Art and Artists

A selection of boat images taken from Shoreham-by-Sea, designed as an original Shoreham-by-Sea postcard.

Hello, My name is Aaron Broadhouse and I'm the owner of Photal Photography at Tarmount Studios. It is a family run business based in the heart of Shoreham-by-Sea (West Sussex). I have been at Tarmount Studios for nearly a decade, selling not only my own art work, but the work of local artists as well, in a variety of different formats. With my partner Sam, we also specialise in a bespoke framing and mounting service, offering a variety of mouldings and mount board to chose fr...

Abby Martin

Inspired by the natural environment, described as manmade nature or fake nature. The sculptures are intentionally non-confrontational, blending in with their organic environment, enhancing and transforming a space creating a unobtrusive natural scene. Larger installations leave the audience at leisure to pass through at will, providing a source of escapism. Resin and fibre-glass and a variety of metal finishes are used to create the majority of my work, this makes them suitab...

Silver Bangles

Working from my home studio in West Sussex, I design and create jewellery pieces inspired by organic shapes, patterns and textures using a range of traditional silversmithing skills. All items are in a contemporary, wearable style. After working in the arts and higher education for a number of years I took lessons from a professional silversmith. What started out as a bit of an experiment then became an all-consuming passion. I now devote most of my time to designing and maki...

Alison McGechie

Alison works from her studio in Brighton Open Market creating sculpture and ceramic vessels and teaching adults and children handbuilding skills in clay. A teacher turned artist, Alison takes her inspiration from the human form and the human condition. Life drawing is at the root of her artistic practice and her 3D work stems from it. She works in a variety of media; ceramics, wood, metal and stone, as well as continuing to experiment in 2D, developing techniques and the rang...

Droplet Cluster Pendant

Amy makes translucent porcelain lighting from her home studio by the sea with her westie, Dexter, at her feet. As well as being beautifully white and pure porcelain is translucent so the light shines through it when it is very thin. Amy works with this special property of porcelain to make tiles and lights in very thin clay such that when it is fired the ceramic becomes translucent in the light. Studio visits by appointment.

Angela Edwards

I am a contemporary artist working mainly in oil paint on wooden panels and charcoal on paper. I graduated with a BA in Fine Art in 2014 and work from a studio @ West Street loft in Shoreham. In the twenty-first century it is always interesting to see a fine artist conflating traditional materials with new technology.  This is the case in the work of Angela Edwards whose prime medium is oil paint on board or canvas and sometimes charcoal on paper, with the methodology of her...

Art Hobbs 'Cassiopeia' (Flat Earth)

“Growing up near the North East coast, I am inspired by seascapes both real and imagined. I am drawn to forgotten worlds and the mythical, where the possibility of magic lies. I seek out old atlases, maps and stamps to use in my work, combining collage, print and drawing to bring new life and meaning to these beautiful, redundant items”. Sam Hobbs is an Artist Teacher with a background in textiles. She worked as a designer and self-employed shop owner before training to teach...

Candy Medusa

Candy Medusa is an artist, illustrator, marine biologist and loudmouth, constantly confused as to why artists' statements are supposed to be in the third person. Specialising in digital media, pen and ink, mixed media and upcycling, she draws much of her inspiration from nature and is passionate about the environment. She mostly makes art between midnight and 4am when the kids are asleep. Candy has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally, including with the Royal So...

Carol Cleveland

I'm an actress and comedienne, best known as the featured female with Monty Python. Since moving to Shoreham six years ago I've become a patron of the Shoreham Wordfest and have performed two of my own shows for it. I've also appeared in Panto at the Ropetackle Centre here. I've always enjoyed drawing and painting but have only been exhibiting and selling my work since joining the Brighton and Hove Arts Council's Dupont Art Club eight years ago. In 2016 I joined the Adur Art...

Carol Parker

I am an experienced Art Teacher and an enthusiastic Prtintmaker. My quirky Linocuts illustrate well-loved nursery rhymes and sayings or are inspired by local places. I have recently added driftwood assemblages and collages to my repertoire, giving me an excuse to spend hours on the beach! I exhibit regularly in an Open House at Brighton Festival, in Steyning and here in Shoreham.

