Featured Artist: Abigail Bowen January 29th – 25th February

Posted by on Jan 28, 2018 in Chalk Newspage | Comments Off on Featured Artist: Abigail Bowen January 29th – 25th February

We have a wonderful year in store for you, with a line up of outstanding exhibitions and awesome artists. Here’s an introduction to our first featured artist of 2018.

Abigail invites you to
Meet the Artist, at Chalk Gallery,  Thursday 1st February
5 – 8pm

There is much excitement about Abigail’s large dramatic yet sensitive abstracts and ChalkGallery is delighted to present these brand new paintings created especially for this exhibition.

She says” I paint what I feel, not what I see and these new paintings are an attempt to visualise a blurred place just beyond our comprehension of reality. Whether it’s the sensation of falling asleep, or the moment of breath captured before a speech or song, these paintings seek to conjure an image from something impalpable.”

After a successful solo show in Bath last year, her paintings are receiving much acclaim and she has been selected for “The Other Art Fair” in London March 22 – 25. See more here.

 

 

 

New Artist Eva Wibberley

We are delighted to welcome new artist Eva Wibberley.

The diverse and endlessly changing light and colour of the sea, land and skies of the coasts of Sussex, Cornwall and Cyprus provide the inspiration for Eva’s semi abstract landscapes. See more here.

 

Chalk Studio Sale

Posted by on Jan 6, 2018 in Chalk Newspage | Comments Off on Chalk Studio Sale

Happy New Year!

The gallery is closed until 8th January and we’ve been busy redecorating so it’s looking clean and bright for the year ahead. The Chalk artists have been searching their studios to find some hidden gems for our Studio Sale.

For three weeks only, the gallery will look very different. Each artist has their own space, clearly showing their name, and much more art than usual which will make it look as though you’ve stepped into an artist’s own studio for a sale of their work in contrast to our usual curated look. As always, one of the artists will be there for a friendly welcome.

January 8th – 29th

Here’s a peek at some of the treasures you can find.
New Artist Eva Wibberley

We are delighted to welcome new artist Eva Wibberley – more about Eva and her work next time.

The Chalk Gallery Artists wish you a magical Christmas and all the best for 2018!

Posted by on Dec 21, 2017 in Chalk Newspage | Comments Off on The Chalk Gallery Artists wish you a magical Christmas and all the best for 2018!

 

We’re open until 3pm on Christmas Eve, so it’s easy to find a special last minute present in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Thank you for your continuing support – we always love to see you and can’t wait to welcome you back in the new year with plenty of new and exciting things.

The gallery will close at 3pm on Christmas Eve
and re-open on 8 January freshly decorated for the year ahead.

  (Print by Katie Whitbread)

Lyndsey Smith, Artist in Focus: 20 November – 24 December

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in Chalk Newspage | Comments Off on Lyndsey Smith, Artist in Focus: 20 November – 24 December

Lyndsey’s paintings are full of magic, with smiling faces, and the wonder of a world in which all is well. A Chalk Gallery artist since 2009, she has a well established following with our customers. There is always a story behind the picture based on careful research into the history of the place and the people associated with it, so take a close look and see what you find.

She says “Christmas Cross and Chichester Cathedral” was painted for one of the Charity Christmas cards. Chichester and Lewes make a good pair for the cards this year, as they were once the old county towns of Eastand West Sussex”.

We are delighted to offer you the original paintings of both of these in Chalk Gallery. Click on the image above to read how Lyndsey found her inspiration and the famous faces you can spot.

Each year she donates her distinctive and much loved images for charity Christmas cards and last year they raised a truly impressive £8,000 for SASBAH. Her designs on cards/advent calendars are on sale at Sandringham, Westminster Abbey, National Museum of the Royal Navy and Leeds Castle and you can buy fundraising cards by clicking here or from the Sussex Cards for Good Causes pop up shops. Our nearest is at Lewes House, 32 Lewes High Street, now until 19 December. (NB Lyndsey’s charity cards are not available in Chalk Gallery, but it’s only a short walk to Lewes House). See more here.

 

Winter Magic at Chalk Gallery: Saturday 25th November, 12pm – 3pm

Posted by on Nov 23, 2017 in Chalk Newspage | Comments Off on Winter Magic at Chalk Gallery: Saturday 25th November, 12pm – 3pm

We would love you to come to our Winter Magic meet the artists event at Chalk Gallery this Saturday 25th November.