Sussex Art Fairs Exhibitors
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 82
Working with water-based paint, paper and fabric, my primary driver is the creation of textures, inspired by the wearing of aged surfaces. Pattern plays and important part in the composition of my mostly abstract work, with inspiration coming from worn wallpapers, to South Sea Island artifacts, and my background in textile design. The shapes I use help to draw the viewer into the picture. The circle is an enduring theme, with many meanings that can be attached to it, and open to interpretation by the viewer.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 60
‘Colour to lift the soul’. Original contemporary acrylic canvases using a unique self developed three dimensional acrylic with wonderful light reflecting qualities. A professional artist for 28 years Alce enjoys nothing more than interacting with customers and showcasing her eclectic and affordable work across the country at art fairs.Her work is designed to bring joy to the viewer and tries not to take herself and her life as an artist too seriously!
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 85
I am a Sussex artist mostly working in oil and pastel, taking inspiration from the beautiful countryside around me. Whether it be the intimacy of a box garden or the earthy wildness of the Ashdown Forest, I find myself creating a window onto the scene and exploring the shapes, colours and patterns within.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 90
Alison is a professional, award winning artist, known for her unique interpretation of wildlife. Her abstract paintings use colour and design and are instantly recognisable. Originally a traditional wildlife artist, Alison had a change of direction in 1999 moving to a more experimental abstract style of working. Alison won First Prize in the Experimental/Abstract category of The Artist 2000 Celebration Competition, with her first abstract painting ‘Puffin Paradise’. Since then she has developed her well known, distinctive style.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 42
All my work is informed by my own photography, the starting point for the creation of work that enhances, reinterprets and intensifies the piece to the point of a vibrant photorealism. Capturing landscapes, with all their details, depth and subtleties, as well highlighting the nuances and effects of the prevailing light, is my driving force. My personally-developed and unique technique involves drawing, by hand, up to tens of thousands of triangles, each individually shaped, placed and coloured, until the effect I wish to reach is obtained. This is actioned with the use of a stylus and electronic tablet. As two dimensional digital art, it follows that all work is printed, but is only issued as limited edition, archival quality giclée prints, using the highest quality, non-fade, natural pigments to ensure clarity and accurate colour.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 49
Each work I create has a search for “rightness” – an attempt to solve complex and often self-imposed compositional problems. They often have a tension below the surface. I work mainly in acrylics and oils on board or canvas. People fascinate me but I’m not sure that I made a conscious decision to make people central to my work or if this subject chose me. For me, being an artist can be a rollercoaster of great happiness with periods of despair and self-doubt. As this seems to be a common trait for artists I try to mitigate these feelings by doing other things – going to an art exhibition, a bike ride or doing something that stops me being so hard on myself and keeps my endeavours in proportion.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 80
I am a full time professional artist, born and raised in Coventry now living in Hampshire. From early childhood I have always painted what I love and have a strong emotional bond with. Expressing these thoughts and emotions through art has always been an intrinsic and valuable part of my life. Trees have been my main muse for the last 10 years. Seeing them as beautiful and strong personalities, I use strong colour to try to capture their beauty and grandeur. I aim to make you stand back, look at them in a new light, and connect with them emotionally. My need to create comes from a desire to play, which along with having always been a daydreamer results in my work being colourful and naive in nature.
Sussex Art Fairs (East) – Stand 37
Ann is a retired public health doctor and as an artist is largely self-taught. She developed her reputation as a plein air painter; working out of a beach hut in Whitstable and in the vineyards of the Loire Valley. Ann has been painting in Whitstable for several years, standing on the pebbly beach watching the tide ebb and flow, the morning mist across the Swale (the water which separates the Isle of Sheppey from the mainland), the light on the horizon, the clouds coming in from the west over London, and the light out to sea to the north and east. The low tide exposes sandbanks, pebbles, seafood for the gulls to seek.
Sussex Art Fairs (East) – Stand 115
My art seeks to delight the eye and then provoke thought, raising questions about mankind and its place in the world. I do this by taking creating small images of human figures and placing them in an environment interacting with day to day items and nature as a means to playing with scale and asking the viewer what is it they are seeing, giant objects and normal sized humans or tiny humans and normal sized objects? This in turn seeks to display how mankind is a part of a whole. My work uses Acrylics, ink and pencil.
