SHORTLISTED FOR THE SIR JOHN HURT & SWORDERS ART PRIZE
Very happy to have been shortlisted for this years Sir John Hurt Art Prize with my watercolour and pastel 'Distant Horizon 1'.
The exhibition will be held between Thursday 20th – Saturday 29th July at Glandford Studios, Manor Farm Barns, Glandford, Nr Holt, NR25 7JP.
Opening times daily between 10am and 5pm.
The announcement of the winners will be made at 6pm on Sunday 23rd July.
NORTH NOFOLK EXHIBITIONS PROJECT
Wighton 23 Cycle - 6th July to 6th August
Getting back to my Fine Art roots this year I am taking part in the NNEP project at Wighton Church.
In collaboration with Ros Copping and inspired by the light in the church we have created an installation,
'Momentary Fragments of Light', made from hand-made discs of recycled paper.
'Slowly the light cast by the windows fades in and out on the ancient plaster walls of All Saints Church, Wighton.
Stained glass throws patches of jewelled colour onto the walls, moving slower than the eye can see tracing the
suns journey across the day.
Shapes fade in and out of focus, the outside landscape reflected inside. Each rotation of the earth bringing changes
to the patterns on the church walls. A constant cycle, everyday new, everyday different.'
The North Norfolk Exhibition Project (NNEP) promotes the profile of contemporary visual arts in north Norfolk by means of an annual open contemporary art exhibition. With associated workshops and events, it encourages and extends accessibility and inclusion in the enjoyment and process of contemporary art for all sections of the public.
Thursday 6 July-Sunday 6 August 2023
Opening times_ 10am-5pm daily
(Closed Saturday 8 July 12.15-2-15 for a wedding)
All Saints Church, 26 Kirkgate Lane, Wighton, NR23 1PL
The North Norfolk Exhibition Project is a registered charity – Charity No. 1156869.
FACING NORTH - SALTHOUSE CHURCH
20th May to 4th June 2023
10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday
11am to 4pm on Sundays
Part of the Coastal Marsh Artists trail for North Norfolk Studios 2023
Liz James works in a free, expressive style to capture the atmosphere of a place and time rather than geographical detail. Primarily using watercolour and acrylic she often incorporates other materials and mediums using charcoal, pastel, pencil, and sand to enhance her paintings.
The stunning Norfolk landscape is the main inspiration for her artistic practice, in particular the beautiful coast around Cromer where she lives and the wide-open skies. She is fascinated by the way the weather and changing seasons mark the passage of time and affect the mood of the sea, sky, and landscape.
Ros Copping’s work experiments in capturing memorable episodes of the interplay between people, creatures and place, using carved lino that imitates expressive brush work. Sometimes using reduction printing, mono printing and hand colouring and usually printed by hand to capture spontaneous marks and textures. Normally prints then lead onto larger paintings.
By being outside Ros records what is seen on the North Norfolk Coast and uses structured compositions to create energy with limited brush marks including only necessary parts of the story. Often there are memorable moments along-side intended tension. Quality of line is used to describe and set a scene for a suggested narrative. The titles give a context of time and place if needed.
NORTH NORFOLK STUDIOS 2023
This year I am part of the Coastal Marsh Artists Trail with Ros Copping at the beautiful
St Nicholas Church, Cross Street, Salthouse, NR25 7XQ
Our exhibition opens a week earlier than North Norfolk Open Studios
starting on 20th May and continues throughout to 4th June.
NORTH NORFOLK STUDIOS TASTER EXHIBITION
Saturday 13th May to 4th June 2023
Please join us for the launch of our Taster Exhibition for North Norfolk Studios.
Saturday 13 May - 3pm to 6pm
The Old Workshop Gallery
The Street, Corpusty, NR11 6QP
Exhibition continues to 4 June.
Take this opportunity to preview work before individual artists’ studios open 27 May to 4 June
To Find Gallery:- 6 miles from Holt,15 miles from Norwich turn off the B1149 at the junction marked Corpusty, or Saxthorpe take the turning by the village grocery shop, continue past the Dukes Head, we are on the left opposite the swings. Corpusty & Saxthorpe are conjoined villages.
2023 EXHIBITION DATES
at Cley Village Hall, The Fairstead,
Cley-Next-The -Sea, NR25 7RJ
Blakeney Village Hall, Langham Road, NR25 7PG
Cley Village Hall
April 15 - 16
May 20 -21
June 17 - 18
July 29 - 30
August 12 - 13
September 16 - 17
October 14 - 15
Blakeney Village Hall
September 1st to 3rd
OPEN AT 10AM
NORFOLK OPEN STUDIOS 2022
Opening 24th September 2022
Time to start planning your Norfolk Open Studios visits!
