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OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

October 2021

We hope you are all staying safe and well? It seems like time is flying by at the moment and we are starting to get new stock in ready for Christmas. For October our opening times will continue to be:
MONDAY & TUESDAY - By appointment
WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY - 9.30am to 5.30pm
SUNDAY - 10.30am to 4.30pm




Doug Hyde’s heart-warming new collection is a vibrant celebration of love and friendship, hope and dreams, and above all, of being back together again. His extraordinary rise from virtual unknown to the most popular living artist in the UK has been meteoric. Yet despite his phenomenal success he has never lost touch with the realities of life, and has continued to produce work based around his love for his family, his unfailing optimism and his sheer enthusiasm for life. Doug has been featured on television describing his unique technique and talking about the people and events that inspire his heart-warming work. Inspired by his own emotional responses to life, Doug's intention is to provoke a positive response in others; his success in this aim can be seen by the huge impact his work has made on the British and international art scene.

We are delighted to introduce the new range from Edge Sculpture. The Chameleon, Panda Cub and 'Hear No Evil' the first release from a series based on The Three Wise Monkeys or rather chimps! They are available to PRE-ORDER in time for Christmas....

Neil Dawson’s cityscapes take inspiration from everyday images. He loves the buzz of the streets especially at night with headlights reflected on the wet tarmac, the energy of London buses and buildings reflected in the moonlit Thames. Painting in oil, the mood of his work changes from vibrant and dramatic to calm and serene as days unfold into night.
"I am inspired by the energy and colour of cities. I love to paint iconic architecture and imagery - hoping to spark a connection with the viewer, recreating memories of happy times spent in these dynamic cities".

AUGUST NEWSLETTER

August 2021

We hope you are all keeping safe and well? It is great that things are starting to get back to a sense of normality. For August we will be opening.

MONDAY & TUESDAY – By appointment
WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY – 9.30am – 5.30pm
SUNDAY 10.30am – 4.30pm

With the summer holidays well under way some of you may be thinking about going away but if that isn’t an option for you how about transporting yourself elsewhere with the fantastic CARLOINE DEIGHTON. Her paintings are colourful, contemporary landscapes inspired by the British countryside. Growing up in rural Cheshire and now living in Eccleshall, she feels very fortunate to have lived in such lovely parts of Britain. She is a keen walker and happiest when at the top of a coastal cliff. She captures in her work the beauty she sees and feels while out walking on beautiful, warm, sunset evenings, and meeting the characters that she now incorporates into her paintings. Her paintings are in a mixed medium of oil and acrylic paint on canvas board and are lovely and bright and cheerful.
We are delighted to have available some lovely nostalgic oils of children from KEITH PROCTOR. He puts the children and youngsters very much at the centre of his works of art, displaying a knack for framing his joyful subjects in timelessly innocent, playful, adventurous poses. They more often than not feature his son Jack and a family friend's daughter Lily but of course we in turn relate to them as our children or grand-children up to mischief.
EAN DAWBARN is a fantastic sculptor. His work explores the complex and fragile correlation between humans and the natural world, and how as a species we continuously alter and change through design in our environment. Through his sculpture he showcases the graphic magnificence of the memories of both human industrial development and the stark reality of natural mortality.
The animals are painstakingly created using copper and brass obtained from recycling services and scrap metal merchants. Glaze textures are reached through reactive mixtures and all pieces are hand painted using a variety of different paints and finishes.
We are currently stocking his Sculptures of puffins in flight, landing, searching and perched. One of our Nation's favourite birds.
We look forward to seeing you in the gallery soon or please continue to get in touch by phone, e-mail, Facebook or Instagram.

JUNE NEWSLETTER

June 2021

We are continuing to open from Wednesday to Sunday we have been really pleased with how it is working. The feedback has been fantastic from everybody who has been coming in to see us. Rest assured, if you are planning on paying us a visit, we have all of the Covid secure procedures in place and there is lots of space to browse safely at your leisure.
With restrictions easing we are looking forward to the prospect of being part of Sussex Art Fairs at Goodwood on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of July. Please pop in to pick up a complimentary ticket. Here is just a small selection of some of the artists whose work we plan to take with us.....



