Harleston has a vibrant arts community. The annual Harleston & Waveney Art Trail takes place over three weekends in the late spring when more than 30 professional artists open their studios to the public, showing and selling their work, and talking about their techniques and approaches.
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Having retired from 3D Animation and TV Advertising, mosaic holds for me a fascination which expresses itself mainly as portraiture. Mirror is becoming more evident - tasteful kitsch! Next projects include religious iconography.
PPRIBA FCSD Hon FAIA
13 London Road
Tel: 01379 852624
Fax: 01379 854897
One critic noted his interest in " the messy intrusions of urban life and its humour ". He draws attention to all the paraphernalia of TV aerials, road signs, and the unsung, and often strange and historic layers of village and urban bits and pieces, as well as the conventionally acknowledged landmarks, heritage and charm. Though this is all part of his architect's eye, training and experience, the art is not hampered by this interest, nor the detail - which is freely treated in line and watercolour, often with strong chiaroscuro, and a technique that enjoys the happy accidents of scumbled ink and water.
I enjoy working in a variety of media. My subjects include portraiture, travel and floral forms. I am interested in marks and memorabilia, the traces we leave behind us.
Figurative paintings exploring ideas around myths, nursery rhymes, coincidences and conjunctions.
The spaces between fascinate me, natural or man-made: they create intriguing shapes like a never-ending narrative. I regard portraits as landscapes and vice-versa. I have used all media, but I favour oils.
9 The Old Mineral Works
Tel: 01379 853609
Jack Crampton is an artist and picture framer in Harleston. He trained at Chelsea School of Art from 1969-1974, moving to East Anglia after gaining his MA in Fine Art. He started exhibiting regularly at the Acme Gallery in Covent Garden in 1976 alongside contemporary artists Derek Jarman, Richard Deacon, Stuart Brisley and other individualistic spirits who made the renaissance of British art possible. He has continued to exhibit regularly since then. He works with games of chance, methods of association, strictures and peculiar internal logic; an approach to creative activity where the unpredictable consequences of improvisation and serendipity are prized.
A recognized leading shibori stitch resist specialist Jane exhibits, presents workshops and talks nationwide. She is currently exhibiting in ‘Indigo’, a major Whitworth Art Gallery touring exhibition and has been invited to Jersey, Vancouver and India to teach. While her main dye is indigo she also uses fiber reactive and mineral dyes on cotton and silk fabrics. She employs varied textile techniques to enrich her resist patterned surfaces - innovative twists honor traditional sensibilities. Callishibori enables shibori and indigo dyeing to be done at home. This year will see her making a start on her book. She runs workshops from her home. She has a BA (hons) degree (1977) in textiles.
Textile Designer turned Mosaicist, Jayne pursues her passion for colour and surface pattern in a three dimensional form producing pots, tiles and garden ornamentation in mosaic.
Tel: 01986 788 853 ( any day 9am - 9pm )
Nicola Slattery is a well known artist regularly exhibiting in London, across the UK and in Europe. She has a distinct figurative style of painting and printmaking and her work is often featured in national art magazines.
A small number of Art Courses are taught by Nicola Slattery each year. She has over twenty years experience of teaching all levels and abilities. She limits the number on each course to a maximum of just ten. This enables an individual tuition approach for each person. Beginners are always welcome. The courses include Painting with Acrylic, Art from Imagination and Printmaking.
My work is mainly inspired by travel to exotic countries, also from the Cevennes mountains in France.
Water, rocks, light and more recently, weathering patterns in Italian
city buildings are the subjects of Rhonda Whitehead's work . Photography
plays an integral and essential part of her process of picture-making.
Studies are made in oil on paper, small canvasses and the best are
scaled up to larger canvasses. These contemporary works are renowned for
their delicacy, strength of colour, structuring and inspired
imagination. In February her painting 'Venice Ochre' won first prize in
the 'Byard Open', exhibition in Cambridge.
My work explores the connections between physical landscapes and atmosphere in mainly abstract form.
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