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
Michelle is a practising artist with a degree in Fine Art. She specialises in oil paintings on canvas working with interior designers, restaurants and private clients worldwide as well as offering regular workshops. Michelle works from organic forms including lobsters, fish and birds. Her style has an adaptive reverence for the subject and yet does not rely on it; elevating the forms with bright use of colour and suggestive mark-making. The resulting pieces are proud declarations of colour and expression. Colour, depth, texture and contrast – does is matter if it looks like a lobster or a fish? Not really…
Lobster yellow drip oil on canvas 100 x 80cm
Red Octopus oil on canvas 100 x 100cm
Golden crab oil on canvas 80 x 100cm
After attending Grimsby School of Art, Kingston-upon-Thames College of Art and Brighton College of Art, John settled in Adelaide, where he lived for 19 years. In 1994, he returned to this country, settling in Beccles. Besides holding over 50 highly successful solo shows in Australia and England, John’s pastel paintings have been exhibited in Japan, New Zealand and with leading art societies at the Mall Galleries in London. His pastel paintings are regularly featured in articles in the ‘The Artist’ and ‘Leisure Painter’ magazines and his recent biography, entitled “Painting from the Heart”, is published by Halsgrove.
Ready for the Water, Southwold Harbour pastel 61 x 75cms
The Beauty of Beccles pastel 68 x 74cms
July Market, Norwich pastel 62 x 70 cms
Jane paints mainly landscapes often including animals and uses a variety of media. She enjoys colour. Born in Surrey she has travelled widely. With degrees in Agriculture and Nutrition, Jane went first to Uganda and later to Fiji and the South Pacific. After her marriage, the couple moved to Singapore, where Jane studied at the Nanyang Academy of Art and also learnt to do Batik. Thence to Istanbul and later to Botswana, where Jane taught the Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert to do batik painting. Back home, they settled in Suffolk. Every where she has lived, Jane has found good art groups and tutors and besides Ipswich, is currently a member Southwold Art Circle and Framlingham Art Society.
Malibu Oil 64 x 54cms
Cattle by the Deben Acrylic on board 41 x 51cms
Top Pond, Letheringham Hall Oil 38 x 49cms
Lisa Ann is a largely a portrait and still life painter, living and working in Suffolk. Self-taught until 2013, when she met and studied with Tony Merrick ROI. Then going on to complete a Diploma in Portraiture at Heatherley's School of Fine Art 2015-17. She works predominantly in oils but enjoys using all mediums. Achievements include - 2016 Daphne Todd prize for Portraiture. 2018 competed in the TV programme Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the year, winning her heat and reaching the semi-finals. 2017 and 2018 respectively, exhibited with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and Artist and Illustrators Shortlisted Artists of the year at the Mall Gallery in London.
Fascinating Rhythm Oil on canvas board 40 x 40cms
Best friend Oil on board 24 x 37cms
Snowdrops in hand made bottle Oil on board 33 x 25cms
Vrinda Read is an artist living in Ipswich, whose work is based on places she has visited. She graduated with a first class BA (hons) in Fine Art & English in 1997 from Christchurch College, Canterbury and is also a trained teacher of Art. Born in Wales, Vrinda has lived in China and France. Vrinda seeks through her work, to simplify forms, exploring shape and colour to capture the feeling of the scene. She has exhibited work in several venues including the D’Arcy Gallery, Graham & Oldham Artists Gallery, Ipswich Art School and The North House Gallery, Manningtree.
Mountain Path 2 -Costa Brava Oil on canvas 72 x 72cms
Girona Oil on canvas 25 x 25cms
Arches in Florence Oil on canvas 30 x 30cms
Deborah Richards was born in Weston-super-Mare in 1956 and moved to Ipswich in 2007 with her children. She still enjoys painting the local rivers and sea. Deborah has a degree in Fine Art which she completed as a mature student at Glyndwr University School of Fine Art, North Wales. She is currently working with Gagliardi Gallery in Chelsea, London. Deborah works in the new Sennelier Rive Gauche oil paints which are faster drying than linseed oil based paints. They suit her layering techniques which she learned while painting a commissioned copy of a work by J.M.W. Turner.
