Royal Academy artists showcase work at Wingfield Barns

Former students of the Royal Academy Schools will be showcasing their work at Wingfield Barns, this month.

The wide range of work reflects a group of East Anglian-based artists who trained at different periods with different experiences and influences across a time span of 50 years.

The exhibition will open on September 13 and will run until October 2.

The strong printmaking traditions of the schools are reflected in the finely detailed work of MJ Mott, Paul Hawdon, Ivy Smith and Rory McShane and the discipline of academic drawing and observation in the works of Linda Adcock, Michael Checketts, Kay Edwards and the renowned bird painter David Ord Kerr.

There is a response to the coastal and marsh environments in the work of Stephen Reeves, Chris Glanville, William Garfit, in the mystical figures in landscape of Julia Heseltine and Jerry White and in the recycled constructions of Tony Laws.

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There are the influences of 60s pop culture in the work of multimedia artist and writer Zacron, Doug Kemp and Ron Sims and landscape photorealism in the paintings of Rosemary Elliott and Mark Bennett.

More abstract responses to the environment are explored by Claudia Boese, Robin Warnes and Lucy Bell.

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Finally Mary Millar Watt, who studied at the Schools in 1947 shows watercolour portraits, still productive after a lifelong career as a professional portrait painter.

The Royal Academy was founded by Joshua Reynolds in 1763, one of the first art schools to be established in Europe.

Turner, Constable, William Blake and John Everett Millais have joined the student ranks, more recently sculptor Anthony Caro and painter John Hoyland.

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