Calendar of Events

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Visit our show home

We have recently completed the redevelopment of the Grade II listed historic frontage. Well worth a viewing or for further details contact 01728 687172.

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Start: August 15, 2014
End: July 7, 2015

Christmas collections in stock

Come to House & Garden to see our new Christmas collections available on the shop floor.

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Start: October 8, 2014
End: December 25, 2014

Winter Prints & Etchings

The Gallery currently hosts an eclectic mix of prints and etchings, any of which would make a perfect Christmas gift.

The current selection includes works from Clare Curtis, Richard Kimmerling, Celia Hart and Joan Hodgkiss, amongst many others. The wintery setting of the Maltings is echoed in crisp, icy colours of Sue Eaton’s trees, as well as warm and vibrant works which reflect the spirit of the season.

Winter Prints

Start: November 17, 2014
End: January 5, 2015

Coming soon – a unique and stylish one bedroom cottage

Smugglers is the perfect bolthole for a relaxing break.

Please call Sue Partington on 01728 687172 or email suep@snapemaltings.co.ukfor further details.

Start: December 4, 2014
End: January 31, 2015

Horizon Light: paintings by Rupert Beswarick-Asser, Quay Gallery

Recent paintings of sunsets and sea-light, by Rupert, a Woodbridge-based artist and tutor.

View Across Whitstable Bay

Rupert’s paintings, mostly depicting coastal scenes, represent a creative journey. He uses oils, applied in layers of translucent glazes and touches of opaque paint: built up, rubbed away and overlaid again to create rich complexities of depth and colour — making the process as important as the finished artwork.

A frequent comment is that Rupert’s paintings are invested with a feeling of reflection and tranquility. Perhaps the time it takes to complete each picture—typically several months, re-working and refining them—is the reason why.

Start: December 20, 2014
End: December 24, 2014

Maggi Hambling’s National Gallery exhibition

To coincide with Maggi Hambling’s highly acclaimed exhibition “Walls of Water” currently at the National Gallery, London (until 15 February 2015), Snape Maltings’ Gallery is now showing small works from this series.

Start: December 21, 2014
End: February 2, 2015

Driftwood Sculptures – Nature Reborn

Chris and Jean Berry will be having their final Driftwood Sculptures Exhibition of the year at The Quay Gallery, Snape Maltings from Saturday 27th December – Sunday 4th January 2015, open daily 10am-4pm.

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They shall have one or two exceptional Sculptures on display, as well as their usual selection of high standard Sculptures.

To keep with the Christmas and New Year spirit, there will be good discounts available on selected Sculptures, please ask.

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

Chris & Jean Berry

Website: www.driftwoodsculpturesnaturereborn.co.uk
Telephone: 01502 724722
Mobile: 07831204867

Start: December 27, 2014
End: January 4, 2015

February Farmers’ Market

Come and enjoy one of Suffolk’s finest food markets, a wonderful array of fresh produce and delicious artisan products all under one roof.

Inside Snape Maltings farmer's market

Start: February 7, 2015
End: February 7, 2015

Think Spring, Mixed Media Exhibition

A joint exhibition from Gillian Plumber, Louise Mock, Jennifer Mackay Windle and Margaret Grenham.

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Gillian Plumber – Photographer: Gillian Plummer photographs ‘art in nature’ with the aim of capturing the wonders it presents. She has winning images in the ‘International Garden Photographer of the Year’ Awards and is a member of the ‘Professional Garden Photographers’ Association’.

Louise Mock – Ceramics: Some of Louise’s ceramics are hand-built whilst others are thrown and then altered, in white stoneware and porcelain clays. Much of the inspiration for her work comes from natural forms and found objects from the Suffolk coast and countryside.

Jennifer Mackay Windle – Pastels: Jennifer is an American now residing in Suffolk, who deeply admires the tradition of Native American people who cherish the web of life and its interdependence. She aims to illustrate her respect for our environment and its fragile balance. She also teaches several art classes in Suffolk.

