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.
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
“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
Sue Elliott’s watercolour paintings reflect her delight in trying to capture light. She is particularly captivated by the natural world, and enjoys landscapes. Her work is mainly representational although recently she has toyed with a more realistic abstract approach. She will work at creating a successful composition and then will often paint the same composition several times in an attempt to push the work towards a new direction or to … 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.
My work is both figurative and abstract. I like to combine the two sometimes with impasto brush and knife strokes, often with a sculptural element. My main medium is acrylic and occasionally oil and oil pastel. I paint mostly from memory; images of spirituality, icons, angels, nature, birds, flight, feathers, trees. I often experiment with subject and medium; I always want to see ‘what is over the hill’ and grow … Continue reading
I work mainly in pastel and sometimes in pencil and tend to cover a wide range of subjects, eg landscapes, flora, depending on what catches my interest at home or travelling. For more examples of my work, please view my website: www.karenibbotson.co.uk, and my facebook page: www.facebook.com/artbykarenibbotson.
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
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
My art is inspired by nature and colour… Throughout my life I have enjoyed recording what I see through photography, simple sketches and journals. Also, I have been privileged to visit many places where various types of art by local and renown artists have been exhibited. This has influenced the way I approach my painting. I am especially inspired by past artists such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Manet, Monet, Mary … 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.
I work in all mediums but find oils and acrylics the most pleasurable. My real passion is through Impressionism of my fascination of naturally occurring formations. I love the challenge of creating the atmosphere of the thoughts and experiences I perceive. These ‘mindscapes’ give me the prospect of making the work come to life and tell a story.
Benjamin Smith is a figurative artist in the classical tradition. From an early age he developed an admiration for the discipline and creativity of the great painters. Specialising in traditional representational oil painting and drawing, Benjamin’s goal is to connect with ancestral forms and methods of art, taking them in new directions. He hopes to create beautiful, luminous and engaging artworks that will grow on the viewer and reward time … Continue reading
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
Raised in Horsham, and now married with two young daughters, Briony has only taken up art in recent years. Following strong encouragement from her friends and family, she has finally decided to try taking her hobby a little more seriously. As a working mother she has a relatively small body of work, but will be creating limited edition giclees, and building on her collection when the opportunity arises. Working in … 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
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
If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint’ is a sentiment variously expressed by many artists. Finding ways to express an emotion or a reaction to an event or a topic is endlessly fascinating and at the heart of why I paint. By working around a theme, I discover and develop ways to use paint and my work often emerges from random experiments with … Continue reading