West Sussex based wood sculptor, Paul Baden brings his cartographic experience of map making into his artwork. He specialises in wood carvings made from layered woods. His recent lattice works examine the relationships of space and the interconnectedness of things. Paul’s sculptures create intriguing three dimensional landscapes for the hand and eyes to explore. They conjure up impressions of real or imagined places. Paul apprenticed as a cartographic draughtsman drawing … Continue reading
Iris Bishop is an artist and designer with an innovative approach to textile design, combining weaving, knitting, knotting 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 HAOS ‘Art Trail’ and ‘Art Fair’ exhibitions present a wonderful opportunity to show seasonal
I have been working as a silver/gold smith for some years now, having come from a background of teaching Resistant materials in a large comprehensive school. On discovering silversmithing, I found an area of creativity that is exciting and stimulating; there is really no end to the skills and techniques that one can learn, and I am constantly striving to discover and develop these. Being someone who loves colour, using … Continue reading
I am inspired by people, light, motion, natural shapes and reflections. I work by applying many layers of paint to the surface, building complex overlays and edges that work with figures in motion to create a composition where everything is transitory and fluid. I like the sense of depth I can get from this technique and the way light and colour make the focus and the drama. My life has … Continue reading
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
Yvonne is a self-taught, floral abstract landscape artist, constantly looking to nature for her inspiration. She often paints from memory and quick sketches creating expressive pieces full of movement, intending to bring joy! She also paints detailed still life pieces and birds – both with a contemporary feel.
I work in a number of different media but begin by making drawings directly from the natural world . I then produce sculptures by carving wood or stone, or constructing in wire and cement if I want to make a quicker response. Subjects for sculpture may be formalised explorations of the human head to focus a mood, or more abstracted forms like shells, fish and stylized plants. I am influenced … Continue reading
Having trained in Fine Art I subsequently taught for many years at secondary level and evening classes. Twelve years ago I decided to pursue my main interest in sculpture; I now specialise in wildlife sculpture and work in West Sussex. Using a variety of clays which can be worked differently I create sculptures producing some unique ceramic pieces but also cast work in materials and finishes suitable for exterior use. … Continue reading
Original pottery handmade in Maplehurst. A variety of earthenware and Raku, functional as well as decorative.
Also fused glass jewellery. Continue reading
Claire studied sculpture at Chelsea Art School in the seventies and has concentrated her career creating unique contemporary stone carvings for the home, garden and public spaces. ‘ Much of my work is inspired by the inherent forms contained in the materials, allowing the sculptures to emerge and develop throughout the carving. The sense of the elemental as you carve into a piece of stone can deeply stir the creative … 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 element. Talisman, & totems are recurring theme’s imbuing a sense of mystery and otherness to 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.
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.
Lesley is a contemporary artist based in Warnham, West Sussex. She started working as an artist full-time in 2010, completing her first series of witty three-dimensional boxed sculptures, in 2011. Lesley’s mixed-media boxed sculptures encapsulate a moment in time, involving the careful play of light with shadow. Much of the content of her work is brilliant white, with striking splashes of colour providing a dramatic contrast. “Each of my sculptures … 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.