Capturing the splendour of Norfolk's landscapes, the fine artists and photographera we feature depict the beauty of coastal reaches, open fields, fens and woodland, employing traditional and modern techniques, figurative and abstract styles, using oil, watercolour and acrylic paints as well as digital media. Click on their image to reveal their collection of paintings, drawings, prints and photography.
Guy discovered his passion for print making during his time in Paris studying at the École Nationale Supérieure Des Beaux-Arts in 2010, when he became particularly fascinated with the traditional etching process. Following his graduation from Central Saint Martins School of Art in 2011, Guy moved back to Norfolk from where he still finds his inspiration.
BRITZ + MCGOWAN
Britz and McGowan is a partnership of two artists: Margie Britz, who makes paintings and drawings, and Liz McGowan, a land artist working with natural materials. They both take inspiration for their work from the detail and pattern of landscape and much of their work has evolved through walks along the coastline and through play and experimentation with materials.
All of the drawings have been made using natural materials – seaweed or starfish – as the drawing tools. No brushes or pens have been employed.
Debby is an established professional photographer who lives with her young family in North Norfolk. Since graduating from London College of Communication with a Masters in Photography she has built a strong and diverse portfolio with specialisms in documentary and editorial work. She has published in The Guardian and Independent Newspapers, numerous photography magazines as well as touring exhibitions across the UK.
Garlinda started her professional career by doing her own film developing and printing. She now enjoys processing and printing digitally in her studio in Norfolk. She photographs without artificial light and as naturally as possible.
Olivia is a printmaker and illustrator who studied Illustration at university. She now lives and works in Norfolk.
Sarah Cannell is a Norfolk based artist who uses the landscape of the Waveney Valley as a rich source of inspiration. Sarah develops her unique linoprints from compositional sketches of real places and then handpaints them with vibrant watercolours. She studied at Falmouth Art College, Central St Martins and Curwen Print Centre and exhibits widely.
HARRY CORY WRIGHT
Photographer Harry Cory Wright explores and celebrates the beauty and subtleties of the landscape. Often it is the very physicality of a place to which Cory Wright is drawn; a feeling for the scale of things, their mass and volume.
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Will has been painting Norfolk landscapes during the last 20 years, while based in London and moved to North Norfolk five years ago.
He has followed the work of influential Californian landscape painter Richard Diebenkorn. Will has exhibited his work with the Royal Society of British Artists at The Mall Gallery and The Millinery Works Gallery in London, as well as numerous group exhibitions.
Alex Egan is an artist living in the Norfolk Broads. She mainly paints and draws trees. During the winter months, she will use her car as a roving studio looking for a potential candidate. When a willing subject is found she parks up and commences a few hours of intense study. With these drawings she then sometimes uses them as reference back in her studio to create larger paintings.
When the weather warms, she works en plein air doing larger scale paintings and drawings. She is a member of Group Eight, a Norfolk collective of artists and The Arborealists a U.K. and French collective of artists who depict mainly trees.
Judith Ellis covers all aspects of bookbinding. More recently her work has encompassed the book form as a sculptural object. The Birdflight series is her own development of the flag book and combines a love of drawing with her lifelong interest in the natural world.
Oystercatchers fly along a beach, and swifts zoom over rooftops. Gannets fly fast fast over the sea and redshanks call over the marshes. The Birdflight series of artistʼs books can each be made to commission, but as they are all individually handpainted no two will ever be quite the same.
Tor is an artist who walks. Walkers can not help but be aware of the make up of the earth beneath their feet. Of the changing sounds, temperatures and light levels as they move through a landscape. They pass sheltered spots where tender plants flourish and others where trees are brutally sculpted by the prevailing wind A walker knows the real distance between here and there. Walking is the basic human act of belonging on, and experiencing this planet.
Cornelia Fitzroy is a landscape painter based in east Anglia . She trained at Byam Shaw,and Chelsea school of art, BA Hons. Her work is a direct response to the changing colours, light, weather and seasons, and is created outside in the plein air tradition. Cornelia is a member of Group Eight, a collective of 8 Norfolk painters, who meet regularly for life drawing sessions.
Born in Hertfordshire Andrea studied at Norwich University of the Arts up to MA level and lives in Norwich where se creates her wonderful drawings.
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Jane moved to North Norfolk from London in 2000. After a career as a textile designer and a break to bring up her children jane went on to attend NUA in Norwich, graduating in 2014 with a degree in Illustration.It was here that she discovered and learnt about printmaking, specialising in screen print and lino cut. After a collaboration with the John Jarrold Printing Museum Jane became a member and is now being taught the traditional art of typesetting by the retired printers at the museum. Finding inspiration in vintage playbills and letterpress, this has fed into her work with the use of typography in many of her images.