The Pier at Weston-super-Mare Oil on canvas 100 x 80cms
Jet Trail Oil on canvas 101 x 76cms
Icarus Falling Oil on wood panelling 100 x 70cms
Michael Richards is a largely self-taught artist specialising in illustration, still life and dog portraits. Working mainly in pen and ink, coloured pencils and acrylic, he values drawing as an end in itself rather than simply a precursor to painting. He has exhibited in a number of mixed shows and won the Crane Kalman Award at the Society of Graphic Fine Arts Annual Exhibition in 2016. He has also illustrated a book, “Inside Conducting” by Christopher Seaman. His website is under construction but in the meantime his work can be seen on Instagram under @michael_richards_drawings
Moose Pencil 21 x 13 cms
Poppy Acrylic on board 18 x 13 cms
Cut Sunflower Ink and coloured pencil 21 x 29 cms
Since graduating from Central/St. Martin’s School of Art in 1989, Sula Rubens has practiced as a painter and printmaker. She has lived, worked and exhibited in many cities including Amsterdam in Holland, Gdansk in Poland, St. Petersburg in Russia as well as the rural landscapes of France, Spain, Greece and Ireland. Often travelling to paint, Sula has immersed herself in various landscapes, buildings and their people. She has collaborated with artists, poets and musicians nationally and internationally. Her work has been awarded numerous prizes and is represented in public and private collections in this country and abroad.
Charcoal, watercolour & pigment on paper (map) 74 x 45 cm
Sleeping Child with Dog in a Landscape
(Homage to ‘Satyr mourning a Nymph’ by Piero di Cosimo in the National Gallery, London) Oil on canvas 71 x 127 cm
Fadi holding his cat Aleppo
Ink, watercolour & pastel on paper 40 x 37 cm
I make sculptures and prints reflecting my interest in the effect of politics and power on individuals and on the world around us. I am interested in the emotions life creates. Drawing is an integral part of making sculpture and creating prints, by recording my surroundings, drawing ideas and planning. My sculptures are a coalescence of ceramics, concrete, ferris and non-ferris metals, welded, cast, brazed, smoked and fired. Currently exhibiting in London, Edinburgh, Cambridge and Suffolk, I have shown widely in the UK and abroad, including Scandinavia, Portugal and Japan.
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You just wasted my precious time
Steel, fibreglass, clocks 39 x 29cms
Lost in the city
Concrete, steel 116 x 41 x 19cms
Escaping the selfie
Concrete, etched steel, steel 129 x 44 x 53cms
Born in Ipswich, Teresa works primarily with the rich natural pigments of soft pastel. Taking inspiration from the natural world, her work focuses on wildlife and landscapes and some portraiture. After fifteen years teaching English, she now works from her Suffolk studio as a full time artist. Her passion and talent with pastel has led to her becoming an Associate Artist for Unison Colour and she now uses her teaching experience to offer tuition, weekly classes, demonstrations and workshops to introduce others to this versatile medium. Teresa participates in the annual Suffolk Open Studios and has exhibited both locally and in the UK.
Springtime Bee Soft pastel on velour 25 x 25cm
Ocean Swell Soft pastel on pastelmat 96 x 61cm
The Sit-Tight Soft pastel on pastelmat 25 x 30cm
The English landscape gives Colin the impetus to paint and achieve an ambition held in check for many years since leaving college in the mid-sixties. His aim is to create an expressive response to the environment - the ever-changing effects of the elements on water, skies, forests and the countryside inspire him to portray an atmospheric and emotional sense of place. As the image "emerges" a feeling of "rightness" prevails - only then can the viewer inhabit that space.
Harbour 5 Mixed media 16 x 20cms
Harbour 6 Mixed media 18 x 21cms
Landmarks Charcoal 15 x 11cms
Born in Middlesex, Dorothy studied for BA (Hons) with The Open University with some elements of Art History. On retirement, she gained certificates in Art and Design at Greyfriars Adult Education and Colchester Institute. Moving to Felixstowe, she joined the Humber Doucy Art Group under Ken Cuthbert. Dorothy works in water-based oils, acrylics and watercolour, painting landscape, still life and flowers. Her love of colour comes from living and visiting Australia. She has exhibited at Reunion Gallery, Felixstowe, Felixstowe Art Group, Woodbridge Art Club and Ipswich Art Society. She admires Matisse, Cezanne, Italian Futurists and Aboriginal art.
Stone Jar with Flowers Oil on board 55 x 45cms
Port of Call Acrylic on canvas 55 x 45cms
Old Boots Watercolour 34 x 24cms
Ursula creates unique, hand-built sculptural vessels, which are first biscuit fired and then Raku fired or smoked. She has travelled extensively in Greece where the evidence of cultural origins and the land, as well as nature and architecture, have greatly shaped her visual language. She relates this experience to the forms and structures that develop through the process of building the pot. Thus birds, trees, skies and land emerge out of slips, pigments and fire. Ursula studied at Goldsmiths’ College School of Art in London where she later was appointed to a lectureship. Her work is held in many collections including the Wilfrid Trust, Auckland, New Zealand, The Gateshead Museum, Shipley and Stadt Dortmund, Germany.
Lipped smoked vessel Ceramic 16 × 17cms
Spouted smoked vessel Ceramic 12 × 11cms
Tall smoked vessel Ceramic 28 x17cms