic Arts. Changing media kept his work fresh and honest. Favourite medium was Oils. ‘Art and Music define my life’ was entirely true for him. George was interested in a wide range of well-known, obscure, diverse artists from all over the world from Constable, Tom Coates, Diebenkorn. Awards included 'Outstanding Work' ‘Best Painting’ and others, at the Mall Galleries, London and in the Counties. George had Shortlistings and was Accepted by the Royal Academy, London; Shortlisted by the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol. 

Email: paintbox@btinternet.com. Website: www.gillandoshelda.com


City Crossing Oil on canvas 70.5 x 101cms


November, Blythburgh Oil on canvas 61 x 72cms


Summer Days Oil on canvas 79 x 99cms

Caroline Greene

Caroline had work selected for the Chelsea Art Society 2019 exhibition, and was shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Royal Society of Oil Painters and the New English Art Club open exhibitions. She won the NEAC's national Barbara Hepworth Drawing Competition, and most of all loves to paint outdoors. Caroline attends weekly Life Drawing classes and values traditional drawing skills. She paints in oils, gouache and watercolour, and draws in charcoal and ink, mainly landscapes, still life and urban/village scenes. Caroline tries to capture shape, feeling, atmosphere and light in a straightforward way, and her aim is to keep growing and learning as an artist.

Email: ccr1ccr2@gmail.com

Website: www.carolinegreene.co.uk



City of London from Hampstead Heath 

(painted outdoors)  

Oil on muslin laid on board  25 x 36cms


Ancient oak at Rendham Charcoal on paper  20 x 20cms


Daffodil in a jar Oil on board  15 x 15cms

Jennifer Hall

Jennifer Hall is a practising artist with a studio at Butley Mills Studios where she is able to cast her own work in bronze. She is the Secretary of Clock House Arts Association, the charity that runs the studios. She is also a member of the Sudbourne Printmakers where she practises the art of printmaking. She has an MA in the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas from The Sainsbury Research Unit, University of East Anglia; a BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of East Anglia/Suffolk College; and a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design, Norwich School of Art.

Email: jen@jennifer-hall.com

Website: www.jennifer-hall.com


Head: Oak (Summer) Bronze  47 x c.31cms (at widest point)


Duncan Etching and Aquatint  20 x 25cms 


Staverton Thicks Charcoal drawing 30 x 42cms 

Maggi Hayward

Maggi studied at Ipswich School of Art from 1966 - 68, then at Croydon College of Art until 1971, becoming a Member of the Chartered Society of Designers. She has worked as a designer of textiles, graphics and museum exhibitions and after many years designing with the aid of computers she is now enjoying the manual process of printmaking and, in the words of printmaker Peter Green, ‘the workmanship of uncertainty’. She looks for the textures and patterns in Natural History collections, plants and landscapes and is inspired by the simplicity and economy of mid 20th century artists and designers.

email: maggi.hayward@hotmail.co.uk


Groyne B113, Felixstowe Relief print 20 x 14cms


Dry Stone Wall, Penrith  Relief print 20 x 17cms


Exploding Carapace Relief print  28 x 20cms

Ali Hollingsworth

Ali Hollingsworth would describe herself as a self-taught country-loving artist, who loves to create “stories” using paint, found objects, print and ephemera, textiles, and text, often within a box. She loves to paint, sew, print, and model so this medium suits her skills well. She is inspired by the work of Joseph Cornell and John Piper and is a devotee of Mr Finch who sews fantastical creatures in a modern way. Ali was born in Cornwall and lives in Suffolk. She exhibits her work on-line on Etsy, or works to commission. 

Email: aliholls248@gmail.com


The Wedding Guests Assemblage 22 x 17cms


Tiny Tot No.9  Assemblage  21 x 27cms


I truly was a Princess Assemblage 14 x 18cms

Nicki Holt

Nicki Holt was born in London. She studied Illustration at Harrow School of Art and worked as a freelance illustrator for 17 years. She moved to Suffolk in 1989. Her main focus now is printmaking; sources of inspiration are plants, poetry, twilight, shadows, reflections, odd buildings, and the Suffolk landscape, layering her work with many textures. She makes etchings, collagraphs, relief prints, monoprints and collages which reflect an intense love of nature. She uses imagination to represent something she feels is the darker, mysterious side of the natural world. She has shown work in London and nowadays exhibits regularly in Suffolk.

Email: littlefishy2@gmail.com     Website: nickiholtprints.co.uk


Big Sun  Collagraph & Mixed Media 34 x 25cms


Ash Tree and Sheep  Etching   25 x 29cms


Lost Balloon  Etching  24.8 x 7cms

Ken Kempley

Born in the Peak District and now living in East Anglia, Ken is a prolific self-taught artist known for his paintings of landscapes, seascapes, moor and wetlands. Working predominantly in acrylic and watercolour Ken strips away geographical references to create drama and atmosphere, allowing the viewer a sense of connection with the subject and that barren beauty found in remote locations. Turner, Hambling and Castanet never fail to inspire and rank high in Ken’s favourite artists. Several prestigious galleries in London and the South East exhibit Ken’s paintings as do private collections in the USA, South Africa, Norway and the UK.


Storm Force  Acrylic on canvas board 62 x 62cms


Homeland  Acrylic on canvas board  62 x 62cms


Rhapsody Acrylic on heavy paper 70 x 70cms

Bridget Lapsley

Bridget grew up in Suffolk, spending most of her childhood and schooldays in Ipswich and the surrounding countryside.  She studied at the Ipswich School of Art in the 1960s, when well-known local practising artists such as Colin Moss and Bernard Reynolds were tutors, later completing a 3-D design course at Loughborough College of Art & Design.  Inspired by her surroundings, the Suffolk landscape and shores, the natural world and a love of drawing, she works in a variety of genres and media to capture a moment, a detailed study, a composition or a pattern in a visual and meaningful way.

Email:   b_lapsley@msn.com    Website  www.bridgetlapsley.com


Feeding Pastel 22 x 34cms


Isle of Harris Mixed media 27 x 38cms


River Trees 4 Collage 10 x 28cms