Chris Dawson

Creativity is a key factor in all my work either as a product designer (my original trade), cartoonist or fine artist. As an artist, I simply paint for my own interest and pleasure and try to create something that people will enjoy and respond to. No subject is safe – a landscape, the human figure, a bunch of flowers. To this I will often include some form of creativity and produce something that is different and thought-provoking. Humour is also an inspiration. All paintings...

Chris Howitt

I have been working with stained glass for about fifteen years. Initially I went on a one year further education glass where I learned the basics of leaded glass. Following that I went on to work with glass by myself, showing in Adur Art Trail and working on commissions for stained glass panels and windows, until I was persuaded by Sue Wallis to enrol on her stained glass course. Sue was a highly creative and talented artist who was passionate about glass and equally passiona...

Christine Lloyd Walker

I use ceramic wall and floor tiles, often vintage or recycled discontinued tiles, to create modern and contemporary panels and framed pieces for interiors and gardens. My commissions have included interpreting children's drawings for playground mosaics. I also paint acrylic landscape canvases and floral water colours in abstract form.

Tree Sprite; wire, paper, resin

The source and inspiration for my sculptures is the natural world.  Sometimes I begin by sketching  in the landscape, or I may bring objects back home to work with.  My intuition and imagination play a large part in the development of each piece.  More recently I have been using metal such as copper, recycling it from the scrap yard.  Each piece comes with its own history and patina;  the material and surface then become an integral part of the sculpture. I use different mate...

Claire Craig

My passion is working in copper,which i source from a recycling yard in a variety of forms. I then turn it into a range of jewellery,which includes bangles,earrings,rings and pendants. I have also recently made a selection of fused glass and copper pieces which i am currently working to transform into pendants.

Claudia Rivers-Bland

I have been a print maker for over 25 years and have been influenced by a variety of subjects and themes which is why my work has many different styles and subject matter. I like to interlink many print techniques together to create a rich surface that explores my love of colour pattern and shape. I live in Brighton and still teach part time. The main thread that runs through all my prints is I like to use the print process like a painter so each work is in very small edition...

Daisy Dawson

A few years ago, while I was studying at Herefordshire College of Art and Design, I daubed acrylic, smoothed on pastels, crumbled charcoal and gouged and stamped lino prints endlessly. There was always one medium that I always returned to however. Watercolour and ink, with which I developed my illustrative style, although at the time I had no idea in which direction it would eventually lead me! Skip forwards to more recent times, settled happily in Shoreham (add one husband,...

Gragen Bach

David is colour-blind from birth. Born into a time and place where colour-blindness was considered a limiting factor, David was consciously discouraged at school from taking up an artistic career. David’s most lasting memory of being exposed to mind-boggling art (as a teenager) was Coventry Cathedral; and it was from there that his love of coloured glass began. At the turn of the 21st century David found himself with free time and went on a stained- glass course. This lead on...

David King

The main focus of my work is the human face and figure. I enjoy using a range of media but mostly I employ charcoal, conte crayon, pastel and oil paint. I am fascinated by the effects of light and colour on the human face and figure. My influences are largely from the realist tradition. My approach is based on observation and the endeavour to depict the presence of the subject. I live on Shoreham Beach. I hold a diploma in Fine Art from MET Northbrook College, Worthing. My wo...

David Stringer

Another Slice Multi medium canvases

Winter, Storr, Skye, pastel

I have always been interested in painting and colour. So after doing a foundation course in art and various other courses I took painting more seriously and also took classes in stained glass using copperfoil technique. I have got my inspiration from various artists over the years but as I am a Christian, I am inspired by God's creation around me. I am always developing my art in both my painting and my glass work, exploring new ways to do things and to express my love of nat...

Delia Lindon-Spence/Robin Spence

At Art College Robin studied with tutor Jeffrey Camp RA and then had training in Aeronautical Engineering before becoming an Architect - winning many International and National competitions / awards. Robin has twice exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Robin now concentrates on Art and is currently working on both abstract and figurative drawing / painting, and experimenting with multimedia techniques - but he still finds time; energy permitting, for Church, musi...

Della Clarke

I am an artist living in West Sussex. I paint and draw Wildlife and Landscapes

Denise Collins

Painting and textiles

Dr aRt (Rachel Rankin-Hayward)

Rachel is a professional musician who has been developing her artistic practice as a potter for two years studying with Roberto Gagliano and Carina Ciscato.