JULIE ANN SCOTTs remarkable oil paintings feature intensely coloured scenes with a vibrant vortex of light. This light is the unifying factor in all of Julie Ann's work, originating in the sight of the sun breaking through the misty darkness. This first blissful moment of light inspires the artist from both an aesthetic and a spiritual viewpoint. Her work has been exhibited to great acclaim across the UK and we are delighted to have her in the gallery.
Nature and wildlife have always been the inspiration behind KAY DAVENPORT's work. She photographs her floral subjects at every stage of their life cycle. To her eyes, a windblown bloom which has lost half of its petals is as valid as a perfectly formed bud, in that it has its own natural beauty and charm. She describes herself as having a rather dreamy, happy nature and she believes her personality comes across in her work. We think her art is beautiful and we hope you do too.
Sussex Art Fairs takes place at Goodwood Racecourse, Selhurst Park Road, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0PS, in the heart of the Sussex Downs. Please join us and experience over 100 exhibitors throughout the two main halls with 1000's of artworks available for purchase.
Starting on the Friday evening at the Private View, visitors will be able to browse their favourite artworks with a glass of their choosing from the full bar and be the first to view exhibitors collections before the event opens to the general public over the weekend.
We look forward to seeing you in the gallery very soon. Please stay safe and keep an eye on Facebook and Instagram for updates....


SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

September 2021

We have new and exciting releases to share with you this month from two of our artists. Jack Vettriano is obviously one of our best sellers and Neil Pengelly is brand new and already proving a big hit....




JACK VETTRIANO

' Yesterday's Dreams '
A Premium Limited Edition of just 75 and 7 Artist's Proofs
Image size is 20" x 24"
£2750
Release date 17th September

'Yesterday's Dreams' is a beautifully composed picture of a lady looking out of a townhouse window. Released alongside Model In White, Cafe Days and Sweet Bird Of Youth. The original 'Yesterday's Dreams' oil on canvas measured exactly the same size as this piece and was displayed at the Chimes At Midnight exhibition in 1994.

NEIL PENGELLY has been honing his skills in drawing, painting and, more recently, digital artworks since a child and has now found the style of creating artworks that marries all of them. His art have evolved from the chalk and charcoal figurative pieces to a more exciting and looser blaze of colours with varying subject matters. Each piece and it's frame is striking with added touches of acrylic and oil paints, and bejewelled with diamond dust, micro glitters.

"A rolling stone gathers no moss" – Most artists usually add a saying or motto to their bio, so this is mine. It means nothing to me whatsoever, but thought I'd better come up with one." - Neil Pengelly

The reception that these stunning pieces have received has been amazing, we are struggling to keep them in stock so please contact us if you are interested....

We look forward to seeing you in the gallery or you can order from the website with free shipping on orders over £200. Keep an eye on Facebook and Instagram for updates and do get in touch if you have any questions!

JULY NEWSLETTER

July 2021

We hope you are all staying safe and well? We are looking forward to being part of Sussex Art Fairs at Goodwood on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of July. This does however mean that the gallery will be closed on the Friday and the Sunday to allow us to load and unload the artwork. Hopefully we will see lots of you there.



Returning to the world renowned Goodwood Racecourse in the heart of the picturesque Sussex Downs, over 100 exhibitors will be situated throughout the two main halls of The March Stand with 1000's of artworks available for purchase.
Starting at The Private View - 5pm on Friday 2nd July, visitors will be able to browse their favourite artworks and be the first to view exhibitor’s collections before the event opens at 11am on Saturday 3rd July for the weekend to the general public. There will be something to suit every budget.
Weekend facilities include a first floor café serving light snacks, soft drinks, tea and coffee and an outside bar serving alcohol for those who like their tipple.
After the announcement from the government about the delay in the lifting of restrictions, we are pleased that Goodwood Racecourse have confirmed that Sussex Art Fairs will still be able to go ahead as planned. The event can be staged with continued social distancing restrictions in place, including; face coverings, social distancing, hand sanitiser stations throughout the site and enhanced cleaning to make the event covid secure.
Being the largest art fair within the Sussex Counties, Sussex Art Fairs is certain to be a great weekend so please pop in the the gallery to pick up a complimentary ticket. Here is just a small selection of some of the artists whose work we plan to take with us.....

Entering RYDER’S dreamlike world is like stepping into the mind of the painter himself. Mixing fantasy with naïve realism, he intertwines themes of romance, childhood and adventure to allow readers to escape reality. The notoriously elusive artist prefers his art to speak for itself, shunning interviews and events. But his work opens a door into his psyche, revealing a masterful conjuring of light and shadow. He uses a combination of oils, acrylics and pencils to create emotion and drama. After starting with a dark base, shadows and forms are brought out by contrasting them with bold colours and eye-catching light. In turn, a beam of adventure and promise shines through.
Ryder says: "My work was inspired by the need to escape from the sometimes harsh realities of this world. I want the viewer to feel relaxed and be transported to a dreamy place in their mind."

