We're excited to welcome all of these talented local artists to Lindfield Arts Festival this year. Please visit them in the King Edward Hall, Saturday and Sunday, 11am-5pm.
Maureen Welfare - A member of Adventurers Art Club since 1979, (currently President) and member of the Assoc. Sussex Artists. Maureen paints only in oils on soft canvas, favourite include elephants, other wildlife, French and Sussex landscapes. Her commissions are from all over the world including Japan, Brazil, France, Australia, USA and regularly exhibits throughout Sussex and Surrey.
Katie Sommers - Katie is a puppeteer and animator with a background in stop motion, 2D animation and illustration. She specialises in collage and paper cut-outs. Recent work includes music videos, model-making and projection art. She currently designs and creates puppets and animations for Rust & Stardust, which she founded with Eleanor Conlon. www.rustandstardustproductions.co.uk
Louise Mulgrew - a freelance Illustrator living in Haywards Heath. Louise will have plenty of cards, prints and original illustrations for sale at the festival, featuring lots of fluffy and feathery creatures. He works have a loose, energetic style, working mostly with pen and ink, watercolour and collage, combining colourful inky washes with intricate line work and playful mark-making. The prints make beautiful gifts and there are cards for all occasions! www.louisemulgrew.com
Brett Hudson works as a children’s book illustrator working in a humorous style on both educational and non-fiction subject matter. He also paints in acrylics and oils in a realistic style. Brett has produced private commissions of homes and animals. www.bretthudsonart.com
Elizabeth Worrall Bailey uses mainly her hands and fingers when painting making Elizabeth’s popular paintings individually unique. Elizabeth has studied art at college, taught in local schools, and sells her art work internationally. The pictures below are original paintings by Elizabeth and will be available for sale as prints and cards at the Festival, along with a selection of other designs. She will also be working with CHEC (Chailey Heritage Enterprise Centre) the local printing company to produce prints and cards for the LAFF. For commissions, cards and prints email@example.com
Lucy Fuller is a trained artist with a BA hons degree in fine art based in Lindfield and uses the beautiful Sussex countryside as inspiration for her abstract works. She enjoys using a mixture of methods and materials to create life and texture and portray the constant interest, movement, growth and life of a Sussex landscape. Lucy is a trained teacher, working locally and Mum of two children so she fits her passion for Art in when and where she can. She will have examples of her work along with greetings cards and postcards on display to purchase at the festival. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or search LucyFullerArt at etsy.com
Jan Puffet - Jan’s use of colour and space and her bold and vibrant textures both challenge and seduce the onlooker. These are works for the new century, which extend boundaries and continue to innovate, but do not seek to impress by being out of reach. Jan has exhibited widely at many prestigious venues across the UK and accepts commissions. www.janpuffetsarts.co.uk
Karen Lorenz - After having to retire from work, Karen decided to pick up her paintbrush and started a blog and a business mainly doing pet portraits. She’s also started a series of pictures inspired by Ashenground Woods. You can find out more at www.whiledarceysleeps.com
The Rebel Art Group meets at St Richards Church Hall on Thursday Mornings. It is an independent group of artists about 15 who are of different abilities. We enjoy painting and different methods of art. We also enjoy learning from each other as many of the group attend professional classes.
Linda Steel has lived in Sussex for 20 years, her work is contemporary art, working in mixed media and collage. She also enjoys fine art and the challenge of abstract and surreal art. Her inspiration is the landscape, architecture and wildlife around us.
Nibs and Scribbles produce beautifully crafted children's prints. They also create bespoke designs for personalised prints, invitations and stationary.
Carole-Lynn Duffy was born in Singapore to Scottish parents. Did ‘A’ level Art at school and redid it for fun in the late nineties but main working life was to do with airlines, so only took up art seriously again four years ago. Loves the medium of watercolour, particularly loose and working with textures and rich colours. A member of The Adventurer’s Art Club, The Weald of Sussex Art Club and The Attic Club.