Clifton Fine Art
Clifton Fine Art is a gallery in Bristol specialising in modern and contemporary art. The art gallery is located at 12 Perry Road 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.
The Hunter Gallery
The Hunter Gallery was established in 2001 in Long Melford and is now located in Bury St Edmunds. We exhibit well known local artists from Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex alongside some of the UK’s most respected creators of paintings, sculpture and furniture. We specialise in art for the home in a wide range of styles and media with something to suit all tastes and budgets. We are proud to stock the work of many leading artists, including Caroline Bailey RSW, Harry Brioche, Colin Carruthers, Alexander Debenham, Mark Eldred, Peter Heard, Sally Martin SEA, Edward Noott RBSA, Alfredo Palmero, Huw Williams and many more.
A Heart of Glass
We delight in bringing you an outstanding collection of art glass that is diverse, unique & ever-changing. Our curated selection of vases, bowls, vessels and sculptures blend beauty with cutting edge design, each piece skilfully crafted by over 20 professional glass artists from across the world. Many of our artists we represent exclusively in the UK and we are excited to share their amazing creations with you
“Very clever and beautiful.” BBC News “Blurring the boundaries of painting and sculpture.” The Guardian “Teather’s works frequently wrenches us back and forth through time and style; As we are shifted between romanticism and classicism we are left entranced, entertained and certainly captivated by the uncertainties.” Neil Powell, Academic/ Curator
Rachel started abstract painting during a period of ill health. Feeling imprisoned in her own body, the mind ‘hibernated’, and abstract art became the obvious form of self expression. Inspired partly by Japanese aesthetics and its unobtrusive beauty and simplicity, the painting process proved calming during those years of illness. Emerging delicately from an apparent simple block of colour are subtle textured details evoking fresh possibilities, becoming a space of potentiality and hope.
Tracey Ross studied textile design and then completed a Visual Studies degree at Norwich University of the Arts. As a member of the Norwich 20 Group she regularly participates in the annual Norfolk Open Studios. Tracey was shortlisted for the National Open Art Competition, was a finalist for the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) and the Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) at the Mall Galleries. Her work is held in private collections and galleries both in the UK and abroad.
Louise Stebbing Printmaker
I am a printmaker based in Norfolk, working mostly in linoprinting & etching. I draw inspiration and solace from nature around me, particularly so through the lockdowns. In lockdown the open views from my home studio inspired a series of skies in all their glory, calm or wild. My images start with sketch before creating colour linocuts. I love using colour and the textures achieved with printmaking techniques.
Another Angle Studio
The most-easterly creative/studio and gallery, Another Angle resides in the heart of the Lowestoft Cultural Quarter, surrounded by three Banksy Staycation artworks. Pop-art style philatelic, spray/graphic collage artist, Gary Hogben is lead for 2022; effusing dynamism and variety whilst readying for a yet-to-be-revealed exhibition in Italy, centring around themes of religion, sexuality, desire and fear (a vibrant mix of oils, metallics and acrylics stylised in a thought-provoking neo-realism). Work for sale from Miriam King (pen/ink, mixed media), Tim (Fair/Oteo) vibrant, abstracted sea/skyscapes (collage acrylic and spray paint). Private heritage collection of noted East Anglian artist and printmaker, John Reay (1947-2011).
Bungay-based, I am inspired by a love of the Waveney Valley as well as the uncompromising coastline at Covehithe and Dunwich on the Suffolk Coast. Painting in oils on canvas I also use natural materials such as sand in my work to capture the spirit of the landscape. Embracing the ‘happy accident’, I employ dripping, blotting and splashing of paint while retaining an element of traditional landscape painting. Studying for an MA Fine Art at Norwich University of the Arts inspires me to experiment and contextualise my work, including investigating the manipulation of rust on metal in a ‘painterly’ manner.
My reliefs are based on the internal geometry of the rectangle as discussed in Charles Bouleau’s book ‘The Painter’s Secret Geometry’. However it is used to arrive at an abstract design, rather than to decide where to place eg the subject of an image. Colour theory also plays an important part.
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 their 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.
Based in East Suffolk, Shelley’s growing reputation for her still life photographs comes from her interpretation of the traditional genre but incorporating modern day technology. Using window light, each of her photographs can take many hours (or even days) to create. Shelley says “I only use the computer to do what I would have done in the darkroom when I used large format film photography. So what the viewer sees is a carefully constructed photograph with the available light being harnessed to enhance the subject”.
