Worthing artist's work in Rottingdean exhibition

AN auction at an exhibition by Worthing artist David Barber and two Rottingdean artists Mick Bensley and Mike Jerrome, will raise money for the RNLI.

The exhibition will be held at the Grange Gallery, Rottingdean, and runs from Thursday September 4 to Tuesday September 15 from 10am-4pm daily and Sundays 12noon to 4pm. Closed Wednesdays.

David Barber is a prolific Worthing painter with a diverse range of subjects from wildlife to surrealism. His work is in private collections worldwide.

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He has his own gallery and studio at 12 Royal Arcade, Worthing.

Mick Bensley studied at Norwich School of Art and worked in London for 15 years as a graphic designer and illustrator. In 1990 he returned to Norfolk to paint professionally and has since gained an international reputation as a marine artist.

He now lives and works overlooking to sea in Rottingdean and divides his time between teaching and painting.

Mike Jerrome served an apprenticeship with a signwriter and developed a love of letter forms which has never left him.

He became interested in design and print and now works from home in Rottingdean concentrating on calligraphy, painting and digital photography. Hde teaches calligraphy along with kitchen table screen printing.

A painting by each artist will be auctioned by actor Patrick Bergin in aid of the Brighton and Littlehampton RNLI. The auction wil take place at The Grange at 3pm on Saturday September 13.