Category Archives: Staffordshire figures

Bircham gallery solo exhibition March 2015

It has been a long time since I posted on my blog. I have been super busy painting over thirty new paintings for my solo exhibition at Bircham Gallery in Holt, Norfolk

A number of the paintings in the exhibition include book covers. I started painting them because I was inspired by the beautiful patterns of vintage books, especially King Penguins and children’s Picture Puffins. It began when I discovered some music books with amazing covers in a local charity shop,

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I researched the designer (Stephen Russ) and found out later that he had taught my mum at College in the sixties. I have recently been looking at the covers of the New naturalist series which were designed by Rosemary and Clifford Ellis.

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Here are a few paintings that are in the exhibition;

Debbie George. Found Larch and nest Debbie George. Seashore life Debbie George. The Wren Debbie George. Yellow Wagtail


Solo exhibition at Bircham Gallery.

I have just finished a rather busy period of painting and organising of framers, couriers etc. I have been full on since before Christmas and I’m just beginning to see the results. This is all new work and I have included some paintings which are a slightly different direction for me.
My work is now safely at Bircham Gallery in Holt ready for the opening of my solo show on Saturday 23rd of March.
Bircham Gallery are celebrating 25 years of being in business this year and my show is the first in a range of special exhibitions featuring artists and craftspeople. 
Saturday 23rd March to 17Th of April 2013
Opening times: 10.00am – 5.00pm.
Bircham online catalogue:
14, Market Place, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6BW.

Robin Hood Staffordshire figure

My husband Andrew Sanderson recently photographed my Staffordshire figure of Robin Hood and it inspired me to include it in one of my larger paintings. My children have ridiculed my choice of ornament ever since I bought it from a local junk shop a few months back. I originally bought it for a bit of fun, but have grown rather fond of it.
This then led me to look at other pieces in this style. I found, and painted two Staffordshire cats and have done the drawings for lions and horses, but have not had time to paint these yet. I am sure there will be more curious finds to inspire soon.