Alex designs and makes unique furniture that harnesses the natural beauty of wood, combining both traditional and modern styles and techniques. Wood selection is very important in the making of furniture. Being an organic material, every section of wood is unique and carefully hand selected for each project. When making projects that aren’t confined to specific dimensions, Alex works the design to best compliment the wood. Alex has learned from … Continue reading
Paul’s work conjures up real or imagined places and creates three dimensional landscapes for the hand and eyes to explore. “I think the body is an endless source of inspiration. I like to capture it in strong dynamic poses that celebrates a careful balance between power and beauty” Paul’s work follows three main themes: figurative works studying the human form; abstracts looking at movement and shape; and maps where his … Continue reading
Iris Bishop is an artist and designer with an innovative approach to textile design, combining weaving, knitting and other ‘sculptural’ techniques. She loves to incorporate new, vintage and re-cycled materials into her work, making every garment and accessory a unique piece. The ‘Art Trail’ and ‘Art Fair’ present wonderful opportunities to show seasonal collections of ‘one-off’ studio designs and experimental pieces, alongside her more ‘classic’ range of garments. She has … Continue reading
Angela’ paintings are contemporary, narrative works in acrylic and oil. Currently, much of her work is inspired by unspoken communication between people and people and animals. Her paintings are colourful with a strong emphasis on design and are painted either in her studio in Horsham or Abruzzo, Italy. She exhibits in London and the south, Rome and Miami.
Tracie Callaghan uses a variety of different media to create exciting and unusual artworks that celebrate the beauty of the natural world. Her work explores the relationship between subject matter and the media used, be that through use of colour, historical or geographical context to create depth and share her passion for our natural treasures.
Esther loves any creative medium, in particular textiles and pen-and-ink; intricate details in drawings often translate well into fabrics. Esther’s favourite subject is buildings; she uses appliqué to recreate these in fabrics, adding individual touches like pearls for a 30th anniversary, a plane for a pilot, or a welcoming cat in the window, to make commissions as personal as possible. Esther uses the same technique to recreate cars in fabric; … Continue reading
Sue is a printer, designer and workshop tutor. Using a combination of photography and sketching, as well as drawing on her own personal experiences and memories, she creates images. Her work is hand printed and produced at her studio in the beautiful Sussex countryside. She is a permanent member of the Chalk Gallery in Lewes, the Adur Art Collective and the Horsham Artists Open Studios Group. Sue also regularly exhibits … Continue reading
I started out with the support of The Princes Trust in 2012, after completing my BA Hons degree, in Surface and Textiles Design. I have also studied interior design, whilst at college, where I learnt technical drawing. I enjoy combining the two skills of sewing and technical drawing together to create bespoke and individual works of art. I am drawn towards architecture and I appreciate all the different periods and … Continue reading
“Esther Downton is an Art Foundation student currently studying at the Reigate School of Art. She creates paintings with acrylic, mixed media and more recently, watercolour. Esther continues to explore coastal environments in her work with seascapes, sea life studies and coastal towns. The main aspect that draws her towards this subject area is the ever changing landscape of colours and textures that make up the coast. Esther had many … Continue reading
Original glass beads and jewellery made with fire and passion by Sarah in West Sussex. Sarah is an award winning glass beadmaker, member of the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen and regular judge of The Bead Awards. She offers beadmaking lessons for up to three people at a time in her dedicated glass studio in Horsham. ‘I use traditional lampworking techniques and the finest Venetian, German and American glass to make … Continue reading
I’m an Illustration graduate and former Ballroom and Latin American dancer. Inspired by my love of dance and having the experience of being on the competition floor, my passion for the creative arts, freedom of movement and attention to detail has often influenced my artwork. Dance and drawing have always progressed together in my life. My love for illustration started at a very young age but the first steps into … Continue reading
My painting is usually inspired by plants and gardens, taking a botanical approach. Sometimes my paintings inspire my embroidery, which is usually traditional hand embroidery although sometimes I experiment in both disciplines! ‘Profits from my work go to charity and I am currently supporting a community in a very poor region of Nicaragua, whom I am visiting in January 2018, Please see our blog https://2newhorizons4ometepe.blogspot.co.uk/ Also see my creativity blog … Continue reading
Heather takes inspiration for her work from natural history, horticulture and from her travels. Flower paintings are usually detailed in watercolours but other media are used as the subjects demand. Paintings of landscapes, birds and pets have sometimes been commissioned artworks. Heather has recently been experimenting with different styles and using vibrant colours to make more contemporary pictures.
I make my jewellery using a wide variety of semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls incorporated with sterling silver beads and wire work. My inspiration comes from the natural stones themselves and by combining different tones and colours I create unique pieces of jewellery. I also offer a restringing service and make bespoke bridal tiaras for that very special day.
