Chloe Hibberd is a pet portrait and wildlife artist, based in North Norfolk. She creates hyper-realistic animal portraits in colour pencil, pastels, acrylics and oils. She loves to focus on bringing out character in any animal she draws and paints and is looking forward to teaching others how to do it.
‘I want my courses to be super friendly and fun, with people coming out at the end of the day feeling really excited with what they have achieved. Although we will work hard and learn lots of new skills, it will always be in an easy-to-understand way and be taken step by step. Most of my courses suit beginners as well as more advanced artists. I can’t wait to meet everyone and get involved in lots of arty fun!’
In April 2021 Ginkgo Gallery Orkney was founded in Stromness Orkney by Susan Shackleton, a keen art collector, print maker and photographer. However family ties led to a move to Norfolk in November 2022 and she is now retiring (aka ‘retraining to spend more time with grandchildren’) and so the remaining stock from Ginkgo Gallery Orkney is to be sold.
Alongside Susan Shackleton’s own contemporary photography, the gallery stock features framed and unframed original artworks from UK artists, including original printmakers (lino cut, wood cut, etching) and paintings. Also a wide selection of modern ceramic and glass pieces, some vintage, plus greetings cards.
I returned to painting after a long break inspired by a ring which had belonged to my art teacher. I love the landscape of Norfolk, my home, which I paint mostly in oils. I like to experiment with different genres and subject matter. My favourite artist is Van Gogh who captivated me at 11 years old. He constantly experimented and is an acknowledged seminal influence in Painting History. I strive to share the joy I feel in contact with colour and the natural world.
Living in Sheringham on the North Norfolk coast, my inspiration is all around me. Whether it’s the landscape, or the beaches and sea.
For me, it’s not important to recreate the scene in front of me as I see it, but as I feel. I am a lot happier when my work has an abstracted feel, the colours, texture, and marks give my interpretation of what I am painting.