HELEN ALLEN is an extraordinary example of a self-taught artist. After rekindling her love for art a few years ago, Helen bought herself some pencils and a pad that has ultimately led her on an exciting ever changing journey. After a time, she transitioned to painting and a new passion was born. Subsequently, Helen began to sell pieces of her work, so she decided to take the bold move and make painting her full time career. Helen loves to explore an array of colour pallets in her work, using her unique style of painting to demonstrate her ability to blend hues effortlessly. This contemporary style of abstract art has been produced using several mixed media techniques to create texture and a base, which is then predominantly finished with layers of oil paint. No two pieces of Helen's art are the same, with each painting depicting a unique and truly exclusive viewing experience.

We look forward to seeing you in the gallery or at Sussex Art Fairs. Please stay safe and keep an eye on Facebook and Instagram for updates....

MAY NEWSLETTER

May 2021

With the gallery now reopened from Wednesday to Sunday we have been really pleased to see so many familiar faces after such a long time. The feedback has been fantastic from everybody who has been coming in to see us. Rest assured, if you are planning on paying us a visit, we have all of the Covid secure procedures in place and there is lots of space to browse safely at your leisure.
After such a long time closed there are lots of new artworks to show you, a taster of which we have selected below.....
We are pleased to introduce new artist TONY BLACK to the gallery. Tony's bold and gutsy style - influenced by Pop Art & German Expressionism - is rooted in the kind of spontaneous art he enjoyed in his childhood, filling endless notepads with colourful and striking images. He believes that, in this internet age where the written word has been greatly weakened, only radical imagery now has the power to reveal the human spirit. These are so unusual, we would love to know what you think of them!
We have had GARY WALTON in the gallery for a while now and his work is always popular. We were offered some of his originals and couldn't say no, they are, in his own words "very whimsical, romantic and happy; quirky, two-dimensional with a slight intriguing air of fantasy combined with a twist of reality within." We love them and hope you do too?
A selection of new pieces has been released from EDGE SCULPTURE including the much anticipated French Bulldog in various colourways. As well as the cute little Hedgehog and a striking Orangutan bust.

Pre-order now with a £50 deposit

We look forward to seeing you in the gallery very soon. Please stay safe and keep an eye on Facebook and Instagram for updates....

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

October 2021

We hope you are all staying safe and well? It seems like time is flying by at the moment and we are starting to get new stock in ready for Christmas. For October our opening times will continue to be:
MONDAY & TUESDAY - By appointment
WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY - 9.30am to 5.30pm
SUNDAY - 10.30am to 4.30pm




Doug Hyde’s heart-warming new collection is a vibrant celebration of love and friendship, hope and dreams, and above all, of being back together again. His extraordinary rise from virtual unknown to the most popular living artist in the UK has been meteoric. Yet despite his phenomenal success he has never lost touch with the realities of life, and has continued to produce work based around his love for his family, his unfailing optimism and his sheer enthusiasm for life. Doug has been featured on television describing his unique technique and talking about the people and events that inspire his heart-warming work. Inspired by his own emotional responses to life, Doug's intention is to provoke a positive response in others; his success in this aim can be seen by the huge impact his work has made on the British and international art scene.

We are delighted to introduce the new range from Edge Sculpture. The Chameleon, Panda Cub and 'Hear No Evil' the first release from a series based on The Three Wise Monkeys or rather chimps! They are available to PRE-ORDER in time for Christmas....

Neil Dawson’s cityscapes take inspiration from everyday images. He loves the buzz of the streets especially at night with headlights reflected on the wet tarmac, the energy of London buses and buildings reflected in the moonlit Thames. Painting in oil, the mood of his work changes from vibrant and dramatic to calm and serene as days unfold into night.
"I am inspired by the energy and colour of cities. I love to paint iconic architecture and imagery - hoping to spark a connection with the viewer, recreating memories of happy times spent in these dynamic cities".

SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

September 2021

We have new and exciting releases to share with you this month from two of our artists. Jack Vettriano is obviously one of our best sellers and Neil Pengelly is brand new and already proving a big hit....




JACK VETTRIANO

' Yesterday's Dreams '
A Premium Limited Edition of just 75 and 7 Artist's Proofs
Image size is 20" x 24"
£2750
Release date 17th September

'Yesterday's Dreams' is a beautifully composed picture of a lady looking out of a townhouse window. Released alongside Model In White, Cafe Days and Sweet Bird Of Youth. The original 'Yesterday's Dreams' oil on canvas measured exactly the same size as this piece and was displayed at the Chimes At Midnight exhibition in 1994.

