Welcome to the Dersingham Art Trail


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Future events for the Art Trail are currently on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We shall be back as soon as we are able!

Take the Trail!

The Dersingham Art Trail is a cluster of artists who are all located in or close to the village of Dersingham, West Norfolk. Trail members include several painters, a potter, a fine art photographer and a maker of fused glass art. Many members offer greetings cards, prints and other handmade items. A map guiding you to each studio is available at all Trail venues and on this website.

The purpose of the Trail is to link the studio venues, thereby encouraging visitors to take a tour round the village’s artists and craftworkers. At each venue you can be assured of a warm welcome, whether you are browsing for an art or craft purchase, or whether you just wish to chat to artists about their work and working methods. At most studios you’ll find that there is work in progress, so that you can experience the practitioner's working environment yourself.

List of Artists

You can quickly see details of any Trail artist by clicking or tapping their name. Or you can scroll down this page to see all those details and images of each artist's work.

Neil Adams Valerie Anckorn
Carole Brookfield Marty Griffin
Trudi Griffin Jill Ilett
Jo Halpin Jones Janet Martin
Stephen Martyn Ben Mullarkey
June Mullarkey Alan Polaine
Julia Quance Michael Smith
Liz Stockley Jan Wilson

Studio visits at other times

Whilst studios are open to the public for Trail events, you are very welcome to visit them at other times but please contact the individual artist before calling. See the individual Trail member's listing on this site for further information.

About the village

Dersingham is a substantial and attractive village, conveniently located on the A149 midway between the towns of King’s Lynn and Hunstanton. The village has a full range of local services including two cafés and two pubs, plus a variety of shops. The Royal Sandringham estate with its sculpture trail and other attractions immediately adjoins the village.

About the Artists

Scroll down to see details of the Art Trail artists. You'll find some images of their work, contact details and how to find their studio. Artists are arranged alphabetically.


Neil Adams    Paintings

Studio location

Showing with Liz Stockley at
30 Dodds Hill Road
Dersingham
PE31 6LW

Opening dates

Next Trail event to be confirmed.

Contact details

Tel:01485 540857
Email: neiljadams@yahoo.co.uk

Painting of squashes and autumn fruits by Neil Adams

Autumn Ripeness
Ink & Watercolour

Garden painting by Neil Adams

At East Ruston Vicarage Garden
Ink & Watercolour

Cottage Garden painting by Neil Adams

Blakeney By-way
Ink & Watercolour


Valerie Anckorn    Paintings / Candles / Clothing

Studio location

Candlesticks, 2 Manorside
Dersingham
PE31 6LE

Opening dates

Next Trail event - to be confirmed.

Contact details

Tel:01485 543280
Email: val.anckorn@btinternet.com
Outside Trail events you are welcome to visit my studio by appointment.

view of the studio

A view of my studio

some decorated candles

Decorated Candles

Painting of mermaid

Mermaid


Carole Brookfield    Paintings

Studio location

Showing with Liz Stockley at
30 Dodds Hill Road
Dersingham
PE31 6LW

Opening dates

Next Trail event to be confirmed.

Contact details

Tel:01485 541901
Email: bogmoth@gmail.com

Painting 1 by Carole Brookfield

Chaffinch on a Lichened Branch
Watercolour

Painting 2 by Carole Brookfield

Passing Storm, Burnham Overy
Acrylic

Painting 3 by Carole Brookfield

Follow the River
Acrylic


Marty Griffin    Paintings

Studio location

Hollydrive
The Drift
Ingoldisthorpe
PE31 6NW

Opening dates

Next Trail event to be confirmed.

Contact details

Tel:01485 542448
Mobile: 07544 514 855
Email: martygriffin58@aol.com
Website: Martygriffin-watercolours.com

Bait diggers

Bait diggers

Birches

A Handful of Birches

Peaceful Thornham

Peaceful Thornham


Trudi Griffin    Greeting Cards

Studio location

Hollydrive
The Drift
Ingoldisthorpe
PE31 6NW

Opening dates

Next Trail event to be confirmed.

Contact details

Tel:01485 542448

image of greetings cards

Greetings Cards by Trudi Griffin

image of greetings cards 2

Greetings Cards by Trudi Griffin


Jill Ilett    Paintings

Studio location

15 Heath Rd.
Dersingham
PE31 6LQ

Opening dates

Next Trail event to be confirmed.

Contact details

Tel:01485 545798
Email: jillianilett@gmail.com

Painting 1 by Jill Ilett

 
 

Painting 3 by Jill Ilett

 
 

Painting 2 by Jill Ilett

 
 


Jo Halpin Jones    Photography

Studio location

14 Post Office Rd.
Dersingham
PE31 6HP

Opening dates

Next Trail event to be confirmed. Please feel free to contact Jo if you are interested in her photography, in tuition or in her photo-restoration service.

