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. She cracks plates and glass by hand to create beautiful art and to challenge what is waste. 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.

Instagram: @mosaicchic

Diane Barrett

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.

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.



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.


Figurative and experimental abstract paintings inspired by nature.

Christine BIRBECK

Painter / Textile Artist

Threads and fibres spark my imagination: nature provides my inspiration.


My passion is for colour & texture. Inspiration comes from the sea & coast, sunrise & sunset, nature & landscapes. I use a diverse range of media to create a selection of art & craft works to realise unique designs or individual pieces. I like to make only one, or maybe two, of any one item. My work includes Paintings/Wall Art; Bookmaking; Luxury Knitwear; Handcrafted Felt & Silk items; Beaded Jewellery; Cushions, Silk Scarves & Bags made with hand-dyed fabrics; various Decorative Gifts.

Born in Dover, I moved to Maidstone when I got married and now – semi-retired – have moved back to the coast. This area is definitely ‘home’.

The last 16 years of my working life have been creating commercial leisure interiors for an architectural practice near Maidstone. During this time, I gained an MA in Three Dimensional Design in 2003/4.


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


07812 443789

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


87 Golf Road, Deal CT146QD
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 graphic design at Medway College of Art but always had a love of photography and enjoyed combining these forms together. My natural route was magazine design and I joined a publishers in 1972 as promotions designer. 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. I now have the time to follow my passion, behind a Nikon camera creating images of my choice photographing the Kent coastline, stormy clouds, architecture or abstract composition. I hope you find my work intriguing, better still inspiring


Digital illustrator and printmaker
Part agency designer and part freelancer, I live for delicious corporate graphics and wildcard freelance madness.
Having specialised in illustration and printmaking, I still practice printmaking as a treat but I am usually found now creating artwork digitally – computers and iPads being my weapons of choice.
Not long moved to the area, I’m loving discovering more about the creative community along the south coast.

Give my instagram a look at – @mclement_ill


My watercolour and gouache paintings explore fluid line and vibrant colour. I also work with mixed media, sculpture and different types of print-making, including stone lithography. My current paintings are based on the figure in movement and I am also inspired by the natural world and the effects of light in landscapes both in the UK and abroad.

After completing a Fine Art degree at Kingston, I participated in group exhibitions in London and contributed to various Public Art projects. I took a degree in the History of Art at London University and taught portraiture and sculpture in adult education.

With a PGCE, I taught Art in secondary schools. I was interested in developing the artistic creativity of deaf and special needs children and became Head of Art in a school for dyslexic children. In 2004, Barrington Stokes commissioned me to write a series of accessible Art books on major movements of Art.

Walking in the Kent countryside and along the beautiful coastline has inspired recent work and I use photography to capture my observations of landscape and the natural world. I continue to deepen my understanding of the human form through life drawing and my practice of Yoga and Tai Chi.

Painter & Printmaker
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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.

Andrew DAVIS
(07813) 663252

After becoming seriously ill and having to stop work in the theatre, I decided to enrol in a local adult education Art Class. I soon discovered I could paint and I enjoyed it. Since then I’ve never looked back and have my own studio now in our new home in St. Margaret’s Bay.

Pauline DAVIS

Fine Art, Ceramics

Geraldine DEARDEN
(01304) 729232
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Oil painter of landscapes, seascapes and floral still lives. Having been brought up on the Kent coast, I love the sea and the changing moods and colours. I Also have a fascination for tree tunnels as so many country lanes in Kent are full of these wonderful tunnels of light and colour. I studied art at Folkestone and Canterbury art schools. Worked briefly for Kent artist John Ward learning so much about drawing from this wonderful draughtsman and painter. Then worked in Liberty design studio and later became a design director working with art schools, design studios and manufacturers. I returned to painting in last 10 years.

I work with driftwood, sea debris, upcycled and recycled materials.

My name is Desi Dimowa. I have a Master’s degree in Chemistry and this together with my love to nature, gave me the inspiration to use recycled materials in my works. I enjoy walking around beaches near my home on the South Kent coast, collecting driftwood and other debris let by the tide. Led by the shapes and forms of these materials, I create unique sculptures, usually animals or coastal scenes.

Instagram: @ddimowa

Facebook: Handmade Workshop Dimow’s




Helen studied Fine Art and Graphic Design at Camberwell School of Art. Helen mainly works with
pastel and lino print, producing contemporary drawings and prints if the Kent area and also wildlife.


Patricia FULTON

Oil & acrylic painting

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


Mediums ..watercolour and mixed media
I only starting dabbling with watercolour late in 2015 having had no previous experience. I attended an adult education course and attended a few workshops both here and abroad.
My inspiration comes mainly from the sea, coastline , nature and even hedgerows.


lharding1 Liza HARDING

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Dominic HARPER

07702 788468

instagram: @instadominic

Dominic was a teacher and a developer for art and design qualifications and publications for schools and colleges. Since moving to Deal, he has served as a town councillor and has exhibited as a SEAS member at various events.

