What’s Going On?

If you happen to wander past my studio in the High Street, Heacham (Studio @ 55) you may ask yourself what exactly is going on here. The light could be on when most of Heacham is asleep. I may still be working. I have a deadline.

Open Exhibition Assembly House, Helen Breach

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.

Green Dot Gallery

St. Mary’s Lodge,
High Street,
PE33 9EL.

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.

Inspiration from the past

Pines and crevasses ( an I-pad image, from memory, of autumn colours on an escarpment in the Alps whilst travelling along the highway)

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.

Breach Helen

West Acre Gallery, Abbey Farm, River Road, West Acre PE32 1UA

19 – 25 May 2021
11:00 – 4:00

Artist in Residence. An improvisatory experience. There will be no crib sheets or explanations. This will be a time for raw unmediated artworks to develop from bare walls.

The Garage Studio relaunches in the community of Ringstead

The Garage Studio

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.

Barbara King Exhibition

Me working on one of the paintings NORFOLK HEDGEROWS

Paintings of Wild Flowers by Barbara King at the Creake Abbey Café
14th April to 12th September 2021
At last! One year late almost to the day, my exhibition climbed onto the walls at the Creake Abbey Café, North Creake. (www.creakeabbey.co.uk).I had spent the preceding months planning a layout which would create a bright, colourful and uplifting display, and working on the paintings some of which had to be large enough to take on that enormous south wall where they are hung way up high.