Sussex Artists

Painters in Watercolour, Oil, Acrylic and Mixed Media. Portraits, Landscapes, Seascapes, Urban scenes, Figurative, Pop Art, Expressionist and Abstract Art. Drawings, Charcoals, Pastels, Pen and ink, Calligraphy, Stained and Fused glass. Sculpture, Stone and Wood carving, Pottery, Ceramics, Paper cuts, Printmaking and Linocuts. Jewellery, Mosaics, Poetry, Textiles and craftsman designed wooden furniture.

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Featured Artists

Louise Durham

Louise makes beautiful sculptures combining vibrant stained glass with the textures and durability of reclaimed groyne timber. They add colour and focus to any garden and are stunning indoors when backlit.

Nick Orsborn

Nick Orsborn has lived and worked in Brighton as an Artist/Designer for over 40 years. He divides his time between Painting - mainly in Watercolour, and the designing and making of cast resin Jewellery. In 2007 he was elected to the membership of The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour (RI), and he exhibits paintings each year at the RI Annual Exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London. Nick also produces a wide range of limited edition giclée Prints of his work. Many of...

Isla Willatt

Painting is the language I use to express myself. As a creative activity, it is the most absorbing. I paint with acrylics but rarely use a brush. Fingers, sticks and the fine edge of card, give me the instant results and texture I’m looking for. My topics vary depending on circumstances. I am inspired by colour, architecture and landscape and have recently been developing abstract images. I have exhibited my work in various Open Houses throughout Brighton. I took part in The...

Rachael Swift

Trained at workshops under late John Skelton in Ditchling. Lives and works in Keymer and carves in a variety of stone. The stone dictates the style of work but mainly, it is life inspired abstract and of a tactile nature created by curves. John Skelton said "we do not have straight lines in our sculpture".Exhibits throughout Sussex. A member of Attic Club. Work created for both interior &exterior display  in a range of manageable size and affordable price. A regular exhib...

Rachel Thomas

I create simple functional pieces with an emphasis on simplicity of form, organic in inspiration, with a special handmade quality that makes each piece unique. My ceramics are handmade in small batches and I produce a few small collections a year.I am drawn to simple forms and the beauty of the imperfect. I have an interest in surface texture and keep glazes simple, often white. I work mainly with earthenware and stoneware, sometimes distorting a too-perfect form, or marking...

Maddie Zayeet

I like to use film-making, photography, theatre, sculpture and papier-mache in my work. Art is how I tend to engage in political expression, connect with nature and explore pattern and chaos. I'm a founding member (1998) of The Dyke Modern art collective which runs workshops and events locally. You can have a look at some of my films on my Youtube channel: Maddie Zayeet


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Art Classes and Tuition

Papercutting Workshop
Time: September 22 @ 1:00 pm – September 22 @ 4:00 pm

The workshop is a one of session of 3 hours in which time I'll run briefly through the history of paper cutting. We'll be practicing a few techniques, after which you will be ready to create your own papercut. You can either use a template or design your own intricate image to cut, ready for framing or mounting on cards at your own leisure. You may come prepared with ideas, sketches or get inspired from many reference books provided. All materials and use of specialist tools provided, (remember to bring your glasses if you need them!) Maximum of 8 people. The workshop cost is £30. I will be running the workshops, from 1pm to 4pm in the comfort of my house in Portslade Old Village. There is plenty of free parking available and the No 1 and 1A bus stops almost opposite the house. The early afternoon session means perfect timing for tea/coffee and home made cakes! Let me know if you would like me to reserve a place for you on one of these days and I'll send you a booking form and details for deposit to secure your place. Dates available: Saturday 22nd September (1pm - 4pm ) Saturday 6th October (1pm - 4pm ) Please email me to request a booking form. Thank you

Jewellery Workshop Day Classes
Time: October 13 @ 10:00 am – October 13 @ 3:30 pm

We welcome all abilities. Most basic techniques are covered within the first few classes and can then be explored by the individual. More complex skills can be introduced, including stone setting, charcoal casting, box making, surface texturing and reticulation. All classes are design led, and the individual should steer their own learning to achieve their personal goals. We have a maximum of eight students in a session, each student works individually rather than on a tutor led project, allowing students to work at their own pace and also enabling beginners and those with some knowledge to work comfortably within the same group, which has many learning benefits. I’m very happy to advise on the purchase of tools and materials, and can also arrange visits from gemstone suppliers, and trips to trade fairs. I believe that a jeweller cannot be proficient in every skill and technique involved in jewellery making, so I would expect students to use specialist craftspeople for things like casting, lapidary work, engraving and I do not teach enamelling. Please feel free to bring your own tools, sketching equipment and plenty of enthusiasm.

Metal Form-Folding Workshop
Time: October 13 @ 10:00 am – October 13 @ 4:00 pm

This workshop is designed for everyone who has no knowledge or skill of metal folding but who wants to try their hand – but beware it can be a noisy day (even wearing ear-defenders). The cost for the day is £99.00 and includes use of tools and all the materials needed. There are a maximum of six places on each course and they usually run on a Saturday from September through to May. Book early to avoid disappointment, or you may prefer to start by calling David on 07796-141180 to find out about suitability and available places.

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