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An example of inspiring forthcoming artists in the MADhurst Art Trail

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Chloe Dowsett  As a working graduate my practise runs parallel to a new career in education. Having the freedom to work and learn in a busy proactive space really helps promote new ideas and mediums throughout my practise.

My work holds strength in drawing. Be that mark making, print, paint or sculpture. Drawing expressively, instinctively and often through chance. Size and scale are important and directly relate to my medium. How I acquire each tool and technique always directly corresponds to my environment and found or local materials I can acquire by chance.

I think it is important to experiment, layer, cut and manipulate to leave the outcome of each piece partly out of my hands. This 'Fluxus' way of working lends itself to the type of artist willing to hand over control of the work. This process it something I will continue to explore.

I have a rolling sketchbook and all of my work on my website:

Local to Midhurst I have a studio just outside Chichester in Hanaker. Feel free to contact me on:

Corrina Holyoake is an illustrator / artist and writer, based in Bognor Regis. She has been in the illustrating / publishing profession the past nine years and within that time has had many books published with various authors around the world. Prior to this she was a graphic designer in the printing industry. She specialises in children's book illustration and has published her own book Animania, an animal alphabet book with a twist. She has also recently returned to fine art with her new Splatterink art style and has undertaken many commissions the past year of different subjects in this style, the most popular being pet portraits and portraits.

She is a huge colourist at heart, so you will notice that her artwork is very bright and cheerful; decorative, and whimsical. She will explore any facet that presents itself, and enjoys experimenting with different styles and mediums to see where it will lead her. Experimentation, she believes, is what keeps her passion alive and keeps her growing as an artist. You would be forgiven in thinking her work is done by different artists’ as her artworks vary from the cute illustrations, to impressionistic landscapes, tattoo designs and then darker artwork to name a few.

When she has not got a paintbrush in her hand she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and loves all things weird, wacky and a little taboo.


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Frances Vigars is an artist and teacher, having studied at Bath Academy of Art and at Cooper Union in New York. She also practices life drawing, which she describes as the artist’s equivalent of scales for a musician.

Frances views her work as a journey. Working with colour and texture in paint and other materials, she “plays” with the conflicting planes these create. Each piece is rich in layers of colour, texture and structure so that the more you look into it, the more it reveals. This technique is clearly evident in her landscapes, which balance a distinct tension between abstraction and realism.

Also to let you know that I will be part of Surrey Artists’ Open Studios again this year. However I’m not exhibiting at home but at a friend’s studio in Milland.

Milland Farmhouse Studio.
Milland Lane
Hants GU30 7JP

11am - 5pm

June 8th, Sat 9th, Sun 10th, Sat 16th and Sun 17th.