NEIL PENGELLY has been honing his skills in drawing, painting and, more recently, digital artworks since a child and has now found the style of creating artworks that marries all of them. His art have evolved from the chalk and charcoal figurative pieces to a more exciting and looser blaze of colours with varying subject matters. Each piece and it's frame is striking with added touches of acrylic and oil paints, and bejewelled with diamond dust, micro glitters.

"A rolling stone gathers no moss" – Most artists usually add a saying or motto to their bio, so this is mine. It means nothing to me whatsoever, but thought I'd better come up with one." - Neil Pengelly

The reception that these stunning pieces have received has been amazing, we are struggling to keep them in stock so please contact us if you are interested....

We look forward to seeing you in the gallery or you can order from the website with free shipping on orders over £200. Keep an eye on Facebook and Instagram for updates and do get in touch if you have any questions!

AUGUST NEWSLETTER

August 2021

We hope you are all keeping safe and well? It is great that things are starting to get back to a sense of normality. For August we will be opening.

MONDAY & TUESDAY – By appointment
WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY – 9.30am – 5.30pm
SUNDAY 10.30am – 4.30pm

With the summer holidays well under way some of you may be thinking about going away but if that isn’t an option for you how about transporting yourself elsewhere with the fantastic CARLOINE DEIGHTON. Her paintings are colourful, contemporary landscapes inspired by the British countryside. Growing up in rural Cheshire and now living in Eccleshall, she feels very fortunate to have lived in such lovely parts of Britain. She is a keen walker and happiest when at the top of a coastal cliff. She captures in her work the beauty she sees and feels while out walking on beautiful, warm, sunset evenings, and meeting the characters that she now incorporates into her paintings. Her paintings are in a mixed medium of oil and acrylic paint on canvas board and are lovely and bright and cheerful.
We are delighted to have available some lovely nostalgic oils of children from KEITH PROCTOR. He puts the children and youngsters very much at the centre of his works of art, displaying a knack for framing his joyful subjects in timelessly innocent, playful, adventurous poses. They more often than not feature his son Jack and a family friend's daughter Lily but of course we in turn relate to them as our children or grand-children up to mischief.
EAN DAWBARN is a fantastic sculptor. His work explores the complex and fragile correlation between humans and the natural world, and how as a species we continuously alter and change through design in our environment. Through his sculpture he showcases the graphic magnificence of the memories of both human industrial development and the stark reality of natural mortality.
The animals are painstakingly created using copper and brass obtained from recycling services and scrap metal merchants. Glaze textures are reached through reactive mixtures and all pieces are hand painted using a variety of different paints and finishes.
We are currently stocking his Sculptures of puffins in flight, landing, searching and perched. One of our Nation's favourite birds.
We look forward to seeing you in the gallery soon or please continue to get in touch by phone, e-mail, Facebook or Instagram.

JULY NEWSLETTER

July 2021

We hope you are all staying safe and well? We are looking forward to being part of Sussex Art Fairs at Goodwood on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of July. This does however mean that the gallery will be closed on the Friday and the Sunday to allow us to load and unload the artwork. Hopefully we will see lots of you there.



Returning to the world renowned Goodwood Racecourse in the heart of the picturesque Sussex Downs, over 100 exhibitors will be situated throughout the two main halls of The March Stand with 1000's of artworks available for purchase.
Starting at The Private View - 5pm on Friday 2nd July, visitors will be able to browse their favourite artworks and be the first to view exhibitor’s collections before the event opens at 11am on Saturday 3rd July for the weekend to the general public. There will be something to suit every budget.
Weekend facilities include a first floor café serving light snacks, soft drinks, tea and coffee and an outside bar serving alcohol for those who like their tipple.
After the announcement from the government about the delay in the lifting of restrictions, we are pleased that Goodwood Racecourse have confirmed that Sussex Art Fairs will still be able to go ahead as planned. The event can be staged with continued social distancing restrictions in place, including; face coverings, social distancing, hand sanitiser stations throughout the site and enhanced cleaning to make the event covid secure.
Being the largest art fair within the Sussex Counties, Sussex Art Fairs is certain to be a great weekend so please pop in the the gallery to pick up a complimentary ticket. Here is just a small selection of some of the artists whose work we plan to take with us.....

Entering RYDER’S dreamlike world is like stepping into the mind of the painter himself. Mixing fantasy with naïve realism, he intertwines themes of romance, childhood and adventure to allow readers to escape reality. The notoriously elusive artist prefers his art to speak for itself, shunning interviews and events. But his work opens a door into his psyche, revealing a masterful conjuring of light and shadow. He uses a combination of oils, acrylics and pencils to create emotion and drama. After starting with a dark base, shadows and forms are brought out by contrasting them with bold colours and eye-catching light. In turn, a beam of adventure and promise shines through.
Ryder says: "My work was inspired by the need to escape from the sometimes harsh realities of this world. I want the viewer to feel relaxed and be transported to a dreamy place in their mind."

