Art Wars was founded by Ben Moore in 2013 and is an ongoing exhibition of life-sized Stormtrooper helmets that have been transformed into highly collectable pieces of art by artists including Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor, Jake and Dinos Chapman, D*Face, Retna, David Bailey, Alison Jackson, Joana Vasocncelos, Antony Micallef and Mr.Brainwash. Since 2013 Art Wars has travelled to Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dubai and Gothenburg Sweden.
Clifton fine art
Located in the heart of Bristol’s Christmas Steps Arts Quarter. We represent a range of terrific artists, nurturing new talents and maintaining the success of some of the best in the South West.
Ad Lib Gallery
Ad Lib Gallery is an independent contemporary art gallery in Wimbledon Village, London.
Art and Antiques Appraisals
Art & Antiques Appraisals is a valuation and advisory practice based in Norfolk but operating throughout the UK and beyond. We curate exhibitions and write on art too. When appropriate we offer works for sale from the estates and collections we advise and occasionally for our contemporary artist friends too. Our institutional clients include the British Museum, English Heritage, British Council, Royal College of Art, The Supreme Court, Norfolk Museum Services, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, East Anglia Art Fund, Museum of London and many provincial museums throughout Britain.
Art Below uses billboard space to showcase art by leading and emerging artists in the London Underground and overseas. The group has nurtured an international community of artistic talent and has displayed the works of thousands of artists in London, Tokyo, Berlin and Los Angeles.
Shelley Nott Fine Art Photography
Shelley is dedicated to the art of slow photography and has spent many years refining her practice to create still lifes based in the tradition of the genre. Her research has taken her to multiple countries and any number of museums as she examines the world of symbolism and metaphor. She has an honours degree in photography from the University of Westminster and is holder of the Royal Photographic Society’s Associate Distinction. Her work is collected internationally and she exhibits in various galleries throughout East Anglia. She lives and works in East Suffolk.
Punchbowl Gallery is an artist-led gallery of diverse but uplifting work. “We like our art to bring joy.”
Norwich based award winning artist and curator. Working mainly as a painter but also producing 3D site specific pieces. Brian paints with the aim of capturing the moment. Working both plein air and in the studio his work is varied in style and approach but there is an exploratory thread that unites his work into a cohesive body. Never resting, he is constantly evolving and striving to push his paintings into new areas.
Gareth Hacon is a photographer based in Norfolk. His work is fine art landscape photography, edition prints on hahnemuhle photo rag paper, hand cut 3500 micron mounts, signed with edition number and title “I studied graphic design and moved on to photography, starting with an interest in the contrast demands between photographing open or confined spaces, my photographic work is concerned with the passage of time and led by the possibilities of space definition representing a thought or state of mind. Images take shape harmonising composition, light and land to create a final conveying thought and evoking a sense of awe in nature progressing through the landscape exploring the natural structures. Looking through the lens I wait for changes in elements and light to define the right moment of exposure.”
Walter Lindner (1936-2007) – a retrospective
Walter Lindner (1936-2007) was an enigmatic Berlin artist who produced the most exquisite, technically somewhat unique, hand embellished monotype artworks over four decades. Lindner exhibited annually for those forty years at the Frankfurt International Art Fair and his works were sold globally. Simon Hearnden, the archivist and curator of his legacy works, returns to Art Fair East with a compelling retrospective selection of the artists original works and print editions.
Simon Freeborough trained in art, illustration and photography before establishing a career as a leading Creative Director working for major publications such as the NME. From the exploration of beauty in the disposable, to the delicate balance between luxury, decadence and worthlessness and finally, visual impacts of camouflage, large scale squares and iconography. Blazing the trail of the Pop Art torch into the twenty-first century, his work questions our fraught relationship with luxury and indulgence.
