Botanical Art Fair

Saturday 20th July 2024 – Sunday 21st July 2024 | 11:00am – 5:00pm

 

Join us for our newest Fair at Sussex Prairies this summer – Our Botanical Art Fair -Original Art, Prints, Textile Art and 3D from the wealth of creative talent in Sussex at the Botanical Art Fair.

See the work of both new and established artists, complemented by the glorious colour of the gardens, with music and refreshments .

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See below the  set of exhibitors coming to join us –

DIANNA JAZWINSKI
Beautiful Botanicals in print by Sussex based professional garden photographer Dianna Jazwinski, with work frequently published in The English Garden, Gardens Illustrated and Country Living magazines. Her personal work, with her distinctive style of dark photography brings colour, texture and detail into sharp focus, usually of local and seasonal florals. She will be bringing Open and Limited Edition framed prints in a range of sizes to suit all budgets.
Instagram: my_botanical_heart
Website: www.mybotanicalheart.com

VICKY MAPPIN
Vicky is a botanical artist with a wonderful eye for the detail of nature. Her great love for the plants she finds in her beloved Sussex Countryside and in her garden, shines out in her work. Vicky combines painting with leading her own botanical art classes in Rodmell.
She is a Fellow member of The Society of Botanical Artists.
Instagram: Vicky Mappin and Vicky Mappin Designs
Website : www.vickymappin.com

BRYONY HILL
Bryony Hill is Sussex born and bred and attempts to paint anything and everything from animals to boats to flowers which happens to appeal on the day. However, her real joy is recreating her garden in acrylic, water colour or mono prints. With no particular style – each subject suggesting the medium – she continues to experiment. Some of her recent paintings are on sale as blank greetings cards.
Instagram: bryony.hill.37
http://www.bryonyhill.com

FRAN MCCASKILL
Fran McCaskill was born in London and has a BA Honours degree in graphic design. She lived and worked in London and has over 20 years commercial design experience. She moved to Surrey with her husband and raised 3 children as well as discovering fused glass. All the pieces Fran makes are hand cut, painted and fired in her kiln. Her work has nature as a recurring theme but with a graphic twist! You can view more of her work on www.franmccaskill.com

SANDY INFIELD
Inspired by nature, Sandy Infield works with expansive views of the South Downs and Ashdown Forest or more intimate landscapes of a meadow or even flowerbed. Using watercolour techniques and block printing to create layers of rhythm that draw out the patterns in the countryside.
Trained at the Slade UCL and a B. e scholar I have exhibited extensively in the UK and worldwide.
Instagram: sandyinfield
Website: https://www.sandyinfield.com

BOSHIP GREEN POTTERY
At Boship Green Pottery, we make high quality artisan wares, using traditional methods of coiling and throwing. We bring together a vibrant medley of unique handmade ceramics: beautiful dishes, coiled vases and jugs, each hand-decorated with a colourful array of flowers, foliage and berries.
Instagram: boship_green_pottery
Website: boshipgreen.com

SILVER BLISS DESIGNS
Silver Bliss Designs have an ‘organic feel’ and often feature
asymmetry. No two pieces are ever exactly the same, so any
purchaser can be sure that no one else will be wearing their design.
All pieces are marked with my own hallmark which is validated by
the London Assay Office.
Website: www.silverblissdesigns.co.uk
Instagram: Silver Bliss Designs
Mobile: 07857 299015

EMMA PALMER
Primarily engaged with intricate painted layers and the visual poetics of floral composition, I love to explore plant structures while considering the values of acrylic colour and surface space. Canvas paintings, mini framed originals, giclee prints and gift cards are all available.
Instagram: epaart2021
emmapalmerart.co.uk

