Jill Sharpe is are next Featured Artist who specialises in stitched textiles.
This new post lets you get to know a little bit more about us all as individual artists. We start the New year off with Emma Wells who specialises in encaustic wax art and mixed media painting.
Q1. What artist has influenced you the most?
I couldn’t pin point it down to a particular artist but I love the mark-making, composition and freedom of Chinese Brush Painting, from the old calligraphy scrolls to the thrown ink style of flora and fauna. I always try to add an element of this into my own artwork.
Q2. What is it that inspires you most in Norfolk?
There is so much inspiration in Norfolk for artists but what inspires me the most would be tall sedge grass blowing in the wind, dramatic stormy skies and the mud flats at low tide.
Q3. If you had to pick a favourite past artwork of yours what would it be?
A mixed media on paper piece called 'Fenland'. This is a personal favourite of mine as it is extremely atmospheric and captures the eerie gloom of the fens just as the rain and darkness falls.
Q4. What are you working on at the movement?
Currently I am working on an encaustic wax collection of British garden birds inspired by the many colourful winged visitors to my own garden.
Q5. Can you choose 5 words that best describes your art?
mark-making, colourful, fluid, expressive and atmospheric
This year of 2018, we are holding 4 exhibitions, all details in our diary all at different venues, starting in Norwich, then onto Wymondham, and the next a big adventure for us as we are going to Thornham on the North Coast of Norfolk and finishing the year at the Lincoln Hall in Hingham. Invitations will be sent closer to the time, and we do hope that you can make one of the venues if not all of them.
The summer exhibition has been a great success so far and there's still time to come along and experience our wonderful collection of art in a variety of media and styles.
We have had a lot of visitors so far and even the EDP has been kind enough to give us a mention.
The exhibition is open today and tomorrow (Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20) from 10am until 5pm so don't miss out!
Look out for our new coloured Breckland Artists logo design by Alan Porter and poster design by Emma Wells advertising our forthcoming Summer Exhibition at the Undercroft Gallery this August. This is a great chance to see exciting new works by The Breckland Artists including the new debut of artwork by our latest Breckland Artist Anna Loake
We are pleased to announce the dates for our annual Summer Exhibition; this year to be held in the Undercroft, Norwich. We look forward to sharing a fantastic variety of work this year with a debut from our newest member, Anna Loake. Watch this space for details of our exciting opening event!
We are pleased to announce that four of the Breckland Artists are presenting an art trail as part of the Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios event.
Details of this event and all the Breckland Artists that are taking part in NNOS this year can be found in the brochure at the link below.
With our growing band of merry men...and women, we once again look forward to visiting Wymondham Arts Centre with an air of excitement to show our latest works. Having attracted new member Emma Wells to join us, this will be her first showing with Breckland Artists. This year will see twelve of us showing and we invite you to a Private View on Tuesday November 1st. at 6 - 8pm.
Following our latest 'selection meeting', we are delighted to announce our third new member to the group this year, Emma Wells.
Emma works primarily with encaustic wax, with depth of colour and utilising mark making, she produces beautiful works of art. Please have a look at Emma's page.
At the end of May 2016, the commissioned Altar Cloth, made by Jill Sharpe, was installed at St. Catherine's Chapel, Norwich Cathedral. This beautiful piece of work will be on permanent display.
Roger Gamble will be showing work at the Forum, Norwich from May 21st to June 5th, 2016.
This is an exhibition of art as part of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust 90th Anniversary Celebrations.
Roger's work will feature the Breckland landscape in both figurative and semi abstract styles.
Following our latest 'Selection Meeting' we are delighted to announce and welcome two new members to the Breckland Artists group.
Alan Porter is a photographer with a strong preference toward black and white, use of colour being limited. Alan is a member of the Royal Photographic Society and has just received his LRPS.
Katie Millard FRSA & BA (hons)Theatre and Costume, worked in Theatre, TV and at Glyndebourne Opera House for many years. Katie is a watercolour artist and has been developing her style since the 1980's with a passion for the sea and the Norfolk and Suffolk countryside.
We enjoyed a busy Private View on Monday at the lovely Wymondham Arts Centre, where eleven of the group are exhibiting, including our newest member Alfie Carpenter who uses a concoction of materials to produce his organic and fabulously unique creations. We will be at Wymondham until 15th November and look forward to showing you our latest works.
