Monday, 11 August 2014

Exciting Art Exhibition at Farley Farm House

Yesterday the mister and I attended a private view at Farley Farm Houseof a new and exciting exhibition of work celebrating Sussex.

The artist is a recent acquaintance of mine, having met her whilst I was helping out at our local art trail last month.

Philomena only recently moved to Sussex so portrays it with fresh eyes. Yet manages to 'nail' it completely.

Her unique style lends movement and power to her subjects. With elements of mystery and discovery making the work intriguing and fun.

Her canvases are a perfect fit for Farley Farm with it's wonderful views of the South Downs, and it's artistic associations.

Picasso was one of the many visitors to the home of his friend the Surrealist painter Roland Penrose and his wife Lee Miller, who moved there in 1949. As you would imagine the house has a lot of spirituality about it and not a small amount of magic.


I think Philomena's work is magical too.






Apologies for the shonky angles of her paintings but I was taking the pics around a large body of people. I hope you can get a sense of her beautiful art.

The exhibition is on until 21st September and all of the work is for sale. I would recommend a visit to the house as well as the exhibition. Farley Farm is a well kept secret, don't forget you heard about it here.


I would also like to welcome as a new Google Friend Connect Follower Hazzy who blogs here.

Plus highlight a fabulous post about the Giants who visited Liverpool, over at Lyn's blog. Pop over, you'll be glad you did.


14 comments:

  1. You do have some very talented artists and craftspeople that you are acquainted with - I am still on the watch for some of those lovely mugs that you showed recently, and have discovered that there is an outlet for them near me in Cirencester.
    I love the painting of the women swooshing through the sky with the swallows.

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    1. I do hope you manage to get some of Irena's mugs. Her work is really gorgeous.

      Jean x

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  2. What a talented lady, magical work indeed, and a lovely post as always :) x

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  3. I don't know why I've only just become a follower, Jean- I thought I already had you on my list. Must've slipped through. Anyway, I'll look forward to keeping up to date now! xx

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    1. Thank you, lovely to have you as a follower.

      Jean x

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  4. I think a bit of Picasso's energy is still in that house. Those paintings are so unusual.

    Carol

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  5. Lovely! I especially love the middle one :)

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  6. I like the upside down flying lady as well x

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  7. Farley Farm is already on my bucket list - thank you for reminding me!
    I presume you have had a look inside - as well as visiting the gallery. It looks wonderful.

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    1. Oh yes Nilly. I have been there many times. Lucky enough to go on one of the extended tours a few years back, taken by Tony Penrose who is Lee and Roland's son. He was the VIP I was looking after at the opening of our local art trail event that I mentioned a few weeks back. It's an extraordinary place and well worth a visit.

      Jean x

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  8. I love the colours ....they are fabulous! xx

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  9. Farley Farm, thank you! something to add to my list of places to visit.

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  10. Lovely art work but has the lady been in the sun too long?

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  11. Oh my goodness i used to live in 'Upper Dicker' a village so close to here, but never visited!!
    I did however spend a lot of time at 'Charleston' another magical place!
    lovely post
    d x

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