YELLOW MINNOW SKETCH by Maggie E Smith
I am an artist currently living in rural East Sussex, specialising in botanical portraiture.
I love to draw outside in my Sussex garden and in the local countryside, and am equally fascinated in the over looked so called weeds and wild flowers and plants of meadows, verges and woodlands, as the more stately blooms and love to depict the seasonal change of British Flora.I love the meditative process of drawing with a fine liner pen often with a continuous line approach, sometimes leaving the drawing as purely linear drawings, but equally I have always had a passion for colour, coming from my other life as a knitwear designer, and love the process of layering colour using acrylic ink.
I hope to capture the spirit of my botanical subjects in a fluid and energetic manner, full of colour and optimism. In the last year I have had work exhibited in the Royal Watercolour Society Open, Folkestone Gallery Spring and Winter Shows , The Sussex Contemporary, was in two group shows at Yardstick Gallery, Leamington Spa, ‘Draw Me Drawing’ and ‘Trug – A Growing Inspiration’.
I will be showing framed and unframed original paintings , printed table linen and a few limited edition prints.
www.yellowminnowsketch.com
instagram@yellowminnowsketch

NATALIA SAMARINA
As a contemporary British artist with roots in Russia, Natalia Samarina is on
an artistic journey sparked by a passion for the fascinating beauty of nature
and the timeless masterpieces of art.
Natalia’s artistic style predominantly aligns with the classical tradition, but she
adds a modern twist that reflects her own personality and perspective. Each
brushstroke brought to life by her passion for the subject matter, serves as a
testament to her deep appreciation and admiration for the natural world,
whether it be the delicate intricacies of a flower, the swirling majesty of a
cloud, or the radiant brilliance of a sunbeam.
Through exploration of the beauty that surrounds us and ability to capture its
essence on canvas, Natalia invites viewers to embark on a visual journey.
This journey celebrates the wonders of nature, encouraging each observer to
find their own connection with the world through the lens of creations.
Instagram: artistnataliasamarina
Website: www.nataliasamarina.com

AMANDA DUKE
Following a Fine Art Degree at Goldsmiths Amanda pursued a successful career teaching Art and Design at secondary level. In the last ten years she has enjoyed building her personal studio practise and exhibiting her work nationally. This year, as joint Artist in Residence at Sussex Prairie Garden, Amanda has immersed herself in the garden plant life. Autumn seedheads have proved compelling both as natural forms and raw material for natural art brush and mark making. Spring plant growth has yielded inspiring underlying structure through leaf rubbings and early summer flora is transferred through a botanical contact print process onto cloth. To complement her exhibition in the Garden Room, she will be bringing original drawings, botanically printed fabrics and limited-edition carved woodblocks to entice you.
Instagram: amandadukeartist
Website: www.amandaduke.co.uk

ANNAICK GUITTENY
London based professional photographer Annaïck Guitteny, will present her personal botanical work. Annaïck is fascinated by the intricate beauty of plants and loves to reveal their array of details in close-ups. These images are converted to black & white and sometimes blue toned such as the ‘Dew’ series which focuses on plants adorned with droplets of water. This collection includes images which won the Portfolio category in the IGPOTY competition earlier this year. She will bring mounted open and limited edition prints as well as framed work.
Instagram: aguittenyphoto
Website: www.flore-eau.co.uk

GARDEN CUTTING DESIGNS
Garden Cuttings is the work of artist and gardener Dona Crisfield. Original collage pieces are created by lovingly cutting and layering hand-painted paper, inspired by gardens and plants. Some original artworks will be for sale, along with Giclee open edition prints and cards.
www.gardencuttings.co.uk

MICHELLE DAWSON
Detailed mixed media meadow and landscape paintings by Worthing Artist Michelle Dawson. Michelle builds up intricate layers of pencil, coloured ink and acrylic paint and always strives to capture movement within her landscape paintings. She will have small unique original paintings on board as well as prints and cards available to buy.
Website: www.michelledawson.co.uk
Facebook: @michelledawsonartist
Instagram: @mdawsonartist

LIZ ENGLISH
Liz English’s colourful paintings are a mix of reality and imagination often
referencing moments, scenes and feelings provoked by childhood memories.
Nature, gardens, and bouquets are a huge source of inspiration. She works
with acrylics loving the immediacy they offer, collage and freeform
embroidery over paintings also have a part to play.
She will be showing original art work both large and small and a selection of
limited edition giclée prints
www.eccentricallyenglish.org
Instagram: @eccentricallyenglish16

