Gus was one of the original artists at Chalk Gallery when it was founded in 2005 and has a loyal following for his evocative and very beautiful watercolours of the British landscape.
AN INTERVIEW WITH GUS HARRISON:
Chalk Gallery: If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you like to be, and why?
Gus: I would love to be in the North Western Isles of Scotland with their fascinating coastline – in June of course.
Chalk Gallery: What really excites and inspires you to create your art?
Gus: Wonderful light from pure untouched waters, early morning or late evening in superb colour…
Chalk Gallery: Which is your favourite piece of art and why?
Gus: JMW Turners rendering of light colour and moving form at any time of day -” Rain, Steam and Speed”- and its impression of a locomotive passing over water at speed.
Chalk Gallery: What do you think makes your work unique?
Gus: I seek out the landscape and halt for 10-15 minutes where a new content, form, tone and colour refreshes me and I try to record on paper how and what I feel about this.
Chalk Gallery: What is your studio like?
Gus: My studio is tiny, but I like to travel throughout Britain, staying at walking holiday centres and painting there.
Chalk Gallery: Which of your achievements are the most proud of?
Gus: The next one!
Gus: The Gallery has increased its flood of callers and sales throughout nearly ten years.
Mark Bridge has also interviewed Gus for the November issue of Viva Lewes magazine….you can pick up a copy at the gallery or at Lewes Tourist information Centre!
NEW CHALK GALLERY ARTISTS
Chalk Gallery is delighted to welcome new artists Mary Clarke, Kat Zahran, David Williams and Louise Chatfield to the Chalk fold.
Mary Clarke uses both stoneware and earthenware clays to make delightfully quirky smoke fired and Raku animal figures that are utterly charming and unique.
Kat Zahran is our new resident jeweller and her beautiful pieces have a unique style, mixing gold, silver, precious and semi-precious stones and oxidisation.
Her stunning pieces are highly distinctive and modern yet extremely wearable.
David Williams is a very talented painter who has exhibited at the Royal Academy and Whitechapel Galleries among others.
His work is inspired by perspective and atmospheric light and his paintings range from local views of Sussex to exotic world locations.
Louise Chatfield’s beautiful paintings blend the representational and the abstract in acrylics, pastels or mixed media, capturing the essence and atmosphere of a scene or subject.