Painter Caroline Denyer and ceramicist Sue Maufe join together to showcase an accomplished collection of works at West Acre Gallery this August.

Landscape has always been a preoccupation for Caroline, who grew up in County Durham where she could see for miles up the Derwent Valley, watching the constant changes in weather and light. After 30 years in Norfolk, light and landscape are still an impetus and necessity for her paintings.

Caroline works predominantly with oil paint on board, always using high quality materials. Colour, light, form and line are her starting points, whether she’s painting a still life or landscape.

Recent exhibitions include Cley 2018 and 2019, the ‘Inheritance ‘ exhibition at Norwich Castle, and an Open Studios curated exhibition at the Theatre Royal in 2018 and 2019.

For this exhibition Caroline has chosen paintings made between 2010 and 2020 of the Norfolk landscape.

Sue has been making ceramic sculptures for the past 12 years. Artefacts from different eras have always fascinated her, and this is reflected in her work.

Her small sculptures are inspired by many things past and present. She delights in the idea that small sculptures can be kept close to a person as a comfort for things unknown, or magic.

Another of Sue’s interests is movement. The concept of building blocks is appealing because pieces can be moved and rearranged; the viewer can see the sculptures at different angles and let the shadows and shapes change, conveying both playfulness and sadness in today’s world.

Sue has recently fulfilled art residencies in Japan, Hungary and Yorkshire, as well as several exhibitions in Japan, USA, Norway and the UK.

See Sue Maufe and Caroline Denyer’s exhibition at West Acre Gallery, 15-23 August, 10am-4pm daily.