TERI FRANCIS
I am an abstract artist from Worthing. I work in mixed media including fluid art, printing and inks.
My work accentuates soft and gentle movement. I will be showcasing a number of canvases, prints, cards and small originals to suit everyone.
Facebook Teri Francis Artist
Instagram: TeriFrancisArtist
Website: TeriFrancisArtist.com

SALLY SMITH
Sally Smith is a Brighton based painter who makes bright colourful still life paintings. Her paintings consist of succulents, cut flowers and other house plants. She also paints pots, and quirky objects. She plays with colour and pattern and produces paintings both in oils and acrylic.

The work depicts the treasures in her environment, gifted and inherited, or found. Pots of plants, that have beautiful and interesting shapes are placed with crockery, fruit, and small ornaments. The objects that she uses often have a personal connection with her past. Evoking memories of loved ones and places visited.
I am part of Chalk Gallery in Lewes, where I exhibit and sell my work.

Chalk Gallery: www.chalkgallerylewes.co.uk/
Instagram: @sallysmithart
Email: sally8smith@me.com
Etsy: SallySmithStudio

RACHEL HAMMELL
The natural beauty of the South Downs provides Rachel Hammel with the inspiration for her captivating botanical art works. Using oil-based media, she captures the biodiversity of the chalk downlands and the intricate life of its plants often focussing on the place of non-native species in this environment. Her work represents an interesting fusion between art and science.

@southdownsartist
www.southdownsartist.co.uk

ANNABEL BRIDGER ART
Expressive abstract floral paintings, full of texture and colour, by Sussex based artist Annabel Bridger. The use of bold colours creates unique and impactful work, taking inspiration from local gardens and landscapes. Original paintings on canvas will be a wide range of sizes to suit all.
A selection of original designs have also been printed onto quality fabric to create bespoke, complementary interiors.
Instagram: annabelbridger.art
Website: annabelbridger.wixsite.com/annabelbridgerart

D K ADAM MOSAICS
Sussex artist Denise Adam will be showing stained glass mosaics inspired by the countryside and gardens around her home in East Sussex. Denise works from a studio in her garden and aims to capture the exuberant but transient beauty of nature and the seasons in her work. She works primarily in stained glass on backer board or slate, and creates mosaics for indoor or outdoor use, in a variety of sizes. She has also worked to commission.

Website: www.dkamosaics.com

HATTIE LOCKHART SMITH
Hattie Lockhart Smith creates colourful abstract work inspired by the
colours and shapes which surround us, the beautiful Sussex
landscape is often the starting point for her work.
Hattie works with acrylics in a limited palette of 4 colours plus white,
building up several layers over time – the paint is applied with a
variety of tools and methods to create textures. The final stage of the
process is incorporating monoprinted collage pieces, which are
created for each painting, and add a further layer of interest to the
work.
Original work and limited edition prints will be available at the show.
Website: hattielockhartsmith.co.uk
Instagram: @hattielockhartsmith

JULIA WHITE
Julia is a self taught artist/ printmaker living in West Sussex.
Inspired by the natural beauty around her, her botanical prints are an exploration and celebration of the flora and fauna of Sussex.
Julia aims to capture the fragile beauty she sees in nature with delicate etchings of grasses, flowers and insects. Julia uses impressions of collected plants along side digital works and embellishes them with gold leaf to represent the play of light on the earth.

