Simon studied Fine Art at Harrow and Portsmouth. He worked as a freelance illustrator and cartoonist for newspapers and magazines for many years - notably political cartoons for The Guardian and Telegraph and cartoons for the financial letters page of the Daily Mail every Wednesday for a very long time. He now makes narrative works that exploit the more comic, esoteric and bizarre aspects of human relationships and behaviour. He works mainly on paper in a variety of mediums but occasionally, when pressured, he rises to the challenge of a portrait in oils.
I love you Pencil and chalk pastel on paper 21 x 29cms
Shuggy Bain Acrylic ink on paper 29 x 42cms
The Headteacher Oil on canvas 55 x 70cms
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
Mary has been painting professionally for over 25 years – mostly figurative work. She owned a gallery in Southwold for 11 years and a subsequent gallery in Halesworth for a further 7 years. Although her work is often associated with children on the beach and Suffolk scenes – reproduced as cards and prints – both the subject and approach have changed over time, so represented here are three recent examples. One is a pastiche of Dame Laura Knight’s work, one of little girls dancing in a more impressionistic style and another of Tide Mill where her influence is John Piper.
Shadows, Southwold Beach Oil 56 x 46cms
Little Girls Dancing Oil 25 x 15cms
Tide Mill, Woodbridge Ink and watercolour 36 x 26cms
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
Relief print 38 x 16cms
Leaping Fish Relief Print 30 x 24cms
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Self Portrait Oil on Panel 20 x 30cms
Framlingham Castle Arch Oil on Canvas 50 x 40cms
Garden Envy Oil on Canvas Board 20 x 20cms
Marina is a Suffolk based artist - born in Ipswich and currently living in Felixstowe - who works with oil paint on canvas. A self-taught artist, she takes her inspiration from nature, attempting to capture the beauty of scenes that attract her attention and draw her in when she is out walking. She has exhibited in Ipswich and Felixstowe, winning the Award for Best Exhibition Painting in 2018 at the Felixstowe Art Group Annual Exhibition.
Autumn Leaves #1 Oil on canvas 50 x 100cms
Autumn Leaves #2 Oil on canvas 20 x 25cms
Wisteria on fence #2 Oil on canvas 50 x 100cms
Pat Jourdan trained for four years at Liverpool School of Art. She usually uses oil paints on board. A former member of the Norwich Twenty Group, she has exhibited widely: Norwich Castle Museum; solo exhibitions - Norwich Assembly House; Maddermarket Theatre. Moving to Galway she had solo exhibitions in the Bank of Ireland Arts Centre, Dublin; Davis Gallery, Dublin; Galway Central Library. Later group exhibitions in Aldeburgh Gallery and Aldeburgh Baptist Chapel. ‘I don’t always know how a painting is going to develop - it has a life of its own, growing through several layer at times. Each one is a surprise.’
Pat is also a prizewinning writer of poetry, short stories and novels.
Punks at a Demo Oil on board 53 x 71cms
Delphiniums in the Kitchen Oil on board 52 x 53cms
Striped Sheet Landscape Oil on board 60 x 71cms
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.Website www.bridgetlapsley.com
Sadly, Bridget passed away in January 2021. She was a valued and respected member of the Society. Her obituary by Paul Bruce is in the August Newsletter.
Feeding Pastel 22 x 34cms
Isle of Harris Mixed media 27 x 38cms
River Trees 4 Collage 10 x 28cms
Hilary originally studied textile design at Croydon School of Art. She now paints in oils, acrylic, watercolour and pastels, as well as enjoying the immediacy of monotypes. The natural world, landscape, natural objects and still life are favoured subjects. Hilary grows organic flowers on a local community farm which is a vibrant source of inspiration.
The Party; memories series 2021 Oil on canvas 30 x 30cms
Seaside 1920; memories series 2021 Acrylic on paper 21 x 15cms
Pond Life Oil on canvas 30 x 40cms
Malcolm studied at the Royal College of Art and worked at the Royal Academy of Arts for several years. The works shown here are from a series of watercolours sourcing historical textiles from various museum collections.
No 1 Watercolour A4
Nos 2 & 3 Painted and dyed fabrics in a garden
Charles Nightingale was born in South-East London and began painting aged 5. He Joined the RAF (1957-1961), and later became a mathematician working at BT (1971-1992) where he helped to develop the JPEG image format. He is an oil painter, ceramicist, watercolourist and printmaker and also works using a computer. He admires Hopper, Spitzweg, Albers, Balla, Benton, Dali, Demuth, Freundlich, Herbin, Lowry, Sheeler, El Lissitsky, Mondrian, Deinaka, Van Doesburg and even Rockwell. He has exhibited in Ipswich, Bury, Newmarket, Aldeburgh, Woodbridge and Beckenham. He loosely follows Tolstoy's definition of art and his oils and relief prints often comment on worldly affairs.
We Good, Them Bad Lino-block Print 36 x 50cms
Hollyhock Garden Watercolour 17 x 25cms
The Long, Long Road Oil 74 x 35cms
Studied 3 years Painting & Drawing, and Art-Foundation at Sir John Cass School of Art in London Whitechapel; Workshop with Ken Paine, Mall Galleries 2007. Oil paint is her favourite medium, working on diverse range of subject matter. Music influences her art in major ways. Annemarie respects a diverse range of artists from all over the world from Turner, to Diebenkorn. Annemarie aims to combine figurative elements, moving towards the abstract. Exhibiting in different UK counties and London. Sold at the Royal Academy; Shortlisted at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol; Exhibited and sold at the London Biennale; Exhibited in Tuscany, Italy and Vienna, Austria 2019.
Awakening, Blood Moon Eclipse Oil on canvas board 61 x 45cms
Music Oil on canvas board 41 x 51cms
Sailing, River Blythe Oil on canvas board 24 x 30cms