A trio of female artists is set to take over an art gallery in a historic Norfolk mill with an exhibition of new work.

Merlina Arts gallery at Earsham Mill, near Bungay, will host Hands, Hooves and Horizons featuring the work of artists Jean Kiekopf, Nicola Eastell and Sue Willmer.

The exhibition will feature a selection of contemporary paintings and sculptures at the gallery in Earsham.

Equestrian artist Ms Eastell, who is based in Topcroft, said: “The exhibition is going to be very striking, we are all very different and we will all be bringing something distinct to the show.

“This is my first exhibition for a while and I’m really excited.

"I will be exhibiting large-scale pastel studies of Lusitano horses and a selection of landscapes in oil.

“The equine pieces are really commanding when you see them but when you get up close, they are very intimate.

“Sue has exhibited widely and is very adaptable, she is as happy painting abstract art as she is with more traditional work.

“Jean will be exhibiting her unique sculptures from small pieces through to large garden pieces, they’ve got a beautiful flow to them.”

Beccles & Bungay Journal: Nicola Eastell - O CinzaNicola Eastell - O Cinza (Image: Submitted)

Ms Eastell, who works in pastels and oils and has always painted, teaches regular classes from her home to both large groups and individuals.

She is a member of The Society of Equestrian Artists and has exhibited with them at Sally Mitchell’s Gallery in Nottinghamshire.

Sue Willmer, a professional artist and tutor who is based in Woodton, has exhibited her work in London with the Royal Society of British Artists.

Beccles & Bungay Journal: Summer Light by Sue WillmerSummer Light by Sue Willmer (Image: Submitted)

Sculptor Jean Kiekopf, who is based in Mettingham, is influenced by the arts and crafts of indigenous groups from Australia, Africa and Asia.

Hands, Hooves and Horizons is taking place at Merlina Arts, Earsham between June 22 and July 2.

The gallery opened last year and has hosted regular exhibitions in the historic Earsham Mill building since.

Beccles & Bungay Journal: The Proposal by Jean KiekopfThe Proposal by Jean Kiekopf (Image: Submitted)