Art Under Ground in Eastbourne is delighted to host a joint exhibition for two lady artists – Sonya Tatham and Susan Gregory – who are friends but who offer interestingly different takes on painting.
Both have been studying art since they were at school.
Susan is captivated by colour and inspired by shape. Largely she paints in watercolour with the occasional foray into acrylic. Her paintings are unusual and imaginative.
She admires artists like Van Gogh, Henry Moore, Ivon Hitchens and Philip Hughes. Always at her side wherever she goes is a sketch book; the contents of which provide a visual diary of her travels as well as being works of art in their own right.
Sonya seeks always to capture the essence of her subject matter; whether that be landscape or from life.
The South Downs, on the edge of where she lives, excite her with their ever-changing atmosphere and light and her work documents the seasons and her surroundings.
To Sonya, the process of painting has a spiritual overlay. Painters she admires include Gustav Klimt, Franz Marc, Ann Blockley and Cecil Rice.
Admission to the exhibition which runs from December 6 is free at the Under Ground Theatre - on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm and also during other planned events.
Right: Sonya Tatham