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
Sue is an artist, printmaker, designer and workshop tutor based at Scots Pine Studios in West Sussex. Her textile designs have been sold to international companies including IKEA, TJ Maxx and Pottery Barn. Her wall art has sold internationally and has also appeared on the BBC Drama series ‘Cuffs’. She is a member of Chalk Gallery in Lewes, the Adur Art Collective and Horsham Artists with whom she 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
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
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
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 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
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 oils, working with perhaps just four or five colours. My subjects are abstract and semi-abstract land and sea-scapes. I work to communicate the restlessness I feel is present within a scene as a continuously shifting intensity of sound and movement. As such, achievement for me is when all of the viewer’s senses are engaged as they look at the work. I want them to hear and feel … Continue reading