News update - Artwork / Online Open House / Online shop / Teaching / Exhibition

Art classes art classes brighton Brighton artists open houses teaching adults brighton

It has been on my mind for a long time to send out a news update to everyone. It’s been a strange time for us all over the last year but there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel at last. Over the last year I have experienced a number of health challenges but when I’ve been well enough I’ve been running an online portrait class on Mondays and making new artwork. I’ve also, like so many people, been busy reshaping my house. The builder has created a new working space in my old garage and has converted my kitchen and dining room into one large room. It is suitable for running small classes in and that's super wonderful to think about starting to work face-to-face again!


I’ve been making portraits via zoom online classes with Draw Brighton, the Drawing Sesh and Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the week. They've been an absolute lifeline over this time and I would highly recommend them. I have just started making new landscape artwork as well. Lots of my new work can be seen on instagram and pinterest here -

Artist's Open Houses in June

For the June Artists Open Houses I am taking part as an online artist this year Artists Open House online . I've added lots of new artwork to my new website called Owl Print Paradise which links to the Open House details. It's really exciting to see that quite a few houses are opening for this year's AOH Festival and it's going to be lovely to have to time to look around. I plan to open my house in 2022 and will be looking for artists to exhibit here with me.

New online open house shop called Owl Print Paradise

I am excited to say that I have recently set up an online shop which is called Owl Print Paradise. The name originates from a combination of things people have said to me about the old studio and I really love owls! It is an online gallery for my artwork but I am planning in future to include other artists work, making it a year round online open house. I will be also be managing my bookings for my classes through this website too.

Face-to-face classes to start again

I have some exciting plans to start some face-to-face classes. I now have the option of teaching small groups at home, in what is now a lovely large and airy space in my kitchen diner. At the house we have free on-street parking and a lovely garden. As some of you know I had to close the old NEH studio last year as the challenges of lockdown were too much to keep it on, however I'm now looking forward to restarting in a new way and making it as safe and covid secure as possible. In the Autumn I am planning to return to New England House to teach in the Draw studio from early October 2021. I will be offering at least 2 regular classes a week there on Tuesdays. There will be ample space so we can safely have a lovely sociable group like we used to have, of up to 12 people.

The Draw studio has moved to a much larger space at NEH on level 5 which is going to be refurbished in September. It promises to be an amazing art teaching venue and it will be great to be based back in the building again for part of the week and to be part of the Jake Spicer's Draw team again. I will also continue to run some sessions from home as well, so there will be a mix of central Brighton classes and East Brighton sessions. I will send out more details of times, description of sessions, costs and locations soon.

Please drop me a line or text me if you'd like to suggest a particular theme for a session as I will be designing the program soon so your feedback and interests are really useful to know.

Pink Tulip Call and response exhibition

This pink tulip from my garden, drawn with colour pencils is my contribution to a charity exhibition organised by the Five Ways Art Group. It will be held in July at St Augstine’s Centre for the Arts. All the works will be for sale for £25 to go to charity. I have seen some of the work and it is wonderfully diverse. Mine is number 14 on the Knoyle art pathway. The concept is celebrating the connections between people and artists over lockdown - on each pathway an artist starts by making an image which is then passed on to the next artist who makes their own image as a response and then passes it on again, and so on. There will be such interesting links between the work. Jake Spicer was before me with a lovely watercolour figure and I was followed by Zoe Suggars collage.

See you all soon I hope.

Very best wishes,

Sue Haseltine

Older Post