Margaret Grenham – Clay & Porcelain: makes simple hand-built vessels using various clay bodies, sometimes in porcelain, with metal additions, and high fired or low fired red earthenware which is burnished and smoke fired.

Start: February 13, 2015
End: February 19, 2015

Chris Soule, Potter and an Invited East Anglia Artist

Chris exhibits with an invited artist from a group including fine artists and a master printer, also living and working in East Anglia and inspired by this special landscape.

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Although Chris admires the Japanese master potters, he is proud to work firmly in the European earthenware tradition. He makes classically formed pieces that are none-the-less eminently functional. Chris is a ‘mud-and-water’ potter, revelling in the physicality of the thrown pot. Every pot feels alive in the hand and visitors to exhibitions are often found stroking pieces that have captured their imaginations. In the past he designed and produced work for major stores like Harrods and Heals but on moving to Suffolk, returned to his first love as a craft potter selling direct to the public.

Start: March 27, 2015
End: April 9, 2015

A Walk on the Wild Side… plus a few plates!

Margaret moved to Ipswich from London at the age of twelve and now resides in the hills of rural Wales.

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The beauty of the Welsh landscape is reflected in all her work. She sculpts in stoneware clay and specializes in suspended ceramics, an innovative style and technique developed by herself. One of her suspended sculptures won “best of show” in 2005.

Her sculptures are close to life, lightly abstract and typically derived from poetry, mythology and nature. Many derive from Celtic origins. Most sculptures created for Snape will be listed, illustrated and priced on her website in the fortnight before the show.

If there is something that you would like to see sculpted, Margaret may be able to bring a sample to Snape for the exhibition period and would welcome suggestions.

Margaret applies a standard formula to cost her work. A hare 20cm tall requires seven hours to sculpt and glaze and a 10cm frog, four hours; the time allowed for drying and firing requires at least a week. Margaret doesn’t use moulds; so each sculpture is truly unique.

Where can you find Margaret?
• Twitter: @Margaret4Art
• Facebook: Margaret4Art
• Internet: www.margaretberry.com
• Telephone: 07968 030 521

Start: April 24, 2015
End: April 30, 2015

Simon Lincoln – Warbirds, Photography Exhibition

I have been in love with photography all of my life. This started at the age of 8, helping my father develop photos in his makeshift darkroom. By 13, I was taking, developing and printing my own photos.

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This passion has never left me, and although the medium has changed from ‘film’ to ‘digital’, I still get a thrill in seeing the results for the first time after a day out behind the camera.

Although I shoot a wide range of subjects, the one I get the most satisfaction from is aircraft, and in particular ‘fighters’. There is an irresistible fascination for me to see a ‘flying machine’ slip the bonds of gravity and take to the air. Once airborne, its flowing lines, speed, agility and deadly intent, portray a powerful image – and this is what I try to capture in a single moment.

For me, two of the most beautiful and iconic aircraft that have these qualities are the ‘Supermarine Spitfire’ and ‘North American P-51D Mustang’ from WW2, and both form a major part of this exhibition.

Start: May 8, 2015
End: May 14, 2015

The Textile Twins, Print and Stitching Exhibition

Tanya is an experienced stitcher and quilter and her twin Clive is a fabric printer and stitcher.

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We are twins that have had a life of enjoying textiles and specifically crafting, dyeing, printing and stitching onto fabric.

Tanya’s expertise is machine and hand stitching traditional textiles, while Clive’s interest is in contemporary printing and hand stitching. He also teaches a variety of printing techniques.

This exhibition will show Tanya’s skills as a knitter and machinist with a collection of textile bags and home-ware, while Clive will show his interest in contemporary printed and stitched textiles. He will also be showing his new collection of mono-printed and discharged textile scarves, in both fine silks and linen fabric.

