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Here are the exhibitors for 2016
SANDWICH EVENING DECORATIVE AND FINE ARTS SOCIETY (SEDFAS) has selected prize winners from Sir Roger Manwood School and Sandwich Technology School.The works displayed are from GCSE/AS and A level students, which demonstrate a range of techniques,styles and skills by talented students.
John’s images are available in a range of sizes and produced to the highest standard of offset lithographic printing by The KPE Group in Leicester, specialists printers of fine artwork. John’s work can be found at
My artwork is a mixture of acrylic, watercolour and 3D collages which have a decorative and expressive quality. I like to use fauvist colours and distorted perspective, being fascinated in paintings giving a sense of hyper reality. I teach art with East Kent Adult Education and run s private acrylics class in Sholden. I also demonstrate to local art groups and enjoy doing workshops in art making.
I have worked with plants for many years. I walk many miles in our beautiful countryside which influences my choice of subject for painting.
My work is mainly fast fired Raku ceramics. I produce mainly monochrome moon vase pieces decorated using “Horsehair Raku” and “Naked Raku” techniques, inspired by what I find on the sea shore. I also produce colourful Raku work using oxides in paper/clay slip Saggers.
Dodie studied printed textiles at Hornsey College of Art, London and worked as a designer for John Wolf Textiles New York, Moygashel Fabrics, London, Boggia Design Studio, Como and then worked freelance designing and hand-printing furnishing fabrics for many interior designers in New York and London. Clients include Alain Levy EMI,Cole and Son (wallpapers) Ltd,Four Seasons Hotel, St Barts and many private clients in the UK and US. Work featured in Cosmopolitan and The English Home. Dodie also produces limited edition screen prints and mono prints, as well as greeting cards, tea towels and mugs.
A Deal based artist who states: ‘My preoccupation is to discover what constitutes a sense of presence both in the sense of time and place, and how to achieve it with paint and with the manipulation of the context in which painting is found…
Ex local Art Teacher, co-founder of SLATE and various other things. Currently developing Sandwich Historical Boatyard! My work is based on my own theories of colour mixing using a very limited palette of 3 hues and white on a dark background. Inspired by Luscher, The Camden Town Group and French Post Impressionism.
Julia works from her home in Sandwich as a calligrapher and artist, and takes both personal and formal commissions. Her own artworks are a visual expression of words fusing the freedom of fine art and the discipline of the craft. Contemporary calligraphy as an expression of words or letter forms in mixed medium.
She has worked as an illustrator (published works) since 1978, also TV work and will take commissions. She studied at Wimbledon School of Art and is now semi retired. She enjoys all aspects of painting and drawing.
Inspired by the beautiful East Kent countryside with it’s iconic white cliffs, changing seas, pebble beaches and vibrant hedgerows, Lizzie tries to recreate the energy and colour of these scenes in her studio ( shed in the garden) in Sandwich.
I am a local ceramic artist based in Deal. I use stoneware clay, glazes and oxides to create functional artworks. Many cultures and time periods influences my work as well as nature. With the freedom of hand coiling each piece is unique. Patterns derived from nature are applied to the pot to exaggerate the form.
I have written and illustrated 157 published childrens books and have recently embarked on a new project creating pen and ink bespoke illustrations to private commission, greetings cards and prints to order.
Abstraction is a journey whose final destination is unknown; the route uncertain, marked out by encounters, scattered with doubts but also with rejoicing. It is the opposite of figurative – real tangible- and becomes, paradoxically- real tangible – for whoever chooses to take time to make the journey with me.
A painter and art teacher based in Cliffsend, near Ramsgate. His painting practice is drawn from an intensive view of the landscape and he works predominantly in oils in his developed paintings, although working studies are done in a variety of media as well as using photographs.
Dawn E M Morgan
I have exhibited in many local exhibitions over a number of years and although painting mainly in watercolour, I have also used acrylic and mixed media on many ocassions. The Kentish landscape has always been a source of inspiration, with its vibrant colours and interesting architecture. I have tried to pass on this love and stimulation during my years of teaching.
Contemporary paintings in oil,acrylic, watercolour and colour pencil, depending on my subject. I work from my studio in Eastry and draw inspirationfrom my surroundings, by local architecture and seascapes and the beautiful flowers in my garden. I exhibit at local art exhibitions and regularly take part in South East Open Studios.
Painting mostly in oils I explore the texture and tension between what is solid and what is not and the ambiguity of edges such as where sea meets sky or surf meets sand.
I have been drawing since my childhood, painting and creating comic strips since my boyhood. At present I am working on a comic book based on Eric Satie’s life recording the 1st of July 2016 and on a science fiction short story collection. i like reflecting on fate, chance, life and mythology. They are allegories whose interpretation depends on the eye of the beholder. I have exhibited in France, Prague and London.
I am self taught and take inspiration from people and/or buildings. I try to put emotion into my work. Watercolour pens and drawing pens, give my detailed pieces their style, while ink bottles with pipette tops gives my other pieces their looser style. I hope they may be enjoyed.
David C White
Graduate from Ravensbourne in the 60’s, working in ceramics and sculpture. presently making ceramics in an eco series highlighting the fragility of our planets natural life, I am also in Deal Festival creating ceramics work during performance of music!
Helena Leeper is a local artist specializing in painting on slate or glass. Happy to do house or gate signs incorporating requests for flora and fauna, pet portraits on slate or pastel for the home or that something a bit unusual for the garden. Married with two children and has a home based studio. Studied and achieved BTEC in art and design. Inspired by nature.
I am based in Kent and seek out remote settings here in Kent. I am also drawn to the wide space, grandeur and beauty of Northumberland. I am drawn to the work of Turner and my interest is to find ways to capture the feeling of the natural subject and atmosphere either by omission using minimal paint or line or highly textured or abstract construction to create drama and space and depth. For the future I would like to take this responsive approach into portraiture where I can work with the client incorporating my coaching skills in conversation to co-create private work of personal value.
Nick is Horizonimage Photography. He specialises in textures on wood and stone,reflections and odd angles. His photography is worldwide, – France,Italy, Germany, Canada, Canada, Malaysia and Borneo. His photosare often featured in magazines about France. He has been featured in Kent Life and our local East Kent Mercury newspaper.
David has lived in Sandwich all his life and has always had a passion for photography, constantly trying new techniques including light painting and long exposure effects.
A painter who has recently relocated to Sandwich. he has studied at Canterbury and Liverpool Art Schools. Known for brightly coloured exuberant landscapes and street scenes, usually featuring Hester and Oscar the cat.
I gave up being a Chartered Engineer nearly twenty years ago to pursue my love of painting. Subject matter is invariably taken from the natural landscape and I attempt to describe its texture by applying paint, ink or other medium using a variety of techniques which have been practiced over the years.
Kay Lunn, an established local artist who incorporates an interest in the emotional responses to colour in her work. This aspect is reflected in a diversity of medium and subject. Previous exhibitions have included the Mall Galleries, London, and numerous private commissions.