Eve Alexander

As a member of several Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, my fascination with textiles has grown into an obsession. Learning with great teachers, both at home in Britain and abroad, has helped me develop skills and colour sense. Passing them on to others has developed, alongside weaving ever more complicated designs and producing everything from table mats to jackets. Most of my work is done with natural fibres, wool, … Continue reading

Stephanie Anderson

Stephanie is a contemporary painter exploring an abstract and surreal style of artwork. She incorporates themes of life, death and the vastness of space in her pieces; using vibrant colours and strong textured shapes to give an unusual edge to the natural world. She paints in both acrylic and oil, drawing on her studies of still life, portraits and nature to push her exploration of abstraction further with each painting.

Louise Astridge

Using a heated wire and blow torches, Louise uses the art of Pyrography to create her images on natural wood slabs incorporating the unique characteristics of the wooden canvas with her love for wildlife and nature. Much of Louise’s work has been through commission creating unique portraits of much loved pets and over the next few years she hopes to ‘branch out’ to develop her skills further.

Paul Baden

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

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  

Denise Bliss

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

Sam Brickman

As an introduction I’m Sam, a West Sussex based photographer specialising in Events, Landscapes and Wildlife. Over the years I’ve been approached to work on several commissions born out of personal projects, most notably my four 365 photo-a-day journals. My work is varied and includes; HEEM’s ‘Year in the Life’ promoting the East Midlands to trainee Doctors, More Radio’s Awards Events across the South Coast, Chestnut Tree House – 15th … Continue reading

Angela Brittain

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

Janet Brown

I shared a love of fabric, threads, stitch and the sheer joy of creating something with my mother and this has been a common thread throughout my life. Awareness of the myriad detail in the use of colour, in nature, art, fabrics, patterns, even make-up has always been there and is a constant source of inspiration.

Pearl Budgen

I love to paint a variety of natural forms,my preferred medium is Acrylic on canvas which l add mixed media for texture,also enjoy working with Charcoal and Pastels. I started painting for fun and soon discovered a love and outlet for my creative abilities. I found many different ways to experiment with paint and wanted to develop my skills and continued to explore art, so l choose to enhance my … Continue reading

Tracie Callaghan

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.  

Fleur Campbell

I make abstract landscape paintings. Experimenting with coloured pigments, solvents, chalks, graphite and inks on large square canvases allows me to play with the picture plane. I like to let the fluids flow across the surface, turning and tilting to form a loose, organic grid on which to build further layers. Cold wax creates deep ridges which can be carved into or scraped back to reveal shimmering veils of coloured … Continue reading

Deborah Carter

Original jewellery designs reflecting my love of pattern and colour. All of my pieces are created and constructed by me, using carefully chosen semi-precious materials and metals, including silver. Recently I have also been exploring the use of other elements, such as textile, polymer and rubber to create contemporary jewellery and little pieces of wearable art.

Esther Clark

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

Pam Clarke

My work can be found in galleries in the Surrey/Sussex area. Floral abstract is my particular interest at the moment but I also undertake portrait commissions in water based oils or acrylics. An additional pursuit is Lino printing.  

Yvonne Clements

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.

Sue Collins

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

Keith Coomber

I am a semi professional artist living and working in Sussex. I love to paint in oil and acrylics and my influences are numerous, from the classics to the contemporary. My art has now sold around the country and recently won best painting at an exhibition I was involved with in Sussex. Commissions available, affordable and accessable as I believe quality art should be available to all.  

Deborah Crago

My artworks are all inspired by the beauty, variety and intricacy of flowers. I work in a couple of different mediums: drawing as well as textile artwork. My graphite drawings are magnified sections of flowers. My intention is to enable the viewer to look at a specific flower in a more intimate way. By removing the distraction of colour, I aim to show the intricacy of the flowers, the detail, … Continue reading

Janine Creaye

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

Alison Crowe

I have been making jewellery for around ten years but have devoted the past three exclusively to working with silver. I love designing and working with this beautiful metal as it offers so many creative possibilities. I usually draw my inspiration from the forms and details found in nature, adding my own minimalist twist, aiming to create unique, versatile and wearable pieces of jewellery that will stand the test of … Continue reading

Holly Dale

I started out with the support of The Princes Trust in 2012, after completing my BA Hons degree in Surface and Textiles Design. I also studied City and Guilds interior design, 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 styles, … Continue reading

Macrina Danaila

I am passionate about nature and try to shape landscapes, butterflies, birds, sea sides I paint mainly in acrylics using under unlimited variety of colours in my artwork. Infinity is the limit.

