You could probably describe Steyning in west Sussex as a relatively affluent middle class market town. It has a history as a port in the 8th/11th century until the mouth of the Adur at Shoreham silted up and left it … Continue reading Physical and digital art – a trail and the side of a house
We’re on the starting blocks and I’ve heard that I’ll be showing at The Hub in Church Lane, Upper Beeding this year. It’s a new venue for us but I know it quite well, having lurked there with a sketchbook … Continue reading Steyning Arts Trail 2022
Over night, the picture fairies came in and magically hung my paintings on the vacant wall. Where I had nothing to attach them to, the means of attachment appeared; and where dizzying heights would have dizzied me off the ladder, … Continue reading We’re so over skirting boards!
As many as there are skirting boards in a room! I was ill-equipped, it turned out, to hang the kinds of paintings I’d taken. I’ll have several yards of transparent thread and a roadie who’s good on ladders next time. … Continue reading How many paintings can a painting propper prop ..?
Sometimes you just have to give paint and water the day off to play together. Left to get on with it, these have made some fine little labels and business cards in earth and sky colours. All very abstract although … Continue reading Strayfish Arts on the trail
I did some more unwrapping today. This piece was part of the batch I unwrapped a couple of days ago but which had somehow wangled a trip out in the van and made a bid for freedom! It’s the very … Continue reading Steyning Arts Trail – what else is coming to Sakala!
I’m so pleased to be exhibiting at Sakala in Steyning High street. I knew this shop when it was barely more than a cupboard in Cobblestones and when my sister saw a photo of it, she wanted to move in. … Continue reading Strayfish Arts at Sakala!
Like so many events, this has been scuppered by COVID. So, online it is with some artists putting little reminders of their work outside their homes. You can find all the Steyning artists here. Continue reading Steyning Arts Trail 2020
Yesterday we put up a tent Last night I packed the pretties in cases Today the bunting goes up and the gates open all over Steyning and Beeding Bet ours is the only one with chickens though. 32 Church Lane, Upper Beeding if you’re over our way. Continue reading Steyning Arts trail opens today!
Some of the prints on sale at The Basement are from my book, Not Being First Fish, which is on sale at Steyning Bookshop. Also on sale there is Fat Mo, the cover of which I painted at school when I was about seventeen. I’ve manipulated the colour in Paintshop Pro and added the text (obviously, or that would have been well prescient!) Fat Mo is alternatively available from here where all the revenue goes to a charity, Respond, that supports adults with learning (intellectual) disabilities who’ve experience sexual abuse and exploitation. As you might imagine, Fat Mo is not … Continue reading Literary artiness