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Open Studios

1OSWe’re having an Open Studios weekend on Dec 5th/6th from 11am – 4pm in our new studios in West Worthing, at 7, Hythe Road, Worthing, BN11 5DA (just off Grand Avenue). Come and have a look at our work and share a glass of wine and a mince pie! 1os4This is how our studios looked when we’d just finished them and moved our work from the shop back into our studios. This time we’ll be showing a mixture of new work and older work, maybe with some of our work in progress (depending on how it progresses!).1os6We’re showing as part of a Christmas art trail and you can pick up a map and information about where you can visit other local artists.advert-xmasFINAL


New Studios

What a transformation! When we moved house last year Viv’s new ‘studio’ looked like this:studio1

now it really is a studio that’s good for showing work too:1OS

It’s taken about eighteen months to make Paul’s studio transform – this is the point where the house lost a lot of it’s walls before the new windows and doors went in:no walls

then Paul had a new studio.1os4

We’ve been able to put a studio in the garden too, so that we can share it to do larger and messier work.1os6

So after having our studio/gallery in the centre of Worthing for a year, we have now left that and brought everything back into our home studios so that we can concentrate on our work here and show it from time to time in Open Studio events.

Our first Open Studio will be the weekend of December 5th and 6th, 11am to 4pm – check the website soon for details.


Worthing Art Trail

posterpaulmartin2stanfordsq01Our Martin Studios exhibition will be in our new studio/gallery at 2, Stanford Square, Worthing, BN113EZ this year. We will be open from June 11th – 28th, on Thursdays to Sundays, from 11am – 5pm.posterdavids

We will be working there and happy to talk about our current art projects. Both upstairs and downstairs you can see our recent work, including large oil paintings, drawings, prints and multi-media works, alongside some earlier pieces. Our exhibition this June reflects the season and celebrates our experience of spring and early summer.

For more information, blogs and invitations to Private Views, sign up on http://www.martinstudios.co.uk.

For information about all the venues in Worthing Art Trail and a map, see http://www.worthingarttrail.com. 


Art on the Pier

pier1Come and visit our most recent exhibition on our lovely Victorian Worthing Pier! You can’t get a more sea-side experience than this – light sea breezes, waves crashing beneath, deck chairs, ice cream… and a free art exhibition! pier3Thanks to Nadia and Nessy of Creative Waves. pier4Our studio gallery is open too, near the pier in Stanford Square, just off Warwick Street. We’ll be there this Bank Holiday weekend from 11am – 3pm and then all through the Worthing Art Trail, from June 11th – 28th, Thursday – Sunday from 11am – 5pm. We’re showing lots of our work inspired by early blossom and the sense of renewal that spring brings.


May Exhibition

We’re showing a range of our spring-like work to celebrate the month of May! P1020259

There are paintings of cherry blossom from the south of France and lots of etchings, woodcuts and screenprints alongside some mixed media work on paper and board. Viv is still cutting a woodcut of daffodils and Paul will be working on an oil painting – so watch out for wood chips and wet paint!

We’re open Thursday – Saturday and Sunday and Monday on both May Bank Holiday weekends, all 11am – 3pm.


A Hint of Spring

Now that we’re seeing the sun again and there are little signs of spring, we’re changing the work in the studio/gallery around to feel less like the Ice Age and more like early spring!

So we’ll be hanging Paul’s recent painting of Camarge horses, reflecting the clear bright light there early in the year.paulmartin2stanfordsq01

Viv’s woodcuts of cherry blossom on the hills around the prehistoric caves will also be in the next show, ‘Signs of Spring’, which will open from March 12th until Easter weekend.vivmartin2stanfordsq05

There will be more cherry blossom and Viv will be working on a woodcut of a field of early daffodils seen in Cornwall – unless she gets distracted by magnificent early magnolia…


Icy News

Our ‘Artists and the Ice Age show is on until February 14th – more info on http://www.martinstudios.co.uk. These are some of Paul’s big oil paintings that capture the atmosphere and glimpses of images in the caves and there are more upstairs. ice age7

In one of our smaller rooms there are a group of Viv’s monotypes that are about  the tiny Venus figures from the Ice Age.

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Viv loves the idea that they have been waiting for thousands of years to come out of the ground and be with people again – what a privilege it is to be living at the right time to meet them again!ice age5