Following our Summer Exhibition 2015 at the Forum, Norwich, we are delighted to announce that the winner of the Breckland Artists prize draw, ( entries included our entire mailing list ) is :-
Patricia Bashforth of Norwich.
Congratulations, the £50 voucher is on its way.
You are cordially invited to join the Breckland Artists at Wymondham Arts Centre on Tuesday 5th November from 6.30pm for a private view of their autumn exhibition with wine and tapas.
The Breckland Artists bring a new and vibrant exhibition to Wymondham this November with three additional artists.
Breckland Artists are a diverse group of seventeen artists, living and working in the south west of the county, who originally got together following participation in the Norfolk Open Studios scheme. In 2012, Breckland Artists celebrated their tenth anniversary. The group’s longevity and appeal owes much to the diversity of subject matter and the range of techniques employed.
The group, which includes artists specialising in painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, glass, photography and textiles, will be bringing an eclectic and vibrant mix of work to Wymondham Arts Centre to delight and inspire the people of Norfolk.
Roger Gamble, Chairman and one of the founder members said, “Our 2012 exhibition at Wymondham Arts Centre was extremely well received and we are delighted to be returning with a new selection of work. We hope that visitors in 2013 will share our passion for the visual arts and enjoy the work on show.”
New artist, Les Williams, will be exhibiting his pen and wash drawings. Les, who trained at the Princes Drawing School, produces his drawings on location to capture the moment and finds inspiration in the life and buildings of the city of London.
This will also be the first time that new artist member, Marie Dawe, exhibits at Wymondham with Breckland Artists. Marie is an artist specialising in fused glass and her work is an exciting new addition to the group.
The 2013 Wymondham exhibition also sees the welcome return of painter Jane Wareham who returns to exhibiting with Breckland Artists for the first time in two years.
Breckland Artists have been exhibiting annually in Wymondham for the past three years and, in 2013, bring a new and exciting body of work to Wymondham Arts Centre. With their exhibitions becoming increasingly popular in recent years they are confident that this exhibition will have something for everyone. Members have been included in, and won awards in, major national and regional exhibitions with their work seen in many galleries in East Anglia and beyond.
The Breckland Artists’ exhibition will be held in the fine space of Wymondham Arts Centre, located at Church Street, Wymondham. The show runs from Tuesday 5th to Sunday 27th November, 10am to 4pm, daily except Sunday 12pm to 4 pm.
The Breckland Artists return to The Forum for a second year with a new and vibrant exhibition.
Breckland Artists are a diverse group of fifteen artists, living and working in the south west of the county, who originally got together following participation in the Norfolk Open Studios scheme a decade ago. The group’s longevity and appeal owes much to the diversity of subject matter and the range of techniques employed. Breckland Artists celebrated their tenth anniversary by exhibiting at The Forum in the centre of Norwich in 2012.
The group, which includes artists specialising in painting, printmaking, sculpture, glass, ceramics, photography and textiles, will be bringing an eclectic and vibrant mix of work to The Forum to delight and inspire the people of Norfolk. With the artists themselves staffing the exhibition, they will be on hand to welcome visitors and to discuss aspects of their work.
New artist member, Marie Dawe, joins the group for the first time at The Forum exhibition. Marie is an artist specialising in fused glass and her work will be an exciting new addition to the Breckland Artists exhibitors.
Roger Gamble, Chairman and one of the founder members said, “Our 2012 exhibition at The Forum was extremely well received and we are delighted to be returning with a new selection of work. We hope that visitors in 2013 will share our passion for the visual arts and enjoy the work on show.”
Breckland Artists have been exhibiting annually in Norwich for the past six years and, in 2013, bring a new and exciting body of work to The Forum. With their exhibitions becoming increasingly popular in recent years they are confident that this exhibition will have something for everyone. Members have been included in, and won awards in, major national and regional exhibitions with their work seen in many galleries in East Anglia and beyond.
The Breckland Artists’ exhibition will be held in the fine space of The Forum, located at Millennium Plain, Norwich. Staffed by the artists themselves, the show runs from Monday 15th July through to Sunday 21st July, 9am to 5pm, daily.
It's been a while coming but the new Breckland Artists website is here! We're all really pleased with it and we hope you like it too. The new design will enable us to keep everything more up-to-date, meaning you should find it easier to stay informed about the activities of the group and its individual members.
There will hopefully be more pages added in the coming months including a regular 'featured artist' interview so please bookmark us and come back to visit again.