17th Burnham Art Trail
Saturday 19th June to Sunday 27th June 2021

Day 2 Sunday – Art on the Quay

Virtual Art on the Quay today…

This is generally a very busy day for us artists, especially Sue Spiers who does a brilliant job of coordinating the event now over the two Sundays. Keeping the creatives organised could be likened to ‘herding cats’. We certainly keep Sue on her toes.

Sue Spiers

Sue Spiers, is a regular visitor to Burnham Quay, usually spotted painting “en plein air” come rain or shine. Here she shares her journey in creating a garden watercolour.

Sue’s Step-by-Step slideshow

Let’s take a look at some of Sue’s paintings…

You can see more of Sue’s work by visiting her website suespiers.co.uk

Charlie Bran

Charlie Bran has been active in Art on the Quay for many years, demonstrating paper making and showing his distinctive linocut prints.

Charlie also runs papermaking workshops read more at facebook.com/charles.bran.9

The Silver Darlings

Time for a musical interlude with the Silver Darlings, for our favourite Essex sea shanties. For their latest news go to silverdarlingsshanty.co.uk

Lockdown shanty #4 – Blow The Man Down : these lockdown shanties won’t be relevant much longer so I’m just going to post the remaining two this week and hope you aren’t all over-shantied yet (that’s not possible though, right?!)🎶🎶🧜‍♀️🎶🎶

Posted by The Silver Darlings on Monday, 1 June 2020

Meg & Clive

Meg & Clive would also have been joining us for the 2020 Art on the Quay – entertaining us with the traditional sounds of hurdy gurdy and fiddle.

Sam Milton

Sam Milton is new to the Trail. She creates modern artworks and tableware. Each piece is completely unique.



Lucy Fowler

Lucy runs Cowpat Pots and is member of Anglian Potters. Her ceramics are delicate and original.

Read about Lucy’s workshops on her Facebook Page

Mike Barter

Mike Barter has taken part in many of our Trials over the years and was part of the very first one in 2005. He continues to make sculptures for the garden from natural and recycled materials.


Andy Heel

Andy is new to the Trail and has been painting in watercolour for about two years.


Going Crabbin’

The Craic Heads

Performing at Art on the Quay 2019

We’ll end with some more music, this time from The Craic Heads facebook.com/CraicHeadsBurnhamOnCrouch

Watercolour by Sue Spiers

We’ve come to the end of our first Art on the Quay Day. Usually at this point we pack up and head for the White Harte for a beer or two. Oh happy days!

Scenes from the 2019 Art on the Quay

Join us for Day 3 on Monday… now let’s get that beer…