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9th September - 6th October

Paintings by Emily Ball, Sarah Boden, Sue England, Emma Howell & Ceramics by Natalie Bell


"Wonder" is a riot of colour, pattern and mark making


Work from each of the artists is available to view and purchase on our 'Works' page, click the button below to explore.

Emily Ball

Emily MA Painting has been a practising artist since 1989. Exhibiting in the RA Summer Exhibition, prize winner in the National Open Art Exhibition and the author of 2 highly successful books about Painting.

Emily is currently director of her Painting School 'Emily Ball at Seawhite', and has a team of 5 artist tutors running courses. The school has grown, as has its international reputation. Students travel from all over the world to attend courses and Emily also travels nationally and internationally to teach painting courses. In 2019 she was invited on a cultural exchange to China, with 7 other British Artists, where she made paintings and was given the most fantastic opportunity to explore Chinese culture, landscape and painting.

In 2021 her drawing 'Self Portrait as a 'Confident Woman' was selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize and toured around the UK. Currently she is working a new body of work called 'Longing and Sweet Sadness' which explores her connection to her childhood home, memories and the feeling of being in the woods behind her parents house. She strives to be a poet in paint, pushing further into the expressive possibilities of translating sensation and experience into a painted visual language.   

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Sarah Boden

Sarah Boden MA Art History, is a Bristol based, full time professional artist and art tutor with over 20 years experience in painting, previously exhibiting in Europe, Australia and Asia. Her abstract botanical paintings draw on both her travels and her training as an architect, incorporating design in the form of screen printing juxtaposed with the plants and flora found on her travels.. This relationship between the natural world and mankind,  inspired by the culture of the east and west,  has formed the basis of her work since returning to the UK in 2017.

Sarah has been shortlisted for the RA Summer Exhibition , recently exhibited at the Fresh Art Fair, Cheltenham and is currently exhibiting in Spain and south west UK.

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Sue England

Sue England  studied at Manchester College of Art and Design and Reading University. 

After a career as a graphic designer she returned to painting, printmaking and ceramics as a way of re-engaging with her surroundings and exploring new materials.

Landscape is her first love and she finds constant inspiration from walking in, and moving through outdoor spaces. Although oils are her preferred media, Sue enjoys the discipline of printmaking and the challenge of other materials. In 2019 she reached the final of ‘Sky Landscape Artist of the Year’ and in 2022 she completed a years residency at Denmans Garden, Fontwell, West Sussex, which culminated in a successful one woman show in their gallery. She exhibits widely and has had work in the Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Competition, The Discerning Eye Exhibition, The Jerwood Drawing Prize, The Society of Women Artists and many other, more local venues in the south. Tending to express her experiences in a more abstract way, Sue still retains the essence of representational painting and is constantly stimulated by what she sees and feels.

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Emma Howell 

Emma graduated from the University of Gloucestershire with a First Class Honours degree in Fine Art (2015) – and has since sold and exhibited work nationally and internationally across Europe, North America, Australia, and The Seychelles.

Over the last 7 years, Emma has built a varied and extensive portfolio of original artwork - predominantly launched in collections intermittently throughout the year. Her community of collectors around the world is ever-growing. The artist also makes sure to dedicate time to totally bespoke artwork - utilising her multiple skills, techniques styles, she tailors the work to the collectors’ wishes.

 Every single piece is dedicated to her father, Mark Howell, whose loss taught her how to embrace the beauty and adventure that life can offer. 

Emma lives in the heart of The Cotswolds with her husband Jon and their Golden Retriever, Gibson. 

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Natalie Bell

Graduating with a First Class BA hons in Decorative Arts in 2018, Natalie set up her studio the following year in 2019, launching her business in 2020 then launched her business, Natalie Bell Ceramics in 2020 Natalie fell in love with ceramics during her degree after trying a range of materials and techniques throughout the three years of the multi-disciplinary course.

Natalie now creates colourful contemporary ceramics, primarily by means of Slipcasting.

Slipcasting is usually a technique associated with mass production, her practice mainly consists of mould making and casting. Natalie’s handmade moulds are filled with stained porcelain slip which she makes in house, once cast and dried, the vessels are then single-fired in her kiln to 1260°c. Slipcasting gives Natalie the opportunity to create repetition which is a key theme within her practice.‘’I have a passion for colour; this shows in my work and is a very important aspect for me within my pieces". 

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