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New Exhibition: ULTRA MARINE at The Art House Cafe, Cromer

I’m showing work at the lovely Art House Cafe in Cromer from Monday 1st April until Saturday 11th May. Continuing my watery themes, ULTRA MARINE: An artistic journey under the waves’ ,  includes some photographic-based pieces, along with new prints and several ocean-themed paintings.

For the first time, I’ve also made some lovely ‘ocean-inspired’ jewellery featuring recycled vintage, antique & semi-precious beads and real drilled sea-glass.  There are plenty of new greetings cards to choose from, as well as some attractive ‘dolphin’ tote bags, so you can say goodbye to plastic in style.

Fused glass artist Susan Purser Hope will be filling the Cafe window with her quirky and colourful bowls & dishes too.

There will be a PV at the cafe on Friday April 5th from 6.30-8.30 pm.

All welcome.

 

 

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Ultra Marine PV invite

What Lies Beneath 5th-16th March

Thanks to the Eastern Daily Press for featuring our forthcoming exhibition

See the full piece on this link:

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/norfolk-s-great-barrier-reef-inspired-norwich-exhibition-1-5861567

White anenome on Lissoclinum perforatum

Above: One of our combination pieces featuring fused glass by Susan Purser Hope on a relief printed background.

Why not try one of Susan’s glass workshops? Details below.

To book go to http://www.purserhope.co.uk

Coming Soon ~ New Exhibition in Norwich with workshops & lecture

Exhibition Poster

We’re working hard making new pieces for our joint exhibition in March at The Anteros Gallery in Norwich. Inspired by the fragile beauty of the marine environment of the Cromer Chalk reef, we contrast this unique world with the developing tragedy of plastic pollution in our oceans.

We’ve made both individual pieces and a number of collaborative ones featuring glass, print and paint in combination. I’ve also created some particular items for sale which I hope will raise funds to assist local groups working to help clean up Norfolk’s beaches and rivers.  More about that soon.

Sharing our concerns, we’re pleased to welcome Anwen Hurt to our Private View on Thursday 7th March at 6~8 pm. Lady Hurt will be formally opening the exhibition and is a passionate ambassador for Norfolk and Norfolk arts.

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‘Great Human Achievements No.46’ Digital art on archive canvas

Other Nations relief print

‘Other Nations’   Relief print

Glass Workshops with Susan Purser Hope

Click here for further details:

http://www.purserhope.co.uk

Click on SHOP and select event

Book soon as places are limited.

 

 

COAST Arts festival: ‘Notable NOVA’

I’ll be exhibiting with NOVA at The Belfry Centre for Music & Arts in Overstrand as part of the Festival, which launches on 19th October- the same evening as our exhibition opening. See the Coast website for full details of events all week. You are Invited to our Private View on Friday 19th October at 6.30pm. Wine & nibbles.

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New NOVA Exhibition at The Belfry Centre for Music & Arts

I’ll be exhibiting with my fellow NOVA artists at a new exhibition running from Tuesday 3rd – Saturday 28th July at The Belfry Centre for Music & Arts in Overstrand, North Norfolk.

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You are invited to a Private View on Friday 6th July between 7-9 pm.
Invitation with full details below.
Do come along and see a wide selection of great art from 18 NOVA artists

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Wells Maltings Open Exhibition

The first exhibition for the new Wells Maltings arts complex in Wells-Next-the-Sea opens at a Private View on TUESDAY 26th JUNE.  The exhibition ends Sept. 30th.

I’m happy to say that one of my prints, ‘Natural History’ , (above) was selected. It was inspired by the crumbling sedimentary layers of the North Norfolk coastal ridge where I live and is part of a ‘History’ series of three images (below).

 

'Natural History' (History Series No.1) Rainie Kay

Above:  ‘Natural History’

Lino- cut print with kozo chine colle and fossil embellishments.

'Human History' (History Series No.2) Rainie Kay

Above: ‘Human History’

Lino-cut print with kozo chine colle & mixed media additions

'Family History' (History Series No.3) Rainie Kay

Above: ‘Family History’

Lino cut print with chine colle digitised images on hand-made kozo tissue

NOVA ‘Wide Open Spaces’ Exhibition in Cromer

A great start for the NOVA exhibition at THE ART HOUSE CAFE in CROMER last night, Friday 25th May, when our PRIVATE VIEW attracted a good crowd. Thanks to Art House owner Liz James for hosting a lovely evening and to everybody who made such delicious food.  Liz reports 5 sales already. Good luck to everyone.

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Art House Cafe PV 1

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NOVA Artists: Wide Open Spaces Exhibition @ The Art House Cafe, Cromer

Getting busy in the run-up to our new show at THE ART HOUSE CAFE in CROMER that opens next Friday 25th May.

Lots of on-line and printed press coverage too including  this:

http://www.edp24.co.uk/going-out/range-of-styles-to-go-on-show-at-art-cafe-s-exhibition-1-5515972

Please come along to our PRIVATE VIEW on Friday evening between 7-9pm. Wine, soft drinks and nibbles available. Here’s an invite with all the details:

Art House Cafe Private View invitation

Lots to see: painting, printmaking, mixed media, digital art, sculpture & glass.

Art House cafe Exhibition Selection of artists' work

2018 Exhibitions: Wide Open Spaces NOVA @ The Art House Cafe, Cromer

I’m not doing as much exhibiting this year as in 2017, but will be curating a show for NOVA this summer. Details below and hope to see you there. An invite for the Private View is attached. My fellow artists are:

  • Susan Purser-Hope(glass)
  • Susanne Lakin (mixed media collage)
  • Lesley Ash (sculpture)
  • Margaret Studley (painting)
  • Des Clover (painting)
  • John Midgley (painting)
  • Maggie Lee (mixed media)
  • Shane@artesane (digital art)
  • Tony Keeler (print & paint)
  • Angie Maddigan (Print & paint)
  • John Rance (sculptural painter)
  • Christopher Sharpe (painter)
  • Beverley Scott (mixed media)

 

ART HOUSE CAFE web POSTER

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