Wood Engravings & Sculpture
I live and work in my native Sussex and am infused with the beauty and romance of this small corner of our country. I am constantly inspired by the world around me. To be able to engage in the landscape through my engravings deepens my appreciation and love of the world I am lucky enough to inhabit.
Wood Engraving has become a much cherished outlet for me. I fell in love with the medium even before I knew what it was. Leslie Benenson's work illustrating "Rudyard Kipling- A Sussex Anthology" was my first encounter. And a chance meeting with the accomplished, engraver Sybella Styles led me to classes with Diana Bloomfield.
Wood engraving is one of the simplest and most exquisite forms of printmaking. The print is made by engraving the reversed design into the mirror-smooth surface of a block of end grain box wood.
My work is a combination of wheel thrown porcelain, press moulded Raku functional and decorative wall plates. The subject of the decoration is taken from my observational line drawings in nature and applied in decal form. More recently I have been adding colour and printing onto the surface using the clay as canvas.
Contemporary British Landscape Artist, Rebecca Magner (nee Trotman), draws inspiration from her local environment; rural, coastal and industrial. Her paintings evolve through a messy, fearless, exploratory process of building up layers, scraping back, reworking and drawing in to.
Jim is a freelance photographer supplying pictures primarily for magazine features and working on both PR and corporate commissions.
His twenty-eight year career in photojournalism has seen his work appear in many national newspapers, regional dailies and magazines. His pictures have been said to reflect contemporary life with an engaging and sometimes light-hearted twist.
With an emphasis on features his style has attained several awards including two Guild of Picture Editor awards for Arts and Entertainment Photographer of the Year and the Fuji News Photographer of the Year.
My work is influenced by a combination of the form of the local landscape and the marks left in it by our ancestors and the desire to make functional objects particularly those associated with food. I enjoy the process of making but also being able further to affect the work by firing with wood to colour any unglazed surface. I work mainly in stoneware clays to produce cups , jugs, bowls and plates as well as casseroles.
The house, sculpture garden and gallery are open each Sunday at 10am and 50 minute guided tours of the house run at half past the hour from 10.30am until 3.30pm.
The house tours explore the extraordinary lives and works of former occupants Surrealist artist Roland Penrose and photographer Lee Miller.
Farleys Gallery (Sundays only) will be displaying an exhibition by Desmond Morris 10am-4.30pm.
3D Mixed Media
An Eclectic artist creating mixed media artworks.
I am a textiles artist living on the Ashdown Forest in East Sussex. Having studied textile design at the London Institute in 2000 I now create mixed media designs which are produced as seasonal greeting cards, edition prints and original paintings on board.