While the government is in chaos and we wonder whether our European friends will still talk to us, we peacefully continue with the Worthing Artists Open Houses (www.worthingartistsopenhouses.com). Viv and Paul’s studios are open for one more weekend – check our website www.martinstudios.co.uk – and we also have a small exhibition in the Fish Factory, on Brighton Road, Worthing.
Martin Studios are open at 7, Hythe Road, Worthing, BN11 5DA.
Our show includes some of the work we made after revisiting Greece and some very recent monotypes made in Florence.
We are open on Saturday and Sunday, July 2/3 from 11am – 5pm.
Interesting times in our studio/gallery! We’d always intended to use the space to try out some different projects and through August we’ve been making videos with members of the South Downs Film Makers. Our plan was for Paul and Viv to each make a short video in which we talk about some work as though we’re showing it to studio visitors. Viv talks about some of her mixed media work about making art in Florence and Paul talks about how prehistoric art has inspired some of his recent large oil paintings.
We each made a draft script and discussed it with the Club team, working out how to hang the work and what sort of lighting would be best. We only had a rough idea of timing, because neither of us is good at remembering to keep to a script and we wanted to try to be as natural as possible.Filming went really smoothly, except for the times each of us went blank and needed a few more takes! Then we found we couldn’t move around with enough space for the cameras, so we had to do some speedy re-hanging. The Club team did a great job of both setting the scene and filming – they definitely earnt their coffee and iced buns! Some very skilled editing has almost been completed and we’ll soon be able to publish the videos. You might like to make a note that our next show will be in Brighton – the Brighton Art Fair on Friday and Saturday September 25th and 26th from 11am – 6pm and Sunday 27th from 11am – 5pm (www.brightonartfair.co.uk).
Our 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.
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.
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For information about all the venues in Worthing Art Trail and a map, see http://www.worthingarttrail.com.
Come 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! Thanks to Nadia and Nessy of Creative Waves. Our 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.
We’re showing a range of our spring-like work to celebrate the month of May!
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.
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.
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.
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…