The Salthouse 2024

Salthouse Church, North Norfolk

An exhibition of Christian artists, art and faith

The Salthouse 2024 is back this Spring at the light filled Salthouse Church on the North Norfolk coast. Eight Christian artists come together to give glory to God through their art and faith.

Opening: 13th – 28th April. Time: 10am – 4pm.

A painting of a sunrise over the sea.
‘Dawning Light’



Art Fair East

Thrilled to be taking part in my first ever art fair. It’s being held at Saint Andrew’s Hall in Norwich, 3rd – 5th December. The Private View is on Thursday 2nd December. If you’d like to enjoy an evening viewing lots of interesting art then let me know and I will email you a FREE ticket to the PV and to the event. Otherwise the tickets are £3.50 or £3 concessions, under 16’s free.
Yes, I’d like a free ticket!

Opening hours
Friday 3rd December     10.30am to 5.30pm
Saturday 4th December 10.30am to 5.30pm
Sunday 5th December   10.30 to 5pm

For more information visit


Norfolk Open Studios is back this autumn!

Looking forward to opening my studio doors.  I’ll be opening on the following days 1/2/3/4 and 8/9/10 October. I’ve created a special collection of small paintings just for this event. I’ll also be showing a selection of paintings, works on paper, prints and cards as well as my sketchbooks.

Opening 10am – 5pm.  All welcome – enjoy the garden and the undulating views from the studio decking. My studio is also open by appointment throughout the year, just get in touch if you’d like to arrange a visit.

I’m participating in an art trail with still life painter Nicholas Elliott who lives in Fakenham – we’re very much look forward to seeing you.

Still life with Daisy by Nicholas Elliott


New for 2021 North Norfolk Studios 29th May – 6th June

SOLD Mixed media on board. 46 x 46cm. Framed

This is a new adventure and opportunity for artists living in North Norfolk. I’m looking forward to opening my studio from the 29th May – 6th June. I’ll be open  everyday 10.00am – 5.00pm.

I’m participating in an art trail called ‘Colourful Coast’. There are three of us taking part, Nicholas Elliott lives in Fakenham and Vanda Richards in Colkirk, just outside Fakenham. I’ve posted some examples of their work and we’re very much look forward to seeing you.

North Norfolk Studios
Opening my studio 29th May – 6th June 2021
Nicholas Elliott
Nicholas Elliott studio is in Fakenham
Vanda Richards studio is in Colkirk
Vanda Richards studio is in Colkirk

Come and enjoy the pretty cottage garden and the lovely views from the studio. Social distancing measures will be in place.

You can find out more about the event on the North Norfolk Studios website below:

Tracey Ross


New online Gallery


Delighted to be working with AURA Fine Art. This online gallery is based in Nottingham. ‘At AURA Fine Art we seek to inspire, curate and deliver the best the contemporary art scene has to offer’.

Opening 14th August – 06th September ‘Heaven & Earth’

Art exhibition by Tracey Ross Salthouse Church

Delighted to hold my second solo show at Salthouse Church on the glorious North Norfolk coast. Opens on the 14th August – 06th September. Opening times: 10.00am – 5.30pm daily. Sunday: 11.00am till 5.30pm. Free car park and entry. All welcome. Social distancing measures will be in place.

St. Nicholas Church
Church Lane (off Cross Street)
NR25 7XH

Interview with Norwich 20 Group

Delighted to have been invited to answer five questions by Frances Martin the secretary of the Norwich 20 Group of artists. I’ve been a member for several years and look forward to exhibiting with them once again.

  1. I know that you have a studio at your home, and I’m guessing that it is a
    welcome sanctuary at this time. I wondered if you have some advice
    to anyone who cannot use their studio space, how to make a place for
    Yes having a studio at the top of my garden is something I’ve been thankful
    for, especially during the lock-down. When I lived in Norwich I rented an attic
    studio which leaked just off Duke Street! But I’ve not always had a studio and painted for many years on the kitchen table working on large one metre
    canvases. I had a selection of art materials on a trolley that I could wheel into a corner and some sheeting on the floor, however, it was hard work especially with three children and having to put everything away to cook. So I can really relate to those artists having to manage with a home studio during the lockdown.

2. How do you motivate yourself, or find inspiration?
It’s been hard, as my inspiration comes from sketching the North Norfolk coast and with COVID-19 I can’t visit all the beaches I love as some are still closed. Also with so many exhibitions and events being cancelled one feels like saying ‘What’s the point of making art or creating anything?’ There’s a podcast I can recommend called ‘Art Juice’ by two artists called Alice Sheridan and Louise Fletcher on episode 69 they discuss this almost guilty feeling about creating any art. Artists are usually sensitive to the world around them and the journey can feel uphill and dry at times then there’s a time of awakening, spring arrives with fresh colours to explore, finding the beauty in nature never ends.

3. Have you found anything has changed recently with your practice?
Yes, I’m making smaller affordable work and selling them through the Artist
Support Pledge on Instagram. The pledge was set up by artist Matthew
Burrows. Matthew says ‘Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists have
found themselves without work, teaching, technical support, gallery work,
exhibitions and sales have disappeared. In an attempt to help alleviate some
of this I instigated the #artistsupportpledge.’ The concept is a simple one. You
post images of your work to sell for no more than £200 each (not including
shipping.) Anyone can then buy the work. Every time you reach £1000 of
sales you pledge to buy another artist/s work for up to £200’. This initiative
has been such a financial support to lots of artists and makers.

4. Your work is very much rooted in place, within our county of Norfolk. Could
you say a bit about your connection to the landscape?
I grew up here and feel rooted in North Norfolk, to know a place one needs to
explore it. The coast holds many special memories. I love walking and
sketching at Morston and Stiffkey and taking students out to sketch and paint
at Burnham Overy Staithe. I love the salty scent of the sea air, the muddy
creeks and the skies. My work is mainly about exploring the thin layers between heaven and earth. It’s a spiritual journey, one of art and faith and a
consistent moving forward which is exciting.

5. Who has been the biggest influence on your work?
I couldn’t name just one as it’s an eclectic mix of many influences.
Artists such as Peter Lanyon, Kurt Jackson, Sonia Delaunay, Turner, Barbara
Rae and several artists in the Norwich 20 Group are to name a few. Sparks
come from seeing how other artist’s work, seeing their struggles. As we can’t
meet as a group, other influences come from watching artists paint and
discuss their concepts on YouTube. Another way I’ve felt inspired during the
lockdown, is by flexing my creative muscles through reading art books and
enjoying the televised painting and drawing shows and virtual exhibitions. I
really enjoyed visiting the Bonnard at the Tate last year, it was so colourful
and vibrant.
Thank you Frances for inviting me to take part in this interview.



Donated to James’ Place in Liverpool

SOLD Mixed media on board. 46x46cm. Framed

Thanks to my wonderful daughter for bringing this good cause to my attention.

I felt I wanted to help raise awareness so I’ve happily donated this painting to help support and raise money for @jamesplaceuk. James’ Place is a charity in Liverpool which helps to support men who are at risk, and may be suffering from anxiety and suicidal thoughts. I’m thrilled to hear that ‘Day Light’ 46x46cm was sold within two weeks of me posting it to them!

If you’d like to help support by donating an artwork please get in touch with me or James’ Place.