Local artist Mikki Longley
27th June 2022
Local Living’s July artist of the month is Market Harborough-based Mikki Longley. Here, we take a look at her beautiful new painting of Aldeburgh Beach in Suffolk
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.
Image © Mikki Longley
Contact Mikki on 07738 273245 and visit www.mikkilongleycreative.com