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Natural Lines 2021

Contemporary Visual Arts
Aug 01, 2021 11:00 - Aug 07, 2021 17:00

Natural Lines 2021: Oil and watercolour paintings, sculpture in bronze, clay and wood, ceramics and constructed textiles. All from North Norfolk, the artists share a sensitivity to the natural world which is evident in the choice of subjects and how they use materials.


The Natural Lines group of artists is delighted and grateful to return to West Acre Art Gallery after an unprecedented year which has affected so many lives.

Our North Norfolk based group is exhibiting oil and watercolour paintings, sculpture in bronze, clay and wood, wood fired ceramics and constructed textiles.

In its’ third year of exhibiting together, the artists share a sensitivity to the natural world which is evident in their choice of subject and how they use materials. The pieces in the exhibition reflect elemental sources and interests – playing with light and line, using darkness and energy and following movement and energy.

The artists acknowledge the power of random effect on their work Ð the ‘beautiful accidents’, the unpredictability of emerging marks and inspiration from found objects on beaches, in the garden and down lanes.

Elaine Banham

Studied fine art, art history and cultural anthropology in Canada. From early 80s worked in the creative industries in London. From 2013, painting in oils, inspired by North Norfolk and exhibiting regularly in the region.

James Crisp

From the 1990s worked in wide range of woodworking roles from bespoke cabinetmaking to timber framing. Currently producing wood sculpture and guitars.

Sarah and Stephen Coomber as ‘Norfolk Makrs’

With a background in fashion and textiles; men’s,women’s and home clothing and textile designer in US, Japan and UK. 2004 they moved to Norfolk and created own textile and creative design studio. Still working within the fashion business, but developing additional private commissions for patchwork and constructed textiles.

Alison Henry

Creative education originally in the west of England, sculptor Alison works chiefly in clay, exploring elements and structures of everyday objects and creatures in the natural world. Pieces are either fired or cast in bronze or other materials.

Don Seed

Started studying art in the North, degree in the South and settled in the East.

From late 1970s established freelance design business Seed Art, working in advertising and film in different roles – art director, storyboard artist and visualiser. Since 2013, moved to North Norfolk and is developing large watercolours of shells.

Kate Vogler

After a fine art degree in Norwich followed by a post grad in art education Kate taught sculpture and ceramics in Norwich comprehensive schools, adult education centres, primary and special needs schools. In recent years Kate is developing her studio work and selling through galleries. She exhibits regularly and continues to teach sculpture and pottery to students of all ages.


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