Drawing, photographing and painting from life, from music and from an aircraft window motivates his work. He has produced a series of photomontages of places and events, such as the Deal Boxing Day Dip. He looks forward to showing work in SEAS shows in 2021.


For further information, please contact Ben’s brother, Dominic on 07702 788468

Ben doesn’t have any art qualifications. There wasn’t any full-time education available to him from about 15. He has attended adult art classes, where he draws the human figure and creates decorative pieces. He has always liked drawing and has a direct style with portraits, often completing a work with continuous lines, hardly lifting the pen off the paper. He has also made images of cars, buildings and famous people from politics, the media, movies and music.


I have always had a huge passion for art and now am lucky to have the time to devote to it after many years of teaching in further and higher education.

Originally I am from Northampton, but have lived and worked in many parts of England including Harrogate, Sutton Coldfield and Holmfirth. After being landlocked all my life, I moved to Walmer on the Kent coast three years ago and was immediately inspired by the stunning seascapes and the beautiful coastal settings. These have been the basis for many of my creative projects.

I enjoy painting local coastal scenes and landscapes in watercolours. My latest project is a commission of a local building using this medium. Over recent years, my work has encompassed collaborating with local school children and adults in painting a commemorative banner for the new Kent Mining Museum. Recently, I have working alongside a specialist movement teacher to capture her own choreography. Much of this work has been portrayed using pastels and ink linocuts.

Painter and Illustrator

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

Kathryn HODDER

Ceramics, Raku


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.


Painter & Sculptor

My Passions are dance and the landscape in painting, mixed media and sculpture.I have always been interested in movement since studying ballet and being a dancer. I love to bury myself in the subject and see where that takes me.

Living in Kent for over twenty years, I love the atmosphere of seaside towns, the power, movement and amazing colour of the sea, the cliffs and the rolling hills. I find inspiration in the ever changing beach, sea and the ancient landscape.

I have work in private collections in America, France and England and enjoy the interaction with people, who with their interest and insight contribute to the creative process.

If you are interested in my work and would like further information please do call or email me:


Charlotte JARMAN


I am an illustrator working in Deal. My artwork is mostly digital, I create images using a wacom tablet and computer program. I like to draw people and things from around me. I think my work often has a sense of humour to it and makes use of playful colours and forms.


Constance Johnson is a printmaker who has studied in the USA, Japan, and the UK. She uses balance and movement through space to create depth so a small format appears to encompass an entire world.
She experiments with the juxtapositions of contrasting bold colours and patterns. Prints are by nature 2D but Conni tries to create 3D qualities by using multiple nesting or overlapping lino and collagraph plates and shadows. Pushing her 3D experiments further, her newest work is folded in bas relief. She shows her work in Cambridge and London as well as Deal.


Rachel JONES
07956 655193

Some of my watercolour paintings reflect my response to the weather, landscape and sea in and around the area of Kent where I live. Others are inspired by travels and scenes that catch my eye. I enjoy portraiture and have a deep interest in the human form, often painting subjects ‘unobserved’ in thought and motion, and working from photographs.

‘Inside Out” Mixed media on board 45 x 47cm


Deirdre Kashdan is an artist living and working in Deal, Kent.
She attained her BA Hons at the Kent Institute of Art and Design in Canterbury in 2002. She also has an M.A. in Education. Automatism refers to creating art without conscious thought, accessing material from the unconscious mind as part of the creative process. By allowing chance marks and textures to dictate the formation and direction of the work, she aims to depict the interior world of the psyche, and the elusive imagery of myth, dreams and fantasy. Printmaking is a vital element of her work, and her limited edition prints are made with different combinations of Monoprint, Etching, Drypoint and Chine Colle, a process which renders each individual print unique.


I am a printmaker who sometimes paints. I did a mature fine arts degree at Falmouth after spending my adult life as a national newspaper journalist. I etch using sugarlift and aquatint, as well as drypoint using a dremel on plastic, collograph and monoprint.

(+44) (0)7976383676


Hand built Ceramics


Multi-media – painting, textiles, ceramics


(44) 7842330137

Molly Lambourn is an Award Winning Kent based Artist. Her inspiration draws upon self-exploration, nature and poetry. She experiments with various mediums, ranging from illustration and painting to textiles and ceramics. Her art is raw, expressive and challenging. She critiques and analyses both her life and society and how art is a mechanism for escape and happiness in a world driven by profit.

