Sussex Art Fairs Exhibitors
West Sussex Art Fair – 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.
West Sussex Art Fair – 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.
West Sussex Art Fair – 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”.
West Sussex Art Fair – 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.
West Sussex Art Fair – 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.
West Sussex Art Fair – 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.
West Sussex Art Fair – Stand 46
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.
West Sussex Art Fair – 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.
West Sussex Art Fair – Stand 89
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.
West Sussex Art Fair – 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.
West Sussex Art Fair – 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’.
West Sussex Art Fair – Stand 23
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.