Three Eastbourne artists’ exhibition

Julian Sutherland-Beatson, Wycliffe Stutchbury and JFK Turner
Julian Sutherland-Beatson, Wycliffe Stutchbury and JFK Turner

Three Views is an exciting new exhibition featuring the work of Eastbourne artists JFK Turner, Wycliffe Stutchbury and Julian Sutherland-Beatson.

The event runs from May 2-May 24 at The Birley Centre in Carlisle Road and is open from 11-4 each Saturday and Sunday.

Julian Sutherland-Beatson said: “There is a real synergy between the pieces on show

“Even though we don’t create work together and all use different mediums, it is fascinating to see the similarities of shape, form and colour that are revealed.”

Each of the artists have exhibited widely and have work in public and private collections around the world.

Julian said: “In the last month I have dispatched pieces to Sydney, New York, Austin, Texas and Los Angeles.

“It is a very rewarding part of the creative process knowing my work is enjoyed in so many parts of the world.”

Wycliffe’s delicate landscapes are studies in texture, colour and process.

He is led by the nature of the material, its textures, fissures and colours, and he maintains an intuitive approach, rather like stacking firewood.

The work is an expression of wood’s fragile and yet robust ability to document the past.

JFK Turner creates work that is concerned with the unnoticed ephemeral elements of everyday life - found objects, marks, stains and the natural effects of time.

The works are closer to objects than traditional paintings and if paint is used it is household paint that is poured, smeared and allowed to congeal and crack, like spilt paint on a pavement.

In addition to paint he uses found materials - way, plaster, photographs, paper, discarded books and clothes.

Julian paints the landscape, coastline and urban areas in a style recently described as ‘contemporary realism’.

The main theme of his work in the recent past has been the marking and celebration of a specific time and place.

With his current paintings he aims to mark the changing mood and seasons reflected in the world he observes.

He has exhibited for the past four years at Glyndebourne Opera House and been accepted for two years running in the Royal Academy Summer Show.