Contact details

Tel:01485 541790
Email: johalpinjones@hotmail.com
Website: johalpinjones.com

Hunstanton in Winter

Hunstanton in Winter
Photograph

Dancing Girls

Dancing Girls
Photograph

Near Houghton

Near Houghton
Photograph


Janet Martin    Fused Glass

Studio location

12 Burma Close
Dersingham
PE31 6YY

Opening dates

Next Trail event to be confirmed.

Contact details

Tel:01485 297367
Email: threejamtarts@gmail.com

image of fused glass artwork 2

Fused glass

image of fused glass artwork 4

Fused glass

image of fused glass artwork 1

Fused glass


Stephen Martyn    Paintings

Studio location

The Birches, 2 Alexandra Close
Dersingham
PE31 6YU

Opening dates

Next Trail event to be confirmed. Please feel free to contact Steve if you are interested in his artwork or in tuition.

Contact details

Tel:01485 541333
Mobile: 07879 885516
Email: stephenmartyn@gmail.com
Website: Learnwatercolour.com

More Information about this Artist

I have been painting the landscape now for over twenty-five years, mainly in watercolour. Big skies, wide-open spaces, but urban scenes sometimes. I also teach watercolour painting and drawing, from complete beginners to more experienced artists, either here at my garden studio in Dersingham or by visiting art groups and societies.

At my studio you'll find original paintings in watercolour (and a few in oils) along with prints of some of my favourite paintings. My A6 size greetings cards are always very popular, with over thirty designs available.

Watercolour painting of Norwich from Mousehold Heath

Big Sky over the Fine City, Norwich
Watercolour

Painting of Snettisham Church

Across the Fields to Snettisham Church
Watercolour

Sunset Boat at Burnham Overy

November Sunset - Burnham Overy Staithe
Ink & Watercolour


Ben Mullarkey    Paintings

Studio location

Dersingham Pottery
48 Chapel Road
Dersingham
PE31 6PN

Opening dates

The pottery is currently closed, but if you are interested in Ben's work please feel free to contact him.

Contact details

Tel:01485 540761
Email: j_mullarkey@btconnect.com
Website: Dersinghampottery.co.uk

painting of dersingham pottery

Ivy Cottage and Dersingham Pottery
Acrylic on canvas

painting of thornham harbour norfolk

Thornham Old Harbour
Acrylic on canvas


June Mullarkey    Pottery

Studio location

Dersingham Pottery
48 Chapel Road
Dersingham
PE31 6PN

Opening dates

The pottery is currently closed, but if you are interested in June's work please feel free to contact her.

Contact details

Tel:01485 540761
Email: j_mullarkey@btconnect.com
Website: Dersinghampottery.co.uk

Pots

Throwing Tall Porcelain Pots

Window Display

The Pottery Window Display

Purple Bowl

Purple Stoneware Bowl


Alan Polaine    Photography

Studio location

14 Lynn Rd, Dersingham,
PE31 6JZ
Sharing studio with Jan Wilson

Opening dates

Next Trail event to be confirmed.

Contact details

Email: alanfpolaine@gmail.com

photograph 1

Monarch Butterfly
Photograph

photograph 2

Seascape
Photograph

photograph 3

Photograph


Julia Quance    Paintings / Hand-carved Soapstone

Studio location

11 Iveagh Close, Holyrood Drive
Dersingham
PE31 6YH

Opening dates

Next Trail event to be confirmed.

Contact details

Tel:01485 542240
Email: quancejulia@live.co.uk

Hand-carved Soapstone by Julia Quance

 

Painting 1 by Julia Quance

 

Painting 2 by Julia Quance

 


Michael Smith    Paintings

Studio location

17 Old Hall Drive
Dersingham
PE31 6JT

Opening dates

Next Trail event to be confirmed.

Contact details

Tel:01485 541262
Email: jamijazz@mypostoffice.co.uk

Wells from East Quay

Wells from East Quay

Burnham Overy Mill

Burnham Overy Mill

Sheringham

Waiting for the Tide, Sheringham


Liz Stockley    Paintings

Studio location

30 Dodds Hill Road
Dersingham
PE31 6LW

Opening dates

Next Trail event to be confirmed.

Contact details

Tel:01485 540751
Email: stockley539@btinternet.com

Liz Stockley 3

 

Liz Stockley 1

 

Liz Stockley 2

 


Jan Wilson    Coloured Pencils

Studio location

14 Lynn Rd, Dersingham,
PE31 6JZ

Opening dates

Next Trail event to be confirmed.

Contact details

Tel:07772 632050
Email: thewilsons2@me.com

coloured pencil artwork 1

Mozart
Coloured Pencil

coloured pencil artwork 2

Sunflower
Coloured Pencil

coloured pencil artwork 3

Fuchias
Coloured Pencil