John is a full time professional artist who is regarded as one of the country's leading exponents in the art of pastel painting and his love for the vibrancy and freshness of the pastels is a feature of his work. He is constantly motivated and inspired by everything that surrounds him, not just by the East Anglian landscape, but the atmosphere and feeling he experiences within it.
After attending Grimsby School of Art, Kingston-upon-Thames College of Art and Brighton College of Art, John settled in Adelaide, Australia where he lived for 19 years. In 1994, he returned to this country, settling in East Anglia where he has easy access to some of his favourite painting locations.
In 2017, John became a full member of The Institute of East Anglian Artists (IEA).
Besides holding over 50 highly successful solo shows in Australia and England, John’s pastel paintings have been exhibited in Japan, New Zealand and with the ‘Pastel Society’, ‘The Royal Society of Marine Artists’, The East Anglian Society of Marine Artists, The Institute of East Anglian Artists. and the ‘Laing Exhibition’ at the Mall Galleries, London, where he was awarded the ‘1997 Guest’s Choice’ prize.
Paul has spent most of his career in graphic design, typography and photography in the advertising industry. He has lately begun to paint since the lockdown created the opportunity to focus on a new creative outlet. Mainly specialising in limited edition prints. Most of the work so far has been focused on the east of England.
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Carole is an artist residing in Norfolk with a studio based in Lowestoft’s cultural and arts Heritage Action Zone in the historic Triangle Market Place.
Carole studied art at Grimsby College of Art in the 1960’s and mainly paints working in all mediums, including ceramics.
Carole is inspired by the natural world and particularly the East Anglian landscape although loves variety and takes inspiration from a wide range of forms and subjects.
Carole lived in Abu Dhabi during the 1980’s and showcased her work in four exhibitions whilst residing there, depicting local scenes and portraits of the people she found interesting from their dress and profession. From the now historic dhows to fish, vegetable markets and souks, her interest was varied and rich in subject.
Clare O’Leary was born and grew up in the Far East. Her work is influenced by the immediacy of Bacon’s work, his fluid and active brush strokes, she is also drawn to the traditional genre of still life and landscape paintings of Seago and Sargent.
Her work is found in many private collections across the world with her clients being drawn to her through her use of colour and light. She has held individual and group exhibitions and one of her pieces formed part of the Dora Maar exhibition at Tate Modern.
Currently her work is inspired by the distortion of water and the possibilities of abstraction.
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Hello l am James Lythgoe. I recently retired from the construction industry/general builder/garden designer. I havestarted painting in various mediums. I have always been creative and enjoy different styles of art. Here are some of my paintings.
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