Alice Harman S B A Botanical Artist



Plants and natural history have always been a great interest to Alice since picking flowers for her Mother to paint as a six year old in South Africa. This interest led to a course in Botanical Painting at Plumpton College, in 1996, after some years as airline cabin crew and raising children.

Alice was elected as a full member of the Society of Botanical Artists in 2004.

In 1999 she was asked to take over the Botanical Painting Course at Plumpton College, where she taught small groups of intermediates and beginners.

Alice holds occasional exhibitions of her work and other artists at the Cow Shed Studio, Steyning. She also offers informal classes at the studio.

Alice has also exhibited at;

  • The Society of Botanical Artists 1998 - 2006
  • The Society of Sussex Artists 1998 - 2002
  • Chichester Open Art Exhibition 1999 - 2001
  • Pashley Manor, 2000 - 2006
  • The Society of Painters in Watercolours, Mall Galleries London, 2003
  • Royal Horticultural Society Silver-gilt 2000, Silver 2002, Silver 2006

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Alex Smith-Burnett
Mixed Media



Alexandra graduated with honours from Edinburgh College of Art in 1999. Her specialisation was illustration and her time at college included 3 months at the Dutch Royal Academy. She works full time as an illustrator and her recent commissions include The Scotsman, the Nation Museum of Scotland, Amnesty International, the World Wildlife Fund and Macmillan.

  • Exhibitions Coningsby Gallery, London
  • Strathearn Gallery, Crieff
  • Tolquhon Gallery, Aberdeenshire
  • Syllavethy Gallery,Aberdeenshire
  • Wasp Studios, Glasgow

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Alma Sachs
Paintings in Water Colours and Pastels

Alma studied at St Martin's & Putney School of Art. She started work at Technicolour in the animation department working on naval training fims. She worked with other leading animation studios, including Halas & Batchelor the leading animation studio in Europe, where she spent seven years.

Films include:

  • Industrial,
  • Medical teaching films,
  • Commercials eg Tetley, Ribena, Kellogs, Quavers etc
  • Production of childrens animated series.
  • Cartoons.

Feature Films:

  • Yellow Submarine
  • When the Wind Blows
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
  • Paddington Bear.
  • Watership Down.

Also films about the Post Office, by the Post Office for schools


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Ben Barker

Ben has been a studio potter, sculptor and teacher for many years. He currently makes hand thrown porcelain and hand built stoneware that is sold through selected galleries in the UK and Europe. He runs regular ceramic courses from his studio in West Sussex and work is represented in both private and public collections. Commissions for ceramics and sculpture are undertaken.

Caro Lovell

Textile Miniatures

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Clarissa Hallings-Pott
Animal Portraits

Born in Punta Arenas, Chile. Clarissa studied for two years in Chile with Elfrieda Steel before attending St Martin's School of Art and Sir John Cass School of Art in London.

She specialises in drawings and paintings of animals.

Geoff Sadler  
  Geoff Sadler trained at the South-East Essex School of Art and the Bolt Court School of Art and Lithography in London.

Before developing his large, well known, acrylic canvasses, he practiced as an illustrator, journalist, and art director in several advertising agencies. Later he established Editions 4, a Surrey workshop devoted to editioning fine art prints.

Geoff Sadler travels widely and has taught at Hornsey College and other schools of art. He now divides his time between his Spanish studios, where he works in oil and acrylic, and his South Coast workshop, where he editions his evocative silkscreen and giclée prints.

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Hagop Kasparian
Watercolour and Oil Seascapes and Landscapes

Hagop is a self taught practising artist, and a fully qualified Adult Education tutor with 16 years experience of teaching painting and drawing. He also runs week-end courses and gives demonstrations and talks to Art clubs and associated groups. He is an active member of several groups, The Association of Sussex Artists, The Weald, The Adventures and the D.H.G and regularly exhibits with them. He ha exhibited for several years with the R.S.M.A and the Mall Galleries. London. Hagop's main interest lies in painting landscapes and marine subjects in oil and watercolour.

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JCJ Pottery


Jean Griffiths

Textile Artist

Jeremy McLachlan


Slab Ceramics
John Henson
John Henson graduated from Leeds College of Art to become an art teacher in Doncaster before being invited to London to run the commercial art division of a national print group. This led to a successful 25 year career in advertising as group art director. During this time he was also a regular cartoonist for Punch magazine, a successful portrait painter and continued to teach art at evening education courses.

