Our Artists

Craigie Aitchison CBE RSA, RA

Craigie Aitchison CBE RSA, RA (1926 - 2009)

One of Britain’s most popular and respected figurative artist. Employing a deliberately naive style he adopted a technique using careful measuring and thinly applied paint to achieve subtle colour harmonies . Many images contain religious imagery.

Richard Allen

Richard Allen (tbc)

Wildlife Artist

Stuart Anderson

Stuart Anderson (1967)

Stuart Anderson studied sculpture at Winchester School of Art, followed by Royal College of Art. He is best known for his bronze sculpture of figures, horses, greyhounds and other animals.

Anthony Atkinson  RCA

Anthony Atkinson RCA (1929)

Painter of architectural and landscape themes in East Painter of East Anglia and Provence. Studied at Royal College of Art under Carel Weight. Was head of Colchester School of Art . Has exhibited at the Royal Academy, Victoria & Albert Museum and elsewhere.

Dan Baldwin

Dan Baldwin (1972)

Dan Baldwin is a Contemporary painter/printmaker and ceramicist. He is part ot the new Young British Artist movement. His artworks the ethereal and poetic, undulating between abstract and figurative images reflecting life and culture today.

Charles Bartlett  RWS RE ARCA

Charles Bartlett RWS RE ARCA (1921)

Charles Bartlett is one of Britain’s foremost talented watercolour artists and printmakers. His artworks illustrate his love of the light in East Anglia, the flat landscape and the estuaries.

Richard Bawden  RWS, NEAC, RE

Richard Bawden RWS, NEAC, RE (1936)

The son of Edward and Charlotte Bawden. Richard is a very versatile artist - a noted printmaker and watercolour artist from Suffolk. He has also worked on commissions, book illustrations, murals, glass-engraving, cast-iron furniture design and taught printmaking

Edward Bawden CBE RA

Edward Bawden CBE RA (1903 - 1989)

Edward Bawden, CBE RA (1903–1989) was an English painter, illustrator and graphic artist, known for his prints, book covers, posters, and garden metalwork furniture.[1] Bawden taught at the Royal College of Art, where he had been a student, worked as a commercial artist and served as a war artist in World War Two. He was a fine watercolour painter but worked in many different media. He illustrated several books and painted murals in both the 1930s and 1960s.[2] He was admired by Edward Gorey, David Gentleman and other graphic artists, and his work and career is often associated with that of his contemporary Eric Ravilious.

Dame Elizabeth Blackadder  RSA, RSW, RA

Dame Elizabeth Blackadder RSA, RSW, RA (1921)

Dame Elizabeth Blackadder is widely known for her amazing images of cats and flowers. Her work can be seen at the Tate Gallery, Museum of Modern Art in New York and has appeared on a series of postage stamps.

Sir Peter Blake OBE

Sir Peter Blake OBE (1932)

Sir Peter Blake is acknowledged as The Grandfather of Pop Art plus designed Beatles Sergeant Pepper album.

Quentin Blake

Quentin Blake

Quentin Blake is best known for illustrating some of Roald Dahl’s legendary books, such as BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, in addition to classics of world literature by authors such as Dickens, Carroll, Orwell and Waugh . He also creates his own fine art works of own strange creatures and people

Sandra Blow  RA

Sandra Blow RA (1925 - 2006)

Sandra Blow RA was one of the leading lights of the abstract art movement of the 1950s in St. Ives, Cornwall.

Neil Bousfield

Neil Bousfield (tbc)

Neil Bousfield studied MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking at the University of the West of England, Bristol, awarded with distinction in 2007. He had previously studied BA (Honours) Animation and MSc 3D Computer Graphics. Neil is an elected member of The Society of Wood Engravers and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.

David Britton

David Britton (1937)

Edward Burra

Edward Burra (1905 - 1976)

He was an English painter, draughtsman, and printmaker, best known for his depictions of the urban underworld, black culture and the Harlem scene of the 1930s.

