“Beautiful artwork! Thank you for the lovely welcome.” A de Cort. “Wonderful selection of art for a fantastic cause!” A de la Motte. “Bought two paintings, so must have been pleased!” L & K Huggins. “A local gem!” K. Street. “A breath of fresh air.” H & D O’Brien
The art shown here is a representation of the artist’s work. Current work can be seen at our gallery.
Anne’s delicate pastel drawings are inspired by photographs of our local fauna taken by her husband Les. Her portraits capture that moment the shutter clicks with delightful freshness and surety of touch.
Wild Life Photographer
Les Bunyan’s profound love of nature inspires his photography. Waiting for that special moment the barn owl goes about its business without knowing he is there or capturing the wonderful spectacle of tens of thousands of waders as they swirl before the tide. Les captured this year’s record number of knots on the Wash and produced a series of stunning photographs which can be bought from the gallery. Hares have a special place in his heart and he spends hours watching and photographing them. His photographs are used by the RSPB and other organisations for publicity.
Deanee is a self-taught artist who began painting with watercolour and oils in 2006 after a serious illness left her with challenging disabilities. Her love of the natural world is reflected in her stunning and sought after works of our wildlife and coastal landscapes. Deanee lives in Brancaster and supports her husband Stephen in his picture framing and photography business. Her work has been successfully shown in many exhibitions and we are thrilled to have a wonderful selection here. Her pet portraits are in high demand.
Julie’s incredible journey into art began in 2015 after she survived a subarachnoid haemorrhage. She left her demanding BBC career in London for a calm and recuperative existence on the North Norfolk coast. Enthralled by her new environment, Julie began to paint. Working mostly with a limited palette, her aim is to capture light, atmosphere and movement in a loose, flowing and suggestive style. The sea is a recurring theme and features prominently in her work. Julie experiments with a variety of materials, including inks, oils and watercolour. She exhibits regularly with the West Norfolk Artists Association.
Alison D'oyley - IEA (prov)
Alison works mainly with pen and watercolour, handmade silkscreen, occasionally stitch. Her inspiration comes mostly from nature. She looks at life in detail and is fascinated by shadows and reflections, along with the ephemeral, and how they change our perception of what we see. She enjoys the process of making by hand, through the various sometimes complex stages, to her final work.
Nicholas Elliott - AIEA
Nicholas is a self taught artist and began painting professionally in 2001. His paintings are the result of a rare dedication that caused him to sell his home in London to live cheaply in India and Andalusia while he perfected his art. He has exhibited in Spain and France and had a successful exhibitions in Cork Street in 2008. His work has been shown in fairs in London, Canada, New York, Glasgow and Brussels. In 2009 he moved to France, returning to the UK in 2013 for major cancer surgery. He now lives and works in Norfolk.
Kerry Farr paints with a light, sensitive touch that comes from her love of the natural world and puts the viewer firmly in North West Norfolk. Her painting ‘Summer Meadow’ beautifully illustrates the aspiration of the Garage Studio in creating Peddars Meadow; a project is explained elsewhere on this site.
Bee on the homepage by Kerry Farr.
Eddie Goodridge IEA
Eddie Goodridge was born in the East End of London and is a successful self-taught artist. Eddie first began drawing topographical features while serving in the Parachute Regiment where he was encouraged by his colleagues. Today his subjects are diverse and captivating. His Norfolk landscapes strongly evoke the delights of our wonderful countryside. He has exhibited throughout Britain and, unsurprisingly, his work sells from Hong Kong to USA. Eddie admires artists such as Joaquin Sorolla, John Singer Sargent, and John Edward Millais. Other works include commissions; his largest work was an 11 meter by 3 meter mural for Swaffham Methodist church.
Albert has sculpted in wood and exhibited since 1959. His inspiration comes from the creatures which share our world. The wood he uses is home seasoned, some for up to 40 years. At the age of 88, Albert is still carving. His woods include cherry, lime, walnut, yew and holly. Each piece is signed with a crown and completely unique. The oldest wood Albert has carved is oak bog wood from the fens around Ely – carbon dated to approximately 2530 B.C.
Barbara’s paintings reflect her deep affinity with our environment. Her work embraces North West Norfolk from the contours and colours of our ever-changing coastline to the intricate forms and shapes of our fields and hedgerows. Barbara studied History of Art and graduated from London University. She has exhibited in the Mall Gallery, London and throughout Norfolk.
Nicky uses wet and dry felting technique with lovely bright Marino wools. Her collages are made with a variety of materials. All her work is inspired by the ever-changing landscapes and seascapes. She also makes silver jewellery: rings, bangles, pendant necklaces and earrings; and holds a City & Guilds in design & craft -3D studies (jewellery).
Stephen has been a professional watercolour artist and tutor for over twenty years. His first love as an artist has always been the Norfolk landscape with its big skies and wide open spaces. However, he has painted landscape, towns and cities of many locations around the world, including the USA, India and China.
For several years Stephen was chairman of the West Norfolk Artists Association and he has exhibited on a number of occasions with the Royal Watercolour Society in London.
David Nixon graduated from St Martin’s School of Art in 1971. His interests lie in all marine subjects whether it be boats or other marine paraphernalia. He uses a variety of media depending on the subject matter, often producing a series to develop his ideas. His awards include the Mall Gallery Sea Picture gallery award in 2015 with ` High Rise’ a work we are proud to offer for sale here.
Vanda’s wonderful paintings capture the very essence of Norfolk. With masterly direction she paints our vast skies, ever-changing weathers and magnificent coastline, unfolding the county before us. Vanda exhibits throughout Norfolk and holds oil painting classes in various locations.
The photographs exhibited here have been hand printed in the dark room from 35mm film and shot on a Nikon 501 SLR. They show detailed studies of veteran oak trees in life and in decay, circa 2000. No filters were used. ‘Nature gives us everything,’ she says, ‘I cannot improve on it.’ One of her photographs appeared on the cover of The Sunday Times Magazine. She has recently begun to paint.
Sally Temple IEA
Sally was born close to the North Norfolk coast and has spent her life walking its length and absorbing its wild beauty. For the past 30 years Sally has painted professionally in oils, and, unusually, she paints every stroke with her fingers. The exquisite result is there for all to see.
Izzy is a Norfolk artist who creates with colour pencil, graphite and pastel that which most intrigues and interests her. From complex drawings of Norfolk’s historic towns and harbours, to the simpler shapes of seals at play on Blakeney Point, there is much to be admired in her work. Izzy reached the quarter-finals of SkyArts Landscape Competition in 2019. She is currently working on a self-initiated project to illustrate a book about Kings Lynn.
Liz and Alan Witley
Artist & Photographer
Alan and Liz use a variety of mediums and techniques. Liz is a skilled watercolourist and her paintings are inspired by her husband’s photographs. Alan combines his vast knowledge of the printing industry and graphic art to produce with Liz, beautiful images of Norfolk.
We have a lovely selection of natural soaps handmade by Ringstead resident Maree McMann and a cheerful assortment of embroidered and patchwork bags from local craftswoman Helen Young.
You are welcome to purchase art through our artist’s websites, but please state your journey via the Garage Studio.
Both my sisters are artists and I am proud to be able to link to them here:
Jeannette Siebols www.siebols.com in Australia
Wildlife artist Marinka Siebols www.animalsetc.eu in the Netherlands
The conservationist movement of WildEast East Anglia