HELEN ALLEN is an extraordinary example of a self-taught artist. After rekindling her love for art a few years ago, Helen bought herself some pencils and a pad that has ultimately led her on an exciting ever changing journey. After a time, she transitioned to painting and a new passion was born. Subsequently, Helen began to sell pieces of her work, so she decided to take the bold move and make painting her full time career. Helen loves to explore an array of colour pallets in her work, using her unique style of painting to demonstrate her ability to blend hues effortlessly. This contemporary style of abstract art has been produced using several mixed media techniques to create texture and a base, which is then predominantly finished with layers of oil paint. No two pieces of Helen's art are the same, with each painting depicting a unique and truly exclusive viewing experience.

We look forward to seeing you in the gallery or at Sussex Art Fairs. Please stay safe and keep an eye on Facebook and Instagram for updates....

JUNE NEWSLETTER

June 2021

We are continuing to open from Wednesday to Sunday we have been really pleased with how it is working. The feedback has been fantastic from everybody who has been coming in to see us. Rest assured, if you are planning on paying us a visit, we have all of the Covid secure procedures in place and there is lots of space to browse safely at your leisure.
With restrictions easing we are looking forward to the prospect of being part of Sussex Art Fairs at Goodwood on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of July. Please pop in to pick up a complimentary ticket. Here is just a small selection of some of the artists whose work we plan to take with us.....



JULIE ANN SCOTTs remarkable oil paintings feature intensely coloured scenes with a vibrant vortex of light. This light is the unifying factor in all of Julie Ann's work, originating in the sight of the sun breaking through the misty darkness. This first blissful moment of light inspires the artist from both an aesthetic and a spiritual viewpoint. Her work has been exhibited to great acclaim across the UK and we are delighted to have her in the gallery.
Nature and wildlife have always been the inspiration behind KAY DAVENPORT's work. She photographs her floral subjects at every stage of their life cycle. To her eyes, a windblown bloom which has lost half of its petals is as valid as a perfectly formed bud, in that it has its own natural beauty and charm. She describes herself as having a rather dreamy, happy nature and she believes her personality comes across in her work. We think her art is beautiful and we hope you do too.
Sussex Art Fairs takes place at Goodwood Racecourse, Selhurst Park Road, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0PS, in the heart of the Sussex Downs. Please join us and experience over 100 exhibitors throughout the two main halls with 1000's of artworks available for purchase.
Starting on the Friday evening at the Private View, visitors will be able to browse their favourite artworks with a glass of their choosing from the full bar and be the first to view exhibitors collections before the event opens to the general public over the weekend.
We look forward to seeing you in the gallery very soon. Please stay safe and keep an eye on Facebook and Instagram for updates....


MAY NEWSLETTER

May 2021

With the gallery now reopened from Wednesday to Sunday we have been really pleased to see so many familiar faces after such a long time. The feedback has been fantastic from everybody who has been coming in to see us. Rest assured, if you are planning on paying us a visit, we have all of the Covid secure procedures in place and there is lots of space to browse safely at your leisure.
After such a long time closed there are lots of new artworks to show you, a taster of which we have selected below.....
We are pleased to introduce new artist TONY BLACK to the gallery. Tony's bold and gutsy style - influenced by Pop Art & German Expressionism - is rooted in the kind of spontaneous art he enjoyed in his childhood, filling endless notepads with colourful and striking images. He believes that, in this internet age where the written word has been greatly weakened, only radical imagery now has the power to reveal the human spirit. These are so unusual, we would love to know what you think of them!
We have had GARY WALTON in the gallery for a while now and his work is always popular. We were offered some of his originals and couldn't say no, they are, in his own words "very whimsical, romantic and happy; quirky, two-dimensional with a slight intriguing air of fantasy combined with a twist of reality within." We love them and hope you do too?
A selection of new pieces has been released from EDGE SCULPTURE including the much anticipated French Bulldog in various colourways. As well as the cute little Hedgehog and a striking Orangutan bust.

Pre-order now with a £50 deposit

We look forward to seeing you in the gallery very soon. Please stay safe and keep an eye on Facebook and Instagram for updates....

26 Warwick Street, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 3DJ

Opening Hours: Monday & Tuesday CLOSED, Wednesday to Saturday 9.30am - 5.30pm, Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm | Other times by appointment