John retired at the age of fifty to travel the world and pursue his love of painting. He spent many years in Greece where his archaeological site drawings have been used in many publications. France, Spain and Italy have also provided places of inspiration and in 1990, he was invited to the University of Tasmania as 'Artist in Residence' were he taught for six months.

More recently, southern Ireland has been his home where he has exhibited in several successful one-man shows.

John has been invited to exhibit his work in many galleries throughout the world, and as a former Steyning resident, he is pleased to be showing some examples of recent work at the Cow Shed Studio.

Katherine Lawrie

Designer Jewellery

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Ken Scott


Ken Scott is a highly-acclaimed, self-taught landscape photographer from Upper Beeding in Sussex with a growing national reputation in both photographic and outdoor circles.

He has a deep passion for the mountains and a fascination for the unmatched quality of mountain light, to which he responds in the moment to produce striking and soulful images, revealing both atmosphere and unique moments. Place is unimportant in Ken’s work; his philosophy involves camping in the wilderness, away from the artificiality of everyday life, immersing himself in the mountain experience: silence, space and light.

Ken is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society. He published his first book “Photographing Changing Light” in 2004, and has produced several audio-visual presentations, including a 2000 collaboration with composer Michael Finnissy on “The History of Photography in Sound”.

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Letitia Smith-Burnett Acrylic and Mixed Media

Letitia lives and works on Scotland. She uses a variety of media including acrylic, watercolour, inks and pastels to achieve texture and light in seascapes, landscapes, still life and wild flower compositions. During the past three years Letitia has studied painting and drawing with the Open College of the Arts and is also interested in wood engraving from which she produces limited edition prints.

Exhibitions Tolquon Gallery, Aberdeenshire

Syllavethy Gallery, Aberdeenshire

Linda Lowe


Artist & Garden Designer


Linda studied Art at Brighton University and then combined a career as lecturer in Art and Design, and as a limited edition Printmaker. She has taken part in exhibitions in England, America, Japan, Poland and Korea, and has had work in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. She has Prints in collections in England and abroad.

More recently she has combined her love of gardening with the use of plant material which is incorporated into paper making and also used as part of the final design in the creation of mixed media images. She is currently teaching Garden Design and Horticulture part time at Chichester College.


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Mary Mead


Matthew Howard


Bursary, Guild of Painters/Stainers 1990
Pamela Ovens Senior Drawing Prize 1990
James Byam Shaw Senior Painint Prize 1990
David Murray Landscape Award 1990

Recent Exhibitions
Body Space, Cambridgeshire 1997, 1998, 1999
Cow Shed Studio, Steyning 2002
BAG, Brighton 2002
Theatre Royal, Brighton 2002


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Min Fletcher Handmade Silver, Gold and platinum Jewellery

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Peter Archer

Wood Turner


Rosemary Bradshaw

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Sally Hayden

Sally has always had a fascination for art which has led to a number of courses in various media over the years.

Since moving to Sussex and joining the Nexus Art Group, her passion has become watercolour painting, in particular the wet-n-wet style.

Sally has travelled extensively. Her love of travelling is clearly reflected in her work and the scenes are particularly influenced by African and Asian subject matter.

She has had a number of exhibitions locally and het paintings can be seen in galleries and private collections around the world.

Susan Dakakni P.S.

Pastel Landscapes and Life Drawings

Attended the Regent Street Polytechnic and the Central School of Arts and Crafts, London.

Affiliated to a commercial art studio for a number of years.

Practiced as a freelance artist



  • The Hilton Hotel Abu Dhabi
  • The British Embassy Abu Dhabi (in aid of LEPRA)
  • "WHALETAIL" wildlife Art Exhibition NAIROBI KENYA (in aid of the conservation of East African Wildlife) and others

Locally in Sussex and Surry

  • The Pastel Society Exhibition - Mall Galleries London Annually
  • The Society of Wildlife Artists Exhiition - Mall Galleries London
  • The Society of Botanical Artists Exhibition - Westminster Hall London


  • Frank Herring Award Pastel Society 2002
  • Elected Memeber of the Pastel Society 2003


Susan Skilton

Oil & Mixed Media Artist


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