Artists

Susan ABSOLON

Independent contemporary painter and studio potter. Widely exhibited in the UK : RA Summer Exhibition, The London Group Open, Royal West of England Academy, Ing Discerning Eye, BEEP Wales International Painting Prize. Awarded a Juliet Gomperts Trust bursary in 2012 and shortlisted for the 2017 Rye Winter Salon prize. Forthcoming 3-person exhibition ‘Surface’ at Linden Hall Studio, Deal, October 2018.

mynewmailtoday@yahoo.co.uk

www.susanabsolon.co.uk

Vanessa BACKHOUSE

www.vanessabackhousephotography.co.uk

 

vbackhouse@gmail.com

 

Kate BAKER
07909 682147
kitkatbaker73@googlemail.com
Inspired by nature and love. Original bespoke mosaics and fusions.

Kate Baker is a mosaic and glass fusion artist from Deal, Kent. Influenced by Nature and its beauty, her visual and tactile work draws inspiration from picturesque landscapes and seascapes within her locality. Working in two mediums and utilising picque-assiette style her pieces have a vibrancy where incorporating texture, colour, flow and movement is key. Each piece you view is handmade; crafted with passion and individuality, so is totally unique.
https://www.facebook.com/katebakermosaicfusionmuse
Diane Barrett

barrett1951@btinternet.com

I have never been formally trained as an artist.
I have always had an artistic flair and taken several craft courses over the years.
In 2008 I took a beginners course in fused glass at Creative Glass in Rochester and I got hooked straight away.

I went on to purchase a kiln and have been experimenting ever since.
I’ve taken a few courses to learn different techniques and I have practised and learnt by my mistakes.

I am always looking to experiment, trying different ways of using glass.
My main work is with Bullseye Glass which I purchase from Creative Glass in Rochester, Warm Glass in Bristol, and Studio Glass in Wickford Essex.

My inspirations come from everywhere. I see something and think this could work in Glass, then give it a go.
My work is all abstract, I love it when it’s time to open my Kiln to see what I have achieved. I never tire of this experience.
After I retired from my job in 2013 I wanted to expand my hobby.

I joined SEAS Open Houses in 2017 to see if my work would sell to the public.
I enjoyed the experience and had a lot of encouragement from other SEAS members and the people that visited my house. Now having the opportunity to exhibit in Linden Hall Gallery is really exciting for me to see where this opportunity will lead.

Patricia BARRY

Mixed media artist, Paint, print and stitch.
patatstoneybeach@btInternet.com

 

Trained as a textile artist and worked in secondary education as an Art Teacher. In addition trained at Guys and St. Thomas’ University Medical School as an Art Psychotherapist, subsequently working with troubled children and young people using art as a medium to release inner turmoil. I am now a practicing artist who mostly works in mixed media and watercolour.

 

Penny BEARMAN

Painter

studio@pennybearman.co.uk
Colourful oil paintings seen outside, the environment where they belong!

BERESFORD Susan

susanberesford.art@gmail.com

07958397794

www.susanberesfordart.com

I graduated from Brighton Polytechnic with a BA (Hons) Degree in Illustration in 1987.

I mostly work in acrylic or pencil and ink wash. My work can be seen in books, packaging, shop windows, on mugs, plates and walls too!

I work primarily in the fields of Editorial, Design and Advertising, and have considerable experience in designing and painting murals, and working as an Artist in Residence in schools.
One of my first commissions was to paint Harrods’ front window displays on a ‘Back to School’ theme. I worked with them further by illustrating press releases as the store developed and created the mural commemorating the history of their distribution facility, The Depository, when it relocated to Barnes.

I returned to Brighton for a six-week residency at the Brighton Evening Argus, to produce a colour supplement, a portrait of the newspaper for their 120th anniversary, as part of the Year of the Artist. These images were later reproduced as murals in the Newsquest Company offices.
I have produced numerous beautiful designs for cards and related products winning a prestigious USA Louis Award . I also enjoyed working for Tesco on a range of packaging. I like painting food!

I illustrated a revolutionary interactive touchscreen system for educational purposes at Metis physiotherapy centre, co-owned by Ian Wright as well as a ten-meter mural for their state-of-the-art Dance Studio.