Start: May 15, 2015
End: May 21, 2015

Tim Hall, Watercolour & Oil Exhibition

Having been involved in the Arts for most of his life, Tim went self-employed with his painting in 1998 – since then he has had many exhibitions in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Holland.

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The raw beauty that wider East Anglia offers is a constant source of inspiration and motivation for Tim’s paintings, which are a direct emotional response to that land, sea and skyscape.

Start: May 22, 2015
End: May 28, 2015

Mighty Fine Art by Peter Williams

2015 sees Peter Williams returning to The Quay Gallery for his fifth and sixth exhibitions to display his highly detailed and intricate pencil drawings, pastels and dramatic watercolour paintings as well as a selection of giclée prints.

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Working from his studio in Leiston where he relocated to in 2005 from Hertfordshire, Peter has become a popular and collectible artist and writer. Having always had an interest in the natural world he exploits his passion for wildlife, both British and the more exotic as well as scenes inspired by people and places that have influenced him throughout his life. After a pleasantly successful year just gone, the forthcoming exhibitions will be populated with many new works including some upon which he has strived to achieve an even higher level of detail than ever before, taking realism to a new level.

More information and available work can be viewed online at www.mightyfineart.co.uk

Start: May 29, 2015
End: June 4, 2015

Diversity in Focus, Stitching Exhibition

We are group of qualified textile artists focusing on the contemporary work of art, design and stitch to explore a wider remit of the textile world. Our inspirations are diverse as are the members in their work of art journals, design and textile creations.

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Norah Stocker – “Nature’s Decay” looks at the Japanese philosophy of Wabi Sabi and impermanence. The subtle beauty of loosing colours through nature’s cycle to regenerate and rebirth begin again.

Carol Dixon – Carol’s inspirations come from the linear aspect of modern architecture, particularly the reflections seen in large office blocks and city skylines.

Lorna Rand – “Impressions of Sutton Hoo”. Lorna’s work is based on the rebuilt helmet and the amazing gold and silver artefacts discovered in the excavations.

Jennifer Jones – “The Eye of my Needle” is based upon the beauty of colour, light and architecture of Venice.

Noreen Dyer – is a passionate gardener and watercolour artist. She uses textiles to interpret her love of flowers and beautiful Japanese fabrics used in Kimono costume.

Julie Chellingsworth – “Bringing Plant Therapy into Focus”. Julie’s passions are textiles and therapies; her work ‘draws’ upon many of the plants known for their therapeutic properties.

Sheila Parsons – “Kaleidoscope of Butterflies” inspires the use of colours, shapes and movement to develop patterns are endless.

Start: June 5, 2015
End: June 11, 2015

‘Summer Breeze’ – Naomi Brangwyn & Liz James, The Quay Gallery

A joint exhibition from Naomi Brangwyn (Glass Artist) and Liz James (Painter).

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Naomi Brangwyn – Glass artist

Naomi uses the traditional techniques of stained glass but her work is a unique mix of glass, lead and nature. She takes her inspiration from nature but also from the glass itself. Always intrigued by the process of taking a hard material to produce a delicate poppy, or how the softness of water or sky can be conveyed with harsh flat glass.

Studying art at Reading Art College and Islington Institute, later taking up textiles and photography, but in 2001 was introduced to stained glass. Much of her work evolves, sketching with a glass cutter, she often incorporates metal and wires, and natural found objects, frequently layering the glass, sometimes picking out detail with engraving,

Commissions are regularly undertaken and there are workshops available.

More details can be found at www.naomi-brangwyn.co.uk

Liz James – Painter

Working primarily with watercolour and acrylic Liz works in a fluid, expressive style to portray the atmosphere of a place and time rather than topographical detail.
The East Anglian coast and wide open skies provide an unending source of inspiration for her work and she like to use other materials and mediums such as charcoal, pastel, wax and sand to introduce texture into her work.

She completed a BA Hons. in Fine Art in the 1980’s at Stourbridge in the West Midlands and, after several years working for Bosch Lawn and Garden in a sales and marketing role, returned to study for an MA in Fine Art at the Norwich University of the Arts and graduated in 2009. She is now working full-time as an artist.