Elaine Bellamy

I create mosaics from china ornaments and crockery, which I find in car boot sales, charity shops and antique shops. Sometimes I use family heirloom crockery when making a piece for a family member. The pieces vary in size and complexity. I am happy to take commissions, although all the designs are individual and depend on what I find on my travels. However, any favourite elements you have can be included.

Girl with a Perl Earing (Remembering Vermeer) Original print on canvas 20’x16’

My name is Eleonora Medwell, and I am a self-taught artist. I was born in Ukraine and have lived in Worthing, West Sussex, UK since 2005 with my husband Kenneth Medwell. I loved to draw when I was a child but painting became my passion just three years ago, when I started to paint nearly every day.  I inspired by the beauty of nature, people’s faces, mixed media and art works of other artists. I get inspiration from the nature, faces, mixed media and art works of other artist...

Frans de Leij

I did not go to art school - in fact, I trained as a biologist at the University of Wageningen (The Netherlands). Although, I am a self-taught painter, I have gained a lot of inspiration from the work of other artists, notably from impressionist water-colourists like Edward Seago, John Yardley, Edward Wesson, Nina Engle and Trevor Chamberlain. The work of these painters breathes an air of directness and freshness that is so attractive about watercolour and almost impossible t...

Mystical chaos

I have enjoyed exploring with paints a few years ago just to see where this was taking me. My curiosity was driving me to use colour in different ways layering, constructing deconstructing dissolving  and just allowing the canvas to make itself. Sometimes it was instant result giving me a sense of completion almost immediate no need  to add or change just let the painting be Other times it was a  much longer journey  to achieve a tone , an energy I felt was relevant. By movin...

Summer Garden;  fold

Originally trained as a Stage Designer, for many years I worked in costume design and production for the two London opera houses. Recently I have been creating paintings, embroideries and textile based pieces in response to my immediate environment; the river Adur in all its changing moods, the tidal ebb and flow under the looming presence of the South Downs and even the  sun-baked streets of Shoreham. Most recently I have been  working in acrylics making paintings and drawin...

Gillian Hills

I work with a variety of materials. I paint in oils, acrylics and various types of 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.

Hala Sabet

My work explores the simplicity of Geometry in its broader sense, examining how to stretch its boundaries and break its rules to create sculptural structures and paintings based on this conflict between order and chaos whilst retaining a sense of harmony.

Hilary Stirling

I am a potter working in high-fired stoneware. My ceramic work is organic and reflects the shapes and textures of the beaches and Downs of Sussex. I make dishes and bowls but my preference is for landscape and seascape plaques which depict scenes of Sussex. I fire to 12.60 degrees centigrade and make all my own glazes using wood ash to which I add re-cycled glass. My clay is a blend of local Sussex clay which give the body a rustic, organic finish. I give talks across East an...

Fragments. Abstract depicting how when many things work towards a whole.

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...

Jean Farrer

I make drawings locally or when on journeys. I use these and digested memory to create my work.I am interested in using drawing, colour and light to create atmosphere and a sense of place. I paint in watercolours and oils and have made many artists prints. I have exhibited widely including in Ipswich, Cambridge, Bath, a number of venues in Brighton, in Lewes, Chichester, Alfriston,and in various places in London. I currently have work on show in Ryde I o W, and the Ariege in...

The sky and the sea became one - pieced and stitched textile

I studied Art at Northbrook College in the mid 90's and rekindled a lifelong interest in stitching and Textiles. I have exhibited on the Adur Art Trail every year since its inception. My work is inspired by my interest in geography, landscape and the natural environment.I use a variety of techniques including machine and hand stitching, collage, printing and painting to produce framed and wall hung works as well as smaller pieces. Texture and colour are vital elements of my w...

JGreenWoodlandstream

I'm a Sussex-based artist who enjoys working in different media. My watercolours are inspired by nature, including our beautiful South Downs. My prints are mostly made from paintings done on my travels. I regularly take painting and hiking trips in mountains such as the Alps. I make mosaic mirrors and linocuts and also carve in wood. I am happy to undertake commissions, including for customised paintings and mosaics.

Johannes Kerkhoven

Johannes Kerkhoven, Dutch, lived in Australia now in Hove, East Sussex. Since retiring takes his painting and drawing seriously and exhibits regularly. Published short stories, poetry. Mixed Concrete - Visual Poetry was published Hearing Eye in 2006. Dupont Art Club “Artist of the Year” August. 2016-17.

