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 List of Works

Below is the current list of all works on display in the Bus Stop Studios classroom gallery

Bus Stop Studios Summer Exhibition 2024

We invited artists across all mediums to enter into an open-call earlier this year to be part of the first ever BSS Summer Exhibition! The theme was simply 'art made in the past year'. We were over whelmed with entries, in total we have 26 artists showing 34 pieces! 

The exhibition will run until 31st August. Please get in touch before you visit to check on our opening times 

#1
Making my Way Home at Dawn (2023)
Ruth Bullock
Acrylic on Cold Pressed etching paper
£200

Ruth is a female artist based in St Leonards on Sea, her work includes both figurative and abstract in oils and also acrylics. She has ADHD and tends to move between genres regularly needing variation to keep her creativity fresh.  After graduating from Chelsea school of art in 1980 events meant that she did not paint for over thirty years.  Rediscovering her creativity again about eight years ago art is now central to her life.


She is a member of Hastings Arts Forum and SoCo (South Coast Artists) and has been preselected for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters last year and this year, was a finalist in The Hollybush Emerging Women in 2021 and 2022 and has shown in various exhibitions in the last two years including having two paintings selected for the Sussex Contemporary in 2023.

 

@ruthejonesart

#2
Intoxicated Void (2024)
Erin De Carteret
Digital print, printed on glossy paper
£450

Erin De Carteret, and I was born and raised in the island of Guernsey. In 2021, I earned a diploma in Art & Design, and I have been passionately pursuing photography ever since. Photography, for me, is the way I express both what I see and take away from daily life. Each photograph tells its own story, offering a glimpse into different perspectives and moments.

 

My work aims to evoke emotions, provoke thoughts, and inspire a sense of wonder in those who view it. I continue to explore new techniques and subjects, constantly pushing the boundaries of my creativity. Whether it's the simplicity of candid moments, abstract compositions or the natural beauty of the human body, love to create images that resonate on a personal level

#3
Leaving Eden (2023)
Ruth Bullock
Acrylic on canvas
£200

Ruth is a female artist based in St Leonards on Sea, her work includes both figurative and abstract in oils and also acrylics. She has ADHD and tends to move between genres regularly needing variation to keep her creativity fresh.  After graduating from Chelsea school of art in 1980 events meant that she did not paint for over thirty years.  Rediscovering her creativity again about eight years ago art is now central to her life.


She is a member of Hastings Arts Forum and SoCo (South Coast Artists) and has been preselected for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters last year and this year, was a finalist in The Hollybush Emerging Women in 2021 and 2022 and has shown in various exhibitions in the last two years including having two paintings selected for the Sussex Contemporary in 2023.

 

@ruthjonesart

#4
The Beautiful Day (2023)
Oshan Fenlon Wilson
Mixed media on canvas
£350

A process-based fine artist residing in St. Leonards, Oshan explores elements of dissociative art making and automatism to communicate a variety of emotions, giving life to the unconscious mind. Through text, colour and mark-making, Oshan’s work acts as a form of catharsis, a way for her to relieve and rid herself of any unwanted energy. Her marks can be thoughtful, her words can be violent; all of which attempts to provide a deeper understanding of art as a therapeutic practise to both the artist, and viewer.

 

Oshan’s current work has explored mark-making at a larger scale, working primarily with mixed media on canvas. This includes oil paint, acrylic paint, oil pastel, chalk pastel, graphite, paint pens and other drawing materials. More recent works include Dysmorphia (150cm x 100cm), Dutch Courage (150cm x 100cm) and GHOSTS (100cm x 30cm). She has recently displayed work at the Tetrapod Space in

collaboration with Hypha Studios and has also been featured in exhibitions at The Arts Forum.

 

Her most recent piece titled Fatigue 2024 is a full body painting that addressed her physical wellbeing. Experience weakness in her left arm, her naked body acted as the tool to paint; Oshan covered her bare flesh with acrylic paint and rested her body onto cartridge paper. Her weak limbs and slow movements felt comforted by the material and canvas and providing relief from the pain and grief associated with her weakened mobility. In turn, this became a 3-hour experience of cleansing and healing, a ritualistic process where Oshan than bathed herself and sat with the painting, writing contemplative notes with her left hand, poetry in the other. She then used a heavy broom to push the paint around the paper in attempt to coordinate the fragility of her left hand with the strength of her body.