Emma Cameron

Emma Cameron (tbc)

Leigh Cameron

Leigh Cameron (tbc)

Leigh completedan MA from Central Saint Martins in 2010 (design by project). He makes sculptural bowls, slabs, dishes, furniture & lamps in addition to working as a consultant & formulator within the concrete industry.

Simon Carter

Simon Carter (1961)

Simon Carter, studied Art at North East London Polytechnic and still lives and works in North Essex today. Living close to the coastline Carter continuously makes records of observation in drawings, which are later transfigured into paint back in his studio

Patrick Caulfield CBE RA

Patrick Caulfield CBE RA (1936 - 2005)

Best known for his bold colours, black outlines and pioneering minimal way of expressing his subject

Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall (1897 - 1985)

A Russian-French artist of Jewish origin. An early modernist, associated with Paris and the art forms of Cubism, Symbolism, and Fauvism, and the influence of Fauvism gave rise to Surrealism, whose work was one long dreamy reverie of life in his native village of Vitebsk

Chloe Cheese

Chloe Cheese

Chloë Cheese began work as an artist and freelance illustrator after leaving the Royal College of Art in 1976. She wanted her work to feel informal as though drawn directly onto the printed page. She rarely drew figures. Chloëʼs personal work always concerns her view of the world around her which she interprets according to her own observation and sensibility.

Ben Coode-Adams

Ben Coode-Adams (tbc)

Artist, Sculptor, Project Manager, Blacksmith, Builder, Forester, Farmer, Janitor,

Beryl Cook OBE

Beryl Cook OBE (1926 - 2008)

Cook admired the work of the English visionary artist Stanley Spencer, his influence evident in her compositions and bold bulky figures. Another influence was Edward Burra, who painted sleazy cafes, nightclubs, gay bars, sailors and prostitutes, although, unlike Burra, she does not paint the sinister aspects of scenes.

Eileen Cooper  RA

Eileen Cooper RA (1853)

Well known as a printmaker and painter, her stylised work is characterised by the use of bold linear figures encompassing a playful narrative.

Michael Coulter

Michael Coulter (1937)

Michael's observation of people, birds and the ordinary are portrayed skilfully with a light touch and quirky charm. Coastal and estuary settings of Essex, Suffolk & Norfolk regularly feature in his work.

Clare Curtis

Clare Curtis (00)

Stunning printmaker & Illustrator who lives and works in East Anglia

Alan Davie  RA

Alan Davie RA (1920 - 2014)

James Alan Davie was a Scottish painter and musician. He was born in Grangemouth in 1920 and studied at Edinburgh College of Art in the late 1930s. An early exhibition of his work came through the Society of Scottish Artists

Charles Debenham

Charles Debenham (tbc)

North Essex based artist, Charles Debenham focuses on the familiar uncelebrated everyday scene. Choosing to work en plein depicting hundreds of scenes from local towns and villages mainly around Essex

Jill Desborough

Jill Desborough (tbc)

James Dodds  RCA

James Dodds RCA (1957)

James Dodds trained as a shipwright in Maldon, but is better known for his distinctive linocuts depicting coastal towns and nautical myths and his large unique and beautiful paintings of boats.

John Doubleday

John Doubleday (1947)

His international reputation is more for public sculpture, howeever both his personal paintings and sculpture have a strong mystical sense as he contemplates ones journey through life.

Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin (1963)

Tracey Emin is one of the so-called Young British Artists (YBAs). She is known for shocking the public with her intimate works of art - in particular her piece My Bed, which was part of the 1999 Turner Prize exhibition, and other works of a sexual nature.

Mary Fedden OBE RA

Mary Fedden OBE RA (1915 - 2012)

Mary was born in Bristol and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art. She developed her own unique style of painting imaginative bold quirky and colourful still lives, flowers, people reminiscent of artists such as Matisse and Braque.

Peter Firmin

Peter Firmin

Creator of The Clangers (jointly), Bagpus & Noggin the Nog & Ivor the Engine is a master of printmaking

Hannah Firmin

Hannah Firmin (tbc)

Hannah is a graduate of the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art. Since leaving college she has worked as a freelance illustrator and printmaker doing work for a wide range of clients including many magazines, newspapers, publishers and advertising /design groups.

