I love nature. We really are blessed with the abundance of flora and fauna we have around us here in Norfolk. From the deer roaming the parklands at Holkham, to the humble but beautiful house sparrows comically arguing on your bird feeders. I am lucky in that my house faces out towards an open field, and at the time of writing, there are many hares playing and boxing out there – they are so much fun to watch.
The Assembly House Summer Open 2021 4th–10th June 2021
11–5pm, Free Entry (book time slots)
The Assembly House Norwich is pleased to welcome visitors back to the House this summer for the return of the Open Exhibition. The open call received 900 submissions, and 40 artworks have been selected. West Norfolk Artist member Helen Breach has a painting selected. The painting, acrylic on canvas, is of fashion designer Robert George Sanders having make-up applied prior to a creative performance.
St. Mary’s Lodge,
In May 2019 I opened a small, but perfectly formed, gallery in my garden. Initially I showed my work, but the intention was to open it up to other artists and run workshops. Sadly 2020 went tits up for all of us, so I did not open last year.
Here are two quotes that I believe are very relevant for artists today.
Paul Gauguin :
‘Don’t copy nature too closely – art is an abstraction as you dream amid nature, extrapolate art from it and concentrate on what you will create as a result’.
How I interpret this is: don’t slavishly copy what one sees in front of one (nature/photograph) but interpret it expressing one’s self in one’s own language on the final image.
44 Docking Road, Ringstead, PE36 5LA
Open Thursday to Sunday 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Hanneke Robson and her husband Derek moved to the village of Ringstead in 2018 after several years of living ‘on the move’ in a motorhome. Passionate about bringing the natural landscape back to rural England they embarked on a project to rewild an acre of land along Peddars Way South, near their home in Ringstead. To pay for this scheme, Hanneke had another project in mind, to open a small gallery in the village, showing both her own work as an artist and photographer and the work of other local artists.