Thursday, 5 January 2012

'looking forward to the spring'

This image of his latest painting by former trainee John Hodgson that I recieved via email really makes me look forward to the spring.  - Phil

Monday, 10 October 2011

Hurst festival

Congratulations to Eddie O'Brien on the sale of his soapstone figurative sculpture and to Isobel Walters on the sale of her ceramic cellist at the recent Hurst Festival exhibition, well done.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

'Imagined Landscape' By Harry Graves

Another fab painting by Harry Graves, painted during his training week
at Ovingdean, Brighton in August 2011

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Beautiful painting by Harry Graves

This beautiful painting was painted by Harry Graves during his training week at St Dunstans Ovingdean center. Harry has painted with watercolours for many years however this painting based from memory of the Sussex coastline was Harry's first attempt at painting with water mixable oils. Blank greetings cards of this painting will become available soon.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Highly Commended

St Dunstaner and recent trainee John Hodgson has just recieved a Highly Commended Award at a Cornish art competition for this painting of his garden. Well done John.
'Cornish Garden'  By John Hodgson acrylic on board aprox 50 x 30 cm

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Sculpture by Pam Robinson

Recent trainee Pam Robinson produced this figure at St Dunstan's from air dry clay before painting on a bronze effect with acrylic paints, bronze powders and virdigris wax. Pam is currently having her own studio built where she will continue sculpting.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Artists Open House - May 2011

Brighton’s got visually impaired talent!
St Dunstan’s – the charity that helps blind ex-Servicemen and women has threw open the doors of its’ rehabilitation and training centre in Ovingdean, Brighton to show the public the work of more than 40 blind and visually impaired artists. The exhibition covers every discipline – sculpture, mosaic, wood turning, painting etc, and the vibrancy and quality of all the pieces are quite breathtaking. 
The Centre’s art and craft department hosted this event as part of the Brighton Festival Artist Open House.  It was free to attend and doors open from 10am to 4pm every Saturday and Sunday in May.
The Charity aimed to raise awareness of art and visual impairment in the wider community, showcasing the wonderful work produced by its’ fantastically creative beneficiaries. Visitors were invited to try out interactive challenges that will help them explore the idea of what it is like undertaking creative activities when visually impaired.  
The charity is also seeking to highlight the importance of access to art activities for all visually impaired people and encouraging their engagement with the arts.