Off the blocks with East to East

Art and Craft with an Asian Influence
14 April, 2023
Off the blocks with East to East

Paintings by Linda Jamieson


This includes the alchemy of imaginary landscapes, painted by Linda Jamieson, as well as the overwhelming swell of the North Sea experienced first hand by year round swimmer and painter Claire Cansick. We are showing for the first time new work by Victoria Sebag, colourist and creator of some wonderfully uplifting canvases of cherry tree blossom, wild flowers and sea holly.


Kinetic sculpture Trio, Doves and Crecents, 2023 by Andrew Jones


Paintings by Victoria Sebag


Paintings by Claire Cansick and ceramics by Stephen Murfitt


There is fresh work by 30+ leading artists and makers from across East Anglia at  Houghton Hall Stables, from Sunday 23 April until 1 October. Opening hours are published on the Houghton Hall website: 11am to 5pm Wednesday and Thursday, and Sunday, throughout most of the summer changing to an open Saturday from July. Do check before starting out!
The main exhibition - Sean Scully at Houghton Hall – Smaller Than The Sky, also opens on 23 April, until 29 October 2023. Details on opening times and ticket prices are available at

About the author

Paul Vater, Director of Contemporary and Country

Paul Vater

Paul conducts studio visits to maintain strong relationships with artists, designers and craftspeople who show their work with us. He manages the main C&C website and has developed the online shop where selected works are presented for sale.


Paul established his design company, Sugarfree, in 1990 and quickly gained a reputation for delivering fresh, effective marketing campaigns and brand identities for clients including Save the Children Fund, United Nations Association and UNHCR. Over the years those added to the roster include IPC Magazines, Arts Council England, The Roundhouse, Barbican Centre, Arts Marketing Association, Look Ahead Housing and Care, Paddington Waterside, BBC Worldwide, Commonwealth Foundation, Prestel, City of London Corporation, Baker Street Quarter, Victoria BID and the University of East Anglia.