We are very excited to be part of the Worthing Artists Open Houses this month, we are venue number 9 so please come and see us if you are doing the trail. We will be featuring 3 artists: Frans De Leij, Richard Briggs and Craig John Foord.
Many of you will already be very familiar with FRANS DE LEIJ, he has been a member of the Sussex Watercolour Society since 2006. Over the years his paintings have gained rapidly in popularity and can be found in private and corporate collections in Britain and abroad. Frans is a self-taught watercolourist who loves to explore the mediums fluidity and directness to obtain paintings that are full of light and atmosphere. Being a biologist at heart, it is perhaps not surprising that nature provides him with the main inspiration for his work. In particular the way light, shade and atmospheric conditions unify objects within the landscape, are of particular interest to him. Furthermore, his paintings try to capture a feeling of space and tranquillity often found in nature. We hope you find them as lovely as we do
paints on a full-time basis, showing work in galleries across the country. As well as producing originals for galleries, he is currently working on a range of images called Briggs Britain which demonstrates his passion for creating varied and vibrant scenes. We have commissioned him to paint local scenes for us in his distinctive technique of using acrylics in the style of watercolours.
A new addition to the gallery are some fantastic resin sculptures from a local man
CRAIG JOHN FOORD.
Craig has always had a strong emotional connection with outer space, and exploration of other planets. This is represented in his sculptures which really are out of this world. He loves the way the resin reacts with the light bouncing off the different surfaces and creating reflections and images. Mother Nature is the best artist there is. These pieces represent my own personal journey through life and the universe.
We look forward to welcoming you,
Artists that will be in attendance: 11 am - 4 pm
16th June - Craig Foord
17th June - Fathers Day
23rd June - Frans De Leij Painting 1 - 3 pm
24th June - Frans De Leij
30th June - Craig Foord & Richard Briggs Painting
1st July - Frans De Leij Painting 1 - 3 pm
The artists will be available to talk about their work and Frans and Richard will be painting on the day to demonstrate their techniques.
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