Sussex Artists

Painters in Watercolour, Oil, Acrylic and Mixed Media. Portraits, Landscapes, Seascapes, Urban scenes, Figurative, Pop Art, Expressionist and Abstract Art. Drawings, Charcoals, Pastels, Pen and ink, Calligraphy, Stained and Fused glass. Sculpture, Stone and Wood carving, Pottery, Ceramics, Paper cuts, Printmaking and Linocuts. Jewellery, Mosaics, Poetry, Textiles and craftsman designed wooden furniture.

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Featured Artists

Robert A Ford

I am interested in social issues and create work which addresses subjects that affect humanity.My work is very varied in use of different mediums 2D, 3D, and spoken word, I often include text in and on my art.I construct my paintings in a long and laborious fashion, often making prints from the first effort and then working on them more. Nearly all my paintings are available as originals or as Giclee prints which reproduce extremely well and are often difficult to distinguish...

Neil Wilkinson

My passion for creating figurative sculpture started in my teens, I found the concentration, the quiet environment totally absorbing. This passion remained with me and I returned, whenever possible, to the one area that gave me total peace of mind. Sculpture became an integral part of my life, a second self although my choice of materials has continuously changed and developed. Currently based in Sussex, I have exhibited in Brecon, South Wales in The Six Artists Exhibition, w...

Alison McGechie

Alison works from her studio in Brighton Open Market creating sculpture and ceramic vessels and teaching adults and children handbuilding skills in clay. A teacher turned artist, Alison takes her inspiration from the human form and the human condition. Life drawing is at the root of her artistic practice and her 3D work stems from it. She works in a variety of media; ceramics, wood, metal and stone, as well as continuing to experiment in 2D, developing techniques and the rang...

Penny Mechen

Creating a 2D image of a 3D subject can be frustrating and torturous as often as it is satisfying and joyous, but what I love about it is that it is always totally absorbing. You will see from my work that I enjoy different subject matter as well as different mediums and styles. I find that different mediums suit different subjects, and switching between all these things keeps the work spontaneous and fresh-for me as well as, I hope, for those viewing it. I am passionate abou...

Tina Stiles

Tina took up painting after retiring from a career in marketing and public relations, promoting fashion and the arts in London and Sussex. She has lived in Brighton for 47 years and exhibits her work in exhibitions and galleries throughout Sussex. She uses a variety of mediums including acrylic, gouache, pastel and oil. Her style is 'graphic' and she's particularly fond of the style of the 1920s/30s. She has a penchant for cats, oil portraits and buildings that mean something...

Elaine Bellamy

I create mosaics from china ornaments and crockery, which I find in car boot sales, charity shops and antique shops. Sometimes I use family heirloom crockery when making a piece for a family member. The pieces vary in size and complexity. I am happy to take commissions, although all the designs are individual and depend on what I find on my travels. However, any favourite elements you have can be included.

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Art Classes and Tuition

Papercutting Workshop
Time: September 22 @ 1:00 pm – September 22 @ 4:00 pm

The workshop is a one of session of 3 hours in which time I'll run briefly through the history of paper cutting. We'll be practicing a few techniques, after which you will be ready to create your own papercut. You can either use a template or design your own intricate image to cut, ready for framing or mounting on cards at your own leisure. You may come prepared with ideas, sketches or get inspired from many reference books provided. All materials and use of specialist tools provided, (remember to bring your glasses if you need them!) Maximum of 8 people. The workshop cost is £30. I will be running the workshops, from 1pm to 4pm in the comfort of my house in Portslade Old Village. There is plenty of free parking available and the No 1 and 1A bus stops almost opposite the house. The early afternoon session means perfect timing for tea/coffee and home made cakes! Let me know if you would like me to reserve a place for you on one of these days and I'll send you a booking form and details for deposit to secure your place. Dates available: Saturday 22nd September (1pm - 4pm ) Saturday 6th October (1pm - 4pm ) Please email me to request a booking form. Thank you sylviehowitt@yahoo.co.uk

Jewellery Workshop Day Classes
Time: October 13 @ 10:00 am – October 13 @ 3:30 pm

We welcome all abilities. Most basic techniques are covered within the first few classes and can then be explored by the individual. More complex skills can be introduced, including stone setting, charcoal casting, box making, surface texturing and reticulation. All classes are design led, and the individual should steer their own learning to achieve their personal goals. We have a maximum of eight students in a session, each student works individually rather than on a tutor led project, allowing students to work at their own pace and also enabling beginners and those with some knowledge to work comfortably within the same group, which has many learning benefits. I’m very happy to advise on the purchase of tools and materials, and can also arrange visits from gemstone suppliers, and trips to trade fairs. I believe that a jeweller cannot be proficient in every skill and technique involved in jewellery making, so I would expect students to use specialist craftspeople for things like casting, lapidary work, engraving and I do not teach enamelling. Please feel free to bring your own tools, sketching equipment and plenty of enthusiasm.

Metal Form-Folding Workshop
Time: October 13 @ 10:00 am – October 13 @ 4:00 pm

This workshop is designed for everyone who has no knowledge or skill of metal folding but who wants to try their hand – but beware it can be a noisy day (even wearing ear-defenders). The cost for the day is £99.00 and includes use of tools and all the materials needed. There are a maximum of six places on each course and they usually run on a Saturday from September through to May. Book early to avoid disappointment, or you may prefer to start by calling David on 07796-141180 to find out about suitability and available places.


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