Judith works through the medium of stained glass having learnt the techniques at college. This is a centuries old craft which has changed little with the passage of time. Selecting and cutting coloured glass she then hand paints designs such as letters, patterns and pictures onto the glass using traditional glass paints. The painted glass is then fired in a kiln to make the paint permanent. This process of painting … Continue reading
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
Silver Bliss Designs now includes a small range of enamelled jewellery, plus some new editions to the pearl range. Each piece of jewellery, in all the ranges is individually designed by Denise, and no two pieces are ever the same, so you can take pride in the fact that any piece you purchase is totally unique and individual. All items are hallmarked with Denise’s mark (validated by the London Assay … 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
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
Paul is a contemporary wildlife artist with a difference. His canvases are sheets of metal which he carefully corrodes to produce stunningly different wildlife portraits. 4-time finalist in the international ‘Wildlife Artist of the Year’ competition, his focus is on using natural and chemical processes to replicate the texture or environment of his subjects. A passionate conservationist and avid diver, Paul has dived most of the worlds oceans in search … 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 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
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
A lot of my work so far has been commissioned by small companies, galleries and individuals who saw work at an exhibition or came across my through social media or my website. Some commissions come from friends and family, but most are by recommendations and networking. Regardless of the relation, the nature of any commission is such that my creativity is influenced and galvanised by what others want. This interaction … 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
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 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.
My name is Lou and I happily started sculpting mid way through life having spent fifteen years as a Picture Framer, which I also still love. I am passionate about nature and take my inspiration from the stunning natural world around us. My work is full of intricate detail and precise forms, replicating the myriad textures, shapes and contours of our wonderful planet’s flora and fauna: it’s therefore always intriguing … Continue reading
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
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
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