Born and bred in Brussels, Belgium, Natacha is a self-taught visual artist based in South East London. Following her BA Honours degree in Dance Performance (2004), Natacha worked as a dance artist internationally for over 20 years primarily in contemporary dance companies, circus companies, street dance companies and the Royal Opera House. Natacha started focussing on painting after becoming a mother in 2020, and stepping back from her professional dance career. Natacha’s abstract expressionist paintings explore and celebrate the human condition and its multi- layered wonders and contradictions, often inspired by unresolved thoughts and questions around human behaviour. Her experience as a dancer led to a heightened awareness of the physical, emotional, and spiritual human experience, which form the foundation of her influences and are characterised by her gestural and kinaesthetic mark making. “My processes, being based in play and driven by impulse, I feel are always changing, but rooted in a sense of duality and responsiveness with my tools and materials. Whatever the initial trigger or idea, my selection of tools is always determined from a sensory perspective: I rarely know in advance how I want the final piece to look, I’m more interested in the physicality of how I will achieve it and honouring the impulse without intellectualising it.” “Playing with fluid materials allows me to have ‘conversations’ with my work, responding to them as much as to my own urges and ideas. The final layers of my paintings often include finer lines and markings which I find are essential to my pieces and are almost ceremonial to me in illustrating how everything we experience as humans is connected, whether we are conscious of it or not.”
Mostly known as just Petty… …Half Irish, half English, London-born and London-based self taught artist. No pretences, no airs and certainly no graces. Addicted to the visual with a staunch creative curiosity, easy-going and down-to-earth attitude. Specialising in reverse Hand-pulled screen prints onto glass, gold gilding with hand painting and hand applied diamond dust/gold leaf featuring heavily. Steeped in contemporary pop art and saturated by the culture we live in, Always work-in-progress. Commissions of his own work available.
John Sparks is a self-taught figurative artist. John’s intimate and introspective works deal with themes of transformation. Primarily using oil on canvas board, he creates images with a sense of yearning that is almost darkly nostalgic. With the innate instinct of a great cinematographer, his muted and restrained colour palettes allow space for an inclination toward existential contemplation.
Claire Oxley Studio
Claire lives in Norwich, having studied both art and music. Her work is distinctive through its colour intensity and rhythmic mark making. Taking inspiration from surrounding landscapes, her starting point is often the passing seasons and wide, changing moods of her East Anglian home. ‘I make paintings that chart and describe the skies, seas, moons, fields, flowers, and foliage of the area: canvases of energy and flux. Shifting hues, brushstrokes, and abstract patterns are at the heart of her works. Recently, she has increased her portfolio to include floral and still life pieces.
Garner + Read
Meeting a few years ago on a painting holiday in Portugal, Hilary Garner and Norma Read became firm friends. Hilary worked in IT for over 30 years until she graduated with an Art Diploma from Anteros Arts Foundation in Norwich. She now works from her own studio in Holton. Norma was formerly a dance and fitness teacher, but closed her classes at the start of Lockdown and worked on her art full time. Carlton Marshes being just five minutes from her studio gives her the inspiration to create vibrant, textured oils of the Suffolk countryside and marshlands. Hilary and Norma’s work is complementary whatever the subject or medium, however they create mainly still life and landscapes in oils. Hilary uses bold brushstrokes with thick paint and an enhanced colour palette to produce striking paintings, while Norma uses vibrant colour, expressive brush marks and palette knives to create texture in still life and contemporary landscapes. (Hilary Garner’s work here is shown with lemons in bowls and a landscape, and Norma’s with red fruits and a vase of orange flowers. www.hilarygarner.co.uk; www.normareadartist.com
Penny Overton Art
Penny Overton was born in Berkshire and raised in Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire and Cheshire. A graduate with a Foundation Degree in Art, specialising in fine art and ceramics at Euclid Street College in Swindon, Wiltshire, Penny has continued with her art practice throughout her years raising a family in Leamington Spa, and now in the beautiful South Norfolk village of Hingham.
I am an abstract photographic artist living in London and Norfolk. After graduating in art photography and a successful career in fine art, theatre and music, I decided I needed more time for my creative side and became a full time artist. My artworks are a visual representation of how my mind often naturally interprets things I see or hear, into complex stories, full of colour and abstract hidden detail. I use only the natural elements, light, reflections and refraction at its most colourful and playful, without manipulation. The results are reflected layers, abstracted from everyday life.
For around a decade now, I have made abstract paintings, experimenting with form, shape and colour.
