Sussex Art Fairs Exhibitors
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 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 26
I’m continually fascinated by faces, human and animal, with all the emotions, thoughts and stories that dart and glimmer behind the eyes. Creating mainly portraits and figurative paintings in pastels, I try to capture this essence and intensity of the subject, who and whatever they may be, hoping that they may leave an impression on the viewer as someone you’ve met or left…. that there maybe another narrative, hidden, just below the surface. I’m still captivated by the immediacy and intensity of pastels ….and their incredible versatility and the depth that can be created. I enjoy exploring unusual grounds and surfaces such as wood, sheet metal, resin and often apply 22 carat gold and silver leaf to add different dimensions and challenges to create something more impactful and unexpected.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 30
I am a painter, sculptor and tutor of drawing & painting. My main discipline is water based media, any subject but in particular wildlife and the outdoor environment.
I have had a few solo shows. My work has been shown in London, the South East, and in France.
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 39
Hettie Pittman is a self taught contemporary artist specialising in sea and landscape expressionism. She has been painting for 16 years, the last 12 of those full time. Her art is well known throughout Sussex as well as having exhibitions in London and Cornwall. She paints and sells from her studio in West Sussex and also sells commercially to Art Dealers, retail outlets and Interior Designers, countrywide.
Sussex Art Fairs (East) – Stand 116
I have taken inspiration for my art from many years of walking my dogs and have attempted to capture the beauty, atmosphere and emotions evoked by the landscapes I have encountered in my work. To create my artworks begin with photographs, usually of the beautiful Sussex countryside – especially the Ashdown Forest, and then digitally combine them in the studio with my sketches, paintings, textures and found objects. These are then printed as fine art prints onto heavy textured paper to enhance the dream like quality of the images.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 25
Sussex Art Fairs (East) – Stand 1
My current interest is in the post capture creative process. It is a search for colours and forms that emanate from my inside, often completely unrelated to the original subject. Brush in hand, the journey of image transformation is an art form of its own. Colours and shapes are transformed again and again until the time when a solution emerges, sometimes with a tremendous eureka effect; almost orgasmic. The journey from photographic camera to canvas, my creative journey.
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 (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 76
The original, colourful and surreal paintings by Ophelia Redpath have been prized and collected on an international level for over thirty years. Clients include Clive James and Joanna Lumley. Other admirers include David Attenborough, Stephen Fry and Mary Beard. Her paintings are best known for their connection with jazz, literature, the animal world, and for deep undercurrents of humour and joy.
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 58
Sussex Art Fairs (East) – Stand 4
Geometric, Hard Edge, Minimalist and 3D fascinates me. Using acrylics on Aluminium or Birch surfaces and Alu-Mesh sculptured over fabrics, my goals are to conceptualise, capture and design new and fascinating linear-geometric abstract art that delivers a capacity to create fascination, evoke deep thought and engage great emotion and distill mood for the viewers.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 43
I was born in India, but have have been in the UK for the past two decades. Art has always been my passion, and my work has been influenced by the diverse cultures that I have been exposed to, and these are reflected in my paintings. I am a mostly self-taught artist especially interested in expressing myself through my abstract artwork. I believe that art is a means of communication, means of expression, means of appreciation, of various feelings, emotions, nature and personalities. I like to abstract my art because it gives me more freedom to express myself and create artworks with intense feelings and emotions from the depth of my heart and soul. I take a lot of time to produce each painting so that I can achieve my true intentions.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 71
Gina Seltzer began her career in London where she trained and worked as a sculptural conservator whist studying towards her degree in visual arts. Her work evolved accidentally into mixed media exploring different techniques and materials including acrylics, paper, photos, resin, wax, beads, crystals and glitter. Her portraits typically portray vintage Hollywood icons and are characterised by intense colour against the seductive black and white images. Her work portrays a strong unique yet playful approach on the feminine and modern form.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 68
Having grown up in London and moving to East Sussex 10 years ago I was in awe of the many deer that roam wild around me. I love that we live alongside such large beautiful creatures and walk daily in the oldest deer park in Great Britain. This inspired me to start painting after many years of not practicing and my work has grown to include all local animals. I like to paint fairly large scale with the majority of my paintings being 1m x 1m. My brushstrokes are free and I try to capture the beauty of each animal I paint. My training is in textile design and I use this in the decorative backgrounds of my canvases and gain inspiration here from travels, fashion and interior trends. I use many techniques to add interest, including lino printing, and then work into this. I have exhibited at several Art Fairs and galleries locally.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 34
I produce three-dimensional, mixed media witty boxed and freestanding sculptures. Each piece encapsulates a moment in time, involving the careful play of light with shadow. Much of the content of my work is brilliant white, with striking splashes of colour providing a dramatic contrast. My sculptures tell a story, but I like to leave a lot to the imagination of the viewer. I am also motivated by seeing a smile develop when people look at my work.
Sussex Art Fairs (West) – Stand 52
Turner describes his current work as being more akin to taking the time to read a novel – investing in slowly connecting with the emotion, suspense and detail – rather than the fast-pace of a movie. These monochrome drawings capture a moment, a freeze-frame or a still, engaging the audience with enough detail to be fully absorbed, while promising more in every viewing of these rich, multifaceted images.