Summer Exhibition – Now Open

Mixed media painting 'Norfolk Saltmarsh III' by Steven Levitt

Our mixed summer exhibition is now open until the end of September and featuring new and recent work from many local artists and makers. Joining us for the first time this summer is local painter Steven Levitt, showing a number of mixed media contemporary paintings inspired by Norfolk’s landscape and coastline. He is showing alongside gallery regulars including Rachel Thomas, Nigel Skinner, Kate Heiss and Mary Blue.

Steven Levitt

For the first time, we are delighted to welcome mixed media artist Steven Levitt who works from his studio in Sheringham. For thirty three years he ran a hair and beauty business based in Ealing Broadway, but also with salons in Soho and Pinner. From a young age art was always a passion, but running a business left little time to paint. He was lucky to be able to use photography as a substitute.

Mixed media painting 'Norfolk Saltmarsh I' by Steven Levitt
Norfolk Saltmarsh I
Mixed media painting 'Norfolk Saltmarsh III' by Steven Levitt
Norfolk Saltmarsh III
Mixed media painting 'Norfolk Saltmarsh IV' by Steven Levitt
Norfolk Saltmarsh IV

Twenty six years ago, he moved to North Norfolk with his wife and two young sons. This meant travelling back and forward from Ealing to Norfolk. However five years ago he was able to sell his business. The very next day he started to paint, and indeed virtually every day since from his studio in Sheringham.

Mixed media painting 'Norfolk Saltmarsh II' by Steven Levitt
Norfolk Saltmarsh II
Mixed media painting 'Norfolk Walk II' by Steven Levitt
Norfolk Walk II
mixed media painting by Steven Levitt
Norfolk Coast

He has had five years to find his unique style. For Steven it is not about realism, but more importantly a sense of feeling, whether it is capturing the changing moods of the Saltmarsh, or some of Norfolk’s beautiful beaches. It is important to him that when you look at one of his paintings you will always see something new. Mark making, mixed media and collage are all used to try and achieve this.

 

Coming Soon – Summer Exhibition

Mixed media painting 'Norfolk Saltmarsh I' by Steven Levitt

Our mixed summer exhibition will open on 2nd August featuring new and recent work from many local artists and makers. Joining us for the first time this summer is local painter Steven Levitt, showing a number of mixed media contemporary paintings inspired by Norfolk’s landscape and coastline. He is showing alongside gallery regulars including Rachel Thomas, Nigel Skinner, Kate Heiss, Diana Ashdown and Mary Blue. More information coming soon…

Spring Exhibition 2022

Mixed Media 'Skiddaddling' by Nicola Hart

We are delighted to welcome new artists Nicola Hart and Rosemary Carruthers IEA to the gallery this Spring who are both showing a fine selection of vibrant, colourful work. They are joining new collections of work from gallery regulars such as Rachel Thomas, Kate Heiss and Michelle Daniels. We have an explosion of colour in the gallery that we are really looking forward to sharing with you!

Rosemary Carruthers IEA is based in Norfolk.  She works in gouache, acrylic, oil, pastel and mixed media in a wide range of subjects.  She derives great pleasure from incorporating animal and human figures into her work as they go about their daily work or play. Some of the work in this collection takes lockdown and the pandemic as its theme, exploring elements of people’s lives during this time in a playful and colourful way.

Nicola Hart, also based in Norfolk is exhibiting an incredible collection of new work. Continually striving to represent life in a new and exciting way, whilst retaining an element of realism, Nicola works primarily in acrylics and builds her compositions by applying layers of paint and collage comprising of differing colours and textures. Variety and experimentation are the main emphasis of her work, and acrylics allow her to work with speed and spontaneity, and provide her work with movement and energy. Nicola has always been fascinated by the way different textures affect the paint – how the emergence of different layers, revealing or hiding, draw the onlooker into the painting so that something different can always be seen.

The exhibition continues until the end of May 2022

Christmas Exhibition 2021

Our annual Christmas show opened on 26th November and continues until the end of January 2022.  It has been such a pleasure to welcome friends and customers to the gallery again after such a prolonged period of uncertainty, and we are extremely thankful for everyone’s support.

We are delighted to be showing new oils from Rachel Thomas, acrylics from Mary Blue and Carol Ann Grace and reproductions of mixed media work by Nigel Skinner. The exhibition also includes work from a number of gallery regulars including linocuts from Kate Heiss, ceramics by Jane Bygrave and new Limited Edition Prints of work by Jo Quigley, Nicky Litchfield and Bev Davies. In our well-stocked gallery shop you will find a fabulous range of cards, Christmas cards, jewellery, textiles, art books and gifts.

We will be open as usual over the festive period, Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4.30pm, only closing for 25 – 28 December and 1 – 4 January, when we will be taking a break.

COVID-19 UPDATE – Open Now!

