Art on show at Cooper and Son funeral directors in Lewes

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Scenes from the Sussex Downs painted by artist Don Faulkner will be on display in the latest art exhibition from Cooper and Son in Lewes.

The funeral director in the High Street is delighted to welcome the artist’s work which boasts an energetic and contemporary style.

The branch began showcasing artists’ work at its Lewes branch in May 2012.

Funeral director at Cooper and Son, Grace Gasson said: “We are delighted to be showcasing Don’s fantastic artwork.

“His energetic and contemporary art style is enticing for the viewer and we think that visitors will love seeing how beautifully he has captured local landscapes, such as the Sussex Downlands as well as scenes in Ringmer and Newhaven.

“We are only too aware of the sensitivities that exist around the funeral profession and the topic of death and we’re extremely considerate of this.

“We believe in creating a comfortable, warm and comforting environment across all of our premises and hope that by exhibiting Don’s artwork, it will not only provide a point of interest for the local community, but encourage others to pop in - it is hard not to be captivated by such wonderful art.”

Don worked as a senior lecturer in Art Education at the University of Brighton.

His most noteworthy portraits to date are of the late English potter Ursula Mommens who lived in South Heighton and was the great granddaughter of Charles Darwin, and the late famous astronomer, Sir Patrick Moore.

To find out about his art visit www.donfaulkner.co.uk