This time next week we will have finished hanging this show – in the beautiful Regency Town House, 13 Brunswick Square Hove BN3 1EH
Thurs 02 Nov – 11am to 6pm
Private View thurs 2nd Nov 6pm to 8pm
Fri 03 Nov – 11am to 6pm
Sat 04 Nov – 11am to 6pm
Sun 05 Nov – 11am to 4pm
Three Abstract Artists create timeless pieces that explore memory, transcendence and absence as presence. Their individual processes involve layering and excavation and are amplified by the Regency Town House, undergoing gentle restoration.
The title, ‘A House Safe for Tigers’ is adopted from the 1975 soundtrack by Lee Hazlewood and conjures a vivid dissonance between the domestic and the wild, the magical and the mundane.
It can begin with simple colour and mark on canvas or paper, seemingly random, but once I start it is as if I am processing so many things – walking home in the rain, looking out of my window, listening to an unexpectedly profound bit of music, recollecting a moment in time or noticing the light/sky change suddenly. Pretty intangible stuff, but weirdly specific at the same time. Music is always on, it seems to help take my mind out of the literal, into the abstract language of paint. I know I have finished something when that conversation stops, and when the words start flooding in for a title, immediately or much later when I am making sense of what I was trying to do.
I am so pleased to have my work exhibited alongside so many talented artists and makers this week at Sullington Manor Farm, West Sussex, it’s a beautiful location set in divine country side with a very good cafe in site – open 10.00-16.00 every day until 23rd October