Elspeth Rushbrook

Writer, Artist, Composer, Script and Proofreader


Parallel Spirals - a study in green and brown 2015

All images including background  (c) Elspeth Rushbrook

I sketch and paint with pencils, pen, watercolour and acrylics. The expression of ideas and an overall  impression is important to me. I am moving towards concept and possibly multi media art, where one art form inspires another, such as my Spem In Alium family which is a graphic response to the score of Tallis' multi voice choral work. Another theme is seminal scenes in films important to me: not a depiction of the scene, but its meaning, which is more abstract. I only began professional art in Jan 2011 and secured a solo show within a month (one of two that year).

My recent focus has been on writing and especially publishing my novel

I've also been working on photography related to the above, and example of that can be seen here

You can buy the pictures from the novel from Redbubble, link below

You can buy some of my work at at Redbubble. (Untapped Source has closed).

I am also on Art Radio. 

But you can always contact me direct for anything you see here or at my shows



I'm selling at St Giles church, Norwich, 11-1 on Sat 19th Nov

July 25th-Aug 6th 2016, St Margaret's Church of Art, St Benedict's St Norwich (group show)

My exhibition focussed on work related to my novel which was launched at the launch.

   Vortex of  Diversity              Light/Music at the Octagon     Nest of angels (Christmas)      Annunciation


St Giles's Summer Fair, Norwich, August 2015

Arts East magazine cover competition winner Feb 2015

Julian Week May 2014 Norwich: A special large interpretation of Mother Julian's' work and the phrase "She is our Clothing" at Norwich Christian Resources Centre, St Michael at Plea church  

Art of the Day, Art Radio, Dec 2013

Art of Norwich 32, St Margaret's Church of Art  15th-28th Dec 2013 (group)

Alexandra Tavern, Norwich 17th Nov 2013 as part of Affordable Art day (group)

Octagon Christmas Fair, Norwich 16th Nov 2013 (group)

Magdalen Celebration, Norwich Oct 19th 2013, Octagon Chapel (group)

Preston Room, Ashmanhaugh, Norfolk July 20-21st 2013 (group exhibition)

I sold work at fairs at the Octagon Chapel Norwich 2011-3 and exhibited there 6-8th Sept 2012 and 19th Oct 2013 (Magdalen Celebration) - all group

Solo show in Norwich 13th July-4th August 2013 cancelled by City Bookshop

28th May-8th June 2013 Norfolk Turnip Prize exhibition, Take 5, Norwich (group)

Making Space at St Gregory's Centre for the Arts, Norwich 16-21st April 2012 (group)

Solo at the COAST festival in Sheringham "Legendary Locals" 20th Oct-16th Nov 2011

The Magdalen St Celebration, Norwich, October 1st 2011 (group)

My first - solo - month long exhibition was til June 14th 2011 in Norwich Friends' Meeting House



Some of my  older, more conventional work

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      Transforming Seal                                            Yarmouth: Ebb and Flow


This is about the day a seal got caught in a theatre during an air raid in Norwich with Coventry cathedral's imagery of reconciliation

    A herring charts Great Yarmouth's  fortunes:

                 Spem in Waltham                                The Colours of Democracy