John Stanley-Clamp

Having studied textile design at art school and at The Royal College of Art, I found that the design aspect helped me in my future jobs. The first one was as the artist at Harrods, followed by designing window displays and exhibitions for Kodak and eventually as Art Director for graphic design at Conrans. After a varied period of freelance work, including photography, in London I moved in to teaching and running the department of visual communications at Northbrook College. M...

Jude Evans

I have lived on the south coast for many years, and the landscape and seaside of East and West Sussex have inspired me to create images that express my sense of connection with local surroundings. Currently, I'm working on making graphic images of local scenes of Worthing, Brighton and Shoreham-by-Sea, using photography and digital technology, which offer a new and exciting way of transforming the landscape into visual art. All my images are available to buy as limited editio...

Judy Alexander

These windblown poppies were painted, layered with textiles and heavily stitched on paper and canvas.

Tipping Point

I paint plein air Landscapes, Sacred-scapes and saucy little "Willendorfs" based on the Paleolithic Venus figurine. ​

Karen Bravery

Karen lives in Shoreham-by-sea and paints in her garden studio. Karen has been using pastels for animal portraits since 2015. She is mostly self-taught. In August 2016, following a long career as a nurse she took early retirement to develop her painting skills and abilities in portraiture. Since retiring she has been attending life drawing classes and is learning to draw and paint the human face. She loves seeing the face of the animal or person emerge from the page.

Spring, Lancing Clump. Oil on canvas, 60cm x 80cm. Framed

Karen Munck FCSD, SGFA was trained at Croydon Art School and completed a post graduate fellowship at the School of Advanced Studies in Manchester before embarking on a career as a highly successful international designer. Having worked for many years as a designer I have, in recent years, returned to my first loves, painting and printmaking. The beach at Shoreham, where I live, is an endless source of inspiration; the weather - extreme, the textures - endless, the colours and...

Collage " 1+3= C "

Most of my work is based on inspiration from modernist architecture and industrial design.Also I`m interested in the contrast between rural and the urban landscape. I use geometry, colour and form to explore the tension between pure abstraction and pictorial representation, latest work is to explore expression of geometrical forms by using  colored paper on collage. My work is held in private collections both in UK and abroad. Saatchi Art Collection "Best of 2015 - 2018 " Lon...

Karolyn Mnich

Karolyn is a printmaker illustrator who has lived in Shoreham for 25 years and where the natural and local landscape have become a feature of her work. Her artwork has been commissioned for a wide range of purposes from cover designs, greeting cards, puzzles, murals to way finding monoliths. Throughout the year Karolyn's colourful lino cuts and wood engravings can be seen at the Shoreham Art Gallery, where unframed prints and cards are also on sale. If you would like to have...

Towards Ferring Country Centre

My paintings are all inspired by my surroundings. I live in West Sussex and have constant inspiration in the Land and Seascapes around me. Visiting seabirds are a constant delight. Oystercatchers, Egrets and Turnstones among them I'm often drawn to paint them. Mostly working in Oil on canvas from my little studio at home in Ferring, from which I can see Highdown Hill, tonal values and the play of light is a delight to try and capture. My dogs soon draw me out of the studio an...

Katherine Lawrie

From an early age Katherine has been familiar with the techniques involved in making jewellery and working with metal. Her father works as a jewellery designer maker and often Katherine would work alongside him in his workshop. By the age of 16 this was a serious hobby and Katherine sold jewellery to her friends for pocket money. She won young Craftsman of the Year in the early 1990s, which made her take her talents more seriously. Katherine went to the Surrey Institute of Ar...

Serenity

I am a mosaic artist and I make 2d pictures, 3D tables and mosaic mirrors. I also take commissions. At present I am working on a series of mosaic angels.

Colour is Therefore Light, oil on linen, 80 x 80cm 2015

Katie Sollohub is a Sussex based artist who is interested in documenting and recording the places she lives and works in through drawings, paintings, performance, photography and poetry. In 2014 she was awarded a Arts Council England grant to fund her year long residence at JMW Turner’s House in Twickenham, which was subsequently restored, and has been opened to the public since 2017. ‘Being a part of this historic project has been a great privilege and an inspiration for me....