 

The piece you see today is an emotive and expressive response to a memory so sweet that everything else seems blue. 

Instagram: @pain.tingsbyosh Email: ofenlonwilson@gmail.com

#5
Improbable Landscape #4 (2023)
Tom Banks
Oil on paper on ply
£160

These ‘Improbable Landscapes’ are from a series that reference Rye Harbour Nature reserve. While recognisable, we seem to be stuck in a timeless zone. In these paintings we are shown an empty landscape pocked with pools of flat still water, a dark red sun sitting above in a pastel sky. The looking glass ponds below hold the reflection of what is above. 

 

Tom Banks graduated from Kingston University in 1996 with BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting. He has exhibited in London, Manchester, Swansea, Barcelona and throughout South East England. He has work held in private collections in London, Kent, East Sussex and Spain. In 2016 he won the Beep International Painting Prize. He resides in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex

 

www.tombanks.net

#6
Improbable Landscape #6 (2023)
Tom Banks
Oil on paper on ply
£160

These ‘Improbable Landscapes’ are from a series that reference Rye Harbour Nature reserve. While recognisable, we seem to be stuck in a timeless zone. In these paintings we are shown an empty landscape pocked with pools of flat still water, a dark red sun sitting above in a pastel sky. The looking glass ponds below hold the reflection of what is above. 

 

Tom Banks graduated from Kingston University in 1996 with BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting. He has exhibited in London, Manchester, Swansea, Barcelona and throughout South East England. He has work held in private collections in London, Kent, East Sussex and Spain. In 2016 he won the Beep International Painting Prize. He resides in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex

 

www.tombanks.net

#7
Tell We Can, Teach We Cannot  (2023)
Giclée print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag
Neale Willis
£279

Within his artistic practice Neale is particularly interested in creating conflict between what enters the machine and what leaves it. Spanning a variety of mediums from sound and sculpture to image and video, his work is often site specific, seeking out and remoulding data into tangible outcomes.

 

Since graduating from MA Contemporary Photography; Practices and Philosophies at Central Saint Martins, Neale has exhibited widely at venues both in the UK and abroad including at The Government Art Collection (UK), anonymous Gallery (US), CICA Museum (South Korea).

 

It had been some time since we had last met in person, but it was half past three and X’s greeting amounted to an admission that could not have been an easy one to make. "What else could I have done?"

 

The attention of X, having found no profit in trees, had turned to things that sought refuge in marginal and hidden locations – things generally regarded as unproven and outside the realm of scientific inquiry.

 

As a slow North-East wind blew up, X explained that they had recently found for the first time the touch of Cold Iron somewhere in the dark. It was this that had invoked within them, such longing for something to which they could offer none of the concrete evidence on which their usual hypothesis were grounded. 

 

Limply gesticulating at the surrounding area, X fell silent as they realised they could contribute nothing above that which Kipling had done already.

 

"And that is how it goes.”

 

@nealewillis

#8
It’s not always as nice as it seems (2022)
Liberty Cheverall
102cm x 51cm 
Acrylic wool, hessian, spray adhesive glue, felt, PVA, and cotton thread.
£680
 
PLEASE TOUCH!

It’s not always as nice as it seems, is an interactive artwork. The words speak for themselves, but the texture of the work is a simple reflection of what your brain thinks will feel nice to touch, but is actually not so nice as all. 

 

Liberty Cheverall is a Textiles based artist, who predominantly creates sculptures, illustrations and installations. Often using soft wool and a technique called ‘Tufting’, she makes pieces with bright colours, childlike shapes and text. She revolves her work around the common everyday struggles and mishaps of working-class individuals, by aiming to appease and humour the audience. The colours and ‘silly’ illustrations contradict their sad or uncomfortable topics to amuse but relate to those who have lived through each struggle. Themes of heartbreak, financial issues, mental health and the home are common subjects of her work.

