Painting a glorious career

Oct

28

2016

Painting a glorious career

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Laura Cartledge meets a seasoned artist who credits his career to a local gallery trail. ‘Tis the season for Christmas parties, present buying, mince pies and, it seems, artist’s open houses events. While all are lovely, there can’t be many people who can claim any have changed their life. However,...

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Pells pool

Jul

27

2016

Pells pool

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Rachel O’Brien talks to Tanya Shadrick, the first writer-in-residence at Lewes’ Pells Pool. Imagine, for a moment, swimming in an outdoor public pool. What might you expect? Perhaps, in summer, sun-warmed water and at busy times a buzz as pool-users take a relaxing dip or drill daily lengths. Chances...

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Coming of age

Feb

26

2015

Coming of age

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Laura Cartledge discovers one artist’s decades of colour. We know wine and cheese get better with age, but it seems artists follow that trend too. In fact, some of the great masters produced their best work in their later years. Monet’s iconic ‘Water Lilies’ was painted when he was almost blind...

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Burning desire

Dec

15

2014

Burning desire

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Laura Cartledge meets an East Hoathly artist who has finally found his calling. Keith Pettit has always had a burning desire to be creative. “I’ve always loved art,” he confesses, “but I wasn’t the best so I didn’t consider a future in it really.” Keith Pettit in his studio However it...

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