FIVE@WEST ACRE EXHIBITION, 21-26 APRIL, 2020
The group Five@West Acre consists of husband and wife team Diane and Paul Hunt, Debbie Davis and Simon Howden (who are also partners), and Sue Welfare.
The five have become firm friends over the years, and they feel that their complementary artistic skills bring together a striking portfolio of work.
Visitors to their exhibition can expect to find pieces that they will fall in love with, and are available to buy and to treasure at a price to suit most pockets.
Debbie hand-builds ceramics and uses the surface of the vessel as a canvas for hand-painted images of animals and wildlife. She also makes animal sculptures. She is well known for her captivating polar bears.
DIANE (DEE) HUNT
Diane makes unusual and contemporary stoneware ceramics for the home and garden. Colours and textures used on her slab work are inspired by the natural world, and produced by using complex applications of slips and oxides.
Paul makes bags from sustainably sourced leather that has been cast away, and without his intervention would end up in landfill. Rejected sofas, recycled saddlery, and reclaimed leather clothing is cleaned and reconditioned before he gives the leather new life, transforming it into a shoulder bag or shopper.
Instagram/Etsy: Pukka Junk Creative
Simon is an artist working in oils and watercolours. He uses a variety of styles and he has a passion for wildlife subjects, both domestic and exotic. His latest body of work encompasses landscapes that are both bold in colour palette and in stroke application.
He also produces limited edition lino prints.
Sue is an artist and printmaker, inspired by the Norfolk coast and countryside, gardens, birds and the rich colour and chaos of domestic life.
Five@West Acre will be exhibiting at West Acre Gallery 21-26 April, 10am-4pm daily.