Gabriella studied Graphic Design and Illustration and Kingston Upon Thames and went on to work as a freelance illustrator and designer for 3 decades. Over the years she has taken part in Open Studios becoming a full time painter earlier this year, launching an annual online art coaching programme Experimental Still Life too. Gabriella exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2020 and this year showed at the Holt Festival Art Prize and the prestigious ING – Figurative Art Now at the Mall Galleries. Her work is held in private collections both in the UK, Spain, the US and Canada.
Andrew Florides Digital Art
Andrew Florides is an award winning photographer and was named photographer of the year by Swedish camera makers, Hasselblad. During his time he has photographed royalty, muscians, models and Oscar-winning movie stars. From Photography to Photomontages: Photomontage is a form of collage composed of found or original photographs. First developed by Dada artists, photomontages seamlessly join photographic sources, creating uncanny images that reflect the free associations of the unconscious. Inspired by Dadaists and his work with Sir Anthony Hopkins, Andrew has created a unique and signature style, which his clients have dubbed “The reinvention of the portrait”.
Gary is a full-time artist specialising in creating artworks of iconic figures and contemporary portraiture. He has exhibited in Cambridge and London and sold works around the UK, to mainland Europe, the US, South Africa and China. He is fascinated by how our faces display our feelings, and how words share another, different, truth about ourselves. After serious illness he gave up his successful career, having worked around the world, to focus on his passion, creating art. He now creates art for exhibition and for shows, as well as taking commissions from individuals and companies. He has also been an artist in residence for the Cambridge Yoga Project, collaborating with dozens of yogis to create finished works representing them and their beliefs.
Deborah Pendell Fine Art
Deborah Pendell is a fine art photographer known for her creative digital imagery, incorporating painterly textures and digital mixed media into her work. “My interest in using textures and mixed digital media began many years ago when I was creating conceptual, fine art imagery for the book cover industry. A simple digital capture could be transformed into something ethereal and dreamy, or even contemporary abstract art and colourful pop art by working with textures and digital mixed media. Working with these has given me enormous creative freedom in my fine art work”.
Based in Suffolk, Karen Turner is a figure and portrait artist. With a particular focus on the physical body and the scrutiny to which it is commonly subjected, she works in oils and seeks to highlight pigments in the skin that can often go unnoticed, emphasising and exaggerating them to accentuate their extraordinariness. In May 2021 Karen was awarded the President’s Prize at the Institute of East Anglian Artists Open Exhibition. In June she was selected as a finalist in the Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize, and in October she was shortlisted for the Women United Art Prize.
In 2021 and 2019, I was delighted to be shortlisted for the Sir John Hurt Art Prize, Holt. In 2019, I was Guest artist at Artworks in Blackthorpe Barn, Suffolk. I grew up in Australia by the sea, studied and worked in Interior Design for twenty years in Sydney, London and Perth before further studying BA (Hons) Illustration and MA in Fine and Applied arts practice. Locally, I enjoy opening my Upton studio for Norfolk Open Studios. I have held solo shows at Wymondham Arts Centre and Halesworth Galleries and regularly participate in group exhibitions in the Forum Atrium Norwich.
A Norfolk based Artist working primarily in Oil, but also Mixed Media on Paper. Current work is influenced by the local rural landscape. A figurative but not literal interpretation of the natural world completed fast using brush and knife en plein air and studio.
Rachel started abstract painting during a period of ill health. Feeling imprisoned in her own body, the mind ‘hibernated’, and abstract art became the obvious form of self expression. Inspired partly by Japanese aesthetics and its unobtrusive beauty and simplicity, the painting process proved calming during those years of illness. Emerging delicately from an apparent simple block of colour are subtle textured details evoking fresh possibilities, becoming a space of potentiality and hope. She has shown at The Affordable Art Fair, The Other Art Fair, is represented by Caiger Art and is an ArtCan artist.
John Sparks is a self-taught figurative artist. John’s intimate and introspective works deal with themes of transformation and introspection. 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.
I am a contemporary artist and work from my studio in Suffolk. I have always had a passion for the landscape, which has evolved from the love of the outdoors, particularly the fells of the Lake District. Having always drawn and painted I am now exploring where this will take me. My inspiration has been drawn from various artists, originally enjoying collage and abstract, where early influences were the Cumbrian artist Russell Mills, who in turn was influenced by the German artist Kurt Schwithers.
