Art exhibition inspired by downland love

'Through the Trees' by Lewes' artist Jaime Etherington hosting 'Over the Downs' at The Coach House Gallery in Alfriston High Street from August 4 to 16.
'Through the Trees' by Lewes' artist Jaime Etherington hosting 'Over the Downs' at The Coach House Gallery in Alfriston High Street from August 4 to 16.

AN ARTIST’S lifelong love of the South Downs inspired him to create a series of painting to be exhibited in Alfriston this month, August

Lewes’ artist Jaime Etherington will host ‘Over the Downs’ at The Coach House Gallery in Alfriston High Street from August 4 to 16.

Viewing times are 10.30am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday and 12pm noon to 5pm, Sunday.

Mr Etherington takes inspiration from the combination of subtle undulating hills, meandering chalk paths and ever changing light in the beautiful Sussex Downland.

With camera in hand he regularly traverses the Downs on foot or bike, most frequently between Lewes and Ditchling Beacon.

The artist captures unique visual images whilst out-and-about and then later transforms the photos into atmospheric painting whilst working in his studio.