Welcome to my website

I am a woodcut printmaker based in Sussex. Here on my website you will find a selection of my work, 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 visit.

Lewes Craft Market - Market Tower - Saturday 8th April - 10am-4pm

Firle Place Garden Show - Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd April - Firle Place is a wonderful old house and gardens, there will be plants, food and all sorts on sale in the gardens. The Old Riding School is where the Art and Craft Show takes place. See http://www.thegardenshowonline.com/gardenshow_firle/ for more information and ticket prices.

MAY FESTIVAL OPEN HOUSES - I've got a busy May ahead of me, this is where I will be showing -

Printmaking Workshop bip-Art – Kemptown Trail
1a Arundel Mews, Arundel Place, Kemptown, Brighton, BN2 1GG.
This is the studio where I make my work, you can see the press I use and find out about classes I teach in woodcut here.
Open every weekend from Saturday 6th May – Sunday 28th May, 11am-5pm.
We have free parking and tea & cake.
Open until 8pm on Sat 6th May.

Aymer House – West Hove Trail
Aymer House, 1 Aymer Road, Hove, BN3 4GB
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.
Open every weekend from Saturday 6th May – Sunday 28th May, 11am-5pm.
Tea and cake served.

Upfunt House – Fiveways Trail
177 Ditchling Road, Brighton, BN1 6JB
A lovely big house filled with my work and others.
Open every weekend from Saturday 6th May – Sunday 28th May, 11am-5pm.
Tea and cake served.

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