Website: www.elizabeth-james.com
Email: art@elizabeth-james.com

Start: June 12, 2015
End: June 18, 2015

A Wash of Colour, Paintings Exhibition

Mita Higton is a Suffolk based watercolour artist who shares her home with artist husband, Steve Higton.

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She loves to paint impressionistic, loose and vibrant images and is equally happy painting a portrait of a family member, a favourite pet or the beautiful coastline near her home in North Suffolk. She also undertakes commission work.

Mita is an Associate Member of the Institute of East Anglia Artists (IEA) and has exhibited in the Society of Women Artists’ 2012 Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. She also belongs to Norfolk and Norwich Art Circle, and the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists.

Her paintings have won awards with local art societies and the SAA, and her images have been used on CD covers. Her work can also be seen at The Sheep Shop, Cambridge and The Ferini Gallery, Pakefield, Norfolk. She has several solo shows planned for 2015 (check website for details: www.artsumitra.co.uk)

Start: June 26, 2015
End: July 2, 2015

Suffolk Coastal Landscapes

Snape is the perfect venue to display my work as the subjects relate to the surrounding area and I am very pleased to be exhibiting at the Quay Gallery again in 2015.

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I initially studied fine art at Farnham School of Art in Surrey before moving on to Ravensbourne College of Art & Design in Kent to complete my diploma. This was followed by art teacher training at Birmingham University.

I then taught art for several years in both school and adult education environments whilst continuing to paint in both oils and watercolour.

Since moving to a village near Woodbridge in 2001, I have concentrated on painting in oils. I love going for long walks locally and always find something new to inspire me in the Suffolk landscape, particularly the movement and reflections in the reed beds, the shingle beaches and the patterns left on the land by farming.

Start: July 3, 2015
End: July 9, 2015

4PRINTmakers – An Exhibition of Original Prints

4PRINTmakers are a newly founded group of women artists who have come together to share our work and practice.

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Working as an artist is a notoriously solitary pursuit, whereas joining together as a group has helped to inspire, encourage and motivate us all.

Each of us comes from a different artistic background; ceramics, graphics, textiles, painting and community arts, but we have found common ground in printmaking. Having met at Gainsborough House Print Workshop in Sudbury, we have individually developed different styles as printmakers and between us, use a range of techniques including etching, linocut, woodcut, screen printing and collage. It is specifically this variety within the group that appealed to us, contrasting and yet in no way conflicting, our different styles are complimentary to one another. It was the recognition of this diversity that inspired us to join forces and begin exhibiting together – that, and the fact that we like to meet up for tea and cake!

Start: July 17, 2015
End: July 23, 2015

A photographic exhibition by members of The Suffolk Monochrome Group

The Suffolk Monochrome Group are a small select group of twelve dedicated and highly experienced photographers whose aim is to enjoy and promote the art of monochrome photography, in all its various forms.

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Formed over five years ago, the Group regularly hold a number of annual exhibitions throughout East Anglia and are proud to be displaying some of their work at Snape Maltings for the first time.

The subject matter of the images on display is varied including landscapes, portraiture, abstract as well as images of other genres. You can be confident of finding much to interest and appeal.

Start: July 31, 2015
End: August 6, 2015

Chris Soule, Potter and an Invited East Anglia Artist

Chris exhibits with an invited artist from a group including fine artists and a master printer, also living and working in East Anglia and inspired by this special landscape.

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Although Chris admires the Japanese master potters, he is proud to work firmly in the European earthenware tradition. He makes classically formed pieces that are none-the-less eminently functional. Chris is a ‘mud-and-water’ potter, revelling in the physicality of the thrown pot. Every pot feels alive in the hand and visitors to exhibitions are often found stroking pieces that have captured their imaginations. In the past he designed and produced work for major stores like Harrods and Heals but on moving to Suffolk, returned to his first love as a craft potter selling direct to the public.

