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Henrietta Dubrey

Henrietta lives and works at the westernmost point of England, at the tip of Cornwall, known as West Penwith. Born in 1966 in Sussex she was drawn to Cornwall by its rich heritage and has been inspired by the painting of the post-war mid-generation St. Ives artists such as Roger Hilton, Patrick Heron, Terry Frost, Peter Lanyon, and Brian Wynter who themselves followed in the footsteps of Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth.

After a brief spell living in France following postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy Schools in London, 1989-92, it was the light, art and space which drew Henrietta to Cornwall, where she has been based with her family for over 15 years.

Henrietta is becoming equally well known and collected for her abstract paintings and more recently her return to the figure. She thrives on the challenge of working in both genres simultaneously with each informing the other.

The abstracts are as autobiographical as the figures, both “deconstructions and reconstructions of life”.

For this exhibition, Henrietta’s female forms, all from her imagination, express the strength and power of being a woman as well as the underlying vulnerability and how it “feels” to be female.

Henrietta is represented by Lynne Strover Gallery in Cambridge.

Fred Ingrams

Fred was born 1964 and educated at Douai Abbey. He studied at Camberwell and St. Martins Schools of Art.
Fred painted for ten years above the Coach & Horses pub in Soho, whilst exhibiting in central London galleries. He worked as a graphic designer and art director on many magazines including Sunday Times, The Field, Tatler, Vogue and House & Garden.
Fred moved to Norfolk in 1998 where he painted and drew both nudes and landscapes from life, more recently becoming obsessed by The Fens.

July 1987, Group show – Christopher Hull Gallery, Motcomb St. London
August 1987, Group show – Birch & Conran Gallery, Dean St. London
Sept 1987, Group show – Diorama Gallery, Regents Park, London

January 1988
, One man show – The Groucho Club, Dean St. London
June 1988, Group show – Richmond Gallery, Cork St. London

July 1988
, One man show – The Albermarle Gallery, London

August 1989
, Group show – Richmond Gallery, Cork St, London

July 1989
, Group show – Takeaway Gallery, Portobello Rd, London

July 1991
, One man show – Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Windmill St, London April 1992, One man show – Bruton Street Gallery, London May 1993, One man show – Bruton Street Gallery, London April 1996, One man show – Park Walk Gallery, London July 2008, Group show – Group Eight, Norfolk October 2009, Group show – Hampshire Art FairApril 2010, Dove Barn 2010, Group show – SuffolkMay 2010, Art in the Park, Group show –  Norfolk

July 2010, Group show – Group Eight, Norfolk

March 2011, Inspirations 2011 – Group show, Norwich

March 2011, Group Eight, HRW showroom, Fulham, London

June 2011, Group Eight, 18|21 Gallery, Norwich, Norfolk

October 2011, One man show – Wyken Vineyards, Suffolk

Michael Speller

Born 1958

Art Education and Qualifications
Chelsea School of Art         1996 – 2000
Olympic Artist with the BT ‘Art Of Sport’ National Exhibition

Work Medium
Contemporary Figurative Bronze

Personal Profile
After a successful career in business, Michael made a “change of life” decision to pursue his ambition to become a sculptor. He studied at Chelsea College of Fine Art and for the past fourteen years has been working from his studio close to Tate Modern in London. His work sells to private collectors around the world.

In his work Michael draws heavily from his own personal experiences, presenting his interpretation of the human condition. Our environment, our families, our neighbours, and the society we live in – all are interlinked and interdependent. As he explores the balance between conflicting forces and emotions, his work is visually striking and reflects a passion and enthusiasm for life.

Public Commissions
Michael’s work lends itself to the large scale hence he has been sought to undertake a number of private and public commissions including a 5 m tall bronze which stands as the centrepiece of a new London hospital unit in the borough of Newham and was unveiled by the Secretary of State for Health. Michael’s work can also be seen at the other end of the country – twelve works acquired by the Loch Lomond Golf Club in Scotland await discovery inside the exclusive grounds.

Increasingly his public work can be seen globally. One of his pieces swapped places with an Antony Gormley in the South of France. Another was shipped to the USA to stand outside a law school in Philadelphia. Six new sculptures now compliment a prestigious new development in Hong Kong. Large scale works have been created for a significant collector in the Middle East and a solo show is scheduled at a Mayfair gallery in the Autumn of this year.