Lynn Foster

Lynn Foster

Lynn Foster designs and makes high quality fused glasswork that is both artistic and functional, creating an ever-evolving range of original designs. Lynn’s work is largely abstract and asymmetrical, often referencing modern art or containing echoes of Japanese design.

Sir Terry Frost OBE

Sir Terry Frost OBE (1915 - 2003)

Frost is a well known St. Ives artist recognized for his minimal exquisite bold colours, circular forms and abstract compositions.

Anthony Frost

Anthony Frost (1951)

is an English painter noted for his abstract works consisting of brightly coloured prints and collages.

Eric Gill

Eric Gill (1882 - 1940)

English sculptor, typeface designer, stonecutter and printmaker, who was associated with the Arts and Crafts movement

Moira Goodall

Moira Goodall (tbc)

Moira walks along a beach, and her eye is often drawn to a particular stone or shell. Insprired by texture and form with soft edges feel warn away by the years of tides and waves all telling an individual story are represented in these subtle smoke fired ceramics ​

Anthony Green  RA

Anthony Green RA (1939)

Anthony Green is an English realist painter and printmaker who studied at the Slade. He is best known for his paintings of his own middle-class domestic life. His works sometimes use compound perspectives and polygonal forms—particularly with large, irregularly shaped canvasses

Maggi Hambling CBE

Maggi Hambling CBE (1945)

A very successful versatile, honest dynamic and bold artist committed to her subject. Arguably best known for her steel scallop shells installed on Aldeburgh beach.

Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton (1922 - 2013)

Richard Hamilton was the founder of Pop art and a visionary who outlined its aims and ideals. A lollipop from one of his early collages furnished the movement with its title. His visual juxtapositions from the 1950s were the first to capture the frenetic energy of television, and remind us of how strange the vacuum, tape recorder, and radio must have seemed for the first generations that experienced them. "Pop Art" the British artist declared, would be: "Popular, transient, expendable, low-cost, mass-produced, young, witty, sexy, gimmicky, glamorous, and Big Business."

Angela Harding

Angela Harding (tbc)

British birds and wild life have inspired Angela’s images since her student days, in particular her love of familiar garden birds, and also Sea birds found in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cornwall. Working mainly in lino/vinyl and silkscreen, she illustrates her passion for line, combining atmosphere, sense of place and strength of form.

Ian Hay  ARCA

Ian Hay ARCA (tbc)

Mark Hearld

Mark Hearld (1974)

Hearld is fascinated by nature and its inhabitants. Foxes chickens, cattle and a array of plants and fauna regularly feature in his art works

Stephen Henderson

Stephen Henderson (1956)

Carved wooden sculptures of Birds and Fish usually found along the Essex Marshes where he lives and works

Patrick Heron

Patrick Heron (1920 - 1999)

Recognized as one of the great St. Ives artists. Heron was devoted to the analysis of natural forms and colours as a way to express the pleasure of sight believing it to be one of the most important human senses.

David Hockney

David Hockney (1937)

David Hockney is arguably the best known painter of his generation worldwide. Notorious for his large colourful paintings reflecting life in California, recently enjoying a major exhibition at The Royal Academy, London.

John Hoyland  RA

John Hoyland RA (1934 - 2011)

John Hoyland studied at Sheffield School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. His work is represented in public collections including the Royal Academy of Arts, Tate and the Victoria & Albert Museum. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1991.

Albert Irvin OBE RA

Albert Irvin OBE RA (1922 - 2015)

Albert Irvin is a celebrated British artist best known for his exuberant abstract compositions. His compelling distinctive and bold screen prints focus on capturing his experience of the world

Olwen Jones

Olwen Jones

Owen Jones expresses her passion for the natural world with simply exquisite watercolours. Drawn to conservatories and green houses full of flowers, foliage and an abundance of natural sunlight.