JO STARKEY
Jo is an established local and worldwide selling artist. Working from her studio in Ditchling, the inspirational portrayals of meadow flowers and windblown grasses originate in her lifelong passion for nature and her experience of the Sussex landscape.
Jo’s intention is to distill the essence of nature and its magic into her paintings, which she creates using acrylics and mixed media. She uses a layering process, incorporating a range of different materials, which lends itself to the scenery that she paints, creating depth and texture.
As well as creating art, Jo also runs creative painting workshops. The workshops offer an opportunity to learn and apply the methods that she implements in her work. Techniques, such as impasto are used, building up layers of colour, using acrylics, infused with texture and metallic highlights, a feature that has become synonymous with Jo’s work. “
Website: https://www.jostarkey.co.uk Instagram: @jo_starkey_artist

TWIG CERAMICS
Twig Ceramics
Wheel-thrown tableware, handmade by Sussex-based potter, Rosie Tweedale. Her thrown pieces explore botanical brushwork and playful layering of glazes. Her hand-built works incorporate pressed textures using foraged plants which change across the seasons. There will be a selection of tableware, mugs, bowls plates and one-off jugs and vases on sale.

Instagram: @twig_ceramics
Website: www.twigceramics.com

Incey Wincey Studio

Incey Wincey Studio is the work of textile artist Claire Wilson.
With her love of pattern and colour and inspired by nature, Claire brings a collection of work combining stitched and printed textiles and paper in a muted colour palette.
Claire’s ink drawings are made into screens which enables her to print her own cards, prints and textiles in her home studio in Worthing.

Instagram: inceywinceystudio

Website: etsy.com/uk/shop/InceyWinceyStudio

Wendy Dolan
Wendy Dolan is a contemporary Textile Artist based in Sussex. Her stitched textile artworks are inspired by nature. Natural fabrics are pieced, layered and stitched, creating richly textured surfaces, which are then painted and embellished with hand and machine stitching. An experienced tutor and lecturer, Wendy offers talks and workshops both nationally and internationally. She is a Fellow member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and a member of The Sussex Guild.
Instagram: wendy.dolan1
Website: www.wendydolan.co.uk

ELLIE PHILPOT
Ellie loves to create unique contemporary art that brings statements, perspectives and colour into a space. She particularly likes the everyday things around her as her subjects and she strives to include a narrative in her work, sometimes a playful one. She is not only interested in the law of nature and how the qualities of light and shade create form, but how the layering of colours also helps to generate that form. She enjoys observing details, which allows her to create an impression of reality.
Instagram: @ Ellie_Philpot_Art

DOM HOLMES
Dom Holmes is an award-winning contemporary oil painter and mixed
media artist whose work is regularly exhibited across the UK, US and
Europe, and can be found in private collections worldwide. Dom’s work
explores nature in an urban setting, and the value of botanical life
within our local communities, in particular during times of climate
crisis. Their use of traditional oil painting methods to produce
large-scale paintings of found flora, inspired by traditional
botanical illustration, creates rich and powerful images of plants
that exist – often overlooked – in community planters, public spaces,
window boxes, households and gardens.
Dom will be bringing a selection of original paintings and limited
edition framed and unframed prints to suit all budgets.

Instagram: @domholmesart
Website: www.dominiqueholmes.com

ELLIE PHILPOT
Ellie loves to create unique contemporary art that brings statements, perspectives and colour into a space. She particularly likes the everyday things around her as her subjects and she strives to include a narrative in her work, sometimes a playful one. She is not only interested in the law of nature and how the qualities of light and shade create form, but how the layering of colours also helps to generate that form. She enjoys observing details, which allows her to create an impression of reality.
Instagram: @ Ellie_Philpot_Art

DOM HOLMES
Dom Holmes is an award-winning contemporary oil painter and mixed
media artist whose work is regularly exhibited across the UK, US and
Europe, and can be found in private collections worldwide. Dom’s work
explores nature in an urban setting, and the value of botanical life
within our local communities, in particular during times of climate
crisis. Their use of traditional oil painting methods to produce
large-scale paintings of found flora, inspired by traditional
botanical illustration, creates rich and powerful images of plants
that exist – often overlooked – in community planters, public spaces,
window boxes, households and gardens.
Dom will be bringing a selection of original paintings and limited
edition framed and unframed prints to suit all budgets.

Instagram: @domholmesart
Website: www.dominiqueholmes.com

Date

20 - 21 Jul 2024

Time

All Day