Monday, 26 October 2015

My painting wins The Weald of Sussex Art Club Trophy

Last week I took part in the Weald of Sussex Art Club exhibition at The Martlets Hall, in Burgess Hill. This is an annual exhibition by an art club that has been running for over 40 years, in fact back in the seventies my dad was a member and I would go along to his exhibitions there! Anyway, on Saturday when I went to collect my remaining works I was really happy to receive the Weald Trophy for the most votes for visitor's favourite painting.
My painting of Eastbourne beach received the votes, and sold.
I blogged about this painting in progress, a few months ago. It is now being sold as a Christmas card to raise funds for SASBAH and is available from Cards for Good Causes shops in Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Lewes, Eastbourne, Uckfield and Hastings. I think also Brighton. Already 200 packs have been sold in the last week so it looks like it should earn the Charity lots of money : )
A jigsaw will also be available for Friends of Eastbourne Hospital, but you may have to make a trip to Eastbourne if you want that.
Thanks so much to anyone who voted for my painting, you made my week : ))

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Sweet memories - Burgess Hill

sketching out a plan
All drawn up

when whites really aren't white

getting the blues on

when the sky and trees go in the lights go on!

nearly there, working on the sweet shop

I will be taking part in an exhibition with the Weald of Sussex Art Club later this month, in Burgess Hill. I grew up in Burgess Hill and my Dad, an artist too, was a member of this art club back in the seventies.
He would encourage me to draw and paint, buying me the Disney magazine to copy from, and calling me to watch cartoons with him...and sometimes letting me have a go with his oil paints.
This painting is of a favourite sweet shop near my home, which I often visited, and my Dad used to collect my magazine from. It was so exciting to hear him come home from his commute, having collected the magazine on his walk home from the station,  and hear the clunk clunk, as he undid his briefcase, it would send me running down the stairs!

Nearly finished this painting now, just working on the seventies feel clothes and sweet shop windows