Coastal Sketchbook

I haven't done any painting for months so it's about time I started thinking of my next project. I want to make a series of abstract coastal paintings that will express my love and sense of connection to the beaches of Worthing, and I've made a start with ideas in a sketchbook with  drawing, painting... Continue Reading →

Tide Sculptures

These mass-produced utilitarian timber groynes on the beach at Worthing were constructed to defend the coast from the forces of the sea. It takes about 20 years of erosion by weather and water for the timber to be transformed into a variety of beautiful sculptural forms. Sadly, the weathering doesn't stop, and sooner or later,... Continue Reading →

Going with the Flow

This is an exhibition about notions of flow: the mental state of total engagement; the movement of the sea and the sky; and the passage of time. It’s a brilliant theme that brings together a variety of work by the Saltgrass Artists – a group of six Sussex-based artists who recently graduated after years of... Continue Reading →

Material Matters

I met Shoreham-based sculptor Neil Wilkinson at this month's Creative Buzz at West Street Loft. He’s a member of the Adur Art Collective, and has exhibited across East and West Sussex. 2016 has been a busy year for him, with shows at Brighton Open Houses, the Adur Art Trail and the Arundel Gallery Trail. We... Continue Reading →

From Elegance to Urban Decay

I managed to catch the final weekend of this year's Open Houses event. With 14 different trails showing work by over a thousand artists across Brighton, Hove, Ditchling, Rottingdean and Newhaven, I needed to decide which area to visit, and how far my feet would be able to carry me. I chose the Brunswick Town... Continue Reading →

Painting the Family Album

I remember, when I was a little girl, on Sunday afternoons at grandma’s bungalow in Findon Valley, she'd take a stack of photo albums out of the dresser and we'd look at the pictures together. I wasn’t that fond of grandma but I loved looking at those photos of my mum as a child or... Continue Reading →

Twitten Art

The next time you’re walking along Montague Street in Worthing town centre, take a little detour down the unprepossessing twitten between Superdrug and 3Phones, and you’ll make a delightful discovery: Field Row Gallery. If you like colour, you’ll love this place. It’s full of gorgeous digital prints by Min Cooper, who also owns the gallery.... Continue Reading →

West Street Loft Studios

I recently heard about an artists’ space called West Street Loft and went along to yesterday’s open studio for a look. I took the 700 coastliner from Worthing and enjoyed views of the wild and windy sea from the top deck of the bus, and reached Shoreham-by-Sea in less than half an hour. I found... Continue Reading →

Sussex Flint

Flint is a key feature of Sussex buildings and has been used for centuries and in many different ways. You can see walls made of flint all around Worthing, Brighton and Shoreham-by-Sea, from old cottages and churches to Victorian, Edwardian and even modern houses. Flint walls are made of irregularly-shaped field flints or beach cobbles, which... Continue Reading →

Big Heart Charity Auction

I am very proud to be involved in the Big Heart Auction to raise money for the Chestnut Tree House children's hospice. Lots of artists have been invited to donate a piece of work for the auction, which is currently happening on ebay, and all the work is now on show at the Brighton Dome.... Continue Reading →

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