Lewes Artwave

August 14th, 2017

I’m taking part in Lewes Artwave this year. You’re very welcome to visit to see my limited edition prints, paintings and drawings. There will also be a selection of cards and new notebooks hot off the press! Tea, coffee and cake will be served in the garden (weather permitting).  Lovely to get a mention on page 47 of the August edition of Viva Lewes. Artwave opens on Saturday (19th August) and takes place at the weekends until 3rd September.

For more information please follow this link:

https://www.artwavefestival.org/2017venues/2017/7/31/rachel-clark

 

Along with many local artists, I will also be taking part in Artist United at Fitzroy House, Lewes. Opens on Friday 18th August and runs until Sunday 20th with almost half of proceeds going to Lewes Football club.

https://www.lewesfc.com/post/au2017

Ladybird by Design

April 16th, 2015

I’ve been meaning to visit the Dela Warr Pavilion to see the Ladybird by Design exhibition since it opened at the end of January. Working in Children’s publishing it had to be a must see! Glorious sunshine over the past couple of days so drove to Bexhill on Sea. Curated by Lawrence Zeegan and accompanied with a book, it’s a fascinating step back in time. The exhibition focuses on Ladybird books from  the ‘Golden Era’ – 1958 until 1973 with over 200 of the original illustrations on display. Ladybird books portrayed an idyllic childhood in a handy, affordable format. Often encouraging children to explore and experiment without health and safety getting in the way.

The books are separated into sections ‘Design’,  ‘Early Learning’, ‘History and Achievements’, ‘Society and Public Services’,  ‘Science and Hobbies’ and ‘Environments’. The latter a particular favourite showing wonderful ‘Shopping with Mother’ illustrations by Harry Wingfield from the late 50’s. There’s also the opportunity for visitors to sit down in the foyer and have a rifle through many of the books. A great exhibition and well worth a visit!

Rye Harbour Christmas

November 26th, 2014

I visited Rye Harbour in the Summer and stumbled upon a lovely gallery cafe called ‘ The Avocet Gallery’. I met Morgan and Peter who run the gallery and enjoyed wonderful tea and cake. They show the work of local artists and craftspeople. I will be taking part in the Christmas show exhibiting a small number of boat pastel pictures. The exhibition starts on the 29th and 30th November 10:30 – 4:30pm.

www.avocetgalleryandtea.co.uk/

De la Warr Pavilion

July 25th, 2014

Spent a gloriously sunny afternoon at the De la Warr Pavilion (DLWP) and nearby beach.

I really enjoyed the exhibitions at the DLWP. Firstly Ivan Chemayeff who has made a big impact on the world of advertising and design. He also happens to be the son of  Serge Chermayeff, one of DLWPs architect’s. This exhibition shows some of his commercial work for companies including Mobil and his personal work including many prints and collages. They’re fun and playful incorporating  letters, colourful shapes and magazine cuttings. Interesting too to see pages from his children’s books. They remind me of Paul and Anne Rands children’s books from the 50s and 60s.

The Otto Dix exhibition in contrast shows a series of etchings  (Der Kreig) depicting the savages of  the 1st World War. As a German soldier in the front line he experienced first hand the atrocities of war. Wonderfully drawn and using the etching process to maximum effect, he depicts many scenes from people escaping air attack to enlisting troops.

Not a day to spend too much time indoors so enjoyed a drink on the balcony and did some sketching. I moved outside afterwards and sketched the surrounding area. The DLWP is a great example of 1930’s architecture and I enjoyed drawing it. I have included a few drawings here and more will be on show at my exhibition at the St Annes Gallery in September.

Hanoi Fine Arts Museum

May 7th, 2014

Always enjoy a gallery/museum visit and the Fine Arts museum has a good display of ancient Vietnamese stone carvings and paintings. Some really good drawings and prints too. Many depicting scenes from French colonial days.

I liked the simplicity of  this woodcut ‘Parade’ by Hang Trong. Depicting French national fete day.

Also Tran Van Cams ‘ buidling a bridge’ drawing from 1954.

vnfam.vn/index.php?lang=en

Little Wonder

December 4th, 2013

‘Little Wonder’ starts on Saturday. I will be showing prints alongside other local painters, ceramicists and sculptors at the St Annes Gallery, Lewes.

The exhibition runs for the next three weekends: December 7 & 8, 14 & 15 and 21 & 22. 10am until 5pm. (Or by appointment at other times)

http://stannesgalleries.com/index.html

Brighton Art Fair

September 18th, 2013

I will be taking part in the Brighton Art Fair this year. I’ll be showing a selection of prints at the St Annes gallery stand 65 alongside paintings by Jo Lamb and Tom Benjamin. The exhibition runs from the 19th until 22nd September. Please come along if you can!

www.brightonartfair.co.uk/

www.stannesgalleries.com/

www.jolamb-art.com/

www.tombenjamin.co.uk

Lewes Artwave

August 21st, 2013

You are warmly invited to visit the Pastorale Studios for my Lewes Artwave show.

I will be showing new limited edition prints and cards.
There will also be prints by Lucinka Soucek and across the courtyard at Keizer Frames gallery, work by Alvaro Petritoli.

The Pastorale studio will be open Fri 23rd, Sat 24th, Sun 25th, Mon 26th, Sat 31st August
and Sun1st, Fri 6th, Sat 7th and Sun 8th September 11am – 5pm (Bank Holiday 11am – 4pm).
Pastorale studio and Antiques features on p12 of The Artwave Brochure. If you have any queries, please get in touch

Please come along if you can!

www.artwavefestival.org/

St Annes Artwave

August 21st, 2013

A selection of my drawings and prints will be on show alongside other local artists including Jo Lamb, Julian Bell and Nick Bodimede at St Annes, Lewes. Opens Saturday.

Well worth a visit!

www.stannesgalleries.com/

Rye Art Gallery

July 7th, 2013

I’m taking part in the Summer Show at Rye Art Gallery. It’s on now and runs until September 1st. I did this sketch after I dropped off my prints at the gallery. Not ideal weather for sketching but fitted in a quick drawing whilst having a cup of coffee.

www.ryeartgallery.co.uk/

Afterwards I stopped off in Hastings to drop off my cards at the Jerwood Gallery and sketched on the beach.