Kim Adele Fuller

I live on the Sussex coast in Shoreham by sea and paint seascapes, landscapes, coastal and abstract themes. I am inspired by the ever-changing nature of the sea and the sky that surround me and try to reflect this in my paintings. I particularly enjoy the dramatic, yet transient effects of atmosphere and light and liberating feeling of the space and tranquility of the shoreline. I work primarily in watercolour as I feel it has a translucency and vibrancy hard to match in any...

Kitty McCurdy

Kitty is a contemporary abstract painter, inspired by her local landscape, predominantly the sky. The works evolve, often over several months. Her creative process is intuitive, building up, removing and reworking layers of the canvas. The end result is a subtle composition balancing tone texture and light. Kitty graduated with a degree in illustration in 2003. She was the winner of the ‘PaperHouse future of design award for specialist illustration’ at the Business Design Cen...

Down Deep series

Mixed media and Powertex paintings In 2017, the use of Powertex universal medium evolved textured abstract landscapes into new highly textured paintings with the inclusion of upcycled and natural materials. Kore is a Certified Powertex Tutor and member  of the 2018 Powertex UK Design Team.

Krysia Drury

Krysia Drury studied at Camberwell School of Art in the late 60s. She is a Fine Art Graduate in painting and printmaking. Krysia has taught Art for many years and is now retired and able to devote her time to painting. She opens her own house in Shoreham during the Adur Art Trail and shows in Brighton Open Houses. She is a member of the Sussex Watercolour Society and was a founder member of the Chalk Gallery in Lewes. She has shown work in the Skylark Gallery on the Southbank...

Lesley White

I'm an artist inspired by nature, plants, landscapes and mindfulness. Currently exhibiting giclee prints at Neighbourhood Store, Shoreham and exhibition of landscapes in IO Gallery, Brighton - February 18th-March 2019. My first picture book The House Rabbit was launched by  David Fickling Books, imprint of Random House/Penguin on World Book Day March 2013. "..a modern day chicken-licken..." Susan Elkin's review of The House Rabbit, The Independent March 24th 2013 The House Ra...

Lizzie Lee

I graduated from the University of Brighton in 2000 with a BA in 3-Dimensional Craft, where I experimented with techniques for recycling plastic. My work then was using mainly colourful plastic (from milk bottle tops) fused with fruit and vegetable nettings, and I won the university’s Innovation Award for the process. I later became interested in the delicacy of the actual milk bottles and started fusing them with lace and net curtains. The shades are made from fragments of l...

Lorna Casey

I work with both lead and copperfoil in making stained glass for domestic doors and windows. Recently I have been developing free-standing designs that work more as sculptures for both indoors and in outdoor/gardens spaces. Coloured and textured glass is so very attractive and I play with decorative ideas in making smaller items such as candelholders, hangings and standing birds. In 2012 I designed a piece for St Mary de Haura church art exhibition based on the theme of Celeb...

Lucy Gabriel

Your favourite shoe hand made in clay, to love and cherish forever. Your childs first shoe , a ballet shoe , tap shoe, a favourite old raver trainer , or even a marathon trainer ! Your wedding shoe , or whichever shoe you absolutely love the most . It is my passion to make any shoe , or boot for you to love and keep for your pleasure . Please contact me on 07713847867

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

Marcus Finch

Marcus Finch BA is a self employed multi-media artist and tutor.  He teaches 5 "open media" daytime classes and an evening life class each week. His aim is to provide as much one to one teaching as possible in a session to encourage aspiring artists and enable them to develop an individual style. He is also well known across Sussex for inspiring Demonstrations and Workshops at Art Society meetings, and for exhibiting with both the "Adur Art Collective" and the Worthing "Open...

Marilyn Stafford

Photographer Marilyn Stafford lived in Paris for many years and her photographic career developed there through the encouragement of her friends photographers Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson. As a photo-journalist her work has been published internationally in newspapers, books and magazines. Her work includes Portraits, Fashion and Architecture. Published books include “Silent Stories” – A photographic Journey through Lebanon in the 60’s. Saqi Books, London and “Hampi-...

