SOS Art at Seckford Hall

Suffolk Open Studios Art at Seckford Hall

 

SOS Artists at Seckford Hall 

The beautiful Seckford Hall, a Tudor 4* hotel set in 34 acres of private Suffolk countryside a mile from Woodbridge, is now exhibiting a selection of artwork produced by 13 Suffolk Open Studios artists.

The request for artwork was made as the refurbishment work at Seckford neared completion; Denis Frucot, manager of Seckford Hall, approached Chairman of Suffolk Open Studios, Tom Lund-Lack to find interesting and engaging work from local artists.

On arriving at Seckford, the Tudor grandeur is unmistakeable with its beautiful gardens, woodlands, idyllic lake, not to mention the numerous meticulously clipped box balls. As you enter through the large, heavy oak door, you are instantly welcomed by a warm and cosy atmosphere; numerous antique artefacts sit alongside the elegant and modern range of furniture.

The various pieces of artwork (paintings, mixed media and sculptures) adorn a number of walls in the West Wing, the bar area, the first floor ladies powder room and corridors.

Tom has said, “it’s a wonderful opportunity to exhibit work here at Seckford. It gives the artists exhibiting an amazing platform to be noticed, and at the same time, adds quite an extensive range of artistic styles to the hotel. The artwork is available for purchase and we look forward to working with Seckford over the coming months and years as we continue to display new works”.

The private launch party took place on Wednesday 4th March where the art was unveiled to members of the public and hotel guests.

The SOS artists who were shortlisted to exhibit are:

Anna Boon at SeckfordAnna Boon, Nayland based sculptor. Anna produces contemplative Figurative Sculptures made from re-cycled fabrics, mounted on stone/wood.
http://www.suffolkopenstudios.org/…/compr…/userprofile/aboon

Allan Williams, Earl Soham based painter. Allan paints intense, atmospheric paintings of the eroding Suffolk Coast.
http://www.suffolkopenstudios.org/…/c…/userprofile/awilliams

Maureen Jordan, Ipswich based painter. Maureen works in pastels and sometimes mixed with acrylics.
http://www.suffolkopenstudios.org/…/com…/userprofile/mjordan

Tom Lund-Lack based at Thornham Magna .Paintings infused with powerful expressions of drama and movement are the hallmark of artist Thomas Lund-Lack.
http://www.suffolkopenstudios.org/…/c…/userprofile/hoofprint

Christine McKechnie, collage and drawing based in Southholt. Hand-painted Ingres and cartridge paper. This is cut, applied and layered, employing many hundreds of pieces to produce her pictures.
http://www.suffolkopenstudios.org/…/…/userprofile/cmckechnie

Nicolette Hallett at SeckfordNicolette Hallett painter based in Mellis. Nicolette explores ways to paint landscape often referring to and working from photographs she has taken.
http://www.suffolkopenstudios.org/…/co…/userprofile/nhallett

Lucy Perry is based in Thorpe Morieux. Inspired by nature and process - working mostly in acrylic and in printmaking, Lucy produces both figurative and abstract pictures, small and large scale.
http://www.suffolkopenstudios.org/…/comp…/userprofile/lperry

Jayne Pope painter based in Ousden. Working in watercolours and oils, Jayne draws her inspiration from the Suffolk landscape, the beauty and strangeness, changing colours of the seasons and the light at different times of the day a constant source of inspiration.
http://www.suffolkopenstudios.org/…/compr…/userprofile/jpope

Fabiana Di Mascio is based in Ipswich. Fabiana is predominantly an abstract artist, inspired by pattern and colour to create large scale works. She often uses a variety of techniques to produce vivid paintings that involve depth of texture and tactility.
http://www.suffolkopenstudios.org/…/com…/userprofile/fmascio

Nicola Coe, Woodbridge based photographer. Nicola is particularly captivated by the beauty of polaroid film and her vintage SX70 camera.... She also uses digital photography, film and collage techniques and poetry in her work...
http://www.suffolkopenstudios.org/…/compro…/userprofile/ncoe

Gill Dove is a painter and mixed media artist based in Lowestoft. Her work is a response to the breathtaking but fragile beauty of the land; reflecting the dramatic environmental changes along this coast; its water meadows and buildings, bringing attention to these changes to create a 'geography of hope'. Gill uses a combination of paint, photography and print to capture the striking consequence of the North Sea as it breaches the coastline. 
http://www.suffolkopenstudios.org/…/compr…/userprofile/gdove

Becky Munting is a painter Cransford near Woodbridge. Having grown up in East Anglia, she has a love of the native flora and fauna. As an artist, she tries to capture the spirit of the animals I see. Although she tries to represent the animals in a naturalistic way, she likes to add quirky twists and humour. Becky has recently completed series of works on old sheet music, relating the subject to the music/ songs they are painted on.http://www.suffolkopenstudios.org/…/co…/userprofile/beckyart

Vrinda Read is a Suffolk based artist painting in oils and watercolours. 
http://vrindaread.co.uk

If you’re not able to visit Seckford Hall, all of the artists mentioned above (except Vrinda Read) will be exhibiting this June as part of Suffolk Open Studios. Please check the Artist's profiles and 2015 Directory for their open weekends.

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