Sussex Art Fairs Exhibitors
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 61
Tess has been painting professionally since the late 1990’s beginning her painting career in a Manchester gallery as an Artist-in-Residence. Here her work was mainly commissioned by large corporate companies and was sold throughout the U.K and abroad. Since returning to Somerset her work has developed further and Tess regularly exhibits during the year across the West Country. Having lived much of her life on the edge of Exmoor it is the connection with wild and untouched places that inspires her work. By exploring paint through gestural mark making, scratching, splattering and palette knife work her paintings evolve spontaneously with an intuitive response to the landscape. Her aim is to reach beyond visual representation and evoke the spirit of the place. Devoid of human presence Tess encourages the viewer to engage with her work and perhaps just for a moment be taken there. .As her creative journey progresses Tess continually explores media and techniques to capture the beauty around us.
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 (West) – Stand 37
My vessels and tablewares can be made in silver as heirlooms or embrace the unsung traits of copper & aluminium meaning clients can own a work of art they aren’t afraid to display and use everyday, turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. My studio is by the Thames and more recently, influenced by the decline of traditional industries on the river and the loss of the skills of my father’s generation, I have become passionate about holding on to these hand skills and moved my practice on to include the technique of handraising using aluminium copper & silver.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 31
For Jo, art is emotion. How she feels when creating a piece and how people feel when they see it is important, but either way, different pieces evoke different emotions in different people, exactly as it should be. Jo’s inspiration comes from her emotional response to life around her. Sights, sounds, smells, textures, shapes, colours, anything that makes her ‘feel’ is fair game for her creativity. Jo lives in the Home Counties, England and has always been immersed in art, learning at her fathers knee. For a long time art was just a hobby…until it wasn’t. Describing herself as a logical creative Jo’s love of science often shows through her work, as she gives the subject her creative twist. She works in a variety of media but leans toward ink or pencil and a lot of her work contains a design element.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 94
Bloomfield’s art combines ideas of his two favourite artists [Rothko and Gormley] by placing figures in stark and sometimes harsh landscapes with unyielding horizons. His favourite material is spray paint: “I often used spray paint as a teen when out creating guerrilla art with friends in London. The idea of using street material in a more traditional way appeals to me”. He prefers working with the cool tones of greys and black as it leaves more to the viewer’s imagination. The art Bloomfield creates comes from endless introspection, and a variety of inspiration. His work is thoughtful, and presented in an accessible way for a wide audience. In his own words: “Everyone should have an original painting in their home”.
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 40
After a career as a design and branding consultant I now dedicated my time to creating 3D collage. I am submitting to you because my work is unique. That is, I’ve found nobody doing anything similar. And the response from viewers is always – amazement and positive comments. I specialise in 3 dimensional collage. I take images, manipulate them and print out copies on matt art paper which I then cut out in sections and layer them to create an intriguing illusion of depth and space. The subject matter varies from Favelas, townscapes, forests, food in fact anything which offers up great opportunities to my special 3D treatment.
Sussex Art Fairs (East) – Stand 9
I am kiln formed glass artist and I enjoy design and making a variety of tabletop and wall mounted pieces containing a considered use of colour, texture and pattern. Each one of my creations is unique and is entirely handmade using the highest quality hand-rolled glass renowned for its choice of spectacular colours and beautiful champagne bubbles. I am a perfectionist and demand a high standard of craftsmanship in everything I produce. My key influences are fine art, nature, landscapes and the sea. A walk through the local woods or further afield in the Alps is guaranteed to keep my camera busy. Commissions undertaken.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 45
Contemporary Watercolours. My passion for watercolour and its unique qualities enable me to paint the subjects I love – nature in all its glory. I aim to paint a personal response to a subject which may invoke a similar or different emotion to the viewer, allowing the subject to be the inspiration of the painting, rather than the resulting image. A large portion of my paintings personally reflect the emotions and memories of landscapes past and present. Watercolour is the perfect medium to capture the transparancy and fluidity of nature itself and the beauty of its vey being.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 46
Sussex Art Fairs (East) – Stand 68
Beach and countryside scenes, some in oils, some in acrylics. A variety of contemporary styles, generally colourful and with sunshine. Previous art work ranged from chromosomes to identity in the corporate world with imagery including both comic and tragic.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 63
Jody’s artwork encompasses the classical, grandeur and beauty of Roman and Greek statues, yet brings a contemporary, current vibe to the artwork with the addition of graffiti and body art to the statue. All originals are oil on canvas, almost a nod back to this classical era.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 89
Sussex Art Fairs (East) – Stand 44
I use slip-casting and hand-building techniques to create intimately sized vessels of delicate simplicity, along with framed ceramic wall-art. Slight differences in the hand finishing of each individual piece aim to embrace the Japanese ‘wabi-sabi’ aesthetic tradition of transience, uncertainty and process. Using fine white earthenware clay, fired to around 1100 degrees, enables me to create a very smooth surface which offers the perfect canvas for intricate ceramic artwork, using a variety of different engobes and glazes.
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 24
Laura is a representational artist, living and working in Hertfordshire. Her figurative and portrait work are atmospheric paintings, breathing life on the depth of diverse human emotions. Her inspiration is immersed in the classical style of oil painting that centres around the aesthetic values of colour and unity of space, where the use of light and interpreted brush strokes create her distinctive, contemporary style.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 75
‘Landscapes and skies are often overlooked, they surround us and yet can be missed as we are caught up in our busy lives’. Karen captures them on her phone and sketches on site liking the idea they are part memory and part real. Karen has an intuitive approach to painting preferring to explore the colours of dreams rather than reality … ‘They become part real and part of my dreamscape. They allow me to free myself from the reality of the everyday’.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 23
Sussex Art Fairs (East) – Stand 62
Contemporary landscape paintings, inspired by the diverse British countryside and coast.
I work in acrylics and oils. Working from a photographic background, I put a great amount of thought into my compositions, I aim to create immersive scenes which draw in the viewer and put them in my shoes.