Search

Free with the EDP and Evening News on Friday - 56-page Wembley Souvenir Picture Special Pink Un

New art gallery opens in North Walsham shop

15:19 13 December 2011

Bob and Jan White in their new art gallery, downstairs at Showcase Gallery.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Bob and Jan White in their new art gallery, downstairs at Showcase Gallery. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

© ARCHANT NORFOLK 2011

Shopkeepers Bob and Jan White have just added a gallery of work by local artists to their north Norfolk business.

The couple have run the Showcase Gallery, on North Walsham’s Market Place, for the past two-and-a-half years, specialising in a wide range of Norfolk gifts.

And they say, despite troubled economic times, people are still looking for quality, locally-produced items.

The new downstairs art gallery features paintings for sale by some of the many talented artists living in North Walsham, including watercolour landscapes by Herbert Sandell, of Bluebell Road, and birds and wildlife, by Colin Shreeve, from Pound Road.

Other featured artists include Mary Mason, of Brewery Road, Trunch, who specialises in pastels of dogs and cat, and Norwich-based landscape and marine artist Andrew Dibben.

“Things are really good - we are very happy,” said Mr White. “We are selling things you can’t get anywhere else. We don’t try and compete with QD and Roys. My stuff is unique and we buy in small quantities.”

0 comments

Other news

Cromer's Cabbell Park football ground, which is earmarked for a new doctors' surgery.

People in Cromer are being given a chance to have their say on the future of a key piece of land earmarked for a new doctors’ surgery.

12:35
Fenella Reid of Fenella Chow Chow Rescue which is a specialist rescue service for Chow Chow dogs pictured with Scooby

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A specialist rescue service which cares for Chow Chow dogs is urging people to lend their support.

Rhododendrons and Azaleas in full bloom at the National Trust's  Sheringham Park.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A woodland park has come to the boil with its annual explosion of
colour.

Matt Townsend, chief executive of North Norfolk Community Transport outside the old doctor's surgery on Northfield road which they hope to use as a new base.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A vital community transport charity, which is having to move out of its base, is hoping a switch to a former doctors’ surgery will help it expand.

Most Read

Yesterday, 07:00
Lynsey Childs at the bungalow where her speedway riding father Tony Childs used to live. Two sentimental speedway bikes and race leathers have been stolen. She's pictured looking at a photo album of Tony's racing heyday.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The daughter of a former speedway star is distraught after her father’s treasured bikes and rare racing jackets were stolen from his home.

Read more
Norfolk police
Tue, 15:26
Thieves stole money, alcohol and goblets from a property in Walcott.

Hundreds of pounds in cash, goblets, a beer mug, alcohol bottles, tableware and cutlery were stolen during a burglary in a coastal village.

Read more
Frustrations of residents who want to make a start on the regeneration of North Lodge park but are waiting for the go ahead from the council  pictured are Tony Knight, Chair of the Friends of North Lodge Park and Emma Dale, Vice Chair of the Friends of North Lodge Park. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Frustrated residents are eager to start work at Cromer’s North Lodge Park while they wait for the town council to gain ownership.

Read more
Cromer Town Council
Yesterday, 17:45
Police

An accident between three vehicles, which has caused fuel spillage, is causing a traffic build up.

Read more
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Steve Ignorant lead singer of punk band Crass who is now a crew member with the Sea Palling Independant Lifeboat. 
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Unlikely though it may seem, former punk-rock star Steve Ignorant thinks his old life and his current role as a member of Sea Palling’s lifeboat crew have much in common.

Read more

Most Commented

Yesterday, 15:14
Mundesley Road carpark, North Walsham.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

A free town centre car park will be closed for six weeks during resurfacing.

Read more
North Norfolk District Council
Yesterday, 14:28
Roy Davenport.   Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Town leaders want to find out more about potential car boot sales at a North Walsham tourist attraction.

Read more
Roy Davenport
Yesterday, 17:15
The National Trust's Blickling Hall.   Photo by Mark Bullimore

A heated meeting at Blickling Hall has left some dog walkers feeling unable to speak up about keeping their pets on leads.

Read more
National Trust

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 10°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Norfolk News e-edition today E-edition