Sussex Art Fairs Exhibitors
Sussex Art Fairs (East) – Stand 50
Hand thrown Ceramics, inspired by both Japan and Norfolk. Wood Fired sculptural vessels explore the theme of the trinity of earth water & fire.. Using local materials as part of my glazing process imparts a particular individuality and locality to my work. I am currently utilising reclaimed silt from a local restoration project on Hoveton Great Broad. This material produces a beautiful Celadon glaze which emphasises the strong textural surface of the work.
Sussex Art Fairs (East) – Stand 86
Having worked in engineering product design for over 30 years I have always drawn, but after a serious illness in 2012 I turned my focus to more creative drawing. Using ink, coloured pencil and acrylic paint I produce detailed realist pictures usually of buildings, often dark, and almost always deserted. I am particularly influenced by travelling in America, and by American realist art, notably that of Edward Hopper, also by Film Noir and the films of Alfred Hitchcock.
Sussex Art Fairs (East) – Stand 34
I use Mixed Media to make colourful, textured art reflecting my love of flowers, birds, nature and my surroundings. My current work is creative and expressive, and I apply acrylic paint, ink and other materials to a board or canvas quickly and freely with a variety of tools which often results in unpredictable patterns, textures and colours. I then collage layers of paper which I hand-paint and decorate using different materials and techniques such as printing, tie-dye and batik. My background in textile design encouraged me to be creative and I still enjoy experimenting with a variety of new and recycled papers and with combinations of materials, textures and colours often adding thread, fabric or interesting finds to my work. My intention is to make the viewer happy, light-hearted and joyful by using natural colour palettes, comfortable and unchallenging subject matter with layers of interest to encourage the viewer to look a little further. I trained in Textile Design at Brighton Polytechnic and the RCA and graduated with an MA in Woven Textiles. I have worked as a designer, freelancer and a teacher.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 92b
Landscape and abstract paintings in acrylic, oil and mixed media on quality stretched canvas ready to hang. In the studio I work with paint in abstraction and from carefully composed photographs exploring colour and application to celebrate the serenity and exuberance of the land particularly trees. “A Functioning Forest is a complex form of life. It is interconnected by it’s own flora and driven by the mammals, amphibians and insects in it. It is kept in place by fungi, algae, lichens, bacteria, viruses and bacteriophages. The primogenitors of the forests are trees. They communicate by carbon coded calls and mass market themselves by infrasound. The atmosphere links the forests into the heavens and the great oceans. The human family is both caught and held in that web of life. ” Diana Beresford-Kroeger.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 96
My work always depicts the natural world and I enjoy drawing animals on paper using different mediums and adding as much detail as possible mainly around the eyes. I don`t have a plan when I start a picture unless its a commission then the client will depict the picture, I have many ideas that I would like to try but not all are successful. Sometimes I will start with a very loose piece with lots of movement using different materials to create a lively piece and I also work on very delicate close picture using pencil and pastel to add detail. When working in inks I use a printing technique I was taught back at University this involves using different items to print with plastic bags and aprons give a wonderful texture to the work and every print is unique. I want my work to communicate my love for the natural world and how we all play our part in the cycle of life, In the future I want to work using different mediums and materials making my work more textured mixing mediums and giving my work a more textured look and feel but still working on the theme of the natural world.
Sussex Art Fairs (East) – Stand 32
After 20 years as an award-winning dance music musician, travelling the world DJing, recording albums for EMI Records, and running his own underground breakbeat label TCR, Rennie has switched his main focus to visual art. He still dj’s occasionally in London, around the UK and Internationally. Minimal, graphic scenes using negative space and a dark wit, his subject matter often focuses on the natural world re-imagined in a contemporary way. Rennie fuses a melting-pot of digital, photographic and traditional techniques that result in unique mixed media paintings and original prints. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition selected 2013 and short-listed 2014, 2015, 2018. He’s also been selected byThe Other Art Fair (for emerging artists) for the last four years running. His work is being collected worldwide. Rennie is based near Chiswick in West London.
