“My art is mainly based on direct observation and is the result of an artistic and emotional response to the subject. I work in a wide variety of media to suit the subject and time devoted to it.
The works in this exhibition are chosen to represent a selection largely from the last two years, drawn from life at regular LOCAL weekly life drawing sessions. These sessions are very important to the artists who attend but the work is not usually shown. I hope to help redress this with this selection.
The models, both male and female, vary widely as does the media used. They are mainly drawn in graphite, charcoal and pastel. Some of the drawings are later reworked in oil paint.”
Sue Barnes, drawing, photography, graphic design, printmaking and typography.
A retrospective selection of Sue Barnes’ work by Alison Barnes. Sisters. From the 1970s to 2014. Constant play, intense looking, draw with a strawberry – all the time backed up by professional graphic design work.
Two talks, a Qigong practice, an improvised music workshop and a drawing and painting workshop are programmed throughout the exhibition.
20 min talks by Alison Barnes
Thursday 10 March 2pm
Tuesday 15 March 11.15am
Drawing & Painting Workshop with moram
Saturday 12th 2pm (£3 contribution for materials)
Wednesday 16th 11.15am – 30 mins
John Stevens Music improvisation workshop
Sunday 20th 2pm
Chris Roskell presents a selection of his very latest works. Chris describes his work:
“My work is essentially abstract, but insofar as there is any subject represented it is my response to landscape, and since moving to Hastings, the sea.
My principal interest however is the activity of painting, (mostly using the medium of water based acrylics.)
The attempt to animate and inhabit a fictive two dimensional space.
I am trying to find some kind of visual metaphor that will be rich enough for what one might call a reality.”