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
Susan is primarily a landscape artist using the mediums of painting, etching and relief printmaking techniques to create uplifting landscape impressions.
Susan has extensive experience in art, design and education, studying at Leicester and Cambridge among others. Creativity is a constant force,
“…it offers me a way to share my unique, often uplifting impressions to a wider audience“ Susan has a passion for capturing fleeting moments with particular interest in how light and colour evoke our emotional connection to the natural landscape. Susan continues to sell worldwide and exhibits locally, recently (2022) with Contemporary & Country at Houghton Hall Stables, Norfolk, Sudbourne Park Printmakers and Ipswich Art Society.
Across the Marshes Acrylic on stretched canvas 30 x 30cm
Autumn Walk Acrylic on stretched canvas 30 x 30cm
Evening Light Acrylic on board 30 x 25cm
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