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 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 (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 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 (East) – Stand 43
Sarah paints directly en plein air, drawing and sketching in oils and preferring to be a part of the landscape, immersed, working directly from source in all weathers. It is natures raw presence and her own personal experience with in it that helps her define the ‘place’. She often revisits the same spot on different occasions to experience the change in qualities of light, colour and sound. No matter what nature offers there is a commitment to the emotional force with the intention to just simply react, distill and interpret. “It’s the ordinary days, our English grey slab skies or mid summer midday light that challenge the most. However there is always something, often small, that reveals something of the place and my experience within it“.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 59
Sussex Art Fairs (East) – Stand 5&6
Working in figurative sculpture allows me to challenge the preconception of figurative art while continuing my belief in the use of recycled materials and its inherent methodology. My practise explores definitive states from tragic and haunting to ethereal and dynamic. One of the lessons of my life has been that its transitions can illustrate to me the inconstant energy that is living in today’s often brutal society. The poses of my sculptures commenting on my own experiences using human body language. Eighty percept of all one to one communication is through body language. I find myself particularly drawn to the human form in movement. The shapes created by frozen moments in time appeal to the graphic nature of my designs. I like my sculptures to be initially aesthetic, but then the viewer discovers the layers of meaning as they delve deeper into my ideas. The viewer’s own experiences become integral to the perception of my practise.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 29
My main work is wheel throw pottery using porcelain, stoneware and earthenware. I love the throwing process, it is both inspiring and exciting , particularly as I am now including Japanese Kimono patterns into my work. These patters provide memories of my Japanese family life and especially my mother. I create my own paper stencils, into the greenware and then fire at 1000 C to produce the bisqueware. The bisuqeware is either glazed to off withe or a semi-licent colour to enhance those patterns .
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 99
Studying landscapes in a very fluid and honest style, Amy has an understanding and loyalty to capture the beauty of nature, manipulating the landscape in a way that is fluent and recognisable. Nature is the most inspirational and topical relation throughout all of Amy’s artwork. Traveling locally and further afield, the land has been Amy’s lessons in art. Altering her style and transitioning depending on the subject being painted. Amy has always been a creative thinker and went on to achieve First Class Honours in a Music Production degree, focusing her love for creating to transforming ideas into music. After graduating, Amy has learnt to fuse her two loves for music and art, making her way out to the studio – putting on her favourite artists in neo-soul, jazz and classical and using the music alongside her collection of photographs taken from her travels to form a range of powerful, enchanting landscapes and abstract artworks. For this reason, Amy will regularly have a music suggestion for each of her paintings.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 70
My work evolves from drawing expeditions outon the river, the beach or the landscape; in all seasons and weather conditions. I love how changing light, seasons and weather can completely alter the sense of a place and it is these shifts in mood that I explore through the play of colour and light. The elements and the weather play an enormous part in my work and I try to evoke a sense of these changes. My working processes allow a sense of place to emerge, a suggestion of what it felt like to be there, rather than a specific description of a setting: I never really know what my paintings will look like until they reveal themselves.
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 77
Thomas is well known for his striking colour combinations from the vibrant single colours used in the elegant sculptural Stoppered bottles of Mono to the multi-layered and overlapping trails used in the Monochrome, Moors and Sea Shore ranges. Each piece is handblown and formed solely by Thomas with no assistance before being cold finished and often sandblasted to attain a silky matt finish.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 86
I am a London based mixed media contemporary artist. Having spent the last ten years painting mostly still life, in oil, being influenced by the Scottish Colourists, I have now branched out somewhat and there is a shift in my work. Experimentation, through print-making, using woodcuts and Gelli plate, making my own collage papers and using acrylic paint, has taken me on a different path. I have moved towards painting abstractly, working with more emotive expression and exploration of self. My love of colour, pattern and texture lends itself to this new and exciting world. My aim is to paint bigger, bolder, soulful and more expressive pieces.