This year we have a wonderful selection of artists showing in The Gallery at The Cut – they are all friends and supporters of INK who to have kindly agreed to show their work during The Festival. The show opens from 10.00am on Thursday 21st April till 6.00pm on Sunday 24th April. A percentage of all sales will go to support INK and its work in the community.

The Gallery is a tranquil space to enjoy a coffee or a delicious lunch, somewhere to reflect on the amazing performances going on throughout Halesworth and, of course, a chance to view and buy some beautiful art.

The Black Dog Deli Festival Cafe in The Gallery will be open each day of The Festival from 10.00am – 5.00pm.
Wendy Baker

Wendy Baker works with drawing and painting. Her images are a
response to looking at the things we throw away in order to start
again. Born in Bootle, Wendy went to Liverpool Art college and then
on to the Royal College of Art. She now works in Suffolk.

Dina Southwell

Dina studied fine art at the Slade in the 1980’s and has been painting and teaching art since. She works from her extraordinary studio overlooking the river Stour, and from where she has produced this astonishing, colourful selection of silk paintings for the show.

Sophie Harding

Sophie graduated from Central St Martins in 1992 with a
BA Hons in Fashion Design and proceeded to work full time
as an artist, illustrator and textile designer. Sophie’s work is focused on capturing the
simple joys in life.

Chrissie Richards

Chrissie Richards is a Brightlingsea based artist known for her innocent narrative figure paintings that nestle between abstraction and reality…
Her work has appeared at the Mall Galleries, London, she was shortlisted for the Sir John Hurt Art Prize in 2021.

Sharon Drew

Sharon lives and works in London and her work is a response to the coasts of Cornwall and Kent. Her work is frequently shown at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and paintings published in World of Interiors and Elle Decoration magazines, her Green Sketching workshops were featured in The Guardian. 

Miranda Grayling

Miranda is a mixed media artist and seaglass hunter, whose love of the beautiful Suffolk coastline is reflected in her seaglass hangings which are tumbled anywhere between 20 to 100 years in the sea to gain the natural frosted and rounded surfaces.

Amanda Edgcombe

Amanda is a painter and printmaker. She has also worked to commission in varied disciplines, architectural glass, public realm and as researcher for an architectural and landscape design practice. Her current work brings together those varied disciplines using materials and processes as developing constructed responses on fabric and paper.

Rob Wyn Yates

Rob takes inspiration from the natural world with historical design references. He creates paintings that achieve spatial realism, using shape and form to convey three dimensions. Unusually the works start from the frame into the painting, with the two elements then considered together. Frames are often recycled & show the passing of time, which contrasts with the detailed nature of the paintings.

Barbara Peirson

Barbara trained as an actor and spent many years touring nationally and abroad, eventually settling in the East Anglian coastal town of Wivenhoe. She now combines a career in theatre and as a fine artist. Barbara’s work can be seen regularly in The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle; Cambridge Contemporary Art Gallery; Haylett’s Gallery, Maldon; Bircham Gallery, Holt.

Christian Aldridge

Christian who trained at the Slade has produced some beautiful coloured work on canvas of abstract forms combining together to form Matisse like works. His studio is located in the large granary at Smoke and Fire, Darsham and teaches art at The University of Suffolk.

Patrick Elder

Patrick’s purpose is to help create and promote a loving and peaceful world. To achieve this, he endeavours to work in a spontaneously creative manner, from a balanced centre of unconditional love, peace and harmony which is reflected in all his work. Patrick has exhibited widely and has work in collections throughout the world.

Rob Rutterford

Based in Halesworth Rob has been taking his inspiration from nature, historical themes, the coast and ethnic forms. He has been potting for over 30 years, exploring stoneware and ‘Raku’ techniques. We will have a selection of his garden stone heads at the show.

Quentin Cowen
Helen Atkinson Wood

Whilst working professionally as a cook and raising his son, Quentin began to fill his spare time working with bronze. Since moving to Suffolk he has begun making bronze forms and figures using the ‘lost wax’ casting process in his small home foundry. The cast forms are an exploration into the human figured rite objects and votive items of early history.

Helen studied at the Ruskin School of Fine Art in Oxford where Maggie Hambling was one of her tutors. There she began her career as an actress and is probably best known as Mrs Miggins in “Blackadder 111” She recently had a one woman exhibition at Burgh House Hampstead. Her favourite subject is Suffolk.

Mark Aldridge

Tom trained at Edinburgh College of Art and currently works in London. He spends his Summers painting the Suffolk coastal landscape which he finds an endless source of inspiration.