Our works on paper and canvas encompass drawing, etching and screen prints and of course, paintings created by Norfolk’s finest artists: photographers, print-makers, illustrators and designers. Techniques and media vary according to each individual. In this piece we want to highlight the diversity of the work on offer this Spring in our Pop Up Shop at Houghton Hall. Check out the taster of painting and homeware in this snapshot of our forthcoming Pop Up at Houghton Hall.
We are showing a range of works by 40 artists, designers and craftspeople from across Norfolk and the eastern region. Take a look at this snapshot of painters, fine artists and designer-makers. More to follow
TRACEY ROSS - PAINTER
Tracey studied textile design and went on to complete a Visual Studies degree at Norwich University of the Arts. She is a member of the Norwich 20 Group and regularly participates in the annual Norfolk Open Studios. Tracey was shortlisted for the National Open Art Competition 2015, was a finalist for the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) 2016 and the Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) at the Mall Galleries 2016/2017. Her work is held in private collections both in the UK and abroad.
STEVE GORE ROWE – WOOD TURNER
With a background in Graphic Design, Steve now concentrates his creativity on making decorative and functional interior pieces using new and used materials. Based in West Norfolk, he applies combinations of modern and traditional workshop skills to create original designs which explore contrasting materials and surface finishes.
ANDREA GIRLING – ARTIST
Andrea studied fine art at Norwich University of the Arts and gained a BA(Hons)in 2012 and an MA in 2016. Her practice addresses concerns relating to the increasing pace of technology and its impact on humankind. Girling’s research is a process-led (thinking through making) enquiry into the relationships and dualities of the fast and slow, machine and handmade, digital and analogue. Andrea’s work emerges through a labour intensive, repetitive and painstaking process. She was shortlisted for the prestigious Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2013 and has work held in the Prints and Drawings Collection at the British Museum.
ALFRED COHEN – ARTIST AND PRINTMAKER
American artist Alfred Cohen, lived in Chicago until 1949, Europe (mainly Paris) until 1960, and in England from then until his death in 2001. From 1978 Cohen lived and worked at the School House, Wighton, in North Norfolk. The School House Gallery is now the home of the Alfred Cohen Art Foundation, and permanently exhibits varying selections of his work.
JOCELINE WICKHAM – ARTIST, PAINTER
Joceline is interested in painting the things she sees around her and organising and portraying them so that some sort of transformation might take place. Sometimes the objects she chooses have a particular meaning or personal connection for her. Joceline studied at the Royal Academy Schools in the 1970s and has been painting on and off, mainly on, ever since. She has exhibited her paintings widely both in London galleries, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and many galleries in East Anglia. She is a member and regular exhibitor with the Norwich 20 Group.
LOUISA JONES – ARTIST AND PRINTMAKER
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, Conran and her work is now in the Collection of the V&A.