Three East Cambs artists to exhibit at old Fire Engine House, Ely

THREE artists are showing their work in Ely during November after enjoying successful individual exhibitions in London.

Paul Janssens, from Fordham, showed work at the Espacio Gallery in Bethnal Green during September, Stephen Murfitt, from Wicken, has had work at the Contemporary Ceramics Centre in Great Russell Street since August and Terry Beard, also of Wicken, showed work at The Espacio Gallery during August.

The three artists have teamed up for an exhibition at The Old Fire Engine House, Ely, from November 2-25.

Their exhibition promises a mix of media and styles. Stephen, a potter, makes Raku (Japanese pottery), Paul works figuratively in oil and mixed media, and Terry using acrylics and mixed media to make abstract paintings.

Terry said: “My work continues to explore colour and the ways in which colour relationships can create a sense of depth and form. The work is not representational in an obvious sense but may allude to landscape- I like to leave the interpretation up to the viewer.”

Stephen said: “My work continues to explore form and surface. Influences are diverse and come from the natural and built environment.”

And Paul said: “For my oil paintings I use texture and sgraffitto techniques working on canvas, but most recently I have been using broken pieces of wood.

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“Part of this exhibition includes a series of drawings and collages, some of which build up to the larger oil paintings including the abandoned bus on the Island of Hoy.”

The gallery is open Monday to Friday 10.30am-10.30pm and Saturday and Sunday 10.30am-5.30pm. For more information contact 01353 662582, e-mail or visit