Sussex Art Fairs (East) – Stand 117
Bright, vibrant pointillism in my own unique intricate style. Most recently my “Bugs and Busts” series. Detailed paintings in kaleidoscopic patterns within the bodies of various insects such as dragonflies, butterflies, bees and moths. The female form is also highly decorated in intricate patterns. I work from my studio in Oxfordshire and regularly exhibition in London.
Sussex Art Fairs (East) – Stand 120
My first involvement is as a viewer sensing the creation of atmosphere by the patterns of light and dark. A recording of this atmosphere is taken via the use of camera and sketches. The framing and stilling of the scene at a particular moment is an important part of the creative process. I work with oils as a painting medium because of the feel it brings to the painting surface with its variety of thickness and colour.’ My main objective is the revealing, through the sensitivity to light and space in various locations, of the tension beneath the calm.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 54
Sussex Art Fairs (East) – Stand 8
I work in acrylics on canvas and board. I gave up the day job to paint 18 months ago and am still developing my skills and style: I am inspired by the beautiful landscapes of SW Wales where I live, and am drawn to the vibrant colours and light. I work from plein aire sketches and photographs that I have taken in situ, and then work on the larger pieces back in the studio. Smaller pieces are sometimes finished on site- this is something i am aiming to do more of. I love trying to be loose and more abstract in my interpretation of the landscapes and enjoy including media such as gold leaf and texture pastes in my work.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 87
My aim as a visual artist is to connect with artistic tradition in a contemporary way; my conceptual approach leads me to work in a variety of materials, the process is fundamental to outcome; often working in a series. Whilst it is difficult to ascribe my work to a particular style it is generally drawn on ideas of our universal landscape, my concerns for the environment, the complexities and vagaries of the human condition, all of which continue to challenge and inspire; the work is informed by and through collective memories, drawings, photographs, images from newspaper articles that resonate and inform my interests, largely the humanitarian crisis and the devastating effect on humans when displaced; the plight of the homeless now being a global issue.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 27
I am an artist drawn to landscapes. Living in the Sussex downs close to the river and the sea gives plenty of inspiration to go out sketching. I have worked in various mediums – watercolour, oil and acrylic. On balance, I prefer a mixture, often using collage as well.
I am a graduate of the Porthmeor Programme at the St Ives School of Painting where I completed two years of this Programme and as a result have held exhibitions in St Ives for the past four years and have twice had work selected for the St Ives Society of Artists Exhibition. I use multiple sketches as inspiration for a painting in order to get a feel for a landscape that is emotional and vibrant rather than prescriptive. I have a physical response to the landscape and the changes wrought upon it by the weather, the seasons and man. The texture and layers of my paintings represent the wear and tear and the layers of time on the landscape.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 67
I am, above all, an explorer. Known for my vibrant paintings on aluminium and birch I paint spontaneously, using colour and mark to explore subjects as diverse as the music of Ravel, the north Cornish coast and the rolling hills of Hampshire where I live. I approach each new painting as if it were my first, putting aside figurative references and preferring to allow the work to develop its own unique voice. I cannot work to a particular brief or style without losing something essential. I have to keep exploring, otherwise the work would not be a true reflection of me.
Sussex Art Fairs (East) – Stand 25
Caroline Hiron was born in Swansea, South Wales, in 1963. She has never lived far from the sea and the natural environment has been a constant source of inspiration. A curiosity about the visual arts was ignited within her at school by a fantastically eccentric Art teacher. Encouraged by this mentor she left school at 16 and went straight to Art college. The next seven years were a voyage of self-discovery which culminated in an M.A. in Printed Textiles from the Royal College of Art. A love of colour, pattern and texture was ingrained at this early stage. Art and Design has persistently played a part in her life so far, in one form or another. For the last eleven years Caroline has worked as a secondary school Art teacher, enjoying her own experience of inspiring young people to explore their artistry. However, she has recently made the decision to leave the profession to pursue her own individual, creative path. Mixed media is a fitting description to characterise the artistic style of her work, which constantly evolves through experimentation, exploration and accidental discovery. Her more recent work explores the essentiality of trees and a variety of ways to enhance, disguise and celebrate them. She wishes to provoke the viewer into considering, more carefully, the role that these ‘sentinels of the earth’ play in our lives and to acquire an understanding of the history and communication that they hold within them.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 41
“Shorescapes”. Paintings, oil on canvas and drawings on paper. A feeling of space and scale is important to me, even in the smallest painting. I attempt to make a sustaining harmonious image, often with implied narratives underlying the structure and forms. These paintings are unlikely to be site-specific, unlike the drawings, allowing the viewer to make them their own. Catherine Barnes.
