Saturday, 29 March 2014

Spring Sunshine welcomes "Sussex, beloved Sussex"

What a lovely day we all had at the opening of our first exhibition of the year "Sussex, beloved Sussex".

We were blessed with Spring sunshine and a steady stream of visitors taking in the stunning artwork and enjoying a drink and a chat.

Alongside the familiar faces of the regular customers and friends of the Gallery were new customers visiting us for the first time and clearly surprised to be offered drinks and nibbles!

Artist Julian Sutherland-Beatson popped in to see his work and was snapping away on his camera.

Then later in the afternoon Grant De Jong paid us a visit, accompanied by family and friends. Here is Grant's vivid and highly textured "Red Downs".

Sunday, 23 March 2014

"Sussex, beloved Sussex" exhibition springs up at The Green Tree Gallery!

Spring has sprung! Here at the Green Tree Gallery we are celebrating its long-awaited arrival with our first exhibition of the year : "Sussex, beloved Sussex".
Paintings and photographs from our seven featured artists Helen Brown, Grant De Jonge, Jaime Etherington, Chris Forsey, Claire Grose, Julian Sutherland-Beatson and James Warwick ensure a huge variety of style and medium.

Come and have a look: we are now open on Sundays from 12.00pm until 4.00pm and from 10.30am until 5.00pm Tuesday to Saturday.
And now that Borde Hill Garden has re-opened to the public after its winter closure, why not make a day of it? After a wander round the gardens and a visit to the Green Tree Gallery to see the exhibition, pop into Cafe Elvira or Jeremy's restaurant.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

"Sussex, beloved Sussex" Exhibition opens Saturday 22nd March

Next week will be busy at the Green Tree Gallery as we gear up for our first exhibition of the year "Sussex, beloved Sussex".
The Gallery will be a flurry of activity as the seven local artists deliver their work during the course of the week.
Then the 'hanging committee' will work their magic and by the end of the week, the Gallery will be transformed - just in time for our exhibition launch on Saturday 22nd March.
We will be open next Saturday from 10.30am until 5.00pm and will be serving drinks and nibbles from about midday, so please pop in and join us.
If you can't make it on Saturday, the exhibition will run until Saturday 26th April, we'd love to see you!
And here's a sneaky peek at the line-up of artists whose work we will be featuring.....

More next week...

Friday, 7 March 2014

Jan Phethean, landscape painter

This week we are showcasing the work of Jan Phethean, a contemporary landscape painter based in Cornwall but with Sussex connections.

"Deer Valley"

Jan works from a studio surrounded by fields on the cliffs of Rinsey Head, near Helston and has always been inspired by the sea and the land.

"Blue Moon"

"I absorb each place I paint on a sub-conscious level and this inner landscape re-emerges in my abstract painting," says Jan. "I strive to reflect the sense of peace and timelessness that certain places radiate."

"Cumin Valley"

Jan describes her paintings as "the narrative of a life lived within two very different landscapes, the chalk of Sussex and the granite coast of Cornwall".

Different again are those paintings that have been inspired by birdlife

"Birdsong II"

"Misty Pigeon"

Jan has also published a children's book "A Year on Harebell Hill" which shows the changing of the Cornish landscape and its wildlife through the seasons