|Heacham Road, Sedgeford,|
Norfolk, PE36 5LU
|+44 (0)1485 571765|
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|The Art Gallery|
Art shows in the Gallery Restaurant run throughout the year. Every 3 to 6 months we welcome a new artist, mostly from Norfolk but occasionally from further afield. The diversity has been enormous and very interesting, and all artwork can be purchased directly from The King Will. We regularly hold Private Viewing evenings to celebrate the opening of a new exhibition. You can visit the Gallery during opening hours, and if you are an artist wishing to show your artwork in a relaxing and popular venue, contact Nick on 01485 571765 or our PR Consultant, Carolyn Wilson, who can be contacted on our main number 01485 571765 or mobile 0789 9984 898.
|NORTH NORFOLK EXHIBITION BY ANDREW KEENLEYSIDE |
Andrew Keenleyside makes a welcome return to The King William on 13 March, with an inspiring, new exhibition entitled 'North Norfolk'. The show features a selection of small and large oil paintings and prints produced during the last year. The 'Series' is a body of work that celebrates the beautiful landscape and coastline around Hunstanton. The artist reflects: ' I endeavour to capture the vivid and dynamic effects of the weather and sunlight on water and sky'.
Andrew Keenleyside is a Painter/Printmaker who lives and works in the UK. His main subject matter is the English landscape. He makes frequent trips to North Norfolk and, therefore, it is no surprise that he should produce a series of work that captures the spectacular landscapes and seascapes of the area. He is particularly inspired by the changing light and how it affects the colours and moods of a particular view or composition. Andrew's painterly and textural approach is evident in the surface details of his canvases. He reflects: "I try to capture the essence of a landscape and the visual memory that it leaves behind". He has had a series of one-man shows in London and the home counties. His work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in London and is also represented in private collections in the USA, the Far East, South Africa and Europe.
Welcome back Andrew!
|NEW CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION BY LAURA DUNMOW |
Commencing on 2 December, we have a superb new art show by Laura Dunmow.
Laura is a representational artist, living and working in Hertfordshire. Her figurative and landscapes are atmospheric paintings, breathing life on the depth of diverse human emotions. Her inspiration is immersed in the classical style of oil painting that centres around the aesthetic values of colour and unity of space, where the use of light and interpreted brush strokes create her distinctive, contemporary style of painting. She continues to create an eclectic body of work, with collections that explore various themes, always stretching and challenging her creative focus. Over the past year Laura has undertaken a number of commissions, creating bespoke gifts that capture a unique personal statement reflecting both the character of the owners and their home. Laura has exhibited throughout Hertfordshire and the 3 counties, where her work sells through both galleries and art exhibitions.
Do pop in for a coffee and view the Show - all pictures are for sale and would make a wonderful gift ....
|LOCAL ARTWORK by Christine van Welsenes |
As we welcome September here at The King Will, we're also delighted to introduce the beautiful artwork of Christine van Welsenes to the Gallery Restaurant. Chrissy's paintings depict local seascapes and landscapes as well as keen observations of other intriguing scenes and subjects. Here are a few words from Chrissy describing her work:
I enjoy experimenting with a variety of materials, such as life drawing with sticks and coffee and painting autumnal pictures with seed heads and conkers. I like to consider my reference and then decide whether to paint in oil, gouache, mixed media, acrylic or watercolour etc. Currently, I am painting larger canvasses in oil using a brush for the background and a palette knife for the foreground. When I'm using oils, I enjoy all the smells, textures and mess! When undertaking a commission, I always use what the customer requests and tend to paint quite a lot of pets and portraits in pastel pencils which I enjoy using.
Do pop in for a coffee and view the Show - all pictures are for sale with a very reasonable price tag!
|GLORIOUS TREES by Andrew Keenleyside |
We are delighted to welcome back Hertfordshire-based artist, Andrew Keenleyside, to the Gallery Restaurant from mid April. Andrew's beautiful depictions of leafy glades, woodlands and our breathtaking countryside are gathered together in his latest show entitled 'Glorious Trees'. Please do pop in for a coffee or a leisurely lunch and view Andrew's delightful artwork - all pictures are for sale, starting at £100.
|POWER IN THE PICTURE by Anthony Hardingham |
We are delighted to welcome local artist, Anthony Hardingham, to the Gallery Restaurant at the beginning of February 2019 with his colourful and characterful pictures capturing the very essence of our farming county. Tony has worked as a tractor driver on a large estate near King's Lynn for the last 34 years and is married with two grown-up sons. He has always drawn as a hobby and after a spell at Art College, he found himself working in agriculture. This fuelled his passion for drawing agricultural machinery and trained his eye for the detail which he incorporates into his artwork. Please pop in for a coffee to view Tony's pictures - all are for sale and Tony is delighted to discuss commissions for that truly unique gift or adornment for your country home.
|LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHY by Rod Bucknell |
At the end of June we will be showing a collection of images by local photographer, Rod Bucknell. Rod's seascapes, landscapes and wildlife photos are keenly observed - all taken locally and featuring the beauty surrounding us here in Norfolk. All images will be available for sale from £40 to £200.
|SPRING BOTANICALS by Sarah Caswell |
Step into Spring with our stunning, new 'Spring Botanicals' exhibition by local artist, Sarah Caswell. Sarah's bright and vivacious images are an absolute treat bringing colour, creativity and warmth to your interiors. With her training as a Silversmith and involvement in the world of fashion, Sarah's paintings are detailed, stylish and a delight to view. Sarah's flower images are also captured on a pretty and practical range of tableware. If you wish to purchase, prices for tableware start at £25 and pictures from £65. Do call in and see Sarah's show and surround yourself in the brightness of Spring!
|Ends Sunday, 11 March: David Morris - exclusive photographic exhibition |
We have a very special early Christmas gift for you - an exclusive photographic exhibition of Norfolk and other mysterious places by celebrated local photographer David Morris. Delight in a hearty, home-cooked family meal in our gallery restaurant while admiring the stunning photographic works adorning the walls.
