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
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 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
Heather has been a member of HAOS since 2013. She also belongs to other local art groups. She has been developing her artwork over the last thirty years with inspiration coming from nature, gardens and places she has visited throughout her life. Heather always enjoyed drawing and painting from early childhood but as an adult family commitments prevented any progress with art until spare time evolved in the nineteen eighties. … Continue reading
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, award winning artist, known for her unique interpretation of wildlife. She has been a member of HAOS since the start and hosted her first Open Studio in December 2003. Over the last 20 years she has developed her distinctive style, combining her knowledge and interest in wildlife, with contemporary design. She has a painting on permanent display in Horsham Museum and in Nature in Art Museum … Continue reading
Angela makes colourful glass jewellery using art glass and dichroic glass which is kiln fused to create unique contemporary wearable art. Using clear and coloured sheet glass, powders, chunks and threads of glass she creates wall art, bowls, vases, and sculptural pieces for the home. Her designs are inspired by the natural world including flowers, silhouettes of seed heads, seascapes and landscapes.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.