I have exhibited work at Alexandra Palace, Battersea Town Hall, Bernard Weatherill House, and many other venues including Le Pinardier, Deal.

cbirbeck1 Christine BIRBECK

Painter / Textile Artist

chrisbirbeck@rocketmail.com

Peter BLANCHE

Peter Blanche was born in Kent but has also lived in North America for over 20 years. He obtained a GCE in Art at school but other than this has been self taught. Peter has always been a keen photographer but recently has spent more time on his painting.
Paintings have been shown in the Kent Life Magazine Landscape Artist of the Year Competition and short listed for the exhibition of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. Pictures are held in private collections in the UK and North America.

peterblanche1@gmail.com

Thomas BURNHAM

07763 982177

thonapa115@hotmail.co.uk

Trained Bath Academy of Art. Two
books published. Wide variety.

Susan CARLYLE

07812 443789

smcarlyle@btinternet.com

Paintings + mixed media prints.
Inspired by Australian landscape/still life.

mcherry Martin CHERRY

87 Golf Road, Deal CT146QD
07753838196
tins@martincherry.co.uk
Graphics, typography, photography.

I have always had a love of the printed image. My earliest days I would have my head in a magazine or a newspaper transfixed by the type and photographs on the page. I studied lettering, typography and design at Medway College of Art but always had a love of photography and tried to combine all these forms together.

My natural route was magazine design and I joined a publishers in 1972 as promotions manager. I learnt my trade quickly under the guidance of some talented designers. I finally found my dream job in 1976 when I became art director for a London publishers allowing me to combine my love for typography and photography. Now, I have the time to follow my passion behind a Nikon camera and create images of my choice. The coastline offers exciting opportunities for the photographer whether it’s stormy clouds or images of Kent architecture or abstract composition.

John COWIE

Painter
jayne@betts56.plus.com

I love colour. Some of my paintings are expressionist and some observational.

Pam CUTLER

Painting, sculpture, printmaking.

cutlerpam@hotmail.com

 

 

 

Alan DAVIS
Painter & Printmaker
01304 375905
alanbarrydavis@yahoo.co.uk

His Art teaching qualifications were gained at Stockwell College of Education, Bromley,(1965-68) where he specialized in screen-printing fabrics. After a teaching career in Art Education, he is now painting and print-making in Kingsdown and West Cork. On retirement he returned to screen-printing and more recently uses a combination of woodblock prints on fabric, enhanced with vibrant oil-colour. This has produced a range of images reflecting his deep interest in Celtic, and other ancient cultures, together with the local heritage of Deal’s environs.

His landscapes illustrate vernacular architecture and the passing of traditional rural life. He has recently explored digital media to compose more complex collages and prints from original works.
Having a base in lreland, he has regularly exhibited there, as well more local venues, and his work is widely collected.

 

Pauline DAVIS

Fine Art, Ceramics

 

neames@aol.com

 

 

Sue EVANS
07972 816596
ansugan@gmail.com
In many ways I think my current interest and involvement in creating original but useful things has grown out of being a mother and a home maker. For years my focus was on enhancing the ambience and comfort of the home.

Starting a small neighbourhood craft group, prompted me look further afield for ideas, but with a particular emphasis on creative recycling. Much of what I make is transforming the redundant into something useful and hopefully beautiful. Currently one of my favourite materials is shrunken woollens which morph into a lovely felt material, great for waistcoats, bags, gloves, and my favourite, crazy hats.

I hope you enjoy looking at the things I have made and that they might give ideas to stimulate your own creativity.

Jim FOREMAN

I didn’t go to art school, but have always loved drawing and painting and have attended adult education life drawing classes for many years. Since retiring about ten years ago I have taken my art ever more seriously.

I use a wide variety of media, and almost always draw or paint what is in front of me. I hope I manage to put a lot of myself into what emerges. I am mostly attracted to well-worn organic forms such as faces, bodies, fruit and veg, old boots and shoes, mature trees, ships, and some landscapes and seascapes.

My favourite artists are Rembrandt, Cézanne and David Hockney, but I like many more as well.

07840 739457
foremansantiago@virginmedia.com
www.jimforemanart.com

Patricia FULTON

Oil & acrylic painting
patfulton41@me.com

Working in oil & acrylic on canvas, subjects mainly animals and people.

