As part of the Holt Summer Festival (22-30th July), we are delighted to be showing paintings/prints by Jane Human and vivid colour vessels in fused glass by Ruth Shelley.

Jane Human is a Norfolk-based painter and printmaker who exhibits widely in the UK and her work is held in public, private and corporate collections worldwide.

Jane's work is characterised by a strong sense of place, by exploration of colour, texture and rhythm and vibrant mark-making. Her inspiration comes from direct and repeated observation of the shifting landscapes around her; the seasons, the weather, the light, the mood, the moment. 

Jane has long been drawn to the north Norfolk coast; it's marshes, creeks, wide skies and horizontal flow. For her this landscape reveals itself slowly and rewards patient looking. Often working in series, Jane's working process is a contemplative one as she builds layers of colour over many weeks. She hopes this spirit will infiltrate the final pieces and create space and place to be lingered within and which will engage on both an abstract and a figurative level.

Ruth Shelley specialises in contemporary glass design using vivid, dramatic colours in kiln formed glass. She is a Member of the Contemporary Applied Art, Contemporary Glass Society and a Member of the Makers Guild in Wales. In 2015 Ruth had three pieces of work selected for the British Glass Biennale in Stourbridge. She received the Winner of the 'Glass Sellers' Arts and Crafts Award for her glass vessel 'Indian Intarsia'. 

Much of her work is inspired by her love of travelling; observation of the beautiful horizons and dramatic shapes and forms of landscape and coastline. Through layered glass Ruth creates a dialogue of lines, patterns and colour. Ruth always observes how the colours and layers combine as a whole, and how light illuminates them.

She works from her studio in Cardiff and has exhibited both nationally and internationally.

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Lovely gallery. Our first visit. Enjoyed the striking paintings of north Norfolk esp the pines at holkham. Maybe she should paint some of the gnarled pines and Breckland landscapes near Thetford!Nick Paul

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