Sea Horses & Other Stories comprises a series of remarkable images, together with the unique stories behind them, from the Household Cavalry on their yearly jaunt up to Holkham, to the result of a daring paddle in a canoe up a quiet Norfolk waterway. David prides himself on exploring the places that are a bit out of the way, and sometimes a little tricky to reach.
His iconic photographs of the Household Cavalry at Holkham impressed the colonel of the regiment so much that he was commissioned to photograph their annual Christmas card. So, even the Queen will have displayed his striking Norfolk images on her mantelpiece! If theres a print that catches your eye, you can even make a purchase and take it home with you, perhaps as the perfect Christmas present for someone special?
|Previous Artist: Marty Griffin |
We are delighted to welcome local artist, Marty Griffin, to the Gallery Restaurant with his delightful watercolours. With a background in construction, Marty has always been required to sketch and though he is naturally drawn to buildings and structures, he also enjoys capturing the local countryside and coastline. Feel free to browse and purchase any of Marty's paintings at the exhibition.
|Previous Artist: Stephen Martyn |
Paitings by local artist, Stephen have been adorning the walls of the Gallery Restaurant over the last few months. Steve's beautiful depictions of the Norfolk coastline and countryside show the incredible light and tranquility of our surroundings.
|Previous Artist: Jill Ilett |
Jill was born in Hertfordshire and taught at Hormead Primary School for 15 years. She also has been an Adult Education Tutor for both Herts & Norfolk C.C. Her work has been exhibited for many years in Norfolk Holt Picturecraft Gallery, Grapes Gallery Snettisham, Easter Open King's Lynn, Mall Galleries in London with Society of Women's Artists and did numerous one woman shows at Brancaster Staithe. Her work is in private collections all over the world.
|Previous Artist: Ian Ward (November 2013 - March 2014)|
Ian is a local photographer born and bred in Great Bircham. He has a lifelong passion for the history that surrounds this area and the natural beauty it contains. Ian has had many images published in national press, main stream magazines and is the main photographic contributior to the local KL Magazine. He does not take images specifically for publishing purposes, just images that reflect his love of the area. Ian lives in South Wootton with his wife Teresa, and his three children. He hopes that you enjoy looking at his work and it inspires you to visit areas depicted in his images.
|Previous Artist - Andrew Keenleyside|
Andrew Keenleyside lives and works in Hertfordshire, teaching at one of the country's top independent boys schools. He is a Painter/Printmaker (having studied fine art and etching [under Les Duxbury] at Kingston and Reading University) and during the long summer holidays he involves himself in his own personal art projects. With family connections in Norfolk and spending time there it is inevitable that the landscape around the North Norfolk coast should inspire him. He endeavors to record the cool colours and the clear crisp light of the area, big skies and the open flat landscape. His influences tend to be artists such as Pissarro and Sisley, with the use of rustic greens and tranquil blues in their palette. His paintily approach is particularly evident in the skies, water and foliage. Andrew reflects that 'I try to capture the essence of a landscape and the memory it leaves behind'. He has had a series of one man shows in London and the home counties, his work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, and he is also represented in private collections in the USA, the far East and Europe.
|Previous Artist - Sarah Bowett|
Winner of the Syd Davison Memorial Award 'Best in Show' Norfolk.
An exciting and new exhibition featuring paintings by local artist, Sarah Bowett in the Gallery Restaurant. Sarah's colourful work captures the beauty of big Norfolk skies, flowers and local landscapes.
|Previous Artist - Martin Wase|
Local Wild life photogroper Martin Wase was born in Norfolk and continues to work locally, hoping his images will inspire others to enjoy and preserve important wild areas on the North Norfolk coast. His stunning photographs can be viewed in his personal Gallery 'the Attic' in Hunstanton. Click here here for more information.
|Previous Artist - Barbara King|
Barbara King was born & educated in Norwich. She has exhibited and sold paintings at the Mall Gallery in London in solo shows and galleries throughout Norfolk . Her popular coastal work can still be seen in many galleries around Norfolk. Check her website Here
|Previous Artist - Mick Bye|
Mick has lived in Shernborne (a small village on the Sandringham Estate) for all of his life, and now has his studio and gallery there. He adores village life. He is a true countryman with a deep love for nature, the Norfolk landscape and its people.
Mick is a keen walker and spends much of his time roaming the area on foot with his dogs, searching out new subject matter. He enjoys country sports and is a keen gardener. All this provides him with great inspiration for his wonderful photographs.
Mick varies his choice of cameras and techniques to best suit the subject matter and this care is repeated in the darkroom as he develops and prints all his own work.
For Micks website please Click Here