Watercolour

The Picnic

Christine uses ceramic wall and floor tiles, often vintage or recycled discontinued tiles, to create modern and contemporary panels and framed pieces for interiors and gardens. Her commissions have included interpreting children’s drawings for playground mosaics. Christine studied Textile Design at Birmingham College of Art & Design and has recently returned to painting large decorative acrylic and mixed media canvasses. Her inspiration is colour and texture to form inter…

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…

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…

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.

Tipping Point

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

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…

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…

Michael Windross

The word ‘texture’ is used in two rather different ways when talking about watercolours. The first with reference to the painting itself; the technique used in the painting – so one can talk about ‘experimenting with texture’ or ‘the effects of adding texture’. The second refers to what is being painted, especially to its ‘surface texture’. I am more interested in the second.  Attempting to relay to the viewer, not just the surface texture, but also the material of the object…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.  

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.