Jeanne Argent – Wall plaque
Chris Batt – Shades of Gold
Susan Brooke – Blue Dressing Gown
Denise Collins – Rainbow
Terry Copping – Portrait
Chris Dawson – Gyral Spiral
Frans De Leij – Owl
Carole-lynn Duffy – Midsummer
Sue Hawksworth – Idsworth Landscape
Maryline Heywood – Watercolour
Hagop Kasparian – Watercolour
Lorraine Kelly – Detail from a plaque
Jan Mnich – Nostos Jetty
John Perry – TYGER, TYGER, BURNING BRIGHT
Inspired by the poem by William Blake, John wanted to just hint at the form of the tigers at the bottom of the painting whilst maintaining the colours through into the forest background.
Nina Smith – West Pier, Brighton (Fused Glass)
Alan Spencer Brooks – Sheffield Park
Wendy Standen – Seven Sisters Reflections (pastel)
Rachael Swift – Detail from a sculpture
Linda Thompson – Puma
Heather Withers – Brighton Pier
Attic Art Club is a group of around thirty professional and semi-professional artists. Established more than 70 years ago, (as its name suggests) in an attic in Ditchling. Founded by a talented artist, Rose Cobban (pictured left), for her and her group of friends to meet to paint and discuss visual art together, it became a fundamental part of the village artistic heritage.
The Ditching Gazette of 1960 reported that ”far from living in the past, it is a very live organisation, men have been allowed to join in the last three years and numbers have been growing steadily, although the aim is, as it has always been, that it shall remain essentially small, selective and compact“.
The Attic Art Club today follows these ideals, with new members being selected by current members, to maintain the high professional standard, although membership has been widened to include artists from across East and West Sussex and includes not only painters using a wide range of media and styles: evocative watercolours, stunning abstracts and fascinating portraits, but also sculptors, ceramicists and currently a glass artist. The oldest member, Rosalie Williams, is now 92 and still producing beautiful embroidered pictures.