Brighton Art Fair 2014

We visit this year’s buzzing Private View

The artists and works of the year

Brighton Art Fair 2014
Brighton Art Fair 2014
  • Thursday 25th September 6.00pm – 8.30pm (ticket only)
  • Friday, 26th September  11.00am – 7.30pm
  • Saturday, 27th September  10.00am – 6.00pm
  • Sunday, 28th September  10.00am – 5.00pm

We guested at a buzzing private view at Brighton Corn Exchange, enjoying champagne and wide ranging conversations with artists and friends as we explored this year’s exhibition.

The highlight of this year’s show:

Angela Perrin
Angela Perrin

Angela Perrin –  Misty, ethereal watercolours on canvas evoked the woodlands of Rackham and Tolkien, fairy tale and myth … a sense of mystery and fantasy just beneath the glowy surface


Other artists and works of note:

Emilie Essel – Sparkly, pretty, glittery [yes, and that’s a good thing] world light maps and galaxies on black velvet
Dinah Dufton – Delicate, wafting flower drifts
Tim Slatter – ‘Frangipane Tree’, an oriental branch on shattered gold leaf
Tracy Florance – A photographer with a great eye for colour, pattern and form
Lilia Umana-Clarke – Tall slender ceramics, earthy colours, rough textures, mysterious long-ear creatures
Carole A Sheldrake – Cuban mansions complete with little balconies in 3D ceramic; a Shakespearian stage set in faded elegance

Blaze Cyan
Blaze Cyan

Blaze Cyan – Etched ancient gnarly trees and wintry monochrome landscapes
Polly Finch – Delicate scalpel paper cuts, airy detailed storytelling inspired by nature and outdoor fun
Teresa Winchester – Linoprinted fairy tales and animal legends in rich colour and assured line
Tony Feld – Oils on board in photorealistic detail, observing wildlife and the world
Carol Naylor – Shimmering machine-embroidered landscapes in luscious silks

Leila Godden
Leila Godden

Leila Godden – Sea, sky and cloud, reflection and light in cool, muted, layered acrylic tones
Guy Holder – Witty, flattened 3D ceramic figures and bird wall pieces

Brighton Art Fair has, for over ten years, been bringing 100 of the brightest and best contemporary visual artists from Sussex and around the country to exhibit at the Brighton Dome – Corn Exchange.

Brighton Art Fair is the largest annual art exhibition on the South Coast and enables artists across all media to sell their work to the public, building a relationship with buyers, potential buyers, galleries and curators. The fair selects the most talented painters, printmakers, photographers and sculptors along with artist groups and Sussex based galleries.

Naked Eye Gallery private view

We visit the Naked Eye private view

A friendly Bohemian atmosphere at the private view, with red wine and good conversation in this fairy-lit old mews and stables in the heart of Hove. Talked with artist Jill Tattersall who is exhibiting at the show.

Many Brighton and Hove-inspired works, with paintings, drawings, photography and collage stacked and hung floor to ceiling. Plenty at discounted prices, and there’s a sense of urgency that they will be snapped up quickly.

I noted a delicate green flower study, a pen and ink drawing of the Pavilion on rough edged textured paper, and some large scale land and seascapes. I’d have liked to see information about the artists, though.

Dion Salvador Lloyd

Romancing Nature

5th September to 11th October 2014

Solo exhibition

Dion Salvador Lloyd
Dion Salvador Lloyd

‘Romancing Nature’

5th September to 11th October 2014

Solo exhibition

Denise Yapp Contemporary Art (DYCA
Mill House
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A brand new body of work including new paper works and larger canvas paintings

Sarah Purvey will be showing her grand ceramic vessels full of rich textures and earthy tones

The artist will be present 5th and 6th September

News: ‘Cloudstorm’ has been selected for the Open Exhibition at The Dulwich Picture Gallery from 30th September to 12th October 2014.

35 North Gallery launch in Brighton

We visit 35 North, Brighton’s newest art gallery, on Saturday September 6th 2014.

35 North
35 North

35 North, Brighton’s newest art gallery, launches on Saturday September 6th 2014.

Paintings by John Whiting

We guested at John Whiting’s new gallery launch – a fresh white space well situated on a North Laine corner, showing John’s Brighton-inspired paintings. Smartly-presented oils, pastels and prints, earthy tones and deep glowing colour capturing the light, the buildings and the people of the city by the sea.

All best wishes to Brighton’s newest art gallery.


35 North Road




Press release:


35 North Contemporary Fine Art opens its doors to the public for the first time on Saturday September 6th 2014 with an exhibition entitled Images of Brighton. John Whiting, the featured artist for the inaugural exhibition, will be at the gallery all day to meet visitors and talk about his work.

35 North is owned by Brighton residents John and Sharon Whiting. “Our vision is to offer a very different kind of gallery for Brighton. Each exhibition will feature the work of one, maybe two artists and will run for several weeks. We have a number of exhibitions lined up from a variety of artists of both national and international renown”.
Images of Brighton features a series of oil paintings and pastel drawings depicting both the architectural wonders of Brighton as well as powerful and atmospheric seascapes.
John Whiting spent his childhood in Bexhill-on-Sea before studying architecture in London. His interest in painting and drawing buildings evolved over time to include landscapes and life studies. Art and architecture have always been closely linked and in John’s work each discipline informs the other in a striking balance of rigour and expression. He has travelled extensively in Europe, USA and Asia and spent several years living in Hong Kong and Australia. In 1994 Hong Kong’s Wattis Fine Art Gallery staged a group show entitled ‘Figures’ where John showed his work for the first time. This was followed by further group shows ‘Windows to 95’ at Wattis Fine Art and ‘Life after work’ at the Hong Kong Fringe Club. The Fink Gallery in Sydney staged his first one-man show ‘John Whiting—recent works on paper’ which included nudes and cityscapes.
Since 1999 John has exhibited his work in his own Open House as part of the Brighton Festival. His work is held in private collections around the world.
35 North Contemporary Fine Art is situated at 35 North Road in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine. Images of Brighton runs until Saturday 11th October 2014. For more information, images and interviews please contact Sharon Whiting, 07792 058039 or visit the gallery at 35 North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YB. Gallery opening hours: Thursday and Friday 11am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 6pm.