1991 - ?

Mike Kelly, on retiring from his art school job in Warwickshire in 1983 and moving to Walberswick in Suffolk, discovered five of his former fellow students as well as a growing network of other artists and thought of forming a group of professional artists. Following discussions with like-minded artists, the Suffolk Group was formed in 1989, with around thirty professional painters, printmakers, and sculptors of local and national repute, living and working in Suffolk. Artists originally involved include Maurice Kelly, Richard Scott, Charles Bartlett, Richard Bawden, Bernard Cheese, Olwen Jones, Claire Lambert, Ian Simpson, Valerie Thornton, Joan Ward and her husband [[Thomas William (Bill) Ward,1281]]. Many more have since exhibited and or have joined this thriving Group. The First Annual Exhibition at Buckenham Galleries, Southwold, was opened by Ronald Blythe in 1991 and it holds an annual exhibition at the Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh, as well as a further annual exhibition and occasional themed or special exhibition at other galleries in the region. The 29th Annual Exhibition was in 2019 with invited artist Jennifer Hall and was a small works exhibition by fifteen members at Artspace Gallery, Woodbridge.

Other members
Mark Fuller - photography. Website: