Why artist spaces matter

As the last days of the exhibition in Worthing at Colonnade House - Creative Hub come to a close I am busy getting preparations underway for them to move along the coast for the Brighton Open House.

Each year I paint a 150 x 100cm canvas for the open house and it has a favourite position right behind Frances' sofa, you could say a perfect fit. This year the large painting as I call it is "The Gin Party" and it has enjoyed a super space near the window at the Colonnade House. 

The group exhibition, Line Form Light has been very enjoyable and I feel it is such a fantastic space to have in Worthing for artists such as myself and Royston. We have had such positive feedback from the public and the space really is lovely to show our work. We had some super artists alongside us, Fleur Grenier with her glass and pewter ware, Lorraine Gibby with her super jewellery, Jessica Jordan with her colourful ceramics and Paul Chapman with his eye catching wood sculptures.

I hope that Worthing Council, who run Colonnade House, will continue to back this initiative so that local artists have this space for years to come.

Below you can see Roy's Light Painting "Physalis" which went to a new home in London and my "Turning Point" which has also found a new home in Worthing. Other work shown is by Lorraine Gibby and Fleur Grenier.

Roy Matthews Website

Colonnade House - Creative Hub website

It will be the 17th year of exhibiting in the Brighton Open Houses, starts 6 May and invites to follow.