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Many thanks to everyone who visited during my Open House in May.  It really was lovely to see so many people who were interested in my process.  I also sold lots of my original work and many cards over the four weekends.   My best selling cards were my three newest works:  Hedgerow Heaven, Chanctonbury Ring and the Willmington Hills.

‘Chanctonbury Ring’ my latest reduction lino, will be hanging at the Chalk Gallery in Lewes from today together with three new smaller works:  Peony, Gemini and the Crab.  The latter two of these being from my new Star Sign Series of prints each of which will be available as a small limited edition of 10.  The Chalk Gallery is open every day from 10am until 5pm with  a new hang every six weeks.

Chanctonbury Ring Sue Collins

My South Downs linocut has been chosen for an exhibition at The Martyrs’ Gallery Summer Salon Exhibition which is running from Saturday 8th July until Sunday the 30th.  Please note that this gallery will be open from 12pm to 5pm Thursday to Sunday.   The Martyrs’ Gallery is also in Lewes and so both galleries could be visited in one trip.

I have been contacted this month by South Downs Lodges with a request to hang some of my art in their two new lodges.  The accommodation really is beautifully furnished and in a very picturesque spot.  It is so close to Hassocks and the South Downs and I didn’t every know it existed.

Made and Making have also moved premises this month.  We will still be running workshops on the South Downs Garden Centre premises but we will be moving from the Heritage Centre to the Garden Room.  These premises are much larger and therefore the Ditchling Studio has closed.  There are only two spaces left on my Beginners Saturday afternoon workshop on the 8th July.

I have been on a couple of day trips to Brighton this month with some fellow Chalkies.  We are having a Brighton themed hang at the gallery during July and August and have therefore been visiting for inspiration.  Not that I need much, there are so many things in Brighton that I would like to transform into linocut images.  However, a fun time was had by all.  We visited the Royal Pavilion and also the museum where we saw the Constable Exhibition.  I hadn’t realised that Constable had a house in Brighton with his family for a few years. This exhibition is well worth a visit His wife has been sickly and they had moved for the sea air.  We then had a lovely lunch at Cote Brasserie washed down with a glass of wine, of course.  Delicious.  Our second trip was a walk along the seafront and lunch at Food for Friends which was also delicious.  The weather was also very kind to us.   I am so lucky to live near lovely Brighton which is less than a 10 minute train journey from my home.

Almost forgot to mention we are hosting an event on Saturday 22nd July at Chalk from 2pm -4pm for the Brighton Exhibition.



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