As usual there was lots to see at Paddock Art Studios during Artwave 2023. As well as the exhibition of members’ work in the main studio, there was:

Chris Reed – Super Colouristic Art
I have always had a deep love of colour and it continues to be the most important  constituent part of my art  whatever the medium. At some point during the mid 2010s I could hold back no longer and with the time and space to create anew, I moved away from my more figurative style and embraced full on colour, bursting out through the canvas and growing into the sculptures. With stripes being my colour code, organic forms floating in an indeterminate space and swirling web like mazes of primary and secondary colours @chromatic.clash


Rowena Williams – Paddock Studio Pottery
I work in stoneware clay to produce a range of domestic ware that is inspired by the coastline of Sussex. I also make one-off pieces using the Raku firing technique. Both will be available to see and/or buy at Paddock Art Studios this Artwave. @paddockstudiopottery



Lewes Mosaic Makers
We are a small group of enthusiastic mosaic makers meeting throughout the year to share our love of all things mosaic. We have a creative and experimental approach, a mixture of traditional mosaic techniques and repurposing old china and tile. If you are interested in discovering more, and a place is available, you can try a drop-in session for a small fee. We also occasionally run taster workshops. Email for more information.


Annual Members’ Exhibition
Every year in Artwave we have an exhibition in the main studio of work by Paddock members. This shows the range of creative activities that happen here: drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking. You can find out more about the courses on offer here



Louise Gorst @ Mindfully Creative
Louise Gorst is a local artist and art tutor @MindfullyCreative. Her work is inspired by the gestures, expression and rhythms in dance, movement, music and nature. She has a passion for spontaneous mark-making processes and combines drawing, printmaking, collage and painting. Often working in a series of 9, she explores themes of form and movement, expression and reflection, order and chaos.


Peter Messer – painter
Peter lives and works in Lewes, UK and has paintings held in collections worldwide. He regularly gives talks about his very personal approach to painting. @thepetermesser