Iris Davies

Landscapes and portraits in oils and acrylic painted on canvas or paper. Landscapes take inspiration from places visited over the past few years, and portraits are of mainly family and friends.  

Natalie Davies

Natalie is a painter. She regularly exhibits with HAOS. This year she will be showing her most recent series of paintings which are an exploration on the theme of rain.

Sue Elliott

Sue’s watercolour paintings reflect her interest in the natural world in all seasons. She loves the atmospheric weather of the UK with it’s magical mists, vast array of cloudy skies and spectrum of ever-changing and ever elusive light, which together make a watercolourist’s delight. Her work is mainly representational although recently she has toyed with a more realistic abstract approach.

Brenda Finch

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

Mandy Ford

Welcome to my birthing of Broccoli and Grape, what an awesome opportunity that I’m able to step into, with the love and support of family, friends & Faith. I’ve had time to express & evolve into what i’m producing from delicate watercolours to acrylic & other materials. I’ve also explored making & painting my own cards as well as photography. I try and recycle materials were possible.

Katherine Giannini

Kat’s love for creating artwork started as early as she can remember. Inspired by many things she’s only in the last few years started to specialise in animals and wildlife. She is heavily interested in protecting our wildlife, environment and planet, so much so that this year she has converted almost all her packaging to biodegradable and recyclable products.

Carolyn Gibbs

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

Joanna Gill

My work explores hand dyed fabrics, screen and lino printing. I enjoy capturing abstract forms in nature and drawing these in bold and colourful expressive marks. I use lino printing as it shows the skill of the artist, as its not mass manufactured by a machine. Mistakes can occur in hand – made items, and it’s this idea of imperfections (Wabi – sabi, a Japanese expression for impermanence & imperfections … Continue reading

Heather Glenny

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

Vicky Glyn

Vicky Glyn is a textile artist making mainly contemporary wall hangings, but also cushions throws and table mats. The key qualities of her work are the use of exciting colour schemes, and the interplay of movement and stillness via the use of pattern and geometric forms. Her works seem to glow with an inner light as if back-lit. Her works often have a spiritual quality, and she says she would … Continue reading

Vicky Gomez

Vicky Gomez is a Spanish artist based in Horsham. After many years working as Graphic Designer and 3D Artist in several projects, Vicky decided to return to her passion, Painting. Inspired by sea life and nature she starts to create several watercolour works. She always liked to experiment with different materials, using paint, paper, cardboard and pencils in her works. Now she is also using linocut and printmaking in her … Continue reading

Steve Gubbins

Photographic abstracts of the oldest Yew trees in the UK also abstract reflections. Porcelain pots, bowls, dishes, candlesticks and pieces of art.

Ian Hadley

I am a local artist working in acrylics , painting landscapes and seascapes of West Sussex. My paintings are of scenes which have inspired me by their qualities of light, space and life. It is these that I try to capture and convey to the viewer, creating a positive emotional response. I exhibit my work locally and sell widely.  

Jean Holder

Original pottery handmade in Maplehurst. A variety of earthenware and Raku, functional as well as decorative.
Also fused glass jewellery. Continue reading

Alison Ingram

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

Heather Irvine

I am a contemporary nature inspired artist depicting wildlife, equestrian and canine subjects (and the odd human once in a while). My work is based around the senses and emotions and has its roots firmly planted in impressionism with a dash of expressiveness using loose brushwork and energetic strokes whilst retaining the feeling of presence and place. Mainly working from my own imagination, I dabble in oils, acrylic, mixed media … Continue reading

Sara Jardine

Sara is a screenprinter originally from London, new residing in Sussex. Using bold imagery and neon brights to convey her love of contemporary art. Drawing inspiration from the world around her, past and present, new and old stories, and current affairs, and dots there are always dots  

Angela Jenkinson

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.    