From the 13th of April we are OPEN! All framing consultations are still by appointment so that we can manage the flow of people in the building and prevent customers waiting during busy periods. Please visit our Appointments page for details on how to book. Our opening hours are back to normal, Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4.30pm.

Customers are free to visit the gallery and shop without an appointment, just with a limit on the number of people in the gallery at any one time whilst the COVID-19 restrictions are still in place. Increased hygiene procedures will be in place and we have taken measures to ensure adequate social distancing.

Our frequently asked questions page should answer any queries you may have about how things have changed and what measures we are putting in place to keep everyone as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. If there is anything that we have not covered that you would like to ask about, please do get in touch, we will be happy to help.

COVID-19 – UPDATE – Lockdown Restrictions

From 6th January 2021, Norfolk has entered Lockdown restrictions compelling all non-essential retail to close to the public. This means that the gallery and shop will be closed until this situation changes. Our website will be operating as normal, with UK deliveries remaining unaffected, and we are permitted to offer click and collect, so that purchases can be collected contact-free from the premises.

The framing workshop has resumed production but we are working slightly reduced hours due to the joys of juggling home schooling with work. We are working on all existing orders which can be collected contact-free when completed. Local deliveries can also be arranged where necessary. For all new framing enquires, please contact us – remote consultations by video and email can be arranged. Ideally, any work that requires framing should be dropped off with us for the design process to begin.

Stay safe everyone, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the gallery when we are permitted to do so.

COVID-19 – UPDATE – Tier 4 Restrictions

From 26th December 2020, Norfolk has entered Tier 4 restrictions compelling all non-essential retail to close to the public. This means that the gallery and shop will be closed until this situation changes. Our website will be operating as normal, with UK deliveries remaining unaffected, and we are permitted to offer click and collect, so that purchases can be collected contact-free from the premises.

After the festive holidays, from Tuesday 5th January, the framing workshop will resume work on all existing orders which can be collected contact-free when completed. Local deliveries can also be arranged where necessary. For all new framing enquires, please contact us – remote consultations by video and email can be arranged. Ideally, any work that requires framing should be dropped off with us for the design process to begin.

Stay safe everyone, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the gallery when we are permitted to do so.

COVID-19 UPDATE – Open from 2nd December 2020!

Now that Lockdown 2 has come to an end in England, we are delighted to be able to open our doors again. Our opening hours have returned to normal – Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4.30pm and it is fantastic to welcome customers back! We will be open right up to and including Christmas Eve. Website orders are being sent out as normal, and the last date for Christmas orders is Friday 18th December, after that we will do our best but cannot guarantee you will have your items before Christmas.

We are working hard on customers’ framing orders, doing our very best to get things finished for Christmas. If you are thinking of giving the gift of bespoke framing this year, make sure you get your orders in before the 13th December, as after that date we will not be able to promise they are completed in time.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our friends and customers for the continued support in this challenging year, it has been invaluable. We hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

COVID-19 UPDATE

Following the government’s announcement of a further national lockdown in England, our gallery and retail area we will be closed to the public from Thursday 5th November. We will continue to work behind on the scenes on our current framing orders and will be regularly updating the online shop with new products and Christmas gift ideas.

Now that the gallary has closed its doors it doesn’t stop us from, being able to provide a framing service. Artworks can be dropped off with us and we will offer remote consultations via video where necessary – please call or email to arrange.

For customers who currently have work in for framing – we will contact you when it is ready and collection will be through our ‘click and collect’ service. Payment will be required in advance and collection will take place securely outside the premises. Click and collect is also available for all items from our online shop, just select ‘collect from gallery’ when checking out.

Hopefully this lockdown will not last too long and we look forward to welcoming you all back in the gallery when it is over. In the meantime, please stay safe, look after each other and consider supporting small business in the run-up to Christmas if you can.

COVID-19 UPDATE – Open from 16th June!

We are OPEN! All framing consultations and collections are now by appointment so that we can manage the flow of people in the building and prevent customers waiting during busy periods. Please visit our Appointments page for details on how to book. Our opening hours are back to normal, Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4.30pm.

Customers are free to visit the gallery and shop without an appointment, just with a limit on the number of people in the gallery at any one time whilst the COVID-19 restrictions are still in place.

We have been incredibly busy over recent weeks re-designing the framing design area and till point to enable adequate social distancing and make things easier and safer for our customers and staff. Increased hygiene procedures will be in place and our new design bench is now a wipeable surface, allowing us to clean it down between customers.

Our frequently asked questions page should answer any queries you may have about how things have changed and what measures we are putting in place to keep everyone as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. If there is anything that we have not covered that you would like to ask about, please do get in touch, we will be happy to help.

As well as re-configuring the framing design area and shop, we have taken the opportunity of enforced closure to re-decorate the West Barn Gallery. The Gallery is now open and ready to receive visitors. We are offering some out of hours viewings for people who may wish to visit the gallery privately in small groups. please go to the Appointments page for more information.