Diving into the world of video to experiment with this medium as another means of bringing my work to you.
During a recent photo shoot with local photographer Lance Bellers, with Emmet Ray’s “I’ll See You in My Dreams” playing in the background, we became aware whilst flicking through the gallery on his camera that the images took on a sparkly, jewel-like quality. Aside from being a great way of showing many images in a short space of time, the flickering effect of the fast-paced slideshow seemed to temporarily transport us from that sunny room into a different dimension. Through its connection to the images, the music worked without pretension, hitting just the right rhythm and mood, and prompting jokes that we had stumbled upon a new art form.
As my preparations for this year’s festival draw to a close, and with only days left until I begin the process of hanging my paintings at 2 Knoyle Road, I bring you this sneak peek of my 2017 collection. In addition to the original acrylics on canvas, my range of cards will also be available at the Open House for the duration of the festival.
You can expect more media experimentation in the months to come, but for now please enjoy this first attempt, and I look forward to seeing many of you during at Knoyle Road.
Art At Zerbs is An exciting new open house – situated at 188 Dyke Road BN1 5AA, opposite the Boat Theatre– joining the Dyke Road Arts trail.
It a large house and beautiful garden owned by Jan and Linda Zerb who ran the much loved Zerb’s Café in Gardner Street, in the 1980’s and 90’s, they were the first café in Brighton to exhibit and sell artwork for local artists, many of whom worked there part time.
They are collectors of Art and have had connections with the Artists Open Houses over their years in Brighton.
Linda and Jan are collaborating with Angela Evans Ceramicist @angela_evans_tiles (of 2 Knoyle Road and many other open houses) and abstract artist Kate Scott @katescottpaintings who also showed at 2 Knoyle Road and exhibited successfully last year at The Wolf At The Door open house in Hove, and also last year in her own home.
Together they have curated a rich mix of artists and makers to exhibit and sell in this beautiful house and garden; amongst the people exhibiting alongside them will be Sarah Jones printmaker and illustrator from Milton House @sarah_jonesillustration , John Haywood @brusheswithwatercolour exsquisite paintings, Keri Zerb quirky modern upcycled jewellery, David Cheetham-acrylic painter , Dna Brighton @dnabrighton bespoke bags providing stylish one off accessories, Kris Botterill from the Pamper Pod selling Zephorium aura sprays and Neal’s Yard products , Emily Boo upholstery @emilyboo3 and Philippa Stanton @5ft are making a site specific chair installation specially for the house, Linda Calvert will be exhibiting her amazing delicate ceramic lamps and lastly inside we have Anna Cates unique organic wood turned pieces @annawoodturner .
In the garden we have striking wood carved sculptures by very established Brighton artist Si Uwins @si.uwins , Andrew Jones fascinating kinetic moving sculptures @rhobile_kinetic_ , and finally Annie McMullan @anniemcmullan9 beautiful fused glass sculptures will be glistening in the garden .
There will be delicious cakes, brownies, coffee tea and cakes served and places to eat in the lovely garden.
We will be open every weekend in May and both bank holiday Mondays`11am – 6pm `
starting a new painting , 1 metre square , using dark wash as the base instead of white looking forward to seeing how it developed and evolves – Hove jan 2019
Painting in studio yesterday , starting with a dark colour for a change , to see what that brings , filmed by my daughter, I didn’t realise how much the rhythm of the music affected my mark making . Am starting to get ready for exhibiting at Art at Zerb’s open house ,188 Dyke Road , Brighton, BN1 in may 2019 as part of the Brighton festival #artistsopenhouses
Really enjoyed hanging pictures and seeing the work in the new environment today
favourite picture of meeting a visitor at @thewolfatthedoor open house Hove May 2018
next weekend I am selling my artists cards and showing selling my paintings in this beautiful house in Fulking Sussex along side other artists and crafts people , looking forward to it , framing and making in preparation this next week .