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
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
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
Gill trained at Birmingham College of Art and worked as a graphic artist in advertising and as an illustrator for a variety of women’s magazines in London. After a career in primary education she retired to Suffolk and studied for an art degree at Suffolk School of Arts UEA where she specialised in portraiture, gaining her BA Hons in 2009. In 2010 she had solo portrait exhibitions at the University’s Waterfront Gallery and at the Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh. She has continued producing illustrative work and portraiture, and paints regularly at Hugh Webster’s Boatshed Studio at Felixstowe Ferry.
The Boathouse, Felixstowe Ferry Watercolour
Illustration for BMA booklet Pen and ink
Portrait of Lindsay Harris Oil
Delia is a figurative artist who lives and works in Ipswich, Suffolk. Her work has been widely exhibited throughout East Anglia, Southern England and London, A particularly significant exhibition in 2018 was Strangers on a Shore at Chappel Galleries, Essex. Delia has sent work to the New English Art Club, ING Discerning Eye (Prize Winner 2015), and had with only isolated gaps, annual acceptances at both from 2006 to date, as well as acceptances at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2013 & 2016. Delia has been a candidate to become a member of the NEAC in 2017 & 2018.
Paddling Oil on board 13 x 17cms
Mountain Landscape II Oil on board 15 x 30cms
Rainy Day, Brackenbury Cliff Oil on canvas 60 x 60cms
Robert Walker is an oil painter living in Felixstowe, Suffolk moving into the area from Scotland in 1988. His work draws on word play, humour and love, with his style leaning towards realist, quirky still lifes and figurative moments, all designed to bring a smile, a smirk or a thought. His work has appeared in the Ipswich Art Society's selected Annual Exhibition on a number of occasions and he served on its Committee for over 10 years.
Finders Keepers Oil on panel 60 x 50cms
Forever Oil on canvas 80 x 66cms
Sutton Who? Oil on canvas 70 x 60cms
Amanda longs for humanity to wake up to the richness, beauty and mystery of the natural world and much of her work comes about from a desire to draw it to our attention. Amanda works thematically, inspired by visual elements, poetry, places and stories. She uses a variety of materials and processes including paint, print, collage and textiles. Marks are as often made with a needle as with a paintbrush. Amanda studied Art and Education in Brighton. She exhibits regularly with the Textile Art Group Suffolk and Suffolk Creative Freelance as well as participating in Suffolk Open Studios.
A Woodland Meditation Mixed media textile 69 x 47cms
Stones of the Field Mixed media textile 127 x 71cms
A Short History of Combustion (triptych)
Acrylic and wax on canvas Each section 150 x 31cm
Bryan Whiteley, Suffolk born and a student of Ipswich and Camberwell Schools of Art, studied Fine Art painting and printmaking. He is particularly drawn to landscape and the expression of the forces of nature through light, colour and texture, working in acrylics. He acquired an Albion Press in 2009 and has concentrated mainly on relief printmaking using lino, plywood, MDF board and collagraphs. He loves the art of cutting, the chance effects of working with etched lino and the whole mechanical process. He is a member of Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop, 12 Printmakers and currently Chairman of Colchester Art Society.
Aldeburgh Beach Acrylic and mixed media 91 x 71cms
High Summer Lino print 25 x 30cms
Frosty Morning MDF woodblock print 22 x 22cms
Allan is a versatile and accomplished artist, working in oils, acrylics and mixed media. He has exhibited widely in the UK and Canada, and currently in the Ferini Gallery in Pakefield. (pakefieldgallery.com)
His subjects include images of the Suffolk coast, such as the form and colours of the waves, and the effects of the eroding coastline.
Another speciality is painting portraits in the style of famous artists, such as Robin Williams in the style of Van Gogh.
Allan is a Programme Leader for Ipswich based charity, Inside Out (www.insideoutcommunity.com) and believes passionately in the healing power of the creative arts.
Orford Wreck Oil on linen 30 x 40cms
David Bowie in the style of Picasso Oil on canvas 44 x 33cms
Study For Miss Havisham's Tool Shed No.1 Oil on linen 41 x 33cms
Having always lived in Ipswich, Mark finds his inspiration from the surrounding landscape. His broad range of interests extend from local industrial landscapes, such as the Ipswich docks, traditional Suffolk landscapes to more modern studies and portraits. Mark's work is predominately watercolour and he gets great inspiration from the work of Leonard Squirrell. He also enjoys working in acrylics and soft pastels. Mark is mainly self-taught, however he has worked on several courses run by local artists and this has always given him a fresh way of seeing the world. His work is regularly exhibited throughout Suffolk.
Heavy going Watercolour 30 x 34cms
St Mary at the Quay, Ipswich Watercolour 30 x 30cms
St Clements Church, Ipswich Watercolour 45 x 35cms
Mary's ceramic sculptures explore shape and balance. She takes her inspiration from natural forms and captures human figures, birds and animals suspended in movement. She is currently experimenting with raku glaze firing.
Heron Ceramic H48 x D24 x W18cms
Grebe Ceramic H27 x D35 x W26cms
Dancer Ceramic H25 x D22 x W10cms