Paintings

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…

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…

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…

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DELIA LINDON-SPENCE Music has always been central to Delia’s life and painting is an extension of this passion, expressed through colour, shape, layout and the sheer physicality of it all. Delia worked professionally in Ballet, Drama and Opera and currently coaches professional and student singers. To order Giclée prints of Delia’s paintings please contact: delialindon@gmail.com or text 07968 169908 Shirley Trevena, RA Patron of Adur Art Collective, awarded Delia the prize fo…

Denise Collins

Painting and textiles

CHEEKY

I have a lifelong interest in wildlife and animal behavior and this informs most of my current work. I have travelled the world several times and never cease to be amazed by the diversity of life on our planet. I don’t want to capture a generic view of a creature, but need to delve deeper, to expose its inner personality. There should be a relationship between the creature portrayed and the human viewing it. I paint fairly intuitively in acrylic, but my work is based on close…

Eleonora Medwell

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…

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.

Jean Griffiths

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…

Jen Green

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.

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…

Jules Wheeler

Having dabbled unconvincingly for a few years, I started painting in earnest in 2018 when I took a part time adult learning course. I discovered I had a little talent and a lot of passion so have continued from there. Starting off with acrylics, I took the leap into oils a few months ago and absolutely love them. I am still experimenting a lot and discovering myself as an artist, but I really enjoy portraits and unusual close ups.

Tipping Point

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

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…

" Red Construction " painting on canvas

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. Solo Exhibition ,Norway Sep 2019 ” Coastlines ” S…

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…

The Wave 24" x 30" mixed media on deep canvas, unframed, by Kore Sage

I am a mixed media artist and Powertex tutor. I use Powertex Universal Medium, acrylic and other media to create textured art, including textiles, wood and rust. The local coastline, in particular the West Pier structures and seasonal beach skies inspire my paintings and textures. The energy of the coastal weather features a lot in my work this year. Powertex Universal Medium was originally developed as a fabric hardener for sculpture. It has strong adhesive properties for us…

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…

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.

Christmas Decorations at Standen House Oil 40 cms. x40 cms.

I am happiest when I am in the country by a lake or river or knocking about in a small harbour with old fishing boats.      Having been painting for some twenty five years I have  taken inspiration from the many books that I have acquired very often about the impressionists, landscapes, seascapes or still life.       In my working life I was a production engineer making small parts for many industries so my mind tends towards the figurative side of art, I don’t even pretend t…

‘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…

"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…

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…

Steve Mason (ArtBySteve)

I am a contemporary artist whose work was mainly in oils and acrylic paint but now predominately working with charcoal on paper. I am currently studying for a BA in Fine Art at the Greater Brighton Metropolitan College in Durrington. My current work is becoming more figurative. Up until a couple of years ago, figures would have been absent from my practice. As my work has developed, I have started to incorporate figures, although sometimes they have been faceless, something t…

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…

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.  

Sea Spray  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…

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…