A generous offer was made to me in 2017, “would I like to spend some time living in a lovely cottage near Lewes, with studio space if needed.”
The timing was ideal because in 2015 I had embarked on ‘South by South West’, a five-year voyage round the south coast of England, painting and drawing. How could I explore Sussex and Kent when I live and work in Bath? My studio is located in the South West for easy access to Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.
My Sussex Landscapes series of paintings have grown out of the experience of walking both the South Downs and the coast of Sussex during 2018. Each year since 2015, a showcase of new work from this five-year voyage round the south coast of England has been exhibited in a selection of art galleries.