Melvyn Biddulph

INSPIRATION: everything. BASE MATERIAL: anything that sits still long enough for me to slap paint on it or nail it to a wall. ARTWORK: serious stuff, sad stuff, thinky stuff, but more than anything - happy, silly stuff. SIZE: Any Size. From large works to minuscule. SUBJECTS: Whatever is swimming around in my head at the time. MEDIUM: Anything I can lay my hands on. GENERAL COMMENT: It is really nice, these days, not to worry about what anybody think's about my work. It took...

Mervyn Wallis

My most recent work is in stained glass and I am combining my interest in digital media with silk screen printing sand blasting.I begin by selecting a series of images and then with Photoshop adjust tonality contrast etc and convert them into half tone images which can then be transferred to silk screen and printed onto glass.In addition I can use the screens to produce images which can be sand blasted onto the glass.

Nancy Ouchida Howells

Nancy believes that beautiful letters, words, thoughts and actions combine for the betterment of the human spirit. She explores stretching the traditional idea of letterforms by using colour planes,, body movement, fragmentation, collage, etc. and create word paintings. She graduated with a MA degree in Design and worked making an IBM exhibition for Charles Eames, auto convention exhibits for Mazda Motors, many computer brochures and manuals, health food packaging, etc. After...

Naomi Frances

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...

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...

Nina Smith

I was brought up in Cornwall, the daughter of two potters, where my early life was heavily influenced by a wealth of local craftspeople, and the magical shapes and colours of the sea and the land. As a former graphic designer working in colour for printing, my inherent design skill translates perfectly to my glass work. Combining textures, layers and colour, I produce bold graphic patterned glasswork including dichroic jewellery, tableware and art.

Over the Moon

Over the Moon is a non-profit community arts organisation spreading the joys of creativity and togetherness throughout Adur. We run regular and pop up creative activities for all ages and coordinate large scale, public, community arts projects. For more information about Over the Moon and where you can find us please visit us at www.weareoverthemoon.org, www.facebook.com/weareoverthemoon and www.instagram.com/weareoverthemoon

Sorrento

I love the luminosity of watercolour. However recently I have been combining watercolour with mixed media on canvas, predominately painting water and seascapes.

‘Nightwatch’ watercolour

Creating a 2D image of a 3D subject can be frustrating and torturous as often as it is satisfying and joyous, but what I love about it is that it is always totally absorbing. You will see from my work that I enjoy different subject matter as well as different mediums and styles. I find that different mediums suit different subjects, and switching between all these things keeps the work spontaneous and fresh-for me as well as, I hope, for those viewing it. I am passionate abou...

Love Letter- Collagraph

Peon is a local printmaker and she uses everyday object or scenery to tell a story. She loves walking at the South Downs and the woodland, her recent work depicted the landscape where she escapes from her day to day roles and where she finds balance in her life and gain strength for her inner-self.  Printmaking found her at her second year of her Fine Art degree. She loves process and steps; there is a set format to follow and she just loses herself when printing and wiping t...

Phil Driver

I am a member of the Shoreham art Gallery, a few of my works oil paintings and sculptures are here. Mostly I paint from photos I have taken in and around Shoreham.

Rob Mair

I work with different types of clay ranging from porcelain, to clays with course textures. I favour hand building with a preference for slabwork. I make up my own slips and glazes and employ different surface techniques depending on the type of clay used in the construction of the piece.

Sally Croucher

Trained in Three Dimensional design specialising in ceramics. Now exploring the delights of fused glass-  currently making a version of glass bunting.

Sarah Bridgland

Whilst on holiday St Ives, I discovered Glass Fusion by Jo Downs. At the time I had just started the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at West Dean College expecting to specialise in Oil Painting. I booked my first Glass Fusion course with Alex Robinson (now Powell) and fell in love with the medium. I gained my Diploma in 2013 and am now enjoying working in my own studio in the garden. Once I had discovered Glass Fusion I realised how important colour is in my world. I wor...

"All the way there and back again" Part 2

I try to paint my emotional connection to a landscape rather than a photographic representation. Often the way light is interacting with a landscape dictates the colours I use to describe it – morning light is pink and peach, the earth is often blue and cold while at Sunset the light is red or orange, grass is warmer and colours richer. People have a strong affinity with colour and often don’t realise how closely connected to emotion it is. When someone looks at one of my pai...