 

@libertycheverall

#9
SCAPE_11 (2023)
David Varney
Acrylic on paper 
£168

Local artist and designer obsessed with the technique of producing art as much as the final outcome of the piece. 

He takes huge joy in the juxtaposition of the processes between his graphic and art works.

 

@davidvarney_art

#10
Repose (2023)
Leo Bryant
Etching with aquatint printed on Fabriano Rosapina 285gsm
Artist proof – edition of 20
Framed Original £168
Prints £112

The figure in repose can reflect a range of emotion, sorrow, longing, peace or quietude, it is open to the viewer's interpretation. The environment and structure on which the model leans are only hinted at to give more focus and meaning to the human form. 

 

Leo Bryan is an artist and printmaker. His etchings examine natural forms and figures, applying line and tone to reveal the unique characteristics of each subject. Taken from his experience in life drawing, his figurative works aim to reflect the individualistic nature of human form. 

 

@leotjbryan

#11
Don’t Fear the Pigeon of Progress (2024)
Lee Hunt
Acrylic & Pencil on Paper
£112

Lee Hunt is an incredibly part-time illustrator living in Bexhill on Sea.

He barely fulfils his zero-hour contract drawing all manner of things, but specialising in anthropomorphising inanimate objects. His main inspirations are Garfield, Jim Henson, Studio Ghibli and that animated hot dog from that one scene in grease where Danny is sad.

 

As a society I feel we are too quick to wash our hands of past progress. In all aspects of our life. Too quick to look with disdain on what has come before. Ignorant to the fact that we would not be where we are without the steps we have taken.

Y'know if a giant pigeon wants to go to the big bird party dressed in Battersea Power Station, who are we to judge? Let them celebrate progress in their own way.

 

@mrleehunt

#12
Salt Water (2021)
Digital Print
Moth Lagoon
Framed Print £38
Prints £28

Moth Lagoon is a self-taught, character based artist from South-East England who's work switches from somber and dark to strange and silly. Inspired by art, underground comics, movies and animation with darker themes Moth Lagoon loves designing and illustrating comic style illustrations.

"Salt Water" was inspired by Moth Lagoon's love of water and the need to draw it combined with expressing some deeper, darker feelings.

@mothlagoon

#13
Overexposure to the Sun (2024)
Harry Lebowski
Kodak Lustre Paper.
£400

Taken on a vintage SLR camera, whilst on holiday in France, I had originally dismissed this photo because of how overexposed the image was. I usually prefer my work to look sharp and clean, despite predominantly shooting on film. 

 

After sorting through the roll and editing a few others around it, I kept coming back to this image. I realised the parameters in which I had used to initially dismiss it were, in fact, what was part of its overall endearment. 

 

I realised that, in the moment I took the photo, I was drawn in by the glaring, white-hot sand and the burst of primary colours against its dream-like backdrop. The unkempt nature of the blanket and crudely discarded beverages suggested that the blankets owners were not long enjoying its protection from the burning sands, alas they were nowhere to be seen. I couldn’t help but imagine that they had merely disintegrated due the power of the sun’s rays and that thought, although quite a morbid one, made me chuckle. 

 

This image is the result of a happy accident of not checking my “Sunny 16” rule book and inadvertently deploying a technique/ camera trick that truly captured what I was experiencing in the moment. Visceral heat. I have approached taking photos much differently ever since.

 

@thehardtimesofharryleboswki

#14
Gold Cat 2 (2023)
Screen Print
Lee Henry
£375

A study of curious cat, it originally started as a charcoal drawing then later transposed in a screen print

 

Lee Henry is a Printmaker and Paper Engineer living in St Leonards on Sea. Lee has an interest in cats because 1. They are curious and 2. They behave as they have no master (unlike their owners!)

 

@notoriousprintideas

#15
Man Lime River (2024)
Luciana Haill
Giclee prints, colour archival ink, Hahnemühle photo rag archival paper, hand torn deckle edge
£63

2 x Giclee prints, 5 x 7 inches, colour archival ink, Hahnemühle photo rag archival paper, hand-torn deckle edge, mounted in clear acrylic panels. Part of a series of 27 one-off unique digital collages.

 

These digital collages reimagine people and landscapes from the mountains near Krujë in Albania. They are created using vintage portrait photos and tourist scenic postcards bought in the local bazaar.

Three rules of manipulation were adhered to in the layered digital collaging for a repeated manipulation. Keeping the stains and original deckle-cut edges or perforated tears, the resampled faces haunt with a persistence that is complemented by the landscapes from the small photographic tourist views. The artist, Luciana Haill also projected moving image versions of these works onto the external walls of Krujë Castle, and other outdoor sites Krujë as part of a group show which took place in March 2024. Altogether there are 27 unique ‘reimagined postcards’, you can see the full series via the website link below as well as HD video remixes created using sound reactive software.

https://sites.google.com/view/nohammerneeded/latest/albania

 

Luciana Haill is a visual and performance artist working with digital technologies. Her work

explores lucid dreaming, memory, and nostalgia through interactive installations, performances, videos, and soundscapes. Her innovative work with brainwave recordings has been acclaimed as a form of ephemeral portraiture, capturing transient mental states. Haill’s digital creations evoke waking dreams, offering a captivating glimpse into the mind’s hidden landscapes and blurring the boundaries between reality and imagination. Always merging science and art to reveal the unseen, ephemeral moments that define the human experience.

Her installations, talks and performances have taken place in international settings including The Royal Academy in London, Waag in Amsterdam, KIBLA in Slovenia, and CENART in Mexico City.

https://linktr.ee/lucianahaill
www.apparitions.site
www.lucianahaill.co.uk
www.daddylonglegs.site

#16
Lady Lake (2024)
Luciana Haill
Giclee prints, colour archival ink, Hahnemühle photo rag archival paper, hand torn deckle edge
£63
Sketches of Albania (2024)
Luciana Haill

as above 

#17 #18 #19
Last Wednesday (2020)
Emily Baine
Bronze Sculptures
Individually £196
Set of 3 £560

Emily is an Artist, Writer and Creative Enabler.

 

Her work draws from her own experience of mental health and spirituality, creating a physical form to represent a metaphysical expression. Her process filtering in her constantly wavering connection with modern society; editing, over processing and subverting. Materials and subjects are chosen to highlight the tension felt between natural and man-made.

 

Www.bainesart.com

#20
Helix (2024)
Victoria Fowle
Coil built earthenware candlestick 
£91

I am a ceramicist from St Leonard’s, creating my work through coil building techniques. I started working with clay around three years ago.  I draw a lot of inspiration from personal possessions that hold memory and meaning. Through the hands-on process of shaping clay, I celebrate the beauty and significance of the things we treasure and use daily. 

 

@vicfowleceramic

#21
Helix Slim Lampshade (2023)
Victoria Fowle
Coil built earthenware lamp base
£273

as above 

#22
Ogee (2024)
Victoria Fowle
Coil built earthenware candlestick 
£91

as above 

#24
Folded Landscapes – To The Sea (2024)
Gary Willis
Digital print mounted on board, then folded to make 3D photograph
£105

Digital print mounted on board, then folded to make 3D photograph (as seen hanging in exhibition):

A2 digital print, folded on card £105 each

A3 digital print, folded on card £70 each

A4 digital print, folded on card £49 each

A2 digital print £70 each

A3 digital print £49 each

A4 digital print £28 each

 

Advertising Art Director now taking snaps for himself rather than commissioning and directing photography for clients. Enjoys looking, seeing and snapping. Usually little sequences. Anything that catches the eye. From big skies to ever-changing seas. Abstract, texture, colour, mono...

Now looking to make more use of photography as a force for good - as evidenced with the “Food for Thought” and “Causing a stink” photography installations. Now with a new lease of life since moving down to Hastings. Active member of PhotoHastings and previously Photopia.

 

@garywillis.snaps

#25
DGAF (2024)
Harry McMorrow
Yarn Painting
£195

Harry is a fibre artist living in St Leonard's on Sea. Harrys "yarn paintings" are based on the use of bright colours and themes of 90s nostalgia and culture. 

 

@harrymcmorrow_artist

#26
Tools (2022)
Vanessa Newman
Lino Print, ink on paper
£55

I love images of scissors! I have them tattooed on me, and as I’m also trained in hairdressing, they really are the tool of my trades.

I’m a Norman Road based seamstress, designer, sewing teacher, occasional hairdresser, and artist. I have shown paintings in shows in Brighton and the South-East in the past but not for about 20 years.

 

I’m finally starting to produce art and show it again.

 

@cyclingseamstress

#27
E. (2024)
Rachael Dinnage & Sebastian Scott
Mixed-media - Wood, textiles, ink, gouache
£210

Mixed-media collaborative piece made during a new journey into parenthood. Built with and inspired by best intentions, mistakes and memories from the last year and many more to come.

 

Mixed-media - Wood, textiles, ink, gouache.

 

@rachaelmariestudio

#28
Where the Devil Spits, Poison Ivy Grows (2023)
Water colour & Gouache
Chloë Roach
Original Framed £490   
Giclee Prints £112

Chloë Roach is a 38-year-old artist from Hull, East Yorkshire, now living and working in Hastings. After studying costume design at Wimbledon College of Art, she worked at Shakespeare’s Globe, the Barbican, and the Royal Opera House. In her late twenties, Chloë discovered her true passion lay in her art practice. A self-taught painter and illustrator, she draws deeply on her knowledge of textiles, patterns, and the human form—skills honed during her career in costume design—to create intricate and evocative artworks.

 

Chloë's art is all about questioning rituals, identity and mortality – interrogating uncomfortable ideas, awkward moments and worries, making repressed personal thoughts visible. Often the work explores her relationship with nature, societal roles as a woman, personal fetishes and obsessions, and absence of motherhood. The work frequently takes the form of painting or drawing, capturing an imagined moment of awkward performance, where the subjects are trapped in a paradox of self-consciousness and deliberate exposure. Despite the absurdity of their actions, they feign confidence in the face of an audience and accept their judgement. The themes of shame and defiance are central to the works, as well as a determination to understand the thoughts we both fixate on and attempt to conceal. At the heart of it all is mortality - how our brief moment on this planet fits into a collective history of human behaviour and longing.

 

The works are created using a combination of reference photos staged by the artist, Google images, old family photo albums and internet profile photos, ‘collaged’ together to form a coherent narrative.

 

https://www.chloeroachart.com

https://www.instagram.com/chloeroach_art/

#29
b is for blue (2024)
Hal Haines
Varnished emulsion paint and crayon on board, in handmade frame
£425

Hal is an interdisciplinary artist mostly working in ceramics and painting onto board, upcycled furniture and textiles. He lived in Scotland for three years to pursue a BA in Communication Design at the Glasgow School of Art, where he graduated in 2019. He now lives in St Leonards-On-Sea and works nearby at his self-built studio in his parents' garden. The visual motifs in his work often reference the natural environment, life at home and his experience growing up as a queer person in the English countryside.

 

@halhaines.studio

#30
Cheeky Chippy (2023)
Blanka Hay
A4, 300GSM Paper, 3 Layers, Hand-pulled, Water-based Ink, Hand-mixed colours
£28

Cheeky Chippy is an illustration of a black cat called Chippy from a photo captured by my friend Alice. An energetic little kitty, Chippy is often found in funny poses with a cheeky expression on his little furry face. 

Blanka Hay is a London-born urbanist, writer and artist currently exploring the medium of screen printing. A cat mum herself, Blanka has been inspired by her and her friend’s pets, representing the love for their fur babies by illustrating favourite photos captured from the eyes of the owners. 

@blankstergram

#31
Black Manekki Nekko (2024)
Giclee Print
Amanda Prouton
Framed print - £91
Unframed giclee prints £49

Amanda Prouten is mixed-media artist and textile designer living in Hastings.

Amanda’s work is a joyful mash-up of painting, drawing, collage, digital and photography to produce vibrant-coloured, bold images.

 

Her botanical-themed psychedelic designs celebrate the energy and wonder of nature and connection to the natural world. Lucky felines also feature a lot in her work.

