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Mary who lives with her family in Norwich is a wonderful dynamic and creative woman. Her unusual career shows her many talents and how versatile she is.

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Originally she trained as a pianist in her native Canada, and these days she continously performs in concerts, mainly in Norfolk. .

When she moved to Norwich in the 90s, her career took a complete new direction, as she qualified and worked as a hypnotherapist.

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Her latest training made her a qualified art therapist. During her studies  a prolific flow of artwork, mainly abstract expressive paintings, began to develop. Her paintings are vibrant and very powerful, open to the viewer’s interpretation.

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Alison’s art is amazingly imaginative and colourful. She lives near the North Norfolk coast.

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Super Catnap

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The red bird

Artist Statement
“My prints are produced on a hand-operated press in the garden studio and are made in small editions. I then use watercolour and sometimes gold leaf to add richness. I also paint in the same studio (when there is space among the printmaking paraphernalia!)

I like creating guardians for home or work place. I find people are pleased with the idea of a benign, protecting presence. I have been commissioned to produce ‘angels’ for private houses, a sheep farm, a church, a village hall and even a yacht in Greece! The Eastern Daily Press featured my ‘house angel’ on the cover of the 2003 Open Studios brochure.

The inspiration for my pictures comes from stories and poems, angels and lovers, mermaids and myths – though I began with angels – hence the name of ‘angel art’ for my website.

I have recently been enjoying working with ‘creative partnerships’, an organisation for promoting creativity in schools through making connections between artists and young people. I also teach printmaking and welcome commissions from anybody with an interest in my work.”

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Heavens Cloth

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Naming the Birds

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Rita’s prints are colourful and imaginative stories told by pictures.

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“Singapore Garden”

Artist Statement
“After Graduating as an art teacher I specialised in teaching children with special educational needs. I am presently working as a self-employed artist printmaker offering creative printmaking workshops from my home studio and in my local community.

I make imaginative, figurative collagaph and drypoint hand made prints. My images are based on personal memories, dreams or stories heard as a child. Less concerned with perspective, scale or realism I try to find forms to hold the feeling behind the stories being explored.

The collagraphs are taken from cardboard plates on which I score lines with a craft knife and add a variety of textures from everyday materials such as wallpaper, fabric and adhesive.

The drypoint prints are taken from Perspex or Crystaline Polypro plates, which have been scratched with a drypoint tool. Editions of prints are limited to 20. Each print is unique, varying in colour, texture and tonality as I often over work the prints in mixed media colour.”

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“Bridle Lane”

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“My green daughter”

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“Sunflowers”

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It takes place each year at the last weekend in July. This time it’s lovely and hot outside, so the crowds are floating in, dragging along kids, mutts, grannies, and rolling back loaded with shopping bags, plants, strange objects they’ve won in a raffle. It’s a great opportunity to relax and to watch, to enjoy an icecream or a cold drink in shady tents. Lots of entertainment for the kids, for dog-lovers, wildlife aficionados, tractor fans.

He seemed to have taken his pet for a walk, but later on…

…these ladies had taken over, merciless upside down!

Many enjoyed their peaceful rest on the shady churchyard,

and one could catch some special views here and there.

A young bride was desperately looking for a groom.

In the church, an imposing ladder seems to lead directly into the sky.

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“Agapanthus”, by Angie Lewin

Angie Lewin does wonderful and inspiring printed work in linocut, wood engraving and collage. She lives in North Norfolk, and her work is shown in many galleries nationwide.


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Angie says about herself:

“I studied Ba(Hons) Fine Art Printmaking at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design between 1983 and 1986, followed by a year’s part-time postgraduate printmaking at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts.

I have worked in a range of printmaking techniques including lithography, silkscreen and etching. More recently I have concentrated on lino and woodcut and wood engraving.

In 2006 I was elected to The Royal Society of Painter Printmakers and in 2008 to The Society of Wood Engravers.”

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We had a great birthday party of Anna Florenzia in Cromer, and it all ended on Cromer Pier. As you can see, lots of fun – without drinks, drugs, fags…

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