‘Art is freedom, a cathartic method of expressing the brutal, beautiful and raw realities of life. Through illustration, painting, ceramic and textiles, art has allowed me to express my experiences with mental health, understanding of self and the contradictions between beautiful surfaces and unpleasant realities’

Katharine LOVE

Textile Artist

Embroidered textiles, celebrating life by the seaside.


I use a variety of medium for differing subjects, such as figure, Land and seascapes, and I am particularly drawn to coastal scenes. I like to work from life, and find using water-based paints especially apt for the diversity of washes and subtle effects possible; allowing spontaneity in the process.


Neil Pettie is a Scottish painter who has only recently moved from his home town of Edinburgh to spend his retirement years seeking inspiration along the beautiful Kent coast.

He has been painting seriously for around 18 years, having completed a three year painting course with the Open College of Art topped up with regular stints at Edinburgh College of Art Summer School.

He is primarily a landscape and seascape painter but before leaving Edinburgh became fascinated by the local flora in all its guises, particularly spring and summer poppies. Using his innate sense of composition and colour balance he creates semi abstract works which invariably are easy on the eye.

He has exhibited in such far flung locations as Essex, Surrey, Edinburgh, Inverness and Rome and has the distinction of having sold one of his paintings in a Royal Scottish Academy exhibition.

Caroline RAFFAN

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.


40 years in Deal area, man and old codger. More years than that drawing and painting, old school but abstract. Also serious efforts in the fields of silversmithing and ceramics.

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My work celebrates the diverse textures and colours of nature.


Textiles artist/designer


Studied at The Royal College of Art

My work is influenced by my travels and where I live my house is set in the cliff at St. Margarets Bay where my studio is situated.
I have won awards and have work in Private collections
I exhibit in the UK and throughout Europe.

My work is inspired by London, New York, beaches, boats,
St. Margarets Bay, East Kent and more


Watercolours and linocuts

Painter. Oil and watercolour

An artists of more than 50 years. working in many mediums for making art I am moving on to installation for 2020. “I CAN’T GET THROUGH MY DREAMS” is a piece of work reflecting on the aspirations we have when in early education. the bottom part of the work is an open school desk with polaroid portrait photographs of people in the open desk space. the middle is a pinboard where the public can show their own aspirations or poetry in writing. The top features the title of the piece in neon.


Pastel painter

Julie Sumner lives near Deal and creates ‘Drawn Paintings’. Various techniques have been developed using a mixture of chalk pastel, graphite, charcoal and paint. The canvases are hand made by the artist from cutting the wood, to pinning and stretching the fabric over the frame. Paintings are often created in a series that is time based and are in response to the changes of light and weather in the local landscape and by the sea.

‘Sea Signatures: Breakdance [Deal, Feb 2019]’ (image shown) is made from a selection of sketches drawn directly in front of the sea in response to its flow and rhythm. If ‘drawing is taking a line for a walk’ (Paul Klee) then – in front of the waves the line goes for a hop, skip and a jump.

Julie Sumner graduated from the University of the Creative Arts (UCA) Canterbury in 2017 with a degree in Fine Art and won the Watts Gallery Winsor and Newton Painting Prize for her expansive, colourful and whimsical ‘Doodle Series’ paintings. These formed the basis of the ‘Flat Out’ series, exhibited in November 2019. She is currently painting ‘Sea Signatures’ paintings and ‘A Year of Skies’ 2020.

Painter / printmaker / mixed-media

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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.


I find the process of throwing enormously rewarding and exciting. I fire in a gas, electric and raku kiln, which give me constant headaches, mingled with delight. I throw stoneware and porcelain decorative and domestic ware, with gold, glass and oxide inlays, scraffito and coloured slips and clays.
My recent pots are rotund and elongated, voluptuous raku forms which have developed into ceramic heads and bodies.
These earthenware, porcelain, stoneware and raku ‘Philosophers’ are presented as thoughtful groups that relate to each other. Their colourful, ovoid, minimalist, forms celebrate diversity and humanity and the links between us all. I use these to encourage vocabulary with groups of children with communication difficulties, the most recent of which have ben displayed at the Turner Gallery in Margate and Affordable Art in Battersea.
I have run a community ceramics project in the Canterbury Festival called the Canterbury Throwdown for the past 3 years, assisted by some 50-60 Kent potters which has given hundreds of newcomers a welcome opportunity to make a pot for free.


Art made from recycled, found and deconstructed materials. Also ceramics.


I make pots in my oast house near Canterbury and enjoy playing with colour and texture.

Phone Number (+44) 790-0247874


Printmaker & Painter
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:


Mobile: 07468 576399



Mosaic artist

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

Peter WEBB

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.


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


I am a retired architect and have been painting for about 10 years, initially in watercolour and now in oils. My subjects are often inspired by the sea and sky, both around Deal and in Portugal.

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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.

Julia Marian WOODS


Dreamers – 30x40cm, oil on canvas

Caroline YATES

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