Pat GRIFFITHS

Textile – Art to wear.

patgriffiths50@hotmail.com

lharding1 Liza HARDING

01304 239823
lizaharding@btinternet.com
Printmaking

 

Dominic HARPER

07702 788468

dominic.harper14@icloud.com

https://dominic-harper-jq48.squarespace.com

Dominic studied art and design at Watford, Loughborough and the Institute of Education. He was a teacher and a developer for art and design qualifications and publications for schools and colleges. Since moving to Deal, he has become a town councillor and joined SEAS, exhibiting at various events.

He has worked on portraits, set design, printmaking, photography, painting and animation. Drawing and painting from life has motivated recent work, for example participation in Deal Music Festivals, where he has enjoyed investigating the visual recording of musical phrases and narratives. Recent paintings explore contrasts between depth and flatness; movement and stillness; precision and ambiguity, continuing a long held interest in aerial landscapes.

 

Peter HAYES WATKINS
Painter and Illustrator
peter.h-watkins2@talktalk.net

Impressions of walking through the English countryside, rendered in watercolour and gouache.

Alan HESELDEN

 

Watercolour Artist

Kathryn HODDER

Ceramics, Raku

Kathryn.pots1@gmail.com

 

 

Elsa HUNT

Nietzsche thinks of art as the very founding experience of life.
Elsa Hunt takes her inspiration from the everyday environment surrounding her.

While at university her work was about domestic settings, traces of family life and the objects that we surround ourselves with.

At the moment it’s her love of colour and flowers that take centre stage.
The artist works predominantly in acrylic but collage and mixed media can also play a part.

Her love of art also extends to others and she volunteers at The Arthouse Meath in Godalming Surrey, a social enterprise where adults who suffer from epilepsy and varying degrees of disability and learning difficulties produce art.
Their work is then turned into products that are sold worldwide.
Here she helps with art sessions, running the shop and packing up products for online and retail sales.
All profits are then used to support the artists.
She finds the clients a huge source of inspiration.

Elsa Hunts BA in fine art was taken at UCA Farnham where she juggled her degree with looking after her husband and 3 children.

elsahuntart@icloud.com

pjackson Penny JACKSON

Painter & Sculptor
penny.jackson@thway.org.uk

Helen KOMATSU

Hand built Ceramics
helenkomatsu@yahoo.co.uk

Katharine LOVE

Textile Artist
kathlove@gmail.com

Embroidered textiles, celebrating life by the seaside.

Ellie MACHIN

elliemachin@gmail.com

I use stoneware and porcelain clays to create contemporary artworks, some wheel thrown and some hand built. I use slips, oxides and glazes to enhance handcarved patterns, texture and form. Many cultures and time periods influence my work as well as nature. I look at the patterns and patina of ‘found objects’ from beach coming and archaeology to create interesting and one off artworks.

Lorraine MACHIN MA
Fine art Print maker

Although I studied Fine Art in Painting at Kent University in 2004. I soon became aware that print making and all the techniques caught my imagination more.
Print making allowed me to use mixed media in new and exciting ways.
I then decided to do my MA in Fine Art print making at Christ Church University, in 2007.
My interest is in nature and organic form which inspires and influences each piece of abstract work. Taking inspiration from landscape,seascape or any organic object. The work evolves as the processes are blended into the final individual, unique Fine Art print.

Lorraine.machin@btopenworld.com

Trevor PAULETT
Mob: 07833 466488
trevorpaulett@gmail.com

I have always been drawing or painting and worked in the Graphic Arts for production of Newspapers, Books, Magazines, Commercial Advertising and eventually managed a Greeting Card company. I have more time now to indulge my passion for photography and painting in acrylics, watercolour and pen and ink.
My subjects are influenced by the countryside, the sea, dance and anything that captures my imagination. I recently finished some commissions which grace the walls in New York, Australia and The Channel Islands .
I hope you enjoy the work.

Sharon POWELL
Present Time Photography
Capturing beautiful images.

I express myself artistically in photographs and love to be out and about with my camera. We are surrounded by beauty in so many forms and I love nothing better than to capture and share what I see. My photograph collection ranges from pictures of my home town of Deal and the surrounding countryside, animals, flowers and trees and wonderful pictures taken on a few fantastic adventures. I love investigating and capturing Then & Now photographs and I am currently working on a book on this theme.

