South Downs artists in the spotlight

AppArt’s annual Art Exhibition & Sculpture Trail this year will see many South Downs artists taking part including some very well known and distinguished ones. Foremost among these is sculptor Philip Jackson. Philip has an international stature and his very many public commissions throughout the UK are testament to this. Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament Square, The Queen on Horseback at Windsor and Alex Ferguson in Manchester are just a few examples.

As well as opening the AppArt exhibition Philip’s Venetian inspired sculptures will be on display indoors and on the sculpture trail.

Christopher Cole is a prolific painter and he runs many painting courses in the area. His landscapes are vivid and detailed and capture the atmosphere of their settings. Tuema Pattie is now painting with the Sussex Group of painters and her abstract work is bold and moody. She says “Creative a painting is half what is seen and understood and half what lies in the imagination of the artist.” Ruth Barrett- Danes collagraph and drypoint pictures are vivid and exquisitely executed. Sculptor Geoffrey Slinton works his magic with galvanized wire and his cheerful chickens, descending seagulls and runner ducks are cleverly created. Jon Barrett-Danes creates ceramic creatures large and small – his rats look mischievous and his sheep graceful as they adorn the grass. Filomena Forte’s work has an Italian influence and she works in a variety of materials. “L’Amore in Autunno” is a beautiful and intricate wall plaque. Alex Archbold casts in glass and flora and fauna are her dominant subjects.

The Exhibition & Sculpture Trail at Prior’s Field School, Godalming will be open every day from Saturday 1st April to Easter Sunday 16th between 10 am to 4pm. Admission is free and visitors will be able to view about 500 indoor exhibits and also explore the Gertrude Jekyll inspired gardens and see over 100 large sculptures in a tranquil and picturesque setting.

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