Local artist Mikki Longley
27th June 2022
We take a look at Market Harborough artist Mikki Longley’s beautiful new painting of Aldeburgh Beach in Suffolk. You can visit Mikki at work as part of Northants Open Studios this September – read on for more details
Market Harborough artist Mikki Longley’s bold and exuberant paintings embody the joy she feels for the English landscape. Focusing on the contrast and dynamic interplay between the natural and built environment, she creates paintings that are brim full of light, energy, colour, and texture. Whether depicting a country church or a bustling market town, Mikki’s goal is to create pieces that communicate a deep appreciation for our environment and to inspire viewers to look more closely at familiar places – noticing the previously unnoticed. The end result, though, is paintings that make their viewers smile.
Based in Harborough, Mikki often paints Leicestershire and Northants, but she also works to commission for much of the year for collectors the world over. In recent years, Mikki has been building a new collection: paintings and prints of the East Coast of England, from Norfolk (Cley, Sheringham, Wells, Cromer) to Suffolk (Southwold and Aldeburgh). This new painting of Aldeburgh Beach in Suffolk takes a viewpoint from down that steep bank of shingle – the one that’s so hard to get back up! Here, we look up at the fishing boats, and the town and the church feature as just a thin slither on the horizon.
Mikk’s purpose-built studio, set in lovely gardens in Market Harborough, is open by appointment and also as a part of Northamptonshire Open Studios, which takes place this September. Mikki’s studio will be open on 10, 11, 24 and 25 September, from 10am to 4pm and also on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 22 September from 10am to 3pm) as part of Northants Open Studios.
Image © Mikki Longley
Contact Mikki on 07738 273245 and visit www.mikkilongleycreative.com