Rachel Collier-Wilson – Creative With Line
I have been a practicing artist a few years now having gained a BA Printmaking in 1990 from Central Saint Martins School of Art. I use sketching, printing and painting in my work. The common thread throughout my creativeness is my love of drawing. I am an avid life drawer, but am happy to use my creative line to draw most organic creatures and forms. I’m very diverse in my creativity, and my inspiration comes quite intuitively. This results in a balance of work which is often illustrative based on wildlife and work informed by the female figure from my life drawing.
Coming from a background in interior design and fuelled by a passion for colour my painting started with an exploration into abstracts. Time has seen my inspiration becoming more focused, whilst I explored form and structure, using composition and colour to paint abstracted harbours, woodlands and buildings. My interior design days continue to influence my paintings and with abstraction in mind my work is often pared back in detail and a restricted palette.
Patricia describes herself as an impressionist and colourist, painting only in oils . She always wants to capture the atmosphere of the scene with her palette awash with colour to create the light she loves so much. Patricia paints with bold brushstrokes and captures the warmth and vibrancy of summer scenes and equally the depths of colour and light in winter pictures.
Kirstie Steadman – Earth Energy Art
Kirstie Steadman is a Norwich based artist. The wonders of the natural world, often reimagined, are the main inspiration for her artwork. She uses bright and bold colours to explore the ‘energies’ within her chosen subjects. Art, and creativity have always been a big part in Kirstie’s life. Studying in the fields of Graphic Design, Illustration and Fine Art. Creating art is a passion she has had since a young age. She explores her emotions through art when they can’t be explained in words alone. Kirstie paints mostly with oils or acrylics as they give her the most freedom to experiment. She often paints with just her fingers as she enjoys the marks they produce, bringing her imagination to life by just painting it down.
Nicola Mountney is from London and now lives in Tuscany. She worked for a London costumiers, specialising in period costume for film and TV, where she curated many international exhibitions. She then moved to Tuscany in 2006 and ran a Buddhist retreat centre in the Apennines. Nicola studied Buddhist thangka painting where there is a strong emphasis on colour and detail. This background has led her to create a unique fusion where East meets West. Nicola is inspired by the Italian artist Giuseppe Castiglione 1688-1766 who introduced Western-style painting to China and in doing so became one of the greatest court painters in China.
Alan James McLeod
The creation of multi-layered, highly textural surfaces is the primary driver for these artworks. Often collaging different papers together to produce mainly abstract pieces, that invite the viewer’s own interpretation. Bringing to mind remembered or imagined, far flung locations, ancient artefacts and decorative schemes. Inspiration for Alan’s work comes from diverse sources, including ageing interiors, weathered surfaces, direct responses to music, and a background in textile design. The painted surface is scraped and washed to reveal the colours hidden beneath. The use of monoprinting and linoprinting, and the addition of gold and silver leaf, enrich the textural, and decorative effect, creating a body of work that revels in harmonious colour, and absorbing textural details.
Jade KD Abstract Art
East Anglian based Abstract Artist, currently studying Art Therapy at the University of Hertfordshire. “I’m a mixed media artist, often creating cracked textured canvases with acrylic paints, acrylic inks, spray paints, to adding touches of gold leaf and sand. My acrylic ink artwork takes time and goes through multiple stages to create, over many days or weeks. My other passions include seascape photography, and I believe this comes across in my artwork with the fluidity themes, emotions expressed, and the colours I work with. I can produce two to three pieces of original one-off artworks each week, and am also available for commissions.”
I am inspired by and seem to concentrate on depicting natural forms or elements of nature into my paintings. I was born in Yorkshire, England but spent the larger part of my life in South Africa, where I experienced vast wilderness areas, like the Karoo and Southern Drakensberg mountain range. I am now back in the UK, living in the Norwich area (Norfolk). I work with many different materials and techniques. I use soft pastels (a lot), acrylics, oils and other liquid medium, especially inks. I am currently exploring earth pigments and have found an almost visceral connection occurs when I use these materials. I am currently studying part-time through the University of the Creative Arts (now merged with Open University) for a B Hons. Painting degree and am in the second year.