I hope I will be on your list. I’m number 108 online and in the brochure and will be opening my new North Norfolk studio on Saturday 24th and 25th September then October 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th. Opening times are 10am to 5pm.
I look forward to meeting you soon.
Studio open at other times by appointment.
JOINT EXHIBITION AT THE NEW CROMER ARTSPACE
LOOKING NORTH Liz James and Ros Copping
Cromer Artspace on the Prom is a project to create an artspace in an ‘art deco’ building on the west promenade in Cromer. This is a real opportunity to bring an unused heritage building into community use, creating a unique destination for North Norfolk. This is an iconic building with a superb location which will attract a high calibre of national and international artists, of interest throughout the region.
The building has been empty since the tidal surge at the end of 2013 so needs some love and attention to enable us to use it all year round, and to improve the access which currently involves a set of steep steps. While the plans for the major works are developed, put through the planning process, and the necessary funds for the work raised we have opened the gallery in it’s rustic state. It’s still an amazing space in an amazing location.
Please consider supporting the project by donating via our just giving campaign.
To find Artspace on the Prom, on the promenade in Cromer walk to the far west end (that’s left at the bottom of any slope or steps). The nearest car park is the Runton Road carpark. Disabled parking is at the bottom of the Melbourne slope.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE SIR JOHN HURT ART PRIZE 2022
Holt Festival 23rd to 30th July 2022
Very happy to have been shortlisted for the Sir John Hurt Prize 2022 with my painting 'Mist at Dawn'.
My painting will be exhibited at Adrian Hill Fine Art in Holt during the Holt Festival alongside a wonderful selection of other artists.
NORTH NORFOLK STUDIOS 2022
and Cromer Art Trail
Not long to go until over 100 artists taking part in this years North Norfolk Studios open their doors to the public.
I'm part of the Cromer Art Trail and am very excited that this year can welcome you into my new studio. It is such a lovely space and has been well worth the wait!
I will be open Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th May and Thursday 2nd June through to Sunday 5th June 10am to 4pm.
Pick up a brochure for further details. I am artist number 6 in the brochure and online https://northnorfolkstudios.co.uk/artists/liz-james/
I hope you will be able to visit and I look forward to meeting you soon.
NWT Cley Visitor Centre
11th to 24th May 2022
About Norfolk Wildlife Trust
Norfolk Wildlife Trust is the oldest Wildlife Trust in the country. The purchase of 400 acres of marsh at Cley on the north Norfolk coast in 1926 to be held ‘in perpetuity as a bird breeding sanctuary’ provided a blueprint for nature conservation which has now been replicated across the UK.
2022 EXHIBITION DATES
at Cley Village Hall, The Fairstead,
Cley-Next-The -Sea, Norfolk
April 30th - 1st May
May 14th- 15th
June 18th - 19th
July 2nd - 3rd
July 30th - 31st
August 13th - 14th
September 17th - 18th
October 15th - 16th
SOLO EXHIBITION SPRING 2022
at The Art House Cafe Cromer
21st March to 4th June
Exhibition of my new watercolour and mixed media paintings at this lovely cafe and art gallery in the centre of Cromer.
Delicious light lunches, cakes and coffee and lots of lovely art to look at too!!
FIRST EXHIBITION OF 2022!
I am very lucky to have had four of my paintings selected by
Lillias August RI, John Crossley RWS and Richard Sorrell PPRWS, NEAC for the next Society of East Anglian Watercolourists 'Awash' exhibition at the Handa Gallery, Wells Maltings.
The exhibition opens on the 3rd of February and runs until the 27th of February.
I hope you will be able to drop in to see the wide range of watercolour styles used by the different artists taking part.
Exploring the world of Digital Media
Something completely different for me… my first venture into the digital world of NFT’s.
Sunday Sunrise is a fusion of watercolour painting and source photograph digitally altered to enhance the colours.
I was interested to see how a more traditional artwork form would combine with digital media to create a new unique image. Very surprised to see how close my painting was to the photograph which was completely unintentional.
What is an NFT?
NFT stands for Non-Fungible tokens, these are a form of unique digital asset that exist on the
blockchain. Anything can be minted into an NFT – artwork, digital films, games.
Artwork available on rarible.com
NORFOLK OPEN STUDIOS 2021
I am taking part in this years Norfolk Open Studios as part of the Cromer Art Trial and my studio will be open 25th, 26th, 27th and 30th September. Then 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th October and 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th October.
The FREE printed brochure, listing all open studio details, events and art trails is available from Norfolk venues and outlets.
It gives visitors the opportunity to see new art, meet artists, and – with many of the works on display being for sale – to buy original artworks directly from their creators.
Studios are FREE to visit.