Start: August 20, 2015
End: September 2, 2015

A Wash of Colour, Paintings Exhibition

Mita Higton is a Suffolk based watercolour artist who shares her home with artist husband, Steve Higton.

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She loves to paint impressionistic, loose and vibrant images and is equally happy painting a portrait of a family member, a favourite pet or the beautiful coastline near her home in North Suffolk. She also undertakes commission work.

Mita is an Associate Member of the Institute of East Anglia Artists (IEA) and has exhibited in the Society of Women Artists’ 2012 Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. She also belongs to Norfolk and Norwich Art Circle, and the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists.

Her paintings have won awards with local art societies and the SAA, and her images have been used on CD covers. Her work can also be seen at The Sheep Shop, Cambridge and The Ferini Gallery, Pakefield, Norfolk. She has several solo shows planned for 2015 (check website for details: www.artsumitra.co.uk)

Start: September 11, 2015
End: September 17, 2015

Dramatic Suffolk, Paintings by Roy Rodgers

My deep rooted interest in the landscape of Suffolk and surrounding countryside has grown over a period of 35 years.

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The flatness of the terrain, the big skies and the unique light combine with how seasons, weather and time, affect the landscape. These are the forces that drive me as an Artist. The changing colours and textures resulting from living farmland are a constant source of joy and inspiration.

The spiritual aspect of the area is an important element to me: the landscape is steeped in history from the early Vikings, to more recent times to World War 2.

The land is ideal for airfields due to its flatness and was extensively used by U.S. Forces and the R.A.F. All this is still evident today and is still evocative.

The wildlife reserves, such as R.S.P.B., at Minsmere, in Suffolk and the Fens of Cambridgeshire are rich sources of inspiration, and all contribute to my love of the area.

I do not look at areas within a landscape in terms of what would make a “good picture”, but rather feel a sensation that the place may evoke.

In the same way that taste, smell, or hearing a particular piece of music may affect one’s senses, my paintings are based to a large extent on a combination of memory and on the spot drawings and watercolours.

“Kenneth Clarke once said ‘the most important thing about painting is that it must be life enhancing. To live with a painting by Roy Rodgers is a life enhancing experience, as he always shows us his way of seeing the world. He reveals the world to us, he celebrates the world and he communicates that celebration to us.”

Ken Howard O.B.E. R.A.

Website: www.royrodgers.co.uk

Start: September 18, 2015
End: September 24, 2015

Tim Hall, Watercolour & Oil Exhibition

Having been involved in the Arts for most of his life, Tim went self-employed with his painting in 1998 – since then he has had many exhibitions in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Holland.

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The raw beauty that wider East Anglia offers is a constant source of inspiration and motivation for Tim’s paintings, which are a direct emotional response to that land, sea and skyscape.

Start: September 25, 2015
End: October 1, 2015

Only by sheep & and only by me

Mayumi is a Japanese textile artist sharing her excitement with the wonderful world of sheep wool in her first exhibition in England.

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She dyes various sheep wools with natural vegetable dyes, spins it, and weaves it into fine finished products – all by hand – and recently, she has added silk and cashmere to the sheep wool to diversify texture and feeling, as well as colour. Today, she sells her creations through solo and joint exhibitions and sometimes teaches her special techniques.

Mayumi’s first encounter with the extraordinary possibilities of sheep wool came when she attended a workshop. Employing dyeing techniques on a variety of materials, mainly cotton, the workshop provided her first introduction to sheep wool from spinning into yarn to dyeing and weaving. She quickly became fascinated by the whole process and was very keen to learn.

She acquired further knowledge and skills from courses as well as specialist magazines, books bought from England and America, and also from visits to England. She also journeyed to remote parts of Japan specifically to learn more about the kinds of sheep.

The more she discovered the deeper became her fascination with the almost limitless possibilities of mixing the wool from different kinds of sheep for texture and colour, of spinning yarns thick or tight, and experimenting with dyes and dyeing techniques.