Michael has just completed and installed ‘Momentum lll’ outside Millbank Tower in central London next door to Tate Britain and overlooking the Thames.

He is also currently working on a sculpture that will be on public display in Cape Town South Africa.

Carol Peace

Founder of the Bristol Drawing School and patron of RWA, Carol Peace is a figurative sculptor who could not work without drawing. The process of drawing, that intuitive response, is what she aims for in her work. ‘It’s all about trying to see, drawing enables that’.
Carol studied sculpture at Winchester School of Art and drawing at The Royal Drawing School. Four life-size bronzes were recently installed in Barbados; her work is collected in Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as the United States and Canada. Closer to home, she shows in Stockholm and Frankfurt, and has had solo shows in The Netherlands, France, Marbella, Athens and Zurich. At home she regularly shows at the Glyndebourne festival and with her gallery in London.
The sculptures are made in clay, which like charcoal is quick to make marks with, once finished it is cast into bronze, those fluid marks of the making are then fixed forever.
‘The work is about everyday life, in its minutia, the sheer fantastic-ness of it all.’

Maggi Hambling

1945 Born Sudbury, Suffolk Studied 1960 – With Lett Haines and Cedric Morris

1962– 64 Ipswich School of Art 1964 –67 Camberwell School of Art 1967– 69 Slade School of Fine Art


1969 Boise Travel Award, New York

1977 Arts Council Award

198081 First Artist in Residence, National Gallery, London

1995 Jerwood Painting Prize (with Patrick Caulfield)

2005 Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture for Scallop


1967 Paintings and Drawings, Hadleigh Gallery, Suffolk 1973 Paintings and Drawings, Morley Gallery, London 1977 New Oil Paintings, Warehouse Gallery, London 1981 Drawings and Paintings on View, National Gallery, London 1983 Pictures of Max Wall, National Portrait Gallery London and tour 1987 Maggi Hambling, Serpentine Gallery, London 1988 Maggi Hambling, Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, Maclaurin Art Gallery, Ayr. Moments of the Sun, Arnolfini, Bristol and tour 1990 

New Paintings

1989-90, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London 1991 An Eye Through a Decade, Yale Center for British Art, Newhaven, Connecticut1992 The Jemma Series, monotypes, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London 1993 Dragon Morning, Works in Clay, CCA Galleries, London 1993–94 Towards Laughter, Maggi Hambling, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Sunderland and tour1995 Jerwood Painting Prize, Royal Academy of Scotland, Edinburgh, Royal Academy, London 1996 Sculpture in Bronze, Marlborough Fine Art London 1997 A Matter of Life and Death, Bothy Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire. A Statue for Oscar Wilde, National Portrait Gallery, London; Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin 1998 A Convesation with Oscar Wilde, unveiled Adelaide Street, London, facing Charing Cross Station 2000 Good Friday, Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury, Suffolk2001 Good Friday, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Henrietta Moraes by Maggi Hambling, Marlborough Fine Art, London. Father, Morley Gallery, London 2003 The Very Special Brew Series, Sotheby’s, London. North Sea Paintings, Snape Maltings Concert Hall Gallery, Suffolk. Scallop, a sculpture to celebrate Benjamin Britten, unveiled Aldeburgh, Suffolk2004 Thorpeness Sluice and North Sea Waves, Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk 2006 Portraits of People and the Sea, Marlborough Fine Art London 2007 No Straight Lines, Octagon Gallery, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, Abbot Hall, Kendal Waves Breaking, Marlborough Graphics, London. Waves Breaking, Northumbria University Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne. Waves and Waterfalls, Abbot Hall, Kendal2008 Waves and Waterfalls, Marlborough Fine Art, London. Waterfalls and Slaughden Waves, Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. North Sea Waves, David Case Fine Art, Norfolk 2009 George always-portraits of George Melly by Maggi Hambling, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and National Portrait Gallery, London. The Sea – paintings by LS Lowry and Maggi Hambling, The Lowry, Salford, Manchester 2010 Maggi Hambling: The Wave, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge Maggi Hambling: New Sea Sculpture,

Paintings and Etchings

Marlborough Fine Art, London. The Brixton Heron, The Prince & Dex Building, London. 2012 You are the Sea, installation shown at SNAP 2012, Aldeburgh Festival. 2013 The Resurrection Spirit, unveiled at St Dunstan’s Church, Mayfield, East Sussex, UK. Wall of water, The Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russia. The Winchester Tapestries unveiled at Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, UK. War Requiem, installation shown at SNAP 2013, Aldeburgh Festival.