I am skilled at recreating family photographs from the past and I am looking forward to working with families to create these as fun, precious and unique gifts for all occasions.

The Golf Road Centre in Deal will be hosting an exhibition of my photographs in September and my pictures are available to purchase.

Please feel free to contact me:-
Phone 07540 230603

www.presenttimephotography.co.uk
sharon@presenttimephotography.co.uk
@presenttimephotography

 

Jules PRATT

Drawings, sculpture
julespratt@mail.com

Caroline RAFFAN

carolineraffan@gmail.com

My glasswork usually incorporates glass fusing, with painting and
enamelling. I am inspired by the traditions of water colour and
printmaking we have in the UK, and by the natural world. I also enjoy
sketching using pastels.

In addition to SEAS and East Kent events, my work is represented in
the Avocet Gallery, Rye Harbour, and at Cambridge Contemprorary Crafts during the Christmas Season. You can find me on Facebook at Caroline Raffan Glass.

Jim ROBERTSHAW

Painter

 

jimrobertshaw1@gmail.com

Susanne RUTCHINSKI

Mixed Media Artist

srutchinski@gmail.com

My degree is in Graphic Design and I find balance in using getting away from the computer by painting.
I am in love with both the beauty and the chaos which co-exist in nature. Weeds and wild flowers, storms and the ever changing moods of the seas.

 

esephton Elizabeth SEPHTON

Photography

 

es@imagesthatlast.co.uk

Pamela Marietta SHIMELL

01304 852047

Pamela’s main career was as a management consultant, designing the first comprehensive Corporate Environmental Policy for a British PLC in 1987 and subsequently establishing Environmental Risk Management for accountant Arthur Andersen Inc in 1999. She moved to St Margaret’s Bay in Kent in 2016.

Like Turner (who went to Margate) she thinks the sun, the sea and the light in this area are so inspiring that she started to paint in August 2017 – something she loved to do at school, having had a painting exhibited at Fulham Library when she was 11 years old.

She loves to paint in oils because of the textures she can achieve – particularly the grains of sand on a beach and the cappuccino frothing of the waves on the sea shore.

She has a BA(Hons) degree from the University of Sussex. She is married with two sons, one of whom invests in art, and two grandchildren.. She also loves looking at 19th century oils in Tate Britain and the RA. She loves Waterhouse and John Singer Sargent. Van Gogh is a huge inspiration.

Andrew SIMS

morgaine1066@yahoo.com

The Autistic Wood Turner
“My work is my voice.”

I have Asperger Syndrome and find all forms of social communication very challenging so my work is an interpretation of my view of the natural world that I can share with everyone.

Some of my pieces show the unique natural beauty of the grain, others are coloured to represent the glorious palette of colour we see all around us. I create items such as bowls and platters that are as beautiful as they are useful and other pieces that are designed to be purely decorative pieces of wood art.

All wood, whether indeginous or exotic is responsibly sourced.


Dodie SORRELL

Textiles artist/designer

dodiesorrell@googlemail.com

 

 

 

Trevor SUMMERFIELD
Painter. Oil and watercolour
t.summerfield@hotmail.com

1969/..1971…Folkestone school of Art. graphic design. Britains Painters 1989 and 1990. Royal Society of British Artists. 1991 and 1998. United Society of Artists.1998 1999. Best in show. Master of Watercolour. also 2000. Deal Library one man show. plus numerous group exhibitions in East Kent. O.B.E. 2007. C.B.E. 2012. with SEAS past five years. A painter in watercolour, oil and acrylic.

Hannah SUMMERFIELD

Photography

hannahsummerfield87@gmail.com

Mike TEDDER
Painter / printmaker / mixed-media

07429 826212
mike_tedder@hotmail.com

Mike Tedder is a graduate of Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, now based in Dover, with a passion for mixed-media collage, photography and design. His work is inspired by many stimuli such as a dream, an emotion, language, something suddenly remembered, a song, or the experience of a particular moment. Exploring a juxtaposition of reality, fantasy, aesthetic and sensation, he seeks to examine the transient moments of real life experiences within both shared and autobiographical contexts. He has been commissioned, published and has exhibited in solo/group events across the UK, Europe & North America.

www.miketedder.com
www.facebook.com/miketeddervisualarts
www.flickr.com/photos/miketedder/

Nicki VOWLS
Printmaker & Painter
nickivowls@gmail.com
Heroes from Deal and WW1 inspire my printmaking this year.

