Brighton Festival Artists Open House May 2018
This year, I'm delighted to be showing my work alongside 8 other artists and makers at -
Percival Mansions Art House
Flat 11 Percival Mansions
It's venue number 14 on the Kemptown Trail
Open Saturdays and Sundays in May, open from 11-4.
I'll have my whole stock of handmade books with me and will be showing my artwork for the first time. I'll have a selection of mounted and framed work with me.
When I'm at the house, I will also have a selection of sketchbooks and work in progress for you to browse. These are not for sale, but you are welcome to pick them up and have a chat to me about them. They are not available anywhere else, so please come and say hello if you're interested to see these.
Look forward to seeing you there.
Click on the button below for a sneak peek at new work for this year's festival.
Walking with a sketchbook in my pocket makes for the best kind of day and while I enjoy sketching on trips abroad, I'm just as happy walking from home to work on the hills at the edge of town.
Out in the field, I use ink, twig pens, pastels and watercolour and enjoy letting pages take a dip in the stream or drag wet ink with found sheep wool and seed heads.
For urban trips, I like to fit everything into one pocket, so I take just one sketchbook, an ink pen and maybe a few watercolour crayons.
I like to make panoramic sketches on my own handmade concertina sketchbooks, sometimes adding written text as an integral part of the pieces.
At my work table, I might add collage, acrylics and more pastels, but my aim is always to try to keep some of the lovely spontaneity of the first sketches.