Harvey’s of Lewes

Harvey’s of Lewes

Harveys Brewery was central to my arrival here. My studio was in Lewes and on a brewing day, the smell would engulf the whole town. The river Ooze feeds the brewery. The surrounding farms and oasts supplied it too. Here I’ve crowned the Brewery in fireworks, and the...
Half-Way House, Lewes to Uckfield

Half-Way House, Lewes to Uckfield

This painting is about the blissful beginnings for this newcomer. The Road to Uckfield goes past the aptly named Harveys Brewery pub: Half-Way House. The pub I’ve painted as a bit of a gingerbread house (the road really does twist like that) and the road signs are...
The Bull and the Beer, Piltdown

The Bull and the Beer, Piltdown

Old rural stories of sacred fires lit in the spring inspire this piece. Cattle were driven between them on their way out to the fields for the first time in the year. As they made their way through the smoke towers of the sacred fires, it was said, they were given a...
Marching for Daffodils, Piltdown

Marching for Daffodils, Piltdown

This is the springboard of the initial exploratory pieces. Upon the bare nakedness of the exhausted and cold earth sit the oast house and farm buildings on the brow of a hill in Shortbridge. I have turned the farmhouse into a marching, continuation* through the earthy...
The Celestial Gardener

The Celestial Gardener

The Celestial Gardener is the Long Man of Wilmington come to life, tending his field of Daffodils in this land of springtide. The Long Man is considered a Solstice Marker with Orion directly above him at midnight on the shortest night of the year. Roland Penrose, of...

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