Messum's annual exhibition celebrating the modern and contemporary art of Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex includes artists whose works demonstrate the powerful influence of some of Britain's more singular landscapes, as well as the legacy of cultural icons from Jakob Ruisdael to Benjamin Britten.
Including mid 20th century artist Mary Potter who produced exquisite pictures in muted tones of views around her home in Aldeburgh, and Mary Newcombe from the same period whose poetic pictures come from recollections of her rural life.
Patrick Boswell, whose oils echo Edward Seago and Campbell Mellon, and William Bowyer who both favour the traditional figurative style. New works by Guy Taplin, whose wooden sculptures of shorebirds, retain the unique vitality for which this sculptor is famed as well as their constant demand by collectors, and the elemental bronze figures of Suffolk sculptor and master founder, Laurence Edwards. Last but no means least Simon Carter whose work is perfectly poised between representational and abstract.