I am an illustrator and textiles artist. I absolutley love colour. Wondrous things can happen when mixed with the medium of print and collage. My process starts with experimenting and exploring my chosen medium and topic to its limits. Characters and personalities inspire me. Whether it’s the swinging monkeys at the zoo, the cheeky cat who sneaks into my kitchen or the loving couple sharing their weekly bag of chips on the market or the local fisherman with his daily catch. It is expressing these characters in new ways which I am always striving to do. Looking forward I am developing ideas and exploring characters from around the world in cosmopolitan, cultural or tropical locations. With the aim of inspiring and educating children with the wonders of the world.
Working mostly in metal and wood or up-cycled materials, designs are created using a largely constructive approach. My work reflects a love of nature and natural forms. A fascination with the consequences of time, the elements, and the effects that exposure to them has upon the materials, has also featured as an important influence in recent work. A tension between the natural and manmade worlds is also played out, through choices and combinations of materials and, occasional industrial influences.
Barnaby Baker (BB landscapes) runs a landscape design and build company, working in the Norfolk area. As a design and build practice, sculpture is made for the purpose of material exploration, creative expression, concept development and fun! The company develops and constructs outdoor spaces with focus on ecology, sustainability and people. By utilising creativity in the design and build process, projects are considered spaces, enabling landscapes to flourish into their full potential.
Bee Springwood is a “multi media” visual artist, working with physical materials, (collage, 3d natural and found objects, textiles, photography) together with voice, movement and performance. Her deep engagement is with how we can each engage as humans and Artists in honouring the Earth as our home. Her practice focusses on the just-seen, the liminal, the edge between art and nature, seeing in the moment. A jazz soloist for a time, she sings with Anam Cora and is part of Mosaic contemporary group for older dancers. She has lived in Norfolk for 45 years.
Simon splits his time between London and Suffolk and produces the vast majority of his work in a rather derelict barn in the pretty village of Yoxford. He utilises a wide range of materials including locally sourced timber, seaglass, and other found materials.
Much of his work involves the manufacture of large oak panels on which he paints scenes inspired by the Suffolk Coast. More recently he has started producing small oak sculptures.
For the Waveney Trail he will be sculpting much larger pieces of work using timber felled on some of the large Suffolk estates.
Simon is an assistant headteacher at a large school in North London.
My Practice engages with a wide variety of materials and processes. Ideas are usually instigated through a playful manipulation of objects and forms of the everyday. The resulting work is often curious and ambiguous and questions perceptions of functionality and familiarity.
All of my work starts out by painting. I express in pigments what I cannot express in words. I want to create and share the experience I feel and see in the world around me.
I take sections, colours and shapes from my larger paintings and use my unique sub dye printing process to create one-off designer ceramics and textiles by layering designs. All my work is ethically made by me my studio.
My artwork is held in a variety of private and corporate collections internationally. I have shown in a wide variety of places, most recently at the Mall Galleries in London.
Coming originally from Cornwall, and from a large family, I currently live in Norfolk with my three children. I studied at Dewsbury college and Loughborough University graduating with a BA Honours in Fine Art. I then studied at Cambridge University where I gained my Post Graduate Certificate in Education. I am passionate about sharing my love of art.
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In my practice I like to work site specific, responding to place and its influences. Generally I work with large sculptural pieces. I encourage interaction with my work either by response or by touch. The idea of threshold interests me; an uncertain place; a point of transition. It is a place where knowledge and doubt, activity and reflection go hand in hand. These thresholds of not knowing our ‘next’ are everywhere in life. It is a place where boundaries dissolve a little and we stand there on the threshold of what we were and of what we are to be.
Norwich-based, my practice focuses mainly on abstraction, revolving around my long-standing role as a Lecturer in Art & Design and my new role as a mother. I exhibit my paintings, sculptural forms and mixed media pieces locally whenever possible and currently have a series of drawings touring museums in China with Priseman Seabrook. I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Three-dimensional Design in 1997, specialising in Glass with Woods, Metals and Plastics. In 2010, I completed an MA (Arts in a Social Context), researching public art, site-specific art, land art and environmental art, before gaining my PGCE in 2012.
I’m a self taught metal artist, currently focusing on animal based designs, largely working with steel. Being the terrible drawer that I am, working with wire provides a 3D form that I can feel, mould and change with a finesse I don’t possess with a pencil. I make sculptures as if they’re a snapshot of a scene I’d like to see. Calm, curious and subtly emotive expressions free of fears or even the knowledge of a crueler world. This being said, I hope to create thought provoking pieces in the future, producing awareness for otherwise normal actions.