Below Stairs at No.10

​Having shown in the upstairs grandeur of No.13 last summer, Fleur, Hilary and Sharon, joined by Mark, are excited to exhibit downstairs, in the Basement Annexe at No.10, as part of Artists Open Houses in October 2020. The basement, with its own particular richness of story, provides a dynamic setting.

Fleur Cowgill

Fleur Cowgill grew up in Africa, commuting to boarding school in Kent. She now works out of a studio in Billingshurst. The colours and light of tropical lands reverberate through her palette, as do the subtle softer colours of the English countryside. Researching the science of the visible light spectrum through film gel, light box and screen print has informed the structure of her work on canvas. A loose grid lies beneath each multi-layered painting, creating a tension for the colourful vertical strokes and subtle glazes which characterise her work.

 

Abstract artwork comprising back-lit strips of coloured film gels in shades of purple, green, blue and brown
Visible light Spectrum - captured, 2018, film gels on perspex 30cms x 30cms

 

 

Abstract artwork comprising back-lit strips of coloured film gels in shades of blue, red and black
Visible Light Spectrum - trapped, 2019, light box 30cms x 30cms

 

 

Abstract artwork comprising back-lit strips of coloured film gels in shades of blue, green and teal
Visible Light Spectrum - Blue embedded, 2019, screenprint A2

www.fleurcowgillartist.com

@fleurcowgillartist 

 

Hilary Kennett

Hilary’s artwork observes the spaces that we inhabit and the everyday that happens in them. For this exhibition, she will be creating site specific installations in response to the history and memories that are imbued within the basement at no. 10.’

 

Sculpture of bent and twisted wire contained within a transparent Perspex cube
Captured Conversation, 2019, aluminium sculpture in Perspex box

 

 

Artwork comprising a glowing white abstract shape seen through a dark vertical grating
Hidden whispers,
2020, maquette for proposed installation, neon

 

 

Artwork comprising suspended crumpled cellophane over a wire armature
Left Behind,
2016, aluminium and plaster installation

www.hilarykennett.com

@hilarykennett

 

Sharon Fraser Hall

Sharon Fraser Hall was born in Scotland and now works out of a studio in East Hoathly. Her painting process involves much movement, exuberance and changes of focus and direction. A constant juggling of the mind’s desire for composition, design and narrative with the joy and fear that comes from gestural improvisation . The finished works are composed of many layers and retain the visual history of their making.

 

Abstract painting in bold strokes of pink, grey and yellow
Fat Armpits, 2020, oil on canvas 60 x 50 cm

 

 

Abstract painting comprising areas of red, green, blue and yellow
Four, 2020, oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm

 

 

Abstract painting comprising areas of black, grey and white
Monochrome 1, 2020, oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm

@the_hallway

 

Mark Wilson

Mark works to communicate the restlessness he feels is present within a scene as a continuously shifting intensity of sound and movement. Achievement for him is when all of the viewer’s senses are engaged. When they look at the work, he wants them to hear and feel as well as see so that what they experience is more like a narrative, something almost filmic. He paints as a story-teller.

 

Painting depicting a path leading between stunted black trees to a landscape of browns and yellows beneath a similar coloured sky
Path, oil on card 61 x 16.5 cm

 

 

Painting depicting a landscape streaked with brown, black and white beneath a similar coloured sky
Dawn on the Hogs Back, oil and mixed media (sheep’s wool) on card, 86 x 81 cm

 

 

Painting depicting a thin foreground with tall grass beneath a swirling black and white sky
A Wide Sky, oil on card, 48 x 15 cm

 

 

Mark talks about his work, ‘The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie’.

Facebook: Mark Wilson Art

@mark_wilson_art

www.markwilsonart.com

info@markwilsonart.com

 

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