We are really excited to be taking part in our second Artwave festival, an open house art event with venues all over Lewes. We have some incredible talent in our Lewes branch and Artwave is the perfect way for us to celebrate and exhibit that talent! The festival gives art lovers the chance to discover new work, meet artists and makers, and buy directly from them. It is a true celebration of local art and creativity and it is free to attend. Artwave is taking place between 11th and 26th September this year.
Our exhibit will be on display in our Lewes branch on Daveys Lane. It will be open for visitors throughout the duration of the festival. We will be exhibiting the work of 2 artists, Barry Deeprose and Dave Steward, who both work at our Lewes branch. Let’s take a closer look at our artists, who they are and what their style is...
What do you work as at Chandlers? I am a Senior Yardman in our Lewes branch
How long have you worked at Chandlers? 18 years
Who is one of your favourite artists? I have many but my favourite is Frank Frazetta
Can you tell us about a piece you have been working on recently? I am working on a piece that I started in the late 80s – it is of a pub scene and is based on the Elephant & Castle in Lewes
How would you describe your style? Impressionism & realism
What are your other hobbies? I enjoy cycling, listening to music and spending time with my family
What words of encouragement would you give to someone who is thinking about taking art up as a hobby? Don’t worry about it too much, just enjoy it. There isn’t good or bad – it’s all art and if people like your work, it’s a bonus.
What do you work as at Chandlers? I am an HGV Class 2 Hiab Driver for our Lewes branch
How long have you worked at Chandlers? For 5 and a half years now
Who is one of your favourite artists? Salvador Dalí is one of my favourite artists
Can you tell us about a piece you have been working on recently? I have been working on a tattoo design for my nephew recently
How would you describe your style? Illustrator
What are your other hobbies? I have recently got more into gardening as a hobby. I am currently growing tomatoes and cacao beans.
What words of encouragement would you give to someone who is thinking about taking art up as a hobby? Just experiment!
If you find yourself in Lewes during Artwave, please pop into our Lewes branch to see our exhibition full of amazing art. We are very proud of our talented team members and we would love to see lots of visitors appreciating their art too!
You can see our official listing on the Artwave website. We are venue number 136.