A blog about making art and other things using cloth, paper, paint, colour, stitch, and all sorts of exciting techniques, some of which I'm sure I still have to discover! I hope that the joy all this gives me is visible in what you can see here.

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Eastbourne Christmas Artists Open Houses and Studios

Yesterday the 1st of December, was also the first weekend for the Eastbourne Christmas Artists Open Houses and Studios. The following images don't really do any of the artwork justice, as the conditions were quite dark, but you will hopefully get a flavour of what is on offer.

Weatherwise, it was an absolute wash out, non stop wind rain and gloom all day. However, as you can see, myself and five other artists were warm and cosy at the Printers Playhouse, Grove Road Eastbourne, which is where our work is being exhibited. Behind the bar, Mitchel kept us well entertained, watered and fed, and in fact I can thoroughly recommend the delicious food cooked at lunchtimes/evenings on Saturdays by their very talented chef.

Despite the rain, we were visited by some brave souls who ventured out in the deluge.  We even sold some cards and gifts, and that's no surprise as all of the work for sale is stunning.

Teresa Neal's work (above) includes a range of beautiful scarves with matching bags, all produced from fabrics that have been printed from her  fabulous photos.

Above shows a selection of my watercolours and textile art, and below are a some collages, collograph prints, and textiles by Jodi Jones.

Lucy Dean is showing, and selling prints from her original semi abstract bird collection, the colours and patterns so intricate, they deserve closer inspection.

Toad Maloney designs and creates extraordinary cigar box style guitars, taking recycling to new heights, with his fabulous collection. A must for any musician to display, (and strum!)

Finally, but by no mean least is the wonderful art you can see above and below by Jenny Grace. Her hand drawn and coloured Islamic Geometry is beautiful, and her colours perfectly and carefully chosen to enhance each piece.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the photos of our work, and if you live in the East Sussex area, you can come along to the Printers Playhouse next Saturday, 8th December, and see it for yourself. Doors open at 11-30am and remain open for the exhibition until 5pm, but you would also be welcome to visit this venue on other evenings for music and good company.