Anton Todd Ceramics
I have been working with clay since I retired from full-time teaching in 2010. I am an active member of Anglian Potters and exhibit and sell my work through their three major exhibitions each year. I also exhibit regularly at national events run by the Craft in Focus team at RHS Wisley, Hever Castle and at RHS Hyde Hall. I am exhibiting at The Hyde Hall Flower Show and also at a larger Craft in Focus event there in August. I am involved in setting up an Anglian Potters contribution to the very first Potfest event at Haughley Park in Suffolk.
Mark’s work coalesces painting, photography and collage to create atmospheric images inspired by nature. His art is a celebration of trees using modern techniques to evoke the beauty and drama of the landscapes he experiences, and drawing the viewer into the scenes with their unique and captivating presentation.
Val Bright Jones
The work expresses feelings and memories of places rather than purely visual appearances. Through plein air drawings, and then the physicality of the paint, an image emerges creating a certain ambiguity for the viewer to interpret. After a career of secondary school art teaching Val enjoyed returning to college to complete an MA in Fine Art and now devotes her time to further developing her own art practice. The River Stour and Water Meadows are a constant source of inspiration as well as travels further afield to Cornwall, Scotland, Northumberland, France and Australia. Peter Lanyon, Joan Eardley, Hockney and Van Gogh are amongst her many influences. (Website is under construction)
Born in 1975 and hailing into abstract art since his early teens, Kayko is a British artist who enjoys every moment creating pieces that truly captivate, empower, and inspire. As a self- taught abstractor, Kayko brings with him a long history of creating collector-worthy art that holds storytelling value and emotional twists. Even more, loves using this creative outlet to not just express his own swirling thoughts on canvas, but so all while influencing others to view life through a different lens along the way.
Penelope Timmis SWA
Colour, movement and life are the elements that Penny Timmis hopes to reflect in her paintings. She paints what is around her… This incorporates memories of her travels and her rural life at home. Penelope allows the paint that she uses to come alive on her canvas and this helps her to express the immediate impact of what she has seen. Penelope’s work has been selling in art exhibitions, galleries nationally for 23 years. With a few awards behind her, Penelope is now a member of the Society of Women Artists.
I am Bradley Lafford
My pieces question who we are, what we’ve been through, what we are, or what we may become. I make my sculptures 95% from reclaimed wood and materials. I want the previous life of the wood (wood in these instances) to tell its story through its grain, texture and imperfections, either natural or inflicted. These pieces have multiple view points, deep layering and detailing which invites the onlooker to associate and affiliate their thoughts and feelings. And for fun, I just want people to enjoy them.
Patrick Wilkins Drawings
Based in Ixworth, Suffolk, Patrick is self taught artist with a background in engineering design. The art of American realist Edward Hopper is a major influence, as is Film Noir. Patrick has exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Mall Gallery. He has won awards at annual exhibitions held by the Society of Graphic Fine Art (SGFA) and the UK Coloured Pencil Society (UKCPS). Patrick was featured in Artist and Illustrators magazine in February 2020, and The Artist magazine in April 2023. He also appeared on Sky Landscape Artist of the Year (Season 7).
Fine artist Emily Jolley specialises in expressive abstract paintings incorporating emulsion paint. Influenced by Modernism, including Abstract Expressionists such as Lee Krasner and Helen Frankenthaler, and inspired by the natural world Emily makes one-off originals and commissions in response to a particular place / experience / idea.
I regularly exhibit my artworks at art fairs, exhibitions and other events throughout the UK, up to 20 times per year. My work Is now included in private collections, including Australia, Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, USA and the UK.
I am a self-taught artist specialising in still life, although I enjoy painting across a range of subjects. I use gouache paint which I fell in love with about 2 years ago and have never looked back. I really enjoy the challenge of trying to convey different textures and tend to choose high contrast compositions where I can play with shadow and light.
Cally James – Hippy Hut Pottery Ltd
Cally has completed a MA in Fine Art and practices in Sculpture and Pottery. Sculpture is relaxation. Hippy Hut Pottery life includes teaching and a range of functional ware. Cally embraces emotive postures, holds between the figures, sometime the figures are non-gender specific as it is the emotion that creates the piece. Cally works mostly in Clay but experiments with other mediums: plaster of Paris and concrete. The colour choices very much depend on the emotion of the piece, as colour also stirs emotions. Cally also creates some fun woodfired animals which bring a lighter feel to her sculpture practice.