Sussex Art Fairs (East) – Stand 111
Sunshine, light, water and people are my inspiration. I like to paint and draw things that make me happy and other people smile
I paint, mainly, in acrylics and oils but also like to add texture to some of my images and I use all manner of things to create the desired effect. My style would probably be described as realism but that is achieved using multiple layers, colours and tools on the canvas.
I studied at Northbrook College and in the past couple of years have started to indulge my passion for art again. I firmly believe in regularly attending group classes, to pick up tips and meet like minded people. I have commissioned murals on display at Sedgwick House and Springfield Park House, plus I have sold paintings as far afield as New Zealand and Canada. Some of my work has been displayed at The Capital, Horsham, with the Farlington Art Group and I exhibited in the 2018 HAOS Art Trail and Art Fair. As well as the HAOS 2019 events I am exhibiting in April at The Laughing Dog, Brighton Marina and Horsham Museum in November and December. My prints and cards are sold in Crates Carfax.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 44
I am a contemporary water-colourist that combines fluid and precise brush line work with clear flat washes of colour. My preconceived designs based on my own experience of the natural world simply cover a plane surface forming coherent patterns of colours and abstraction. Recently I have been enjoying oil painting as well.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 73
Mixed media using resin and crafted embellishments to create 3D wall art. ‘I discovered that my satisfaction was not just about producing real life art scenes, but getting involved in the creativity of producing art pieces that invoke emotions, interest and intrigue. Taking inspiration from nature, indulging in what I love and hopefully portraying that passion to others’.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 47
‘I have loved the sea for as long as I can remember. What really inspires me is the way the light is reflected and refracted through and on water. I aim to capture a fleeting moment that will never be repeated that somehow resonates deep within.
I love the light at dawn and dusk with the long rays of sunlight angled through the waves with the shortening or lengthening of shadows with time.’ Dawn has had many articles written about her work, including Sunday Times Style, Vogue, House and Garden and How to Spend It. She predominantly exhibits in London and throughout the UK, but has exhibited in a few countries in Europe and in the USA.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 62
Sussex Art Fairs (East) – Stand 110
Self taught, Deborah became interested in Zentangle patterning, a technique that has become popular in America and set about adapting this method to represent texture and tone in her artwork. She works in pen and alcohol based ink, adding high quality glass rhinestones to give her trademark sparkle.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 57
Sussex Art Fairs (East) – Stand 47
My paintings are contemporary and colourful. My style blends a contemporary approach, traditional subjects and unusual modern textures, developed when studying for my BA (Hons) and Master’s degree in Fine Art. Using a variety of media, working methods and supports, I strive to create beautiful, vibrant and dynamic images from a truly original perspective. I often enhance my paintings by using a deep gloss finish which gives the colours a jewel-like intensity and the painting an added dimension. This high gloss finish is a particular feature of my Urbanscapes. I am excited by the feel of a brush, the quality of a canvas, the vivid pool of untouched paint straight from the tube, the texture of the mark I make, the smell of the studio and my next painting journey.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 66
Filthy Beasts is a collection of anthropomorphic art created by award winning artist and illustrator Diz Wallis. Diz has used her ability to capture character and her eye for detail to create a rogues gallery of badly behaved beasts. With her tradition style counterpointed by the urban and often subversive subject matter, these limited edition fine art giclee prints are both beastly and beautiful and a genuinely unusual offering. All prints are registered with Art Sure and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity making them truly collectable.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 93
I have two main streams of work, both abstract – Resin which is coloured with various media such as acrylic ink and bronzing powders, often I use a base of Aluminium. The other work I create is on a base of Perspex and normally acrylic medium is used.
Sussex Art Fairs (East) – Stand 87
I create lively and colourful scenes with three-dimensional clay figures set against hand painted backgrounds. There’s a surprising movement and personality that develops when creating the characters in the polymer clay and this contrasts with the more studied approach of the background painting. Inspirations are firmly rooted in the simple pleasures of everyday life – the joy is in creating a painting that celebrates people doing familiar things in a new and exciting way. There are countless subjects waiting to be explored, but favourite themes are the seaside, the great outdoors and people busily enjoying themselves there! I show my original paintings and limited edition prints in galleries across the UK. My work also appears on an expanding range of products, including greetings cards and gifts.