Portraits

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…

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…

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.

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.

‘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…

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…