This series of work continues to explore the surrounding areas of Brighton: City and Sea through surface, symbol and mark making.
These are all original paintings working in acrylic paint and mixed media, on paper, wood or canvas.
If you would like to purchase any of the work seen here, please contact me directly on: sambeckbrighton@gmailcom
'I have been lucky enough to live in the Fiveways area for nearly 20 years now, teaching Art and Design to Ks3, GCSE and A Level Students. I originally trained in Fine Art time based media creating film and mixed media installation work. Black and white image and narrative are still strong elements of my work today.
I draw with calligraphy pens and scissors – taking the ‘3D’ line on a playful journey, feeling rhythm, flow, movement, pattern and balance to communicate enjoyment of what is around us – the ordinary mixed with the Brighton vibe!
To make my prints I select drawings to collage from my stacks of black sketchbooks, juxtaposing elements until they sit just right. Layers of colour are applied to bring light, vivacity and joy, allowing the lines to have movement and not be just mere edges.I print on velvety top quality Hahnemuhle archival (non-fade) 308gsm paper using Canon archival quality pigment inks in signed limited editions. This technique is also known as archival giclee.
I often exhibit in Brighton Open Houses and art fairs such as The Makers Fair held at St Augustines Art Centre, Stanford Avenue. I also do commissions and sell my work on line, take a look at www.helenjholroyd.bigcartel.comand Instagram HelenJHolroyd printsOriginally from Halifax, I came to Brighton to do my degree in illustration and stayed! I also did my MA in illustration at St Martins and Brighton University. I have been a regular contributor to many national publications such as newspapers, magazines, publishers and design consultants. I have also enjoyed teaching at degree and HND level and here at Starling Studio.
Emma trained at Falmouth School of Art in the mid 90’s. She then studied Theatre and Visual practice at Brighton University. Always torn between her love of art and her love of theatre Emma went on to be a performance artist, drama teacher and now a professional dramatist. She breaks up her writing with walks in the Sussex countryside accompanied by Wilber (her dog). Emma’s most recent paintings are inspired by these walks and have a narrative element. You can see solitary characters finding peace or elevation in the scenes she paints.
Shirley is originally from Edinburgh and trained at Liverpool school of Arts in the late 1980s. She specialised in installation and video art and went on to work as a TV video editor in Rome. Since leaving college she continued to paint and has exhibited in Liverpool, Hoxton and Brighton where she currently lives. Shirley has a particular passion for colour and is also a Colour Therapist.
She plays with the juxtaposition of colour within a dreamscape bringing in places, symbols and elements from the past and present. These paintings were created during the monotony of lockdown as a remembrance of hope, freedom and adventure. They are little pieces of escapism.
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My name is Emily Jolley
I am an artist who lives and works in around Fiveways.
Up to and around the London Orbital series.The road series of paintings has come about after several years driving up too and around the London Orbital. This very ordinarily and to some before March was a daily journey, appeared beautiful, atmospheric, still and dramatic, that drew me to record these roads that we all travel along. Now that these trips have stopped, I have had the time to start this series of work. The pictures I paint evoke memories of driving in the rain, traffic, and spray.
Feathery friendsDuring the first lock down in March and not being able to use the car, like many others found themselves being more aware of their surroundings. When out walking it was noticeable the sounds of bird songs and which was especially apparent in our gardens. Having been raised on a farm I have always been inspired by the countryside and its wildlife this has provided inspiration for my bird paintings. In theses paintings I endeavour to portray the quirky character of our native garden birds.Watercolour is a medium I use and teach here at Starling studios. There are many facets to watercolour painting that I utilise within my work. If you are interested in learning or taking a course in watercolour please contact me.
All works are for sale I can deliver works locally before Christmas.
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I am a contemporary expressionist artist based in the beautiful South Downs, UK. I studied fine art at college before researching the philosophy of art and aesthetics at university- exploring ideas in theory and in practice...My work is an attempt to capture the feeling evoked by a place, object, or moment. My alla prima paintings are usually abstract or semi representational, using gestural, impasto strokes to create expressive, energetic and often irreverent compositions. I work in oils and acrylic, plein air or in the studio; I also make sketches and studies in ink, graphite and charcoal. I am lucky that my local geography provides me with coast, country and forest, soaring cliffs and rolling downs, and although there is a real sense of place I find that no two days and no two views are ever the same: the landscape ever changing with the weather and the seasons. I also take inspiration from other locations, places with an equally evocative scenery and history, and the flora, fauna and faces to be found there.
“I grew up in Bognor Regis and went to Sussex University to study Biology. My mother took a dim view of art schools even though she was an artist herself. But you can’t keep a good artist down, so after university I went to Brighton to study illustration. I illustrated computer games in the early eighties, which involved making Pac-man look interesting.
In 1995 I joined the Fiveways Artist group. I have exhibited in the Brighton Festival Open Houses nearly every year since then, as well as having exhibitions in the US, the Netherlands, France and of course, Sussex. After children I became an art teacher. I have taught all over Brighton in the past 25 years. As I trained as an illustrator I teach traditional skills and have taught courses in all media over the years. I can teach anything to anybody from absolute beginners basic drawing skills to painting like the old masters with oil paints. My passion is life drawing, portrait and landscapes in watercolours and oils. In my teaching I like to deliver a structured course with interesting and stimulating subject matter to develop everybody’s skills. I always do demonstrations which I find the greatest help to my students where they can see how the media works.”