Darcie, Oil paint on Canvas

My work as an artist falls within the mediums of paint and drawing. I am an emotional artist and all of my work is from an emotional experience. I like to romanticise my work and create work to be pleasing to the eye. However I do touch upon Surrealism when an event has created a change within my emotional state which compels myself to capture this within art. Working within the boundaries of Realism I flourish and my creative mind likes to explore the world around us, photog...

Seagull Hove Prom

Arts University Bournemouth Photography graduate, 1994. I love to capture everyday beauty, from a hard frost to a sunrise, a tiny flower to an huge oak tree. I also take portraits and although I have a studio, I prefer to do environmental portraits. I love to go to places where my subjects have a connection, a place that meaningful and brings out the best in them.

Big red pepper

After leaving school i went to Worthing Art College from there i went to Newport Art College in South Wales where i studied Graphics/Illustration which i really loved. Our teaching was based on really looking and seeing in order to be able to draw really well.   I loved the process of Litho while i was there and although this was difficult to pursue when not at college i have done a course of this taught by a friend at North Star Studios in Brighton. At that time i was doing...

Sharon Kent

I am a potter and work from my garden studio on Shoreham Beach. Locally I'm known as Beach Pottery. I love working with all types of clay, earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. I make functional objects, pottery that can be used every day. Currently I'm making plates, bowls, mugs and dishes but I'm also making porcelain candle holders.

Shireen Avis  Boulders

I trained in Zimbabwe as a Textile and Jacquard designer at the Bulawayo College of Applied Art and Design gaining a distinction in textile technology. I work towards a sense of atmosphere in my work and also concentrate on mark making to give the impression of texture where needed.

Shirley Trevena

Shirley Trevena has always pushed the boundaries of watercolour and is regarded as one of Britain's most innovative watercolourists. Shirley breaks the conventional rules of watercolour in many different ways: through her bold compositions, unusual perspectives, fascinating textures an, above all, the strength and vibrancy of her colour combinations. "Since I resigned from my planning job over 25 years ago to become a full-time artist, I have had the most wonderful adventure...

Shoreham Art Gallery

Shoreham Art Gallery is a collective of over 20 local artists, all involved in the running of this unique gem. We take turns to man the gallery so there’s opportunity to come in and enjoy a chat with the creator of your favourite works of art. We are also happy to help you find that perfect gift or for you to browse the wide selection of work inside the gallery or around our beautiful sculpture garden at you own pace. We offer both traditional and contemporary arts and crafts...

The artist at work

I have always been tempted to turn ideas into paintings. Following convention I haven't always taken that path. For years I have been producing paintings that I thought I should produce. Paintings that were traditional and realistic. Now into my second year of a BA (hons) Fine Art degree, I am letting rip. Not just painting but experimenting with sculpture and photography, seeing things, not just in my mind, but seeing things in the environment. Trying different things in dif...

Downland Daffodils

Using a combination of photography and sketching, as well as drawing on her own personal experiences and memories, Sue creates images which are primarily of Sussex and the surrounding area. She is currently working predominately with lino printing. The linocut work is created usually in a limited edition on acid free paper using good quality printing inks. Each work is titled, signed and numbered by Sue. There may be some variation in colour between the images due to the hand...

Sue Edwards

Handmade books I love books, paper and ink. I also enjoy manipulating paper. This has led me to make notebooks and journals from a variety of hand made papers. I also make books of envelopes called memory keepers for storing mementos of every day life. Anything from bus tickets, and locks of hair to old photographs, objects that hold a special memory for the owner.

Sue Hawksworth

I have long been inspired by the effect man and nature have on the landscape. Light and shadow play an important part in my work enabling the pattern and form of the landscape to be revealed. I have explored these themes in a range of media including monoprint and collograph. I enjoy working with different materials and processes, and the flexibility of mixing media enables me to explore more abstract forms. Recently, I have been making drawings of ruined buildings, including...

Susan Pennock

Much of my subject matter is taken from the natural and urban landscape around me, the places I have encountered. I have always been interested in buildings, their interior and architectural details, their place in the landscape and the associations we have with them I usually begin a drawing upon a ground of dark pigment so that I can emphasise tonal contrasts and gradually lighten areas of the composition to create form and add detail. I love the atmospheric effects that a...