Based in the Wotton-under-Edge, I became a professional artist following my selection for exhibitions in the Saatchi Gallery and Chelsea College of Arts, London, in 2017. My artwork comprises complex “mosaics” of hand-drawn triangles, painstakingly drafted and meticulously coloured.
Keith Tutt has painted since he was at school where, as well as creating original works, he learned by copying the paintings of various Impressionists and post-Impressionists including Alfred Sisley and Edgar Degas. Since leaving University in 1981, Keith has worked mainly as a screenwriter, author and TV documentary maker. In 2000 Keith won a Bafta award for his work on the BBC children’s TV series ‘Pablo – the little red fox’. In the last 10 years Keith has also worked as a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge) and the University of East Anglia (Norwich). In 2008, Keith started to paint again and has completed portrait and landscape commissions for a variety of clients. Keith has also exhibited other works in solo and mixed exhibitions in the UK. Keith works from his studio in rural Norfolk.
I hold a degree in Zoology and love creating images from the natural world including wildlife, landscapes and microbiological images. I undertook a creative textile course at Sheffield College of Art. I learnt to sculpt and made moulds and then found my passion with kiln formed glass. I attended classes with the top fused glass tutors in the world. I teach small numbers in my studios and have assisted as a volunteer in a local weekly children’s art education programme.
Kay Barker’s artwork allows her to express her response to nature and the environment but also lets her work develop and take over from her initial direct response. In all of Kay’s work a very strong mood is created. This communicates a sense of atmosphere. On a practical level, her work is finely skilled, with a detailed knowledge of the processes that she is using. Kay has been practising as an artist for over 20 years exhibiting widely throughout Britain and abroad. Her work has been purchased by private and public collections and she is a prize winner in printmaking.
I am a self taught artist working mainly with acrylics on canvas. I paint comical animals in funny siuations using bright colours. I have exhibited at Art Fair East several times.
Chrissie Richards is a Brightlingsea based artist known for her innocent narrative figure paintings. She invites the viewer to take a peek into her world, to notice a moment captured in time and use their imagination to connect with the image and the narrative. Whilst her paintings may appear naive and childlike they provide an opportunity to slow down and take stock of the simple things in life. Her work has twice appeared at the SWA exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London, she was shortlisted for the Sir John Hurt Art Prize in 2021 and 2020 and won Best in Show award for the Gibberd Gallery Open Exhibition 2020.
I have painted all of my adult life but only had the opportunity to become a full-time artist in 2016. I am increasingly preoccupied with environmental impacts, large and small, on our flora and fauna and am using my art to highlight these issues. I’m currently working towards an autumn exhibition.
‘My first involvement is as a viewer sensing the creation of atmosphere by the patterns of light and dark. A recording of this atmosphere is taken via the use of camera and sketches. The framing and stilling of the scene at a particular moment is an important part of the creative process. I work with oils as a painting medium because of the feel it brings to the painting surface with its variety if thickness and colour.’
Born in London, Dawny studied ceramics at art college in Cornwall in the 90s, and now lives in Norfolk. Inspired and informed by her extensive knowledge of anatomy and anthropology, her sculptures are monolithic odes to the internal reaction of the physical experience. Depicting the body as an amorphous, caricatured embodiment of the traditional Greco-Roman ‘vessel’, she creates arresting and highly individualised pieces which cause audiences to linger in contemplation. She has exhibited across the UK and her work has travelled internationally as far as LA and Sydney.
Wilson has been painting for 15 years she exhibits all round East Anglia in group and solo shows, her inspiration comes from the landscape and seascapes of the area. Wilson uses colour, strong marks and movement in her abstracts. Wilson is returning to Art Fair East after an absence of two years.
I’m a self taught artist who predominantly paints in watercolour. My style is loose contemporary and I love to paint portraits/ still life / landscapes/ cityscapes. I aspire to pursue exiting directions, developing and progressing my art . I love the way watercolour allows me to interpret light and mood in the subjects I paint . I work pleinair as much as I can and also produce work in my studio . I’m always striving to create a visual story for the viewer to enjoy !