I have lived in Norwich for the past 27 years and have dipped in and out of art my entire life. Having recently acquired a Master’s Degree in Fine Art at Norwich University of the Arts, I have honed in on exploring pen, whilst getting lost in the finer details it allows. This form of mindfulness and repeated patterns allows me to create the historical buildings and fantasy dragons in which I am interested.
In her emotive paintings, Bella Bigsby combines tangible elements of the world around her with an imagined nature. She draws on her memories of home, feelings for landscape and a love of myth and fairytale. Animals and birds that have a rich folkloric tradition are particularly intriguing to her, as they are infused with layers of human history as well as their own unknowable narratives. For Bella, nature is a separate yet parallel world. She is most interested in the quiet presence of this world, where it touches our everyday one. Familiar birds and trees are to her endlessly rich in beauty and meaning. Having lived and worked in Oakland, California for many years, Bella recently relocated back to her native home of Norfolk, England.
“I am a contemporary landscape and semi-abstract artist, working mainly in oil and oil and cold wax, on canvas and wood panel. Inspired by the Suffolk countryside that surrounds me and by travels further afield, in particular the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and The Lake District. I am drawn to the dramatic lines and strong shapes formed by shifts in light in the landscape. My work acts as a visual diary, in particular of walks taken. Smaller works in mixed media are formed and they, along with memories, are developed into larger works enabling further exploration of colour, shape, texture and abstraction. My paintings are built up in many layers and I like to scratch back to reveal some of those earlier layers.” Shortlisted for The Sir John Hurt Art Prize 2021, 2022 and 2023.
ArtCan East Anglia
ArtCan East Anglia is a group of artists who are spread throughout the East Anglia region. It is a subset of ArtCan, an arts charity and community of a selected group of 500+ international artists. ArtCan East Anglia members share the ethos of ArtCan which is to support, mentor and promote each other by meeting face to face, and through social media to problem solve, share knowledge, create opportunities and attend each other’s exhibitions. Being part of ArtCan helps artists feel better equipped to meet challenges. The group produces work in oil, acrylic, pastels, pencil and mixed media. www.lilianadobbsart.com – www.deborahpendellfineart.com – www.sarahpooley.co.uk – www.amywormald.net
Sarah’s early sculptural interest in form and her passion for colour influence her exploration of painting the landscape in which she walks. She does not want her work to be representational, preferring to explore composition, shape and colour which help to add drama, bringing the two-dimensional picture alive
The world is a scary place – earthquake, world pandemic, raging wars, resources dwindling, climate deteriorating – but in the midst of the darkness, there is always light. Unlike my usual colourful artworks, this new series is dark and monochromatic. In 2019, at the cusp of the pandemic, I was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. The experience was harrowing but no matter how bad and how dark, there was always light – my very supportive family and friends, close proximity to an amazing hospital, great studio space to isolate in etc. My cancer is now in remission and the world is bright and wonderful again. This series is very dark but it isn’t really about the darkness but the shining light. We can’t see the brightness of light without the contrast of darkness. The world and our lives might seem dark at the moment but change is coming and we can look forward to the coming light.
Beckett & Green
Geoff Beckett is a Welsh artist known for his sculpted acrylic landscape paintings and quirky cows with a sense of humour. Sophie Green paints still life acrylics of retro sweets and other nostalgia, and is also a children’s book illustrator working in watercolour.
Astrig obtained a Degree in Ceramics from the Central School of Art and Design, London. From there she went on to sell her work through a number of galleries and shops around the country and internationally. After a number of years selling her ceramics a career change saw her moving in to the film industry where, for the next 27 years, she worked as a freelance painter and art finisher. Following this Astrig moved to Cambridge and now concentrates fully on painting, working from her garden studio.
Wendy Kimberley Art
Wendy is a Norfolk based, award-winning landscape and wildlife painter. She is inspired by nature and the world around her. Her work explores the relationship we have with it and the impact of our urban footprint.
Aaron Auguste art
Aaron Auguste Thomason is a self-taught artist from Hove, East Sussex. Cracks, crooked lines, sweeping coastlines, undulating hills and man-made skylines offer a glimpse into another world, where the real meets the abstract and the lines which separate them are blurred. His technique involves sculpting paint as well as various texture pastes in thick layers to the surface. Using a variety of tools he adds layer upon layer whilst also scratching and smudging away adding further depth and interest to his compositions.
