Pip Collyer is an artist that I spent a good deal of time drawing with in Norwich, England. Pip is a master sculptor and draws beautifully, though I have always been fond of his pastoral pastels of Norfolk. He really captures the colours of the landscape. One day I hope to own my own Pip collection, though right now I possess only two pieces; a lovely life drawing and a pastel of the Norfolk broads. On his site you will also find what I call his "nifty" paintings : abstract shapes,  bold colours and often whimsical. His website is a pleasure to explore. Please go to 

David Jones is another of my Norwich artist friends. David is a very prolific artist, who has filled more sketch books than I can ever hope to. He does large abstract paintings, which I have to admit are just too intelligent for me, but his drawings and paintings of local churches and Norfolk scenes I can really relate to. I admire David's work very much and aspire to his level of skill. He does the most wonderful life drawings, one of which I have on my wall. I look at it every day and admire it's beauty. David is now doing printmaking. You can see his work and bio at

Martin Mitchell moved to Norwich in 1989 and quickly established him self as one of the leading artist printmakers in the region. In 1995 Mitchell set up the Norwich Print Fair ( with the aim of supporting and developing the work of fellow printmakers, at the same time promoting the understanding and appreciation of fine art printmaking. The annual Norwich Print Fair, now ably organised by Louise Elvin, H.J, Jackson and Gary Martin, is now well established as part of the cultural calendar of Norfolk. To see more of Martin's lovely work go to his website.

Jacob Edward Shirley is a young aspiring artist whom I predict will go far. He is very talented, has a wonderful eye for perspective and composition. His spray paint art is fantastic, though all of his projects are creative, frequently pushing the boundaries, often irreverent, and always entertaining. Check out Jacob's work at

PAAR (Plein Air Artists of Riverside) The Plein Air Artists of Riverside (PAAR) is a friendly group, that offers opportunities for Plein Air Artists to meet and paint: several times during each month, quarterly demonstrations by well known Plein Air artists, several exhibitions each year, an annual 9 day paint out with a show/exhibition at RAM and weekend trips. 

The New Hampshire Plein Air Painters are a diverse group with varying perspectives on painting. They gave me the bug for Plein Air, my passion for painting out of doors growing with each outing. If you want serious plein air this is the group for you. You can view the work of group members at their website.


Updated 2008

by Serena Potter