Paintings and pictures on display at Little Theatre

Seasonally-themed paintings and photographs ranging from snow-covered fields at Salthouse, to an endearing penguin couple sheltering under an umbrella are featured in the latest North Norfolk Artspace exhibition, which opens at Sheringham Little Theatre on Monday.

Seasonally-themed paintings and photographs ranging from snow-covered fields at Salthouse, to an endearing penguin couple sheltering under an umbrella are featured in the latest North Norfolk Artspace exhibition, which opens at Sheringham Little Theatre on Monday.

The month-long show will include photographs by Andrew Midgley and paintings by Keith Nash, James Buttifant and Kate Green.

James, who gave up a career as a signwriter to become a full-time artist, has been fascinated by penguins since childhood. The cuddly creatures are now the main focus of his work, with his appealing images of penguins gazing at the moon or looking adoringly into each other's eyes sold UK-wide as paintings, prints, tee shirts and greetings cards.

Also well-known for her animal paintings, Kate Green worked as a mural painter for Haringey health authority and as an art technician at the Imperial War Museum in London before becoming a freelance artist and illustrator. She recently completed three commissions to decorate the children's department of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with sea-themed murals, window laminates and ceiling panels.


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As official photographer to the Peak District National Park, Andrew Midgley is no stranger to working in extreme weather. A former photography lecturer, he now travels widely, producing images for publications ranging from history books to travel guides, but says his favourite location is the north Norfolk coast and countryside.

Also a fan of the north Norfolk landscape, Keith Nash has seen a surge in interest in his atmospheric watercolours of local beauty spots since moving to Roughton a year ago. His paintings are sold in galleries at Norwich, Holt, Blakeney and Burnham Market, and at his studio at Alby Crafts, Erpingham. Keith, who claims to be able to teach even a complete novice to produced a decent painting in less than an hour, also runs watercolours courses for adults and hosts art breaks at Green Farm Hotel, Thorpe Market.

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The North Norfolk Artspace Winter Exhibition, featuring work by James Buttifant, Kate Green, Andrew Midgley and Keith Nash, runs at Sheringham Little Theatre from January 18 - February 20.

For more information, phone 01263 823633 or visit www.northnorfolkartspace.co.uk

Keith Nash will be running a watercolour demonstration in the Little Theatre coffee bar on Friday, January 22 from 2-4pm.

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