Michael Joseph

For Michael Joseph the purpose of art is not to create a photo-realistic image of life. His work is a translation into artistic values like a simple line, shape or space to such an extent that it becomes stimulating it its own right. The mind is intrigued and something much deeper and lasting results. In this way he is able to explore and experiment on any subject. He particularly enjoys … Continue reading

Sheila Kane

Original paintings in colourful mixed media, interpreting landscapes, nature, sea and skies.  

Helga Keri

The painting became a passion of mine from a very early age and continues to be an integral part of my life. I am inspired by so many things, such as the colors and the trees. I work in acrylics with pastels or oils. I have been painting in pastel for over 15 years. When I was a child, I had got a Master who helped for me in the … Continue reading

David Meeking

Semi abstract sea and landscapes painted in oil on canvas.

Kevin Meeten

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

Rebecca Melliard

“For as long as I can remember I have been a creator or ‘mess maker.’ Having spent much of my childhood in and out of hospital, the activity that made me happy was always cutting, sticking and making pictures. It is this that instilled in me both the desire and need to create.”

Jill Mills

I create hand knitted jewellery using fine wire and beads. Techniques include knitting, French knitting and crochet. I make felted bead which are included in the pieces. Each piece of jewellery is unique and individual.    

Grahame Morgan-Watson

Paintings expressing vibrant, colourful interpretations of floral images, unusual landmarks and musical impressions. They share a rich textural quality from mixed medias, oils and acrylic on canvas.

Claire Morris

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

Abdollah Nafisi

British-Persian duo safeguarding traditional handcrafted joinery in a modern-day context. Kate and Abdollah strive to be creators of luxury ‘future heritage’ in everything they do, where modern and high end meets heritage craft and timeless design, so that Nafisi pieces can be passed on to the next generation.

Sharon Norman

Contemporary impressionist painter using oils, water colour & earth inks. Specialising in painting sea, beaches & local scenes. Lively, colourful paintings & affordable trays with watercolour images

Edith Pargh Barton

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.  

Cherry Parsons

Sunshine, light, water and people are my inspiration. I like to paint and draw things that make me happy and other people smile I paint, mainly, in acrylics and oils but also like to add texture to some of my images and I use all manner of things to create the desired effect. My style would probably be described as realism but that is achieved using multiple layers, colours and … Continue reading

Jan Paynter

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 Pearson

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.

Kate Pincott

British-Persian duo safeguarding traditional handcrafted joinery in a modern-day context. Kate and Abdollah strive to be creators of luxury ‘future heritage’ in everything they do, where modern and high end meets heritage craft and timeless design, so that Nafisi pieces can be passed on to the next generation.

Bruce Ringrose

Hand made jewellery combining time-honoured jewellery making techniques with a mixture of traditional materials like Gold, Silver, gemstones and contemporary materials like cold enamel, acrylic and resin.  

Lou Sainty

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

Benjamin Smith

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

Judith M Smith

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

Paul Talbot

My paintings reflect a passion for the natural world and all its beauty. Working in oils, I aim to capture my favourite scenes in a loose realism style. Focusing on light and colour, I try to create striking, bold scenes that stand out, in a surprising way.  

Lesley Taylor

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

Susan Tindall

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

Joanna Wenczka

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 Westerdijk

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

Andre P Westerdijk

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

Jackie White

“Jackie uses a variety of 2D media including oils, pastels, acrylic and printing, I tend to revolve around these processes and experiment and combine media. Im presently working figuratively.”  

Jo Willis

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.  

Mark Wilson

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

Pat Wright

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

Horsham Branch Embroiderers’ Guild

Contemporary and traditional work by both the individual members and branch projects of Horsham Branch. Mixed media, hand and machine embroidery featured as well as pieces by our Young Embroiderers. .