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.
It was hard to get going again in January! It’s difficult to feel very creative when it’s cold and dark, so the bright days really help!
Viv’s studio is lovely when the sun shines and here she is working on a series of small drypoints in the PETG plastic sheet she uses for monotypes. This time she shaped the plate as well as incising the drawing and then printed it as a monotype in several different ways.
Paul’s also been doing some printing – here he is experimenting with a small woodcut, trying it in colour instead of the former black and white.
What a transformation! When we moved house last year Viv’s new ‘studio’ looked like this:
now it really is a studio that’s good for showing work too:
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:
then Paul had a new studio.
We’ve been able to put a studio in the garden too, so that we can share it to do larger and messier work.
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.
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.
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.
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.