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ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE at the Coach House

ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE at the Coach House

16 May 2015 - 12:00pm at The Coach House



  SUMMER 2015

Open the first 4 weekends in May from 12pm- 6pm including May 4th Bank Holiday Monday.


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POLLY BALLENTINE– Polly’s Brighton Beardsley Collection reflects her interest in the work of local boy Aubrey Beardsley.  Her depictions of iconic buildings in Brighton known to Beardsley and Oscar Wilde’s set, reflects their hedonistic, aesthetic, camp world.  She peoples the paintings with references to subjects of fin-de-siecle artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec that set would have known.  Inspired by the Brighton Pavilion, Polly uses metallic paints and references to Oriental art.




JANE HAWKINS – The natural world and the landscapes around East Brighton’s Downs with its undulating curved hillsides, dramatic views of thunderclouds in the channel, cloud shadows on the sea, are my inspiration and chosen subject matter. I’m compelled to note the turning of the season, the early emergence of blossom on elm trees, the first bud burst in Spring. Often outdoors sketching, all seasons. Sketches are worked up into finished paintings – watercolour and acrylic.




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JO BROWN – Jo trained in textile design and now illustrates children’s books. Her love of colour and pattern is evident in her work which is a combination of gouache, pencil crayons and watercolour.



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CLARE BUCKLE  – Clare’s work is inspired by chance visual happenings.  She is interested in the intensity of an experience, the excitement of a brief glimpse of something seen unexpectedly out of the corner of the eye.



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TOM COTCHER – “I work in various styles…my landscapes have a Seago / Dutch influence, whilst the seascapes are more traditional with a Turner influence. My highly colourful interiors are painted in what I call my naive Matisse style. I have no preference…I just paint what I would want to look at, and if anyone else shares my enjoyment of them, then that that is such a delight to me. Every picture tells a story, it’s up to the audience to decide what they are saying.”



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Veronica bought her first camera ten years ago and has been a compulsive photographer ever since. Favourite subject- matter includes items found not he seafront, as well as flowers, trees and still lifes.  In fact,  anything with striking light, shadows, colours and textures.

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JANET ROLAND – “My creative journey has taken many twists and turns, from printmaking to painting the local landscape. More recently I have allowed my imagination to run free, creating a world inhabited by the dragons who visit my garden. This has produced a hand written and illustrated storybook, and series of paintings on cut wood. I am also making items of practical use to the gardener, in the form of hand-painted plant supports, featuring butterflies, fish, and more. ”

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ALAN WOOD – I design and make storage shelves, furniture and general pieces from reclaimed and industrial materials (mainly scaffolding).  My style is a kind of urban-industrial but to give you a better idea I am currently building an Etsy shop at:


PAUL ALLEN – “I am a self taught artist working mainly in oils.  I enjoy painting a broad range of subjects with a special interest in beach scenes, urban landscapes and interiors. As well as participating in a number of group and solo exhibitions, my paintings have been in Galleries across the South of England and my work features in collections in the United Kingdom, Europe, America, Canada, Australia and the United Arab Emirates. Recent exhibitions include the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2014, Discerning Eye (Mall Galleries, London), the Stride Open (Chichester) and the Oxmarket Centre of Arts, Chichester.  I was elected a member of the Chelsea Arts Society in 2014.”

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