Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 2019

Wells-next-the-Sea ART TRAIL

Dates 25, 26, 27 May, 1 & 2 June, 8 & 9 June. Also days in the week but check individual opening times.

Artists Joy PittsHazel AshleyCatherine Laura WardToby Newman click names to expand

  • Raffle ticket opportunity to win a limited edition print when you collect your trail map from Joy Pitts Studio, 12 High Street, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1EP.

Details From a quaint studio on East Quay to an old shop front and private studios, this trail offers traditional painting, printmaking, and contemporary textile art. Trail cuts through the town including Wells harbour and shops, approx. 1 mile on foot.

Contact 07899 792314

Get Involved

On Saturday 13th April 2019 Sue Ryder Vintage & Retro, Nottingham have invited me to unpick labels from rag garments and I need your help. Please drop by the shop at 30-32 Goosegate, Nottingham NG1 1FF from 10:30am to join the event, all are welcome and unpickers will be provided.



THiNK in NG Spring Open Exhibition
Great to see my work exhibited locally in the centre of Nottingham. The exhibition is open to all so please pop by if you are passing and vote for your favourites. Open Exhibition 28th March - 12 May open for viewing Friday 12:30 - 6pm, Saturday 12:30 - 5pm, Sunday 12:30 - 4pm. Cobden Chambers, off Pelham St, Nottingham NG1 2ED. Preview event 28th March 4:30 - 8pm.


Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery Open 2019

My still life study titled Mums has been selected for the Open Exhibition at Vivacity, Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF.

600 entries were shortlisted to 100, and my piece was awarded third prize.

The preview event is on the 28 March 2019, 6pm – 8pm. All are welcome to attend.




I have been travelling a lot on the A17 recently, and noticed many characterful tractors going about their daily work such as pulling, pushing, tilling, harrowing, or planting. It gave me the inspiration to assemble these two canvases incorporating a small selection of labels from work overalls and animals in the farming landscape, 30 x 30 cm.

Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 2019

Joy Pitts Gallery & Studio, 12 High Street, Wells-next-the Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1EP. Celebrating 25 years of Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios in 2019. Running from Saturday 25th May to Sunday 9th June, open daily 10am until 5pm excluding weds 29th May & weds 5th June. Including a central taster exhibition at the Forum in Norwich running 29th April to 5th May, Private View Monday 29th April.

12 High Street

12 High Street

Royal Derby Hospital - Invitation to Launch Event

Air Arts in the Gallery, Level 3, Main Entrance, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby Healthcare plc, Uttoxeter Road, Derby DE22 3NE. Turning thousands of clothing labels into works of art, reflecting on historic garment manufacturers such as Meridian Ltd 1885. Exhibition running from March to October 2019.
Launch event Monday 18th March 4.30 to 5:30pm at the Royal.


2018 Highlights & News

2018 has been an exciting time in my exhibition calendar with the focus around Savile Row, London. I have produced highly detailed work in collaboration with Piccadilly tailor Benson & Clegg. A canvas so precisely measured that it tested even my technical skills. The portrait of King George VI is a permanent feature at Benson & Clegg and lists the George Cross recipients awarded from 1940-2018. Please visit the shop to view the portrait during opening hours you would be most welcome.

I have also produced a portrait of Horatio Nelson using Savile Row’s Davies & Son bespoke label. Although minimal in design compared to King George VI this canvas also tested my skills. It is clear to see my decision-making processes allowing the visible sketch to be seen and making suggestions of Nelson’s coat rather than including the whole detail. 

A highlight of 2018 was selection for the Royal Academy 250th Summer exhibition, both portraits selling at the private views and a second commission as a result of the exposure, thank you Royal Academy. I must also mention a local exhibition at the wonderful 19th century Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington, Nottingham back in May 2018, it was great to be involved in this exhibition.

Looking ahead to 2019 I can confirm that I will be showing work as part of the INNOVATE exhibition at Derby Royal Hospital from 18thMarch, and also taking part in North Norfolk Open Studios from 25thMay – 9thJune 2019.