The Hoste restaurant and gallery exhibits a wide range of art from renowned Burnham Market galleries including, Fairfax, Grapevine and Artmonger and showcases a range of artists including Jeremy Barlow, David Atkins, Lawrie Williamson, Pamela Noyes and Shirley Carnt.
The Hoste gallery regularly exhibits contemporary, traditional and abstract work from established, award winning and emerging talent. Where possible the work reflects the North Norfolk landscape which has inspired so many artists.
All paintings are available to purchase, so please take the opportunity to view during your stay. If you are are interested in purchasing a painting or artwork, then please contact guest services at Reception.
Currently displaying in the restaurant
Jeremy Barlow ROI
One of the country’s most distinguished landscape painters, Jeremy Barlow has exhibited widely both in this country and in Europe. An inveterate traveller, he is especially drawn to the radiant skies and relaxed outdoor life of the Mediterranean where he spends considerable time painting in France, Italy and Spain and recently further afield in Japan. In 2008 he was the recipient of a fellowship granted by the San Ei Gen Foundation, an institution set up to foster cultural exchange in the arts between the UK and Japan. This prestigious award allowed him to spend time studying and painting in Japan. His visual exploration of this unfamiliar landscape and ancient culture steps beyond the sun-dappled Venetian balconies and busy boulevard cafes of provincial French villages where his sensitivity to light and atmosphere emerges fully in his paintings of sun-drenched town squares and shady side streets. His distinctive handling of perspective and dramatic treatment of light and shadow throw the scene into high relief and artfully lead the viewer into the picture.
Jeremy Barlow studied illustration at Northampton School of Art. Inspired by the British landscape artist Stanley Orchart, Jeremy spent several years developing his own style of painting while following a successful career working in studios in London and the Midlands. In 1977, he moved to Germany and for the next 6 years concentrated on painting German, French, Belgian and Dutch landscapes and townscapes. He returned to England in 1983 and since then has exhibited at many major venues including the Royal Academy of Arts, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, the Royal Society of Marine Artists and the Royal Society of British Artists.
The work of Jeremy Barlow is represented in public, private and corporate collections worldwide. He is an elected member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) and served as a council member from 1995 to 1999. He won the Stanley Grimm prize in 1994 and 2000 and the Alan Gourlay Memorial Prize in 1999 at the Annual ROI Exhibition at the Mall Galleries.
The title of the painting is: “Wells-next-the-Sea”
Lawrie Williamson N.D.D F.R.S.A R.B.S.A
Lawrie Williamson was born in 1932 and educated in Derbyshire. At the age of 16 he won a major exhibition prize to study at Notingham College of Art. This led Lawrie to further his studies at Nottingham University and ultimately at L’Ecole des Beauz Arts, in Paris. Lawrie’s subjects can vary widely from canvas to canvas, and are drawn from a lifetime of experience and observation. However a single factor is common to all his paintings, the use of light. Whether it be a smokey pub interior, bonfire night, flying kites on the beach or stunning views of Venice, each painting is underpinned with light that comes alive off the canvas. Throughout his career, Lawrie’s talents have been widely recognised. He is a past winner of the Stanley Grimm Prize at the Annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. He can also list the Canson Prize at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists to his many achievements.
The title of the painting is: “Dead Cert”
Pamela Noyes has been painting East Anglian Landscapes for many years and has exhibited regularly in the area. She has exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Malcolm Innes Gallery, London, the Guidhall, City of London, the Fermoy Gallery, King’s Lynn, the Heffer Gallery, Cambridge and the Assembly House, Norwich. She is a member of the East Anglian Group of Marine Artists and a member of the Cambridge Drawing Society. Pamela has a sensitivity towards her work and needs “to feel” the subject she is painting.
The title of the painting is: “Holkham Marsh”
Shirley Carnt has painted and exhibited all over the world but Norfolk is where her heart is, her paintings portray the endless skies, wildlife and natural unspoiled countryside of our lovely county. You can see more of her work at her Thornham Studio.
The title of the painting is: “Across the Titchwell Bird Sanctuary”
David gained a First Class Hons degree in fine art from Winchester over 25 years ago. He has won many prizes, including the Bateson Award, the Chichester Open, the facade International Prize for Painting, the Discerning Eye Competition London 2000 and finalist in the Discerning Eye, 2001. He paints only in Oils and “en plein air”. He comments that this is often a challenge because the light can change so rapidly. He loves the challenge of the beautiful Norfolk open high skies.
The title of the painting is: “Looking Towards Wells”
A privately owned collection of wildlife paintings by Bruce Pearson called `A walk from the Hoste Arms` is displayed in the front restaurant.