Vanessa Gardiner

Vanessa Gardiner was born in Oxford in 1960 and studied at the Central School of Art & Design, London.  Her work is held in both private and public collections, which include The British Academy London, The British School at Athens, Magdalen College Oxford, Huddersfield City Art Gallery, New Hall Cambridge, The Ballinglen Archive, Carlow Art Collection and Bournemouth  University.  She shows regularly at Thackeray Gallery, London, Quercus Gallery, Bath and Sladers Yard, Dorset.
As a landscape painter, Vanessa is captivated both by the beauty of the places on which her work is based and by the processes involved during the making of the pictures.  In a sense they go hand-in-hand: the immediacy of drawing directly from the seemingly haphazard natural subject matter with the careful selection and ordering of the compositions back in her studio. The  wild Atlantic coastline of North Cornwall has been a long-standing inspiration for her paintings and it is the particularly beautiful area around Boscastle which continues to captivate her.

Jack Bullen

Jack Bullen aims to explore the portrayal of movement, transcribing Roudolph Laban’s theory of dynamics into paint, and reflecting on the relationship between dance and painting.Working in conjunction with practising dance artists, Jack choreographs dance pieces that are then used as the visual stimulus for series of mono-prints and paintings attempting to describe the dynamics of both dancers. Movement is explored through performance, sketches, long exposure photographs, other media and mono-prints acting as a rehearsal for the final work.

The work focuses on Laban’s theory of dynamics, a system that analyses the characteristics that occurs within movement with respect to inner intention. The difference between punching someone in anger and reaching for a glass is slight in terms of body organization. Both rely on the extension of the arm but the strength, control and timing of the movement are very different.

The geometry portrayed throughout Jack’s work represents the space in which the movement takes place. Laban maintained that all movement occurs within ones personal space or ‘Kinesphere’, represented in the shape of an Icosahedron.

When two spatial pulls are combined they produce planes in space as well as in the body. The combination of the horizontal and vertical dimensions results in what is called the door plane. The combination of the horizontal and the sagittal dimensions result in the table plane and the combination of the vertical and the sagittal dimensions create what is called the wheel plane. Together the diameters of all planes cross to form the centre of gravity of the body. Connecting the corners of the planes creates the shape of the Icosahedron.

Jack currently lives and works in London.

Vanessa Stollery

Vanessa Stollery is a sculptor and illustrator in Suffolk, UK.After many years working in marketing, she went to college to study for an illustration degree, and whilst having a year out, started studying with a local sculptor.

She now works from her own studio in Suffolk, translating her knowledge and love of animals into Bronze and Iron resins.

Vanessa captures the movement and essence of her subjects with sensitivity. She is currently working on a series of life-size garden pieces, but her work ranges from small table-top pieces to life-size images which are equally at home in gardens or interiors, demonstrating her great artistic versatility.

She has completed many commissions and has work in private collections in this country and Europe.

Jo Lal

Jo was born in Wiltshire and studied at the Swindon School of Art, exhibiting at several local galleries. She then went to Middlesex University London to continue her studies and gained a BA (Hons) in art.She has exhibited at “The Mall Gallery” and at “The Arthouse” Crystal Palace, London.

Jo now lives in Suffolk with her husband, two children and dog, working from her garden studio.

What started as a personal study of her dog “Monster” soon developed into a passion for observing and painting animals, capturing their unique character and personalities on canvas.

Jo produces original works and accepts commissions.

Sonia Rollo

Sonia Rollo is a professional printmaker, specialising in etchings and collographs of animals.
She was educated at Glasgow University, with a degree in Agricultural Botany. this training involved many hours of observational drawing of both plant and animal specimens. The drawings she now makes, as an artist, are subjective. This allows her subjects to engage with the viewer and show their personalities.
Sonia has been a prominent member of several printmaker associations and is a founder member of Halfmoon Printmakers and London Printmakers.
Her work is in commercial galleries throughout Britain. Other galleries  where her animal prints have been shown include the Royal Academy, Mall Galleries, the National Theatre, Bankside Gallery, Oxo Gallery and the Royal College of Art Gallery. For the last 15 years, her work has been shown on the Halfmoon Printmakers stand at the Autumn Affordable Art Fair.
Canns Down Press have published greetings card of her etchings for many years.