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…

Alison Crowe Jewellery

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…

Aylin Dengizer-Sharp

Aylin has a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art. She studied graphic design in Georgia, USA, and lived abroad for some years, working in the Bahamas and Spain as a practicing artist, painting marine subjects and street scenes. Aylin works mainly in oils and acrylics using sketches and camera as her reference materials to capture the essence of a scene. Aylin’s principle source of inspiration is her travels in the United Kingdom and abroad. She is mainly interested in the effects of…

Benedicte Fulton

Benedicte Fulton is an Artist and Textile Designer. She trained at Chelsea College of Art and lives in West Sussex with her husband Nick. She uses painting, torn edges and mark making to create atmospheric landscapes.

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…

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…

Abode; fired clay, coiled, wax finish

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…

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

I’m a mystery artist. It’s always a mystery to me, as to what will appear when starting a new piece of artwork! On the rare occasion, I might have a clue as to what the subject might be. Usually, it starts with a daub of something, in fact, anything that is liquid or spreadable. I will do a run of 6 to 8 type of art, then it stops, never to be replicated. It just flows out,  without any thought. I’m currently trying my hand at lino prints, and loving it.

Winter, Storr, Skye, pastel

I have always been interested in painting and colour. 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. More recently I have moved into mixed media, exploring textures and colours. I exhibited in the Brighton Artists Open Houses from 2005 to 2013 and at other venues. A selection of my pastels and glass work is always to be seen at Photal Gallery.

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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

Leopards eyes/Acrylic

My name is Desiree Hart. I live in Goring, West Sussex. Like most Artists, my passion for painting and drawing started at an early age. I now know the importance of keeping our natural world safe for these beautiful creatures and I promote this through my art. I enjoy painting the wildlife native to our shores as well as from further afield. Much of my big game reference material is gathered on my travels to Botswana where I am a regular visitor. I paint in Oil-Acrylic-Pastel…

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…

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.

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.

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…

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…

Judy Alexander

Judy studied art all her life even though her profession was as a rehab consultant in brain injury. In the late 90’s she studied textiles culminating in a 5 year diploma courses in art and design and advanced machine embroidery. She often incorporates textile with her paintings. She paints at her studio in Brighton and Vancouver Canada where she and her husband divide their time. This piece, Wind Blown Poppies,  is painted with stitching and layered textiles. It is 12 by 16 i…

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. ​

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…

" 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…

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…

"Sompting Poppy fields" Oil oncanvas 150cm W x 100cm H

I live in Ferring, West Sussex and am constantly inspired by my surroundings. I’m often on the beach with my dogs where I love to see the variety of birds on the shoreline. Surrounded as we are with farmland, with the fields going right down to the sea at the Goring gap, and with Highdown Hill being the first thing I see each morning, it was a natural progression from painting the Figure to painting the Landscape. This September I will be having my first Solo Show of Landscap…

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…

Kathy Serinturk

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…

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…

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…

Seaweed with sea glass

I work with lead and copperfoil in making stained glass for domestic doors and windows and free-standing designs that work more as sculptures for both indoor and outdoor/garden spaces. I also play with decorative ideas in making smaller items such as candelholders, hangings, standing birds and Christmas decorations. I started making leaded windows in 2006 and studied traditional painting techniques under Sue Wallis in Shoreham, Ruth Adams in Bristol and Nicola Kantorowicz in…

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

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-…

Melissa Birch

I first discovered printmaking during my degree at the Ruskin School of Fine Art in Oxford.  It was a thrill to use the etching presses and see the artworks magically revealed as they peeled away from the plate.  When I later learnt a technique for producing lino prints in my own studio I became hooked for good. Living in the South Downs fuels my obsession with nature, and particularly floral structures.  The morning sun falling on a roadside thistle can literally stop me in…

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.

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…

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…

Neil Wilkinson

My passion for creating figurative sculpture started in my teens, I found the concentration, the quiet environment totally absorbing. This passion remained with me and I returned, whenever possible, to the one area that gave me total peace of mind. Sculpture became an integral part of my life, a second self although my choice of materials has continuously changed and developed. Currently based in Sussex, I have exhibited with the Brighton Sculptors in The Brighton Arts Festiv…

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…

Poppyfield panel

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.

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…

Peon Boyle

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.

Work in progress

René de Lange is a designer and illustrator working in Textiles and Homeware. Based on the Sussex Coast, René has established a practice as a designer and illustrator for fashion and homeware brands. Born in South Africa, René  studied Fashion at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication and did her MA in Printed Textiles at The Royal College of Art. An obsession with painting, botany and fashion illustration has led René to build up a strong visual identity and contin…

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 at Loughborough College of Art. Now exploring the delights of fused glass-  currently making a version of glass bunting and exploring bowl forms.

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…

Bright Hove Huts

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

I create Boot Polish Paintings in my West Sussex studio and highlight atmosphere and texture by applying a light free flowing, or heavier mark making technique to produce this detail. I use paint brushes, twigs and palette knives to carry out this process and experiment with powder pigments and clear polish to create any extra colours I need.

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…

Steve Carroll

Steve is better known for his digital prints of Sussex – also shown here – which are a combination of hand drawing and Photoshop, but he wanted to create something more serious. He turned back recently to oil painting and bought an etching press. Printmaking has been his latest passion – always led by drawing from observation. He is rarely without his sketchbook.

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 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…

Winter Land (oil pastel, gouache)

My subject matter is inspired by natural and urban landscape, the elements within these, the way they change over time, and associations we have with them through experience and observation. I often begin a piece of work on a prepared ground of dark pigment to emphasise tonal contrasts, gradually lightening areas of the composition to create form and add detail – adding and removing material is intrinsic to the subject itself and the composition.   I studied a Fine Art degree…

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.  

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…

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…

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…

Worthing Beach

Painting is my way of expressing feelings about places, people and personal thoughts that are difficult to put in words. I am fascinated by the human story, our diversity, journeys and dreams. Spontaneous mark-making releases images from my subconscious and imagination, creating semi-abstracts with atmospheres populated by fragments of memory or universal myths. I enjoy drawing from life and creating reflections of landscapes, illuminated by light, impressions of scenes withi…

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.

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…