Heidi Jukes

Heidi Jukes (tbc)

Painting from a perspective of capturing the wilderness of the lonely Essex coastline her paintings give a glimpse into a fleeting moment where the commonplace becomes sublime through a translated perception

Eliza Kentridge

Eliza Kentridge (1962)

Eliza uses several different media but much recent work has been a combination of drawing and stitched line on strongly coloured fabric. Seh often collages found paper and fabric under the tracing paper. Many of these works are free hanging though a few are stretched and framed

Anita Klein  PPRE

Anita Klein PPRE

Anita Klein's paintings and prints are often autobiographical, incorporating reoccurring themes such as angels and wine or humorously celebrating the small moments in everyday life.

Karolina Larusdottir

Karolina Larusdottir (1944)

Karolina was given honorary status in 2014 to the Royal Etchers & Engravers and Royal Watercolour Society.This artist creates a world of her own, with imaginary people maybe from memory or ideas which often involve floating angels and strange scenarios all wrapped up in a surreal and timeless atmosphere.

Sophie Layton

Sophie Layton (tbc)

This artist has been inspired by the quality of the ‘uncanny’, and what intrigues her is a sense of unease, of something lurking beneath the surface, something dormant. something unknown. She particularly loves the trial and error of making a monotype sometimes incorporating photo-etching to use a whole different vocabulary.

Kit Leese

Kit Leese

Martin Leman

Martin Leman (1934)

Known worldwide for his cat paintings but is also an excellent painter of still life which often containing stones with a sense of St. Ives about them. Martin has had many one man shows in London, and has also shown regularly in St Ives.

Kate Lowe

Kate Lowe

This artist employs tropical decadent colours in her paintings to illustrate her passion of the sea, sky and landscape. Figures and some animals also feature in her work.

Jennie Mace

Jennie Mace (tbc)

Trained and worked as a Medical Scientist at The Middlesex Medical School London,now living and painting on Mersea Island Essex. Her paintings are in private and public collections in England,Spain,Germany,Saudi Arabia,South Africa,New Zealand,Canada and USA. Two going around the world on yachts and one at the bottom of the Med!

Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954)

A pioneer of the Fauvist Movement he unashamedly wanted his work to fill peoples lives with colour, lift them up and make them feel optimistic about life. Regarded as one of the defining artists of the early 20th century.

Bruce McLean

Bruce McLean (----)

Initially a sculptor who likes to convey sculptural objects now mainly in 2D form. Best known for his bold atmospheric predominantly abstract compositions.

Sir Henry Moore

Sir Henry Moore (1898 - 1986)

He was best known for his semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures which are located around the world as public works of art. The most famous British Sculptor in living memory, noted for his large bronze abstractions of the human figure, typically depicting mother-and-child or reclining figures.

Elizabeth Morris

Elizabeth Morris

Liz is a printmaker who enjoys islands and the sea. Sea and sand patterns, shapes of stones, textures, imprints in mud and tracks of birds, fish, gulls - and most recently – sea myths and biblical stories with sea references, are all used as starting points for her etchings

Paul Nash

Paul Nash (1899 - 1946)

IMAGES COMING SHORTLY Paul Nash was a British surrealist painter and war artist, as well as a book-illustrator, writer and designer of applied art. He was the older brother of the artist John Nash. His patterns still inspire contemporary design, and are used in a variety of ways, including on packaging.

John Nash CBE RA

John Nash CBE RA (1893 - 1977)

John Nash was a British painter of landscapes and stilllifes, and a woodengraver and illustrator, particularly of botanic works. He was the younger brother of Paul Nash,

Bill Orchard

Bill Orchard (1940)

In the 1960's & 70's Bill became a major part of the British Pop scene albeit behind the lens of a camera, capturing The Beatles, The Stones, David Bowie, Marc Bolan, Michael Jackson along with many other famous people.

Dione Page  R.W.A

Dione Page R.W.A (0000)

Dione enjoys weaving together still life with landscape and seascape painting with gouache and mixed media. Her main influences are Mary Fedden and Edward Bawden

Shanti Panchal

Shanti Panchal (1951)

Shanti Panchal is a leading London-based Indian artist with an international reputation. Painting with watercolour building layer upon layer, he employs an earthen palette depicting his early years spent in a village in Gujarat, Western India.

