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I am a woodcut printmaker based in Sussex. Here on my website you will find a selection of my latest works, most are from the South Downs, as this is my home and a great love, I do have pieces from further afield, and am also open to commissions.

I draw directly from the landscape onto wooden blocks, I then carve into the blocks and print from them. All of my work is handmade and each one of my pieces is given individual life though chine colle (paper overlay) and hand tinting, just as the mood of a scene shifts with light, time and experience.

I spend time in the places my work depicts, returning to them. My prints are imbued with the emotion of place. Working outdoors enables me to connect with the spirit of the place, capturing the line and fluidity of scenes and localities.

Alongside my regular galleries I am always happy to show customers a section of prints at bip-Art workshop in Kemptown, www.bip-Art.co.uk just be in touch to arrange a viewing.

MAY FESTIVAL OPEN HOUSES.

It will soon be the Brighton Festival, a wonderful time to visit Brighton and check out the Open Houses, especially the 3 I will be showing in!

I will be showing new work (not on this website yet) and some of my old favorites.
The Open Houses are open every Saturday and Sunday in May (except the 31st) The times they are open and where I will be each day are detailed below.

Printmaking Workshop bip-Art in Kemptown – where I make my work, you can see the press I use and find out about classes I teach in woodcut here.
Bip-Art Printmaking Workshop, 1a Arundel Mews, Arundel Place, Kemptown, Brighton, BN2 1GG.
Open 11am-5pm – I will be here in person on Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th and Saturday 24th May.
We have free parking and tea & cake. My framer Tom Rainsford is also in the Mews at number 8, if you need any of my work framed he is whom I recommend.

Aymer House Hove – a lovely large house on the west art trail. I have a great selection of my work here, alongside a wide selection of artists from other disciplines.
Aymer House, 1 Aymer Road, Hove, BN3 4GB
Open 11am-5pm – I will be here in person on Saturday 10th May and Sunday 18th May.

The Printhouse – a chance to see a house showing only Printmaking. Showing with fellow printmakers I will ensure I’ve got some really interesting bits on show.
Printhouse, 52 Hollingbury Park Avenue, Brighton, BN1 7JF
Open 11am-5pm – I will be here in person on Saturday 17th May and Sunday 25th May.

Hope to see you in May ☺

www.aoh.org.uk for more info on Open Houses and Workshops.

Or have a look at the Gallery page on this website, or visit one of the places listed under Art Venues to see my latest works. Please feel free to get in contact if you have any questions. I also run workshops in Woodcut printmaking if you wish to have a go yourself.

Helen Brown