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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My intricate detailed geometric art is a passion that has consumed my dreams and waking life, the more I create the more I wish to create. My aim is to illustrate the point of lucidity between dream state and waking life, the point of dawn and dusk when the light can play tricks on the eye. I am a UK based artist living in Sussex with my wife and children, we live on the edge of the South Downs and some ten minutes walk from the sea. I feel blessed with my wonderful surround...
I retired from primary teaching in 2002, having always been in charge of Art and Design in the various schools in which I taught. I had great opportunities to learn skills across the wide range of arty crafty subjects (everything from pottery to lino cuts from woodwork to embroidery!) On retirement I finally had the energy to explore and develop my own interests. Initially I went to life drawing and sculpture classes, loving creating the human form in clay and stone and this...
I work with a variety of materials. I paint in oils, acrylics and various types if ink. I collect bits and pieces from the beach, natural and man made and often incorporate these in collages and mosaics. Some of my work reflects my travels but mostly it is inspired by the animals, plants and landscapes that surround me.
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...
I make sculptural glass landscapes and beach scenes using a collage of found items from the local beaches and semi-precious stones. I aim to make my glass work and my images as textural as possible, combining the physical world with the imagined. Since the subjects of my work tend to live outside, I have been making some larger scale pieces for the garden. I create my illustrations on found papers, like old books and train tickets. I like to work on weathered surfaces, like w...
The underlying theme in my work is the relationship between past and present.: pathways and markers that delineate the landscape; cities revealing their memories in shadows and decay. Places named in a different age dislocated now from their origins. Stolen meanings and associations with art from the past. A dynamic exchange with ancient sites and artefacts. Much of my work originates in Cornwall and I am represented there at the Riverbank Gallery in Newlyn
Recent News, Offers and Opportunities
Art Classes and Tuition
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.