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi KBE RA

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi KBE RA (1924 - 2005)

One of the earliest British Pop Artists and artist. He major figure in the international art sphere who collected fragments and created his own interpretation and vision of the modern world.

Victor Pasmore

Victor Pasmore (1908 - 1998)

Perhaps the most influential abstract artist in Britain and leading abstract painters & printmaker of our time

Price Patrica

Price Patrica (tbc)

Essex based Artist who paints soulful subtle minimal abstract artworks

Barbara Peirson

Barbara Peirson (tbc)

Barbara mainly paints in acrylics and is interested in figures and landscapes, depicting figures emerging and disappearing from view, glimpses of fleeting moments.

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet Best known for Cubism, Surrealism, Expressionism, Post-Impressionism

John Piper  RCA

John Piper RCA (1903 - 1992)

Considered an important British Artist of 20th Century. Famous for his atmospheric images of ruined churches, castles and Stately Homes around the UK.

Patrick Procktor  RA

Patrick Procktor RA (1936 - 2002)

Patrick Procktor RA was a prominent English artist of the late 20th century who had an exquisite sense of colour and design.

Sally Pudney

Sally Pudney (tbc)

Her work is mainly of East Anglian coastal scenes, especially Mersea Island which she has known well since childhood, seeking to capture the particular character of spaciousness and subtle colour in the sea, the dramatic skies, the small boats and the mud! Other coastal paintings focus on North Norfolk and the Suffolk coast.

Barbara Rae CBE RA

Barbara Rae CBE RA (1943)

Rae's imagery combines influence of travel & sun drenched colour with human traces and patterns in the landscape to successfully create exotic abstract and semi abstract compositions.

Eric Ravillious

Eric Ravillious (1903 - 1942)

Eric William Ravilious was an English painter, designer, book illustrator and wood engraver.He is wideley known for his designs for Wedgewood.

Dame Paula Rego

Dame Paula Rego (1935)

An artist interested in a powerful narrative who often draws from folk tales and stories told to her in her childhood which resonate today.

Ray Richardson

Ray Richardson (000)

Richardson is best known for reflecting London Characters or American culture often with bull terrier in hand. Always viewed with dry humour and a critical eye.

Bridget Riley CBE

Bridget Riley CBE (1931)

Riley is famous for being the pioneer of Op Art. Known for her geometric patterns which give a sensation to movement to move to the eye. In 1960's her black and white patterns greatly influenced the fashions and designs of the day

Michael Rothenstein  RA

Michael Rothenstein RA (1908 - 1993)

Early Pop Artist and pioneer of British printmaking. Also known as one of the Bardfield Artists

Paul Rumsey

Paul Rumsey (tbc)

Paul Rumsey works predominantly in charcoal on paper preferring tones rather than lines.

Pam Schomberg

Pam Schomberg (tbc)

Pam lives & works in North Essex. She specializes in constructed and hand-built porcelain and stoneware.

William Scott CBE RA

William Scott CBE RA (1913 - 1986)

In the late 1940s, William Scott (1913-1989) realised that "if the guitar was to Braque his Madonna, the frying pan could be my guitar." Described by the distinguished critic Hilton Kramer as "the best painter of his generation in England", Scott is most often admired for his kitchen-table still lifes, featuring pots, pans, bowls, plates of mackerel, pears and so on

Anne Scwegmann-Fielding

Anne Scwegmann-Fielding (tbc)

Anne Schwegmann-Fielding is an internationally renowned British sculptor and mosaic artist. She has been creating artworks using predominantly recycled materials for commission and exhibition since the early 1990's. She is based in the Roman capital of Britain, Colchester, UK

Maurice Sendack

Maurice Sendack (1928 - 2012)

Maurice Bernard Sendak was an American illustrator and writer of children's books. He became widely known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, first published in 1963 Also the prize-winning author and illustrator of more than 100 books,

Arabella Shand

Arabella Shand

Using oils Arabella employs a delightful spectrum of seductive gentle colours with engaging compositions to lead the eye around the painting. Her main inspiration starts with domestic interiors and family life.