After all the exploration of the materials and processes a new cloth is born; this is the moment that drives her, makes her seek to go further.

Bringing together what can only come from the sheep – and what can only come from Mayumi – makes her creations unique and exquisitely sensitively produced.

Start: October 2, 2015
End: October 8, 2015

‘Autumn Breeze’ – Naomi Brangwyn & Liz James, The Quay Gallery

A joint exhibition from Naomi Brangwyn (Glass Artist) and Liz James (Painter).

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Naomi Brangwyn – Glass artist

Naomi uses the traditional techniques of stained glass but her work is a unique mix of glass, lead and nature. She takes her inspiration from nature but also from the glass itself. Always intrigued by the process of taking a hard material to produce a delicate poppy, or how the softness of water or sky can be conveyed with harsh flat glass.

Studying art at Reading Art College and Islington Institute, later taking up textiles and photography, but in 2001 was introduced to stained glass. Much of her work evolves, sketching with a glass cutter, she often incorporates metal and wires, and natural found objects, frequently layering the glass, sometimes picking out detail with engraving,

Commissions are regularly undertaken and there are workshops available.

More details can be found at www.naomi-brangwyn.co.uk

Liz James – Painter

Working primarily with watercolour and acrylic Liz works in a fluid, expressive style to portray the atmosphere of a place and time rather than topographical detail.
The East Anglian coast and wide open skies provide an unending source of inspiration for her work and she like to use other materials and mediums such as charcoal, pastel, wax and sand to introduce texture into her work.

She completed a BA Hons. in Fine Art in the 1980’s at Stourbridge in the West Midlands and, after several years working for Bosch Lawn and Garden in a sales and marketing role, returned to study for an MA in Fine Art at the Norwich University of the Arts and graduated in 2009. She is now working full-time as an artist.

Website: www.elizabeth-james.com
Email: art@elizabeth-james.com

Start: October 21, 2015
End: October 25, 2015

EXTREMES; an art exhibition by Joy Wilson and Sarah Edge

Sarah and Joy enjoy walking the countryside taking in the landscapes, seascapes and nature, the shapes, colours and movements they see feature in their work.

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Sarah and Joy enjoy walking the countryside taking in the landscapes, seascapes and nature, the shapes, colours and movements they see feature in their work, Joy’s work is abstract mainly based on the East Anglian landscapes whereas Sarah’s work is varied and influenced by the northern areas of the country as she particularly enjoys visiting Northumberland.

Although very different in styles their work hangs well together, both have a background in business management and are now regularly exhibiting their work throughout East Anglia.

Start: October 26, 2015
End: October 31, 2015

Mighty Fine Art by Peter Williams

2015 sees Peter Williams returning to The Quay Gallery for his fifth and sixth exhibitions to display his highly detailed and intricate pencil drawings, pastels and dramatic watercolour paintings as well as a selection of giclée prints.

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Working from his studio in Leiston where he relocated to in 2005 from Hertfordshire, Peter has become a popular and collectible artist and writer. Having always had an interest in the natural world he exploits his passion for wildlife, both British and the more exotic as well as scenes inspired by people and places that have influenced him throughout his life. After a pleasantly successful year just gone, the forthcoming exhibitions will be populated with many new works including some upon which he has strived to achieve an even higher level of detail than ever before, taking realism to a new level.

More information and available work can be viewed online at www.mightyfineart.co.uk

Start: November 1, 2015
End: November 5, 2015

Tim Hall, Watercolour & Oil Exhibition

Having been involved in the Arts for most of his life, Tim went self-employed with his painting in 1998 – since then he has had many exhibitions in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Holland.

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The raw beauty that wider East Anglia offers is a constant source of inspiration and motivation for Tim’s paintings, which are a direct emotional response to that land, sea and skyscape.

Start: December 11, 2015
End: December 13, 2015
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