Original pottery handmade in Maplehurst. A variety of earthenware and Raku, functional as well as decorative.
Also fused glass jewellery. Continue reading
Alison is a professional artist known for her unique interpretation of wildlife. Her abstract paintings use colour and design to unite the painting and are instantly recognisable and unforgettable. Alison’s passion for wildlife is reflected in her work and shows her understanding of animal behaviour and their interaction with the environment. Her paintings are vibrant and lively making full use of both the positive and negative space and colour harmonies … Continue reading
I make colourful glass jewellery using art glass and dichroic glass which is kiln fused to create unique contemporary wearable art. I also make wall art, bowls, vases, coasters and sculptural pieces. My designs are inspired by the natural world including flowers, seascapes and landscapes. I use art glass in the form of sheet glass, powders, chunks and threads. My newest pieces include the use of enamels which behave very … Continue reading
My work is created using twisted and folded pieces of canvas and muslin laid onto the canvas. The surface of the fabric is textured which provides natural areas of dark and light. The folding of the fabric and application of paint create optical effects. I utilise areas of colour theory to create a ‘push and pull’ off the surface. Blue tones pushing back and red tones pulling forward. I play … Continue reading
My name is Kevin Meeten and I am an accidental artist. While recovering from a serious illness around three years ago, I discovered that I could produce interesting pieces of art, and took great pleasure in doing so. Inspired by a lifelong passion for sci-fi cinema, literature and TV, I create stylised portraits of iconic characters and original landscapes. My work is intuitive and original, using mixed media and unusual … Continue reading
Paintings and prints of countryside, sea and natural objects, figurative or towards abstraction, in an exciting mix of watercolour, acrylic, oil and mixed media. Continue reading
Edith’s textile based sculpture and paintings display a distinct psycho-social element. Talisman, totems and taboos are recurring theme’s imbuing a sense of mystery and otherness into her work. The textile sculptures are hand constructed from fabric and embroidered and embellished with thread. Standing alone or in familial groups, they are at once both intriguing and humorous, leading the observer to wonder at their inner thoughts and meaning…. Edith’s paintings explore … Continue reading
Lindsey loves the spontaneity, fluidity and beautiful colour ranges of both Watercolour and Earth Inks. These enable her to work wet in wet – fast and free . Lindsey loves working en plein air especially in her most beloved destination Venice, where the light and architecture provide endless inspiration. Recently Lindsey has been developing more abstract works and her ideas are evolving into new and exciting works.
There’s a randomness to what I paint. Particular subjects grab my attention and a whole series of work can emerge. For me painting is an act of discovery, an exploration of something that has caught my attention. The unexpected can happen, it’s exciting, tantalising. I paint mostly in oils and love the texture, smell, the feel and the versatility of the medium. I work in an energetic, intuitive, experimental and … Continue reading
I work at home in Southwater, West Sussex designing and creating original pieces of art. I have been mainly working with earthenware ceramics, but I am currently learning new enamel painting skills to create a new range of miniature painting work. Though these are my primary mediums, I enjoy the variety and flexibility of working with different materials both in two and three dimensions. Including chalk sculpture, painting and drawing … Continue reading
Joanna’s work comes in a variety of media from watercolour and ink, to charcoal and oils all of which are used freely to create expressive pieces focusing on gesture and character. Animals, figures and portraits are the main focuses in her work. She aims to capture the character of her subjects in her work rather than dwelling on precision and accuracy, believing that capturing the feeling or personality of a … Continue reading
Irma began her artistic career at a very early age and now, as she says herself, simply can’t imagine a day without creating. Found and recycled objects form the starting point for her work. These she leaves in her studio, allowing them to trigger ideas for sculptures. These are mainly figurative although she also creates wall art with a lot of texture. Since 2003 Irma has developed her use of … Continue reading
My work is best described as ‘up-cycling’. I’m driven by ‘the need to put things out of context’. I use pre-owned vintage and antique objects and transform them by totally altering their use turning them into bespoke lamps and home-ware, giving them a new lease of life. It’s the hoarder in me not wanting to see good things go to waste or no longer appreciated. I aim to inspire happy … Continue reading
Jo is an oil painter and lives in Mannings Heath, West Sussex. Light, colour and texture are captured in her contemporary landscapes while her life studies, largely of people, exhibit a graphic quality, focusing on tone and composition. Jo paints whatever inspires her, from flowers to woodlands, sunsets to coastlines, groups of children in a playground or a nineteenth century cattle market.
I paint in acrylics and oil. My subjects are semi-abstract and abstract land and seascapes. I work to communicate the physical restlessness I feel is present as a continuously shifting intensity within a scene so that all of the viewer’s senses are engaged when they look at the work. I want them to hear and feel as well as see so that the story of what they experience is something … Continue reading