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.
Viv and Paul Martin are opening their studios for the Worthing Artists Open Houses 2016 at 7, Hythe Road, Worthing, BN11 5DA.Our show will include some of the work we made after revisiting Greece and some very recent monotypes made in Florence.
We will be open on Saturdays and Sundays, June 18/19, June 25/26th and July 2/3 from 11am – 5pm.
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.
Time has flown and our first exhibition is nearly finished – we’re open until this Saturday although we’ll probably open a few days the following week because both Paul and I have been developing studio work that we want to complete before Christmas.
We went to Cornwall again shortly before we opened the studio/gallery and that revived my ideas about Cornwall. I’ve revisited some of my earlier work, in particular several prints and paintings that I made of the Merry Maidens stone circle near to Lamorna. At the moment I’m working on a woodcut that I’m hoping will form the main structure for a new print. Here you can see the ‘studio’ space we’ve been working in and a closer view of the woodcut before it is printed.
I’m hoping to be able to make the first proof on Friday and maybe also proof a smaller vinyl piece that I cut last week of the Men an Tol, another very special set of stones near to Zennor.
Early in 2015 we will be showing a much wider range of our work from prehistoric subjects – watch this space!
Wow! Our first week is over and we’re delighted with how many people have come to find us. We want to run as a studio/gallery so that we can develop our work and talk to visitors about the paintings and prints we have on show. We showed some older work alongside the new – here’s Paul fixing my recent monotypes of prehistoric caves under my big oil painting and earlier composites.
We realised that we’ve set up the ‘gallery’ part, but have very little of the ‘studio’ part in place yet, so that’s what we’ll be arranging next. We’ve also been asked to do talks to groups, workshops with art clubs and have professional conversations with people returning to art after a gap or feeling ‘stuck’ in their personal art practice. So we’ll be busy! Lots to think about too – having a town-centre studio/gallery is a new venture for us both and we want to explore the range of options it offers to extend our own practice in interesting ways.