Linda Jamieson was born and spent her childhood in Norfolk. She trained at St. Martins School of Art and studied further at Heatherlys and with Francis Pratt in France and Norfolk. She worked for many years in the field of textile design in London, France and Italy, and also as a consultant for interior design. She now divides her time between her studios in Norfolk and London and has also exhibited regularly in both.
Louisa Jones’ etchings are inspired by the natural world and her curiosity about what lies beneath the surface: energy, shapes, forms, colours and layers. She explores the mysterious places that are beyond our visual plain; the depths of the sea, the roots of the earth, outer space and the continuous cycle of energy which connects them all.
Since graduating from Camberwell College of Arts in 2006 she has created bespoke illustrations for Vogue, Tatler, The Spectator, Paul Smith and her work is now in the Collection of the V&A. She has also worked on a variety of other private commissions – children’s clothing designs, maps and wedding/ party invitations.
Lucy first came to Norfolk to study at the Norwich School of Art. She then went on to do a postgraduate at The Royal College of Art in London. She later returned permanently to North Norfolk where she has worked as a full-time artist, illustrator and designer for over 20 years.
Lucy specialises in creating unique magical pictures with a naïve and childlike charm. She has worked on many one-off commissions for private clients and has also been commissioned by Chatsworth, Kew Gardens, Virgin and Sugar Beach Hotel in St Lucia to produce paintings for them. She has exhibited widely and for the last five years she has been invited to Japan to show her paintings at the British Fair.
Born in 1952. John has made painting his career over the last 25 years. He paints still life, interiors and landscapes in oil, gouache and distemper. Also designs and executes installations in historic buildings: two altarpieces in Ely Cathedral; ceiling and mural decoration at St Albans Cathedral; at Stowe House, the recreation of the lost mural decoration of the Egyptian Hall including a zodiac ceiling, wall panels, and stained glass. He lives in Norwich and is married to the architect Jane Kennedy.
For the past seventeen years Justin Partyka has been photographing the rural landscape and culture in his native region of East Anglia. His photographs have been exhibited at Tate Britain, Gainsborough’s House, the Museum of English Rural Life (University of Reading), the Boutographies Photo Festival in Montpellier. He has also had a major solo show at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich in 2009, Flatford, Suffolk in 2014, Osborne Samuel gallery, London, 2013, the Black Barn, Cockley Cley, 2015 as well as being part of Nature: Norfolk by Design at Creake Abbey 2016. He recently showed during the Aldeburgh Festival 2016.
Maria originally studied painting studied at Norwich School of Art and then continued to an MA in printmaking at Camberwell College of Art. She is an artist and printmaker whose works with the dream like world of fairy tale and narrative, including its darker and uncanny elements. Starting from a very strong commitment to drawing, she develops images using a mixture of traditional and non traditional methods, including etching which she uses to explore new ways of mark making and expression. She is interested in the qualities of fragility and destruction both in nature and in the printmaking process itself. Other explorations of destruction in her work take place in the unique smoke drawings, which are made with fire and smoke.
Fiona is an artist based in North Norfolk. Her paintings communicate the sense and atmosphere of the landscape. She captures the moments before a storm, sky and horizon melting into the sea, salt marshes and fields.
Mark’s lifelong love of the landscape and wildlife of North Norfolk continues to inspire new works.
The wild beauty of the birds of the coast and marsh are the passionate source of inspiration for this collection. His knowledge and love of drawing and painting are evident in this skill of capturing the natural essence of his subjects with the minimum of fuss and line.
Jac Scott is a multi-award winning visual artist who investigates environmental issues. She is interested in the cohabitation of art and science and how this relationship enriches our understanding of the world. The gaps and the differences in our experiences deliver fractured realities that profile the earth as an enigma. To try and unravel this mystery Scott researches and collaborates with specialists from other disciplines, including scientists and geographers. The tension between approaches, objective scientific verses subjective artistic, the latter further skewed by emotional and philosophical underwriting, creates dynamic outcomes that ignite curiosity and debate.
Tim Simmons has an underlying need to make sense of the world through his own experience. Using photography and film, he explores themes of time, motion and place, and the idea that landscape acts as a link between the past and the present. His work has a visual clarity and a quiet, reflective quality, which offers space for personal contemplation. Attempting to make the unseen visible, he encourages the viewer to consider on the constancy of the land, and our inherent relationship to it.
To be closer to his craft, and his love for tangible (graphic) design, Wolterink is increasingly focused on the joy and art of screen printing. He prints in limited editions, for non commissioned and commissioned works, offering this technique as both a service and a product. To people who have an eye for subtle details, love for print and craftsmanship, and also those who don't directly have the need for automated printing methods.