Thursday, 10 April 2014

Easter Art Exhibition - Burnham Overy Staithe - North Norfolk

The 6th annual Barnham/Hann Easter art exhibition is at Burnham Overy Staithe Village Hall from Friday, April 18 to Monday, April 21, daily 10am to 5pm. Norwich based artists Hannah Hann (nee Barnham), Chris Hann, Checka Barnham and Reuben Barnham will be exhibiting with guest artist Belynda Sharples.


Hannah Hann, eldest daughter of Nicholas Barnham, gave up teaching in 2006 to devote her time to painting. Trained at Norwich and Falmouth art schools, she has developed a strong following with private collectors and her work is exhibited by Baron Arts of Holt, Lena Boyle (The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London), Josie Eastwood Fine Arts of Winchester, Philippa Lee, The Hare and the Hen, Brancaster Staithe and Mulberry Tree Gallery, Swanage, Dorset. Hannah will also be exhibiting with Ainscough Contemporary Art, Chelsea and Dartmouth, this year.

Checka Barnham, Nicholas’s third daughter, trained at Carlisle Art School in Craft Textiles and works at  Arts Desire in Norwich . Checka makes a wide range of distinctive practical and decorative crafts such as cushions, mirrors, place mats and bags, as well as individual still - life pastels which are widely sought after.

Reuben Barnham, eldest son of Nicholas, trained at Great Yarmouth art school and Hull University in Graphic Design. His wildlife and landscape photographs show a keen eye for composition, mood and atmosphere and have an individuality that elevate them towards fine art. Although this will be only his 6th exhibition, his work is growing in popularity and has a strong following.

Belynda Sharples began her career in interior design working in London before setting up her own design practice in Norfolk. Following an MA in Textile Culture at Norwich University of the Arts, she created a range of wallpaper designs which are marketed through The Art of Wallpaper. Belynda's paintings work in parallel with her textile practice. Motifs in the form of flowers, furniture and textiles provide an overriding theme of domesticity and everyday life. Her paintings show an instinctive ability to use colour and mark making combined with an ambiguous sense of space and strong use of positive and negative shapes.
Belynda has exhibited at Wiveton Farm Cafe, Bircham Gallery, Holt, Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester and Lynn Strover Gallery, Cambridge.

Chris Hann is the infiltrator into the Barnham family, having married Hannah in 1988. Trained at Portsmouth College of Art and the Slade School, he exhibited nationally during the 70’s and 80’s before teaching commitments at Norwich City College dominated his time. Since 2005, he has been exhibiting his work and now divides his time between painting and examining. His work is represented in permanent collections at Portsmouth Museum, Brighton University, British Rail, City College Norwich and Wembley Point London, as well as many private collections in the UK and abroad.

 As well as original paintings, lino prints, original photographs and craft work, there will also be a wide range of prints and cards on sale as well as the opportunity to talk to the artists.