Adrienne Hunter lives and works in St Leonards-on-Sea. She works on paper and board, with charcoal, inks, oil sticks and washes of colour in an expressive, unconfined style in an attempt to convey the irrepressible energy and resilience of nature. Trees, flowers and coastal landscape are her starting points and are transformed into wild portraits. She combines deliberate marks with semi-controlled use of emulsion and washes to investigate the constantly changing, unpin-down-able character of her subject matter. The work is about the very physical process of working as much as about the trees, flowers and cliffs themselves.
Susan Miller’s paintings are vibrant with an energy that distils her world into an abstract visual language. Colour is the inspiration for her distinctive expressionist floral, abstract and figurative watercolours.
She lives in St Leonards and has exhibited at the Royal Institute of Watercolour Painters at the Mall Gallery, London, and at the Royal Watercolour Society, at the Bankside, London. She is an elected member of The Sussex Watercolour Society and exhibits throughout the South of England and in Europe, and is currently studying for an MA in Fine Art.
‘I love the way the transparency of watercolour creates mystery and depth.
My creative process takes place on the paper, during the actual painting. The result may reflect my original vision, or the paint may have acquired a life of its own. It is the unpredictability of the way I work with watercolour, that I find so exciting.’
Adrienne and Susan will be talking about their work on Sunday 5th June at 3pm