Sussex Art Fairs Exhibitors
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 50
My artwork is inspired by Celtic history, art and culture. The historical texts of Peter Berresford Ellis and others have inspired these organic images. The compositions are a reflection of my understanding of the natural world. The forms take shape and grow into all sorts of natural-looking objects and landscape features. The guiding working principle of my artwork is to experience Zen and achieve balance. The end result is always a chaotic, yet balanced image that mirrors the visual complexity of the natural world. I find it rewarding that the images seem to share the “DNA” of Celtic art works from so long ago. The line work and colors I’ve discovered are like jewels wrapped in the fantastic, swirling aesthetic of traditional Celtic art.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 28
Kevin is an artist living in North London. He works mainly with oil paint and produces images that have reference to his life growing up from the 1970s in a large Irish family whilst coping with the complexity of life with Tourettes and Anxiety related illnesses. His work largely reflects his thoughts, dreams, and emotions he has felt about his life and his position within the world as the son of Irish migrants and also touches on subjects such the struggle of growing up with Tourettes, anxiety and mental health, religion and politics within the Irish community, human connection and the loss of loved ones.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 69
My work utilises the colours and textures of glass fusing materials and techniques as a fine art medium, an intuitive and painterly response to an image or drawing, further enhanced by the surprises created during the glass firing process. Favourite inspirational locations of mine are Cornwall and the South Downs. Fundamental to this process are my drawings in charcoal and pastel, which can provide the inspiration and starting point for my glass work, or become pieces of art in their own right. I have a background in Art and Design including a BA (Hons) Design degree, with a career working in Design and then teaching Textiles and Art. I now run Artworks, an independent studio in Aldsworth providing a range of creative classes and workshops.
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 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 (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 55
Intuitive abstract painter working in acrylic and oils. Marion’s work is multilayered balancing colour and design. She enjoys using colour and her art reflects this. The colour of Provence shines through her work and, although intuitive, many of her abstracts suggest the Provençal landscape with it’s colourful flower fields cradled by a backdrop of mountains. These colours extend into her more graphic work which reflects back to her scientific training.
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 83
I am a photographic artist, specialising in atmospheric and evocative images inspired by flowers and foliage and the natural world. Nature is good for the soul, and I am looking to capture some of its beauty and serenity and harmony in my work. My style is painterly and impressionistic, combining a strong sense of colour and form with an interest in textural effects and abstraction. I use soft focus, multiple exposure, and camera movement to create images with a fluid, organic feel, and am often drawn to the intimate details to be found in nature that are revealed beyond the normal viewpoint.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 44
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 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.