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.
Kingfisher 1 Etching 15 x 13cms
Deben Swans Etching 20.5 x 25cms
Ian Shoeing Bubble Etching 21 x 18cms
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.
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
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.
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 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.
City of London from Hampstead Heath
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 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.
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 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.
Groyne B113, Felixstowe Relief print 20 x 14cms
Railway sleepers, Landguard Point, Felixstowe (detail)
Relief print 38 x 16cms
Exploding Carapace Relief print 28 x 20cms
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.
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 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: email@example.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
Tammany is a self taught artist, based in Ipswich. Her practise has evolved through a variety of experimental methods, she is always searching for new inspiration but a fascination with portraiture frequently calls her back. She likes to work quickly, feeling her way around the subject with paint from the outset. Tammany's pieces have settled upon a style that demonstrates a love of strong tonal values and fluid use of oil paint, pulled or pushed across the surface to leave visible yet subtle brush marks.
Steph Oil on Canvas Board 30 x 25cms
Sunflowers Oil on Canvas Board 30 x 25cms
Teaspoon Oil on Panel 15 x 15cms
Sadly, we have learnt of the death of Ken Kempley. A full obituary will be published in the next Newsletter.
Born in the Peak District, Ken was a prolific self-taught artist known for his paintings of landscapes, seascapes, moor and wetlands. Working predominantly in acrylic and watercolour Ken stripped 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 failed to inspire and ranked 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 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.
Feeding Pastel 22 x 34cms
Isle of Harris Mixed media 27 x 38cms
River Trees 4 Collage 10 x 28cms