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 exhibitors 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 RYDERS 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....