: I have a loyal group of followers who have collected a number of my works. I continue to grow in popularity and to develop my style. Working in various mediums and covering a variety of subjects including portraiture, landscapes, seascapes and murals. On occasion my work deals with conservation in the hope that it shines a light on current issues, raising awareness and funds for special causes. My art has hung in the Mall Galleries, Trafalgar House and been presented in a number of solo shows plus successfully contributing to the Art 4 Africa shows in 2016 & 2018. I have sold commissioned art to clients all over the world, I have pieces as far flung as Melbourne, Atlanta, Huston, Algarve and Malaga.
: I moved to Norfolk in 2002, after completing a Diploma in Art (computer Graphics) and working as an animator for a number of years. I retrained as a community artist/musician. In 2002 I completed an MA in fine art at NU in 2014 and since then I have been creating art, exhibiting my own work, and working with members of the public to make art. I work to a within a fairly simple set of rules that evolve with time. The rules can be broken at will.
Born in the U.K. Uses paintings, mixed media, digital media, installation and sound pieces to explore space, time, geometry, philosophy and the human condition.
Contemporary painter of wildlife, woodland and waterways. Predominately painting on aluminium, brass or copper in my original evolving style. Completely self taught which makes my work both unique and uninfluenced by other artists work. Painting full time from my purpose built studio in the Stour valley on commissions and towards exhibitions and open studio events. My work has been selected by The Society of Women Artists & The Pastel Society exhibition at The Mall Galleries. I exhibit annually at the National Trust property Melford Hall. Other Galleries include Snape Galleries.
A Yorkshireman, I studied Business Management in Cardiff and Fine Art in Sheffield.I have been a full-time painter since 2000 and I am told that my work, is vibrant and energetic. It involves a search for the rhythms of land and figure, a theme which I developed in my M.A. Fine Art course at Glyndwr University, N.Wales in 2011. Recent work also reflects the influence of the current virus pandemic. I have exhibited in galleries, at over 80 Art Fairs throughout the UK. and in 2016 I was accepted as member of Royal Cambrian Academy in Wales.
On retirement Val went back to Uni and completed a BA and MA in Fine Art. A most enjoyable and enlightening experience. Now at last, able to pursue and push her own art practice forward. Val is currently moving towards abstraction with water and landscape being the principle theme with plans to make an artistic study of Lidos throughout the UK this summer.
Alex Boardman studied art at Southend-on-Sea College of Technology and Norwich School of Art. Until the pandemic, had studied mainly the human figure. At present, instead, goes out each day to paint en plein air, the Cromer sea and shoreline. Paintings are executed swiftly, as the rapid change and movement of sky, sea and shore dictates. Alongside the painting, Alex picks up things from the street; items broken, forgotten, mislaid, discarded and abandoned. These items are collected and treasured.
Helen’s work is primarily engaged with drawing and the development of process. With an architectural background, an MA Drawing from Norwich and a draftsman skill, she references humans and human anatomy in her practice. Her interpretations do not always attempt to represent external reality, but, as in her anatomical expressive sculptures and prints, glimpses under the skin can bring an uncomfortable feelingof questioning existence.
As an artist for fifty years, mostly as an artist/weaver of very large public wall hangings, I have downsized to paintings of small objects painted very large. I have work in collections around the world.
Linda Roast studied at St Martin’s School of Art in the mid 70’s and later for an MA at Norwich University of the Arts. Since 2001 the main subject for her contemporary paintings, has been her dog Edie. Linda is interested in our emotional attachments with dogs. “I aim to retain a freedom of mark whilst attempting to evoke emotion. The dog looks down on us from the wall, as we usually look down on them at our feet.” Linda works to commission as well as producing personal work. Her paintings hang in many houses around the world from Australia to the USA.
45yesrs director/producer UK/Europe/USA, 17 years senior tutor/director/professional career advisor LAMDA. Self taught painter since 2004, full time professional since 2010. Studio based in Norwich for past 4 years, previously Brighton based.
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Tom likes to paint the large skies that are seen over the beaches of Norfolk and Suffolk. In particular he likes to paint on big canvases which allow as much sky to be seen as possible, as well as showing the wide and beautiful beaches that stretch along the East Anglian coast. In recent years Tom has also developed smaller paintings looking at landscapes and figures, particularly those working on and around the sea and land. He has also painted cityscapes and views in towns, including New York, and has sold his work as far away as Australia. He still lives in Norfolk with his wife and family.