Celebrating the Arts - the new gallery space in Mayfield
This space is managed by Richard Field who runs The Arts Portfolio (www.theartsfair.com). The artwork on display is for sale and 10% of all sales from the window will be donated to MAYFACS. The artwork exhibited will be rotated each month.
There will be opportunities for emerging young talent from Sussex to showcase their work. The Arts Portfolio is aimed at promoting positive mental health through showcasing 'the arts', creating support networks, providing inspiration and entertaining the local community.
About the artists in this exhibit
Crowborough/ Heron's Ghyll. Oil Painting
Rather than creating a site specific landscape, Liesha is driven by the desire to show the spirit and energy of a place, allowing the viewer to contemplate. Her painting is an emotional response to a place, a feeling or experience. Liesha uses references from nature, the suggestion of a landscape, a hint of sky reflected in water, or a storm brewing in the distance. She feels that the paintings are completed by the viewers imagination and response, a collaboration between the artist and the viewer.
Forest Row/ West Hoathly. Etchings & Print.
Catherine explores new processes and non toxic and environmentally friendly materials. She specialises in making etchings and mono-prints and solar etchings inspired by landscape and the figure and their connection to the the sky; natural elements and seasons are recurring themes throughout her work. Catherine’s prints capture the ancient and a sense of place and combining traditional methods alongside new formats and materials.
Richard is an artist and sculptor himself, with experience of working with a wide range of mediums. Richard moved to Mayfield in August 2018 and is currently renovating a new space to provide a base for The Arts Portfolio.
Prior to moving to Mayfield Richard worked as a psychologist with vulnerable young people within the education system. He plans to continue to support young people to have access to and be inspired by the arts, as well as showcasing exceptional young talent across all the 'arts' including visual arts, dance, performance & music.