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The power and mystery of Earth, the natural world, its strength, and in juxtaposition, its fragility is the inspiration for my work. Capturing colour, the light and a sense of place are my aims and to evoke elemental atmospheres, lost wilderness and the changing weather.
The work is abstract or semi abstract mixed media original paintings. They seek to explore and represent timeless environments referencing landscapes that I have a strong emotional response and connection with.
The Landscape is the main suject of my painting. I am interested in painting conservation spaces, ecosystems and places of sustainability, especially hidden or forgotten spaces that I stumble across on my walls, in particuar around Stanmer Park and the Downs.
I make sketches, take photos, research and just spend time in every space that I paint and then take this back to my studio at Phoenix Art Space, where I create the painting using oils or acrylics. I love the physicality of paint; it allows me to explore the landscape further through mark-making, chance happening and colour. I gained a BA (Hons)in Painting at the University of Brighton and recently an MA (Hons) in Painting at Wimbledon, UAI, so research is incorporated into my practice.
Some of the paintings in this window are a smaller version of the larger paintings on my website, hence 'Little' prefixing their titles.
I take commission and paint to a size that suits, from small to 7ft.
Last year I was commissioned to write and illustrate the practical book 'If you're bored with Acrylics, Read this book', part of a series by Octopus Publishing. It's available in all bookstores and online.
I was also commissioned by the Shell Heritage Art Collection and Lord Montagu to create an anniversary poster, now hanging in the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu alongside Paul Nash's and Graham Sutherland's.
I am a Brighton-based landscape painter and illustrator, with work that spans the abstract spectrum. My pictures are heavily influenced by poetry and prose, and aim to express the relationship between memory and landscape.
Proust famously wrote of the surge and detail of memories of his childhood brought back by eating ‘a tiny crumb of madeleine’. To me, landscape has the same impact. Our memories are set in the places we formed them, subjective, unreliable, abstract. Landscapes themselves hold their own memories – of individuals, of events, of times, of culture. I draw on my own memories of landscape, as well as taking inspiration from poetry and prose, drama, friends, family, and my children, about what landscape remembers for them.
Over the last 25 years I have worked across disciplines - as an artist and illustrator, a writer and editor, a tribunal panellist and a teacher.
I have a Diploma in Art and Design from Warwickshire College, an Honours Degree in English from Bristol University, a Masters in Child Studies from Kings College London, and a CTesol teaching qualification from Coventry College.
This window exhibition features all the small new watercolours that I have done recording the walks I have taken around the South Downs with my family during lockdown. All new work is presented unframed, and for sale at under £100 as part of @artistssupportpledge
Matt is a landscape photographer of the Sussex and South Coast Landscape. His photographs reflect personal moments of peace and escapism where the day to day is left behind and an improved sense of perspective is achieved.
"In our busy lives where we are constantly online it’s more important than ever to take time to reconnect with the here and now. Quiet contemplation and patience is often needed when creating images; qualities that become evident in the final image – even if just subconsciously for the viewer.
I focus on the elements of a landscape where nature is already presenting a sense of calm; there and clear for all to see or where a degree of 'artistic persuasion' is required to bring it to the fore.
Photography as an art is a powerful medium for clearly sharing such personal experiences. I hope this exhibition will stimulate others to slow down from time-to-time and better connect with the world around them."
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Laura paints in oils to capture semi-abstract interpretations of landscape, exploring the demarcation between colours, textures and horizons. She’s interested in morphology; the bones of the land below and the feeling of the weather above; the emotions and experiences that landscapes evoke.
She uses mark-making, words and textures to build the idea and meaning of the landscape as it appears to her. Northern light and the chalk hills of the South Downs where she lives inspire her work.
Her portraiture and still life paintings are more figurative, but use similar methods of paint application and mark making to evoke light and atmosphere.
She exhibits in Sussex and London and is studying painting at the Art Academy.
All work on display at Starling Studio is original, oils or oil pastels on fine art paper.
If you would like to purchase any of the work seen here, please contact Laura on:
T: 07505 358950
Brighton based designer Rachel McCulloch studied fashion in London in the early 00’, since then she has been working as a fashion designer for various leading brands and designers. Alongside this, she has been building her fashion illustration career, illustrating for clients such as Alexander Mcqueen, TOVE and other emerging luxury womenswear labels.
Her style is a mixture of hand drawn and digitally rendered elements. Drawing heavily from her career in fashion design, her artwork is inspired by street style, contemporary fashion editorials, and style icons of our time.
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This current series of work explores the surrounding area of Brighton; City, Sea and Downs, through surface, symbol and mark making.
Street Figure Series
The Street figure series investigates our constant relationship with technology. I love the visual qualities of data and numerical imagery, but am also intrigued by the idea of the unseen waves of data that are constantly moving through our bodies. Whilst developing this series of work I also became reflective of how traditional paintings would capture busy street figures, or social café scenes, yet as I looked down the streets of Brighton the figures I observed were connected through technology or devices.
This series explores the relationship of line, mark making, and repetitive patterns or marks to capture the lines and movements of the skyline
If you would like to purchase any of the work seen at Starling Studio, please contact me on: firstname.lastname@example.org'