 

www.amandaprouten.co.uk,

instagram @amandaprouten

#32
St Leonard’s Babes - three tone (2024)
Leslie Moran
lino cut on paper
£80

I love to bring together things that are usually kept apart. ‘St Leonard’s babe; three tone’ brings Michelangelo together with a vinyl floor covering sample. The inspiration for the print is Michelangelo’s sculpture Virgin and Child with the Infant St John, known as the Taddei Tondo. I traced a close up of the child’s head and made a lino cut out of it. The plate for the lino cut is a vinyl floor sample bought from the carpet shop on London Road down the road from the Bus Stop studio. Giving medieval and renaissance religious imagery a gritty urban twist and adding the magic of printmaking is a core feature of my current work.

 

I’m a late starting ‘early career’ artist. I was inspired to make prints while studying at the Newlyn School of Art in Cornwall. Now I’m obsessed with the it. My art practice took off a couple of years ago blending a long-standing interest in art history with various art classes. ‘St Leonard’s babe; three tone’ was printed at East Sussex College in Hastings where I’ve been studying printmaking.

 

@moranlesliej

#33
Ancient British Rock Art (2023)
Benjamin Lees
Pyrography, Paint Pens and Resin on Canvas
£350

Rock art holds a special place in the history of human expression, offering a glimpse into the creativity and symbolism of our ancient ancestors. Found in various parts of the world, including the British Isles, rock art consists of intricate patterns, symbols, and images carved onto natural rock surfaces.

 

By reproducing these patterns, I hope to pay homage to the cultural heritage of the British Isles but also highlight the enduring appeal and relevance of these ancient artistic traditions. A fusion of the ancient and the contemporary, where the timeless beauty and significance of rock art can find a modern lens. 

By bringing these ancient patterns into a modern context, this piece of art serves as a bridge between past and present, connecting us to our shared human history while inviting contemplation and reflection on the evolution of art and culture over time. It's a beautiful tribute to the enduring legacy of rock art and its continued inspiration in the modern world.

 

www.bakiibak.com

@benjaminleesbakiibak

#34
Two Cats Turn Back the Clock (2024)
John Brooks
Digital Illustration
A2 Framed Print £375
A4 Prints £25

I am an illustrator based in Bexhill, my digital illustration 'Two Cats Turn Back The Clock!', was completed in January 2024.

 

Before I joined the family cafe business in Bexhill, I was a graphic designer, and this illustration was done as part of a larger design suite for my wedding in September. This particular print was sent out with the invite, and represents me and my partner in a surreal yet familiar universe. It is an attempt to breathe a little frisson into our world whilst also referencing some of our shared passions. I like silly art that still has meaning, and I love colour, so I was very pleased with the way this particular piece turned out.

 

@johnbrooksillustrations 

#35
Burnt Pink Bench (2024)
Benjamin Lees
Blowtorch, Paint Pen and Resin on Bamboo Plywood with Gold Sprayed Metal Legs
£1800

“Burnt Pink Bench” is not just a functional piece of furniture; it's a striking work of art that demands attention. Crafted with meticulous care and attention to detail, this bench transcends its utilitarian purpose to become a statement piece in any space.

Measuring 120 x 40 x 5cm, the bench is constructed from bamboo plywood, providing a sustainable and eco-friendly foundation. The surface has been scorched using a blowtorch to showcase the grain of the bamboo, creating depth and texture to the bench, with varying shades of charred wood. An intricate pattern adorns the surface of the bench, painstakingly drawn with a paint pen. These intricate details add visual interest and complexity to the piece, inviting closer inspection and appreciation of the artist's dedication to the piece.

To preserve and enhance the bench's unique aesthetic, a layer of resin has been carefully applied, creating a glossy finish that accentuates the colours and textures beneath. The result is a surface that shimmers and glows, captivating the eye and inviting touch.

Completing the ensemble are the bench's legs, crafted from metal and sprayed with a matt gold coat. These elegant supports provide stability, strength and sophistication to the overall design.

The "Burnt Pink Bench" is more than just a place to sit—it's a work of art that elevates any space with its beauty, craftsmanship, and undeniable presence. Whether placed in a living room, foyer, or gallery, this bench is sure to spark conversation and admiration wherever it goes.

www.bakiibak.com

@benjaminleesbakiibak

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