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A Year on the Downs and a new Furzedown Pottery

14th to 25th March

with paintings by Val Coumont and Linda Latter and ceramics by Jane Richards


Between summer 2021 and Autumn 2022, Val Coumont and Linda Latter painted regularly on the South Downs and in the Ouse Valley near Lewes. Meanwhile in Furzedown, Jane Richards started work from her new pottery. This exhibition brings together all their new work from this period.

The beautiful collection of paintings of the South Downs and along the Ouse Valley near Lewes, were created by Val and Linda, who each have a close connection to these landscapes. The contours of the Downs in all the different seasons and weathers, including sketches, stories and poetry about their experiences and thoughts as they painted. 

Jane Richards recently retired from teaching pottery to adults (including people with disabilities) at Sutton College and Penwortham Primary School. She has built a new pottery studio in her garden, complete with kiln and wheel, where she was able to develop her practice, trying different techniques, experimenting with glazes and textures in stoneware and porcelain clays, to create this wonderful collection of pottery.


Val Coumont will kindly be donating all her earnings from the sales of her paintings to Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group: @gatwickdetaineeswelfaregroup supporting initiatives like Refugee Tales which includes walking tours around the Downs @refugeetales 


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An exhibition of paintings by Ania Pieniazek and Magdalena del Mar

28th March to 8th April 2023

Private View Sunday 2nd April 2 to 5pm - everyone is welcome


"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in." (Leonard Cohen)


Cognition is an exhibition of paintings by two women artists and their autistic children.The aim of the show is to demonstrate diversity of cognitive processes in artistic expressions.

10% of sales of the paintings will be donated to The National Autistic Society - the UK's leading autism charity which, since 1962, has been supporting autistic people and their families with practical advice and guidence. The artisits will be holding a special children's workshop, by invitation only.


Magdalena del Mar is an artist based in South West London. She was born in Poland, and now lives in the UK and exhibits regularly in London. Her main source of inspiration is water based scenery. Waves reflecting on deep blue seas, causing mirror like shine effects and creating that mystical magical atmosphere that I am so drawn to. 'The endless combinations of different shades and hues that blue and green colour collaboration brings makes my art relaxing and therapeutic.'

Ania Pieniazek is of Polish descent, now living in London, Ania creates bold, bright art full of everyday joy and pleasure. Influenced by Gustav Klimt, Paul Gauguin and Zbyslaw Marek Maciejewski amongst others, her work observes simple scenes of fruit, flowers, lazy morning breakfast tables, patterns, perspectives and a cat named George. She has exhibited continuously since 2010, as both a solo artist and in group exhibitions.

Ania says “I always have been creative, as far as I remember. I could never stop drawing or doodling… [it] got me in trouble on many occasions.  Creating art is a joy of my life. It is the most satisfying and fulfilling activity I can really imagine”.



11th to 22nd April

Private View: Tuesday 11th April 6:30 to 8:30pm

A group of artists whose paths have crossed, whether by painting together, walking together or talking together.

Ann Sohn Rethel is a potter who paints, Ann Funston a painter who also works in glass, Jess is a printmaker who makes jewellery, Debbie a printmaker who paints, Honor and Valerie draw and paint, and Bob is a painter now working in pastel. All love the landscape, most work with it.


Valerie Taylor; Honor Brogan; Ann Sohn-Rethel; Debbie Flatt; Bob Read; Ann Funston and Jess Davies


Collier's Wood Artists

25th April to 6th May

Derek Lomas, Gina Musa, Gandee Vasan, Sharon Smart and Georgina Kyriacou


The Affordable Art Show

6th to 17th June

Part of Wandsworth Art Fringe 2023


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