Anna Boon’s sculptures capture the ethereal beauty and movement of the figure. These unique, semi-abstract forms are created with fabric resin using recycled materials. From those, some are made into limited editions in cold cast metals.
I am a Norfolk based artist who specialises in ballpoint pen artwork. I draw from life and photographs, and my favourite subject is animals. My aim from using such a tricky material of equipment is to bring to life animals in a realistic manner. My most noticeable drawings of animals are horses; coming from a horse background these majestic creatures have always caught my attention and have been a joy to draw, and bring them to life. Over the years I have been able to capture all ranges of animals in their aesthetic beauty to life with a pen.
My sculptural pieces are influenced by living and working in Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire – apple and pear country. Since childhood, I have been captivated by the strange beauty revealed by fruit in its decaying stages. Using wood which has been under stress, I take advantage of the gnarly burrs and striking spalting produced to create the juxtaposition of decay and ripeness I find so fascinating.
“Originally from Brazil, I moved to the UK in 1981 and worked as a professional photographer for 20 years before returning to an early love of painting. I have travelled a long way from my beginnings exploring abstract colour with my painter father back in Rio de Janeiro and then at the Escola de Belas Artes where I continued my formal studies which had begun in Chicago, USA. I completed my studies obtaining an MA in Fine Art at the University of Hertfordshire and teaching qualifications at The University of Greenwich. I joined Cuckoo Farm Studios, Colchester in 2014.”
Pauline Fowler Fine Art
I am a multi media artist focussing on birds and animal imagery. Originally a sculptor and designer in the Film Industry, I am now concentrating on my own work.
Ellis King is a Norwich based artist specialising in contemporary figurative art. Born in 1989, King’s work explores the individual and collective experience of being a woman in the 21st century. Portraits are often infused with bold and alarming strokes of colour which represent the juxtaposition of the lived experience as a woman with the gendered patriarchal narrative. Her work intends to protest the inequalities society continues to construct for women.
Nickie is a member of Easterly Artists and is inspired by the local seaside and coastal areas. She’s on a journey to discover and describe the beauty in the environment, including the region’s big skies, seeking to encapsulate the emotion evoked by the coast. Artists who demonstrate a bold use of colour, or the sublime portrayal of light within a painting, continue to influence Nickie in her work, while her background in technical theatre also has a part to play in the subjects and imagery which interest her.
The work acts as a record of explorations into the fundamental questions of reality, consciousness and the human condition. The aim is to create strong aesthetic imagery that excites conversation into scientific and spiritual questions and philosophies.
Alex Bell is a local artist based in Norwich who’s been painting for over 15-years. His artwork offers a contemporary style blending both traditional and abstract techniques.
Simon Boyd was born in London in 1978 and studied Fine Art for four years at Middlesex University in London. He has exhibited his work extensively both in Argentina and the UK. A key inspiration for the colour and depth of his work is the South American landscape of La Pampa, where many of his paintings are produced. Simon’s use of palette echoes the sense of vitality and purity the landscape there evokes. “When I am looking at the immense flat horizons of La Pampa and the profound stillness evoked, a sense of the infinite comes to me. The earth seems to converge with the sky and the vivid richness of light seems to take me back to the very source of being and creation”.
Deborah Phillips is a self-taught visual artist based in Norwich, Norfolk, Having struggled with mental health issues over the last few years Deborah found solace in her creativity. Deborah creates a stunning array of eclectic artwork that reflects the unique tapestry of her soul. Sculptures emanate an unspoken language, inviting viewers to ponder introspectively. Graceful mosaics, painstakingly crafted from shards of glass, celebrate the beauty found within fragments and imperfections. Paintings now incorporate fabrics showing the juxtaposition between her two worlds. Deborah’s art stands as a testimony to resilience, courage, and the unwavering human spirit.
Sena Shah artwork
Sena has been creating feltastic art for 5 years. He is influenced by the opart movement and inspired by colour and forms found in nature, architecture, patterns and dreams. His colour and shape changing work sold out at recent fairs in london and he would like to share his art with you.