Alice is currently doing a fine art course at the wonderful School of Art and Design at the West Suffolk College, Bury st Edmunds.

An amazing talent and whose work sold extremely well on our stand at last year's Cambridge Art Fair.

I have been working with Simon for nearly 20 years. Visiting his studio on the Essex coast is always a joy and a privilege to watch his work develop at such close quarter.

Each day he makes drawings about things happening in the landscape; often returning to the same places for months at a time, sometimes just walking and seeing what happens.

He uses these drawings in the studio to improvise and rehearse possible ways to turn observation into painting, looking for things in the drawings that seem true, alive and unexpected. He wants the paintings to be direct and honest; to have the weight of...

Born in Norwich and based in Cromer since 1989, Darley has been greatly influenced by fellow East Anglian John Constable as well as the Impressionists including Bonnard, Degas, Sickert and Monet.

He works swiftly and spontaneously, painting 'en plein air' to capture the vivid tones and changing light in local scenes of coastline, seafront, fishermen and holidaymakers. His combination of a vibrant neo-impressionist palette with a quirky choice of subject matter (car park attendants, breakwaters, lifeguard huts) form an irresistible combination. He is not afraid of the gestural mark, of small...