My work focuses on local heroes and their true stories, particularly lifeboatmen, and their rescues from the Goodwin Sands and the seas around the East Kent coast.
The textures and patterns that lino and woodcutting produce help to add
drama and danger to the images, and I have explored rescues from Victorian times through to the First and Second World Wars, including rescues by Kentish boats from the
beaches of Dunkirk.
Some of my work is printed and stitched onto old sailcloth, and co
mmemorates real heroes and their bravery.

More of my work can be seen at: www.nickivowls-artist.co.uk

 

Kaye WALLS

Mosaic artist
kaye.walls@hotmail.com

Indoor and outdoor mosaic using colour and design to create a visual impact.

 

 


Peter Webb

oilpaint@hotmail.co.uk

I was born in 1948. I studied Graphic Design at the West of England College of Art, (Bristol), and qualified as a teacher from the Institute of Education. I worked as a graphic designer in Cyprus for two years, and then taught art in London secondary schools for 31 years, retiring in 2005. I have been a member of the National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers since just before then, and became its President about eight years ago. I resigned that position last week, but am still a member. I have lived in Deal since Jan. 27th 2017.

 

David C. WHITE
Potter, Tutor Ceramic Artist

Welcome to a brief biography of me, David White. Over forty years I have made various types of ceramics since I graduated from Ravensbourne College in 1962.

I thoroughly enjoyed the four years on that sculpture and ceramics BA course. There were extensive facilities then to use various media; clay, welded steel, bronze casting and stone carving.

On leaving Ravensbourne I completed a post graduate Art Teacher Diploma at Leicester which left me suitably positioned to begin teaching and to making ceramics to sell.

I developed a range of pottery thrown ware and sold it locally very successfully, often in craft shows or pottery party’s. The sculpture was created as handbuilt pieces using a coarse gritty clay, crank. I’ve also enjoyed many successful exhibitions in libraries, galleries and Open Studios.

My work has shifted as tastes and outlets develop. For a time I made production runs of commemorative mugs and pieces for English Heritage, tourist information centres and the occasional wedding. Jules Holland’s was one with 30 medieval jugs to adorn the venue at Cooling Castle.

My present work has two paths. I’ve developed a series of dishes depicting either swifts or mackerel. It’s quite intricate with various stages of decoration using coloured slips fired at stoneware temperature of 1280°C in my gas kiln. I am also making new sculptures of landscapes for Open Studios. I am enjoying participating in the Deal Festival and responding to live music with my ceramics.

Lorraine WILKIE

I am an Amateur artist from St Margaret’s Bay, painting for the last 30 years for pure pleasure and to escape from a busy life. I love painting outdoors in the summer and it is a happy accident if it pleases the eye at the end of the day. I have sold a few works and last exhibited at Maidstone museum gallery.

Flat Calm at St Margarets Bay, 2017 oil on canvas

Marilyn WILLIAMS
Potter
marilyn@feet-first.co.uk

Ceramics inspired by birds, boats, landscape and the sea.

Mollie WINTERS

TEXTILE ARTIST – “SEW BESIDE THE SEA”

I have been stitching since I was five! My love of travel and nature inspires a great deal of my work in my fascination with texture and colour, while the seaside atmosphere of Deal and its surrounding countryside is often reflected in my work. I create unique textile pictures, cards and a range of gifts with a seaside theme.
I have studied both hand and machine embroidery for City & Guilds; and was a stained glass artist when living near Guildford in Surrey. This combination of skills and technique influences some of my more colourful, vibrant work.
Currently, I am working on a series of pictures reflecting my love of Islamic architecture. At my studio here in Deal I stitch EVERY day – felting, quilting, machining – it is my lifeblood!
For any of you who would like to join me, I offer small informal groups of up to three at my house near the sea front. These classes can cover all aspects of stitch – please do contact me to find out more.
mollie.winters@hotmail.co.uk

Dreamers – 30x40cm, oil on canvas

Caroline YATES
Painter
cazjy@yahoo.com

Oil paintings on canvas depicting crowds, identified by dress or uniform.

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