Last year, Mary Beaney, founder of Art on the River,(www.artontheriver.co.uk) decided that she was finished with exhibiting from her home.
But the pull was too strong so she is back without ever going away. Mary continues her project, inspired by Byzantine icons, still utilising her family’s victorian photograph album of the 1850’s.
This project will take Mary on a journey that will last a lifetime The artwork adorns the walls of Mary’s riverside studio - Rich reds, blues and golds - the gold frame being an integral part of the painting.
Nearly every wall of Mary’s home will be dripping with her landscapes, still life, flowers etc- using various and interesting mixed media including collage with a photographic element to create unbelievable textures.
Keeping company with Mary’s artistic endeavours is Adam Beaney’s wildlife photography. A few years ago Adam took himself off on safari to Kenya with a group of Professional Wildlife Photographers. A wealth of those mesmerising Images of Kenya together with the latest from Alaska vie side-by-side with the wildlife of Pevensey and the sussex countryside. Adam’s photographs have not been manipulated in any way and what you see is what Adam sees through his lens. So why not come along and view the magical world of nature in a venue that is one with nature on the tranquil banks of the River Haven.
Mary invites you to view her working at her easel during the Eastbourne Festival of Open Studios from 12pm to 6pm on the following days: April 23, 24, 25 and 30. Also May 1, 2, 6, 7, 13 and 14 at Riverside Studio, Haven Farm, High Street, Pevensey, BN24 5JU
Admission is free and visitors have been told to ‘look out for the balloons’.