Next Exhibition

11th January - 18th February


Paintings and watercolours by David Quantrill.
Vivid, unique and thought evoking art, continually pushing the boundaries of paint on canvas.
Complemented by ceramics by Sarah Crickmore.

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David Quantrill’s statement:
”My work has evolved over the years in different forms and is continually developing. Whatever the work in hand, it gives way to new ideas, working with the brush stokes, and marks being made, or even colour, moving the work forward in new directions, and more often making the subject matter irrelevant. Work can start through a visual experience, perhaps through reading material or even the spoken word or a thought. Many times a title precedes the work thus becoming a starting point. I am continually searching for new boundaries and new ideas. Many of the ideas coming by just putting paint on canvas, which I love doing and seeing what develops.”

Exhibitions:
Mall Galleries
Pastel Society – regular exhibitor 1985-2011, 2017
New English Art Club 2001, 2006
Royal Society of Marine Artists 2003
First Britain's Painters Exhibition 1988
Eastern Open Exhibition – regular exhibitor 1985-2003
Kings Lynn Work on Tour 1988
Barnes Gallery, London Mixed exhibition 1995-1997
Boundary Gallery, Suffolk 1991
Pattemore Gallery, Diss, Norfolk 1993
Frederick Gallery 1997 (Solo)
Gainsborough Drawings for All 1998-2000
John Russell Gallery 1989, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2017 (Solo)
Ipswich King of Herts 2002, 2009 (Solo)
Norwich Ferini Gallery 2004, 2006 (Solo)
Great Yarmouth Exhibition Galleries 2008
Hertford Theatre 2016

Public Collections:
Norwich Castle
James Paget Healthcare Trust
Private Collections:
Europe, America, U.K

Prizes:
Hertford Art Society
The Lady Laming Award for Abstract Art 2016
Who's Who In Art Dictionary of Artists in Britain 1945 Vol.2
Dictionary of International Artists
Breath of Fresh Air, The Paintings of David Quantrill

Sarah Crickmore’s statement:
“I have been making ceramics for more than 20 years. Initially I attended evening classes to learn how to work with clay and soon became hooked. I then joined a local community art centre with a pottery studio and developed my skills with both thrown and hand built projects. I have focused on raku firing techniques in recent years, having built a kiln to use in my garden. I particularly like the unpredictable and vibrant results that can be achieved with the raku process and the contrast between the bright crackled glazes and the carbonated unglazed clay body. I often incorporate texture to the clay surface or geometric resist patterns when applying the glaze to give a definite design element however due to the nature of raku each piece will be unique."