Susanne Hopkinson

I work mainly in watercolour and pen although I have dabbled in pencil crayon and pastels, with the odd foray into oils.  I have lived in Sussex for over twenty years and feel that the Downs have a special place in my paintings , hence the multitude of sheep.  There is a rather illustrative edge to my painting and sometimes I venture beyond what I see and instead use my imagination . Hence the paintings of ladies with dogs or the exuberant floral depictions. My Shop Seasonal...

Waterloo Sunset (section)

Papercuts on vintage maps and music sheets My choice of vintage maps and music sheet is as much a part of my inspiration helping me to tell new stories and bring new life to a piece of paper lost in a box or destined for the dump. Over the years, maps and music sheets have rekindled memories from numerous customers, the paper and the story unlocking that first kiss, memory of that day out or a simple future dream. Each story starts life as a freehand drawing before i cut the...

Ted Young

I began as a cartoonist and was published in Private Eye etc. I am self taught and have developed as an artist in local art groups. My main inspiration comes from my observations of life! Three years ago I traveled to New Orleans somewhere I had always wanted to visit and where my perspective on life and art was changed forever. I would call myself an Expressionist and I like to tackle drawing and painting Portraits, Still Life and Illustration.

Teresa Martin

I enjoy the challenge of making new solid forms from various powdered and liquid substances, both natural and man made. This is achieved by my adaptation of the casting process. The materials have a fresh existence and a new structure. There is a strong sense of game playing in this process. I set certain rules but much is left to chance and rapid decisions are needed to guide the emergence of the eventual piece. Its working with and against Nature. The rhythmic manipulation...

Terry Griffin

I’ve been working with clay for most of my life and still get surprised by its possibilities. More recently I’ve also been exploring the potential of ink and water. Having recently moved to Shoreham Beach I have found my surroundings and specifically my early morning Tai chi practice by the sea are influencing my work.

Silver and enamelled bracelet

I design and make contemporary silver and enamelled jewellery. The pieces are made using either silver sheet or wire which I texture and form into the finished article. Although my jewellery is contemporary I use traditional methods when making each item. I use semi precious stones and pearls which I personally select from first class suppliers. My jewellery may be purchased from The Shoreham Art Gallery, 27 Brunswick Road, Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex BN43 5WA or by contacti...

High Country with Lake  Pastel

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. I also work as a...

Tim Huitson

I have been painting for many decades but have only recently exhibited to a wider public. Previously, exhibitions and sales were at my home and garden studio on Shoreham Beach. Formal artistic education since school started with the Aesthetics course at university and since then continued with lengthy one-to-one contact with artists who have developed specific techniques. The canvases mainly inhabit an area in the interstices between pure abstract and representations of lands...

Tina Stiles

Tina took up painting after retiring from a career in marketing and public relations, promoting fashion and the arts in London and Sussex. She has lived in Brighton for 47 years and exhibits her work in exhibitions and galleries throughout Sussex. She uses a variety of mediums including acrylic, gouache, pastel and oil. Her style is ‘graphic’ and she’s particularly fond of the style of the 1920s/30s. She has a penchant for cats, oil portraits and buildings that mean something...

Poppy #2 - June 2018 - Paint, Print & Mixed Media 75x100cm

I am fascinated by what it is to be human, our encounters with nature and creation of man-made objects as a result. My art seeks to convey aspects of beautiful imperfection I see in the world. My intention is to create pictures and images that resonate and connect with others. Previously a Londoner, I am loving the fresh air and openness of West Sussex.  My home since 2011 is on edge of downs overlooking coastal town and sea, these local scenes have provided me with wonderful...

Tony Day

Photography, illustration and digital manipulation.

Val Chandler

Living on the coast at Shoreham I find water a great inspiration for many of my paintings. I have been painting for 10 years and enjoy experimenting with different applications of watercolour, including the unconventional technique of using watercolour on canvas. I am a full member of the Association of Sussex Artists and show my work regularly in various exhibitions locally.

Vanessa Reynolds

I relocated to the beautiful County of Sussex from Hampshire in September 2016 and I have been captivated by the landscape and seascape here. My latest body of work has tried to capture the vibrant colours of the sun lit hills and valleys of the South Downs this Summer ‘Walks with Owen.’ I have also included part of a collection of dancing couples, particularly focussing on dramatic lighting and the physicality of dance. I was selected to be as a contestant on Sky Arts Landsc...

Wendy Standen

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...