Michael Smee

Michael Smee

Michael’s paintings reflect his interest in bar/cafe life and the interaction of people within. Capturing a very British Culture which is slowly disappearing

Nicola Smee

Nicola Smee

Nicola illustrates and writes Picture books for children. Her Artwrok has also been commissioned for book jackets, comics, magaines, card design, logos anthologies and children's TV programmes.

Richard Smith CBE

Richard Smith CBE (1931)

English painter and printmaker. He studied at the Royal College of Art, London, from 1954 to 1957, and from 1959 to 1961 lived in New York on a Harkness Fellowship, producing paintings that combined the formal qualities of the work of American abstract painters, with references to American commercial culture, with its lush seductive colours, exploitation of magnification and soft-focus effects and, generally, its stimulation of desire and fantasy

Tessa Spencer Pryse  RBA

Tessa Spencer Pryse RBA (tbc)

Tessa is based in Essex, East Anglia and her foremost talent is her successful capturing of light and colour as it bounces, reflects and highlights. Seascapes, estuary views of Essex, French vistas, cafe scenes, Venice markets and the occasional still life fill her canvasses. Her work is influenced by the French Impressionists and Scottish Colourists

Alison Stockmarr

Alison Stockmarr (tbc)

As a material-led Artist, Alison Stockmarr is drawn to scrap and found objects. Described as a 'Latter-day borrower',her work has an Empathy for storytelling and recycling

Stephanie Stow

Stephanie Stow

Stephanie is an abstract artist who paints using beautiful colours to convey her feelings towards nature and its ever changing patterns and moods.

Ursula Stroh-Rubens

Ursula Stroh-Rubens (tbc)

Ursula creates unique, hand built sculptural vessels, which are first biscuit fired and then Raku fired or smoked.

Philip Sutton  RA

Philip Sutton RA (1928)

Philip Sutton, RA is a British artist active since the 1950s, best known for large and highly coloured paintings of landscape, flowers and people. Wikipedia

Glynn Thomas  RE

Glynn Thomas RE (1946)

Glynn Thomas specialises in Etchings of locations around the UK especially of places such as Walberswick, Southworld, Cambridge and London - which all mean something to him. He loves detail and uses additional perspectives to enable him to include even more in his pictures.

Joe Tilson  RA

Joe Tilson RA (1928)

Originally associated with the Pop Art movement, Joe Tilson now uses hand worked wood and metal in works which aspire to transcend time and cut across cultures, to communicate the sacred in nature via references to pre-classical mythology, the North American Indians,

Julian Trevelyan

Julian Trevelyan (1910 - 1988)

Julian TREVELYAN was a Painter and engraver of Surrealist and Expressionist. He was also a poet.

Charles  F Tunnicliffe OBE RA

Charles F Tunnicliffe OBE RA (1901 - 1979)

Much of Tunnicliffe's work depicted birds in their natural settings and other naturalistic scenes. He illustrated Henry Williamson's Tarka the Otter.[7] His work was also used to illustrate Brooke Bond tea cards and as a result was seen by millions of young people in the United Kingdom during the 1950s and 1960s. He also illustrated a number of books, including the Ladybird books

Leon Underwood

Leon Underwood (1890 - 1975)

Leon Underwood (born 25 December 1890 in Shepherds Bush, London, died 9 October 1975) "The precursor of modern sculpture in Britain" was a noted British sculptor, painter, draughtsman and engraver as well as a writer and illustrator, scholar, teacher, philosopher and stained glass and furniture craftsman. He attended the Slade School of Art and founded the magazine The Island in 1931. His work was influenced by African and Cycladic designs.

Nicholas Ward  RE

Nicholas Ward RE (1950)

Nicholas creates elegant detailed petite etchings often of forgotten landscapes old power stations, trains motorbikes converting expressing charm in unlikely places.

Chris Wenlock

Chris Wenlock (1947)

Belinda Worsley

Belinda Worsley (1963)

Artist and Illustrator who has illustrated the latest Topsy & Tim books for Ladybird. Belinda also enjoyes creating mixed media collages with a strong surrealist element.