Family Ames for success in art world with new pier paintings

lsjs JPCT ents, May 9, 2013
lsjs JPCT ents, May 9, 2013
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An artist and her seven-year-old daughter are both celebrating success.

This year both Lucy Ames and her daughter Isobel have artwork displayed in the Art on the Pier competition.

The contest, run by the Creative Waves Community Arts in Worthing, initially asked for adults to submit images of paintings that they thought would be suitable to display on Worthing Pier.

Lucy who has her studio in Ashington had her entry selected and was delighted to see her painting of the Clymping coastline installed on the Pier.

Some 100 paintings were selected from 70 local artists.

A month later she had a phone call from Creative Waves to say that her daughter Isobel’s painting had been selected as a prize winner in the ‘Fishy’ competition and would also be part of the ‘Art on the Pier’ exhibition 2013.

Lucy said: “It is great for children’s confidence to see their artwork on display and the Pier is a fun place for children to visit.

“You can imagine how proud I am telling family and friends that both Isobel and I have paintings on display on Worthing Pier this year.”

Creative Waves came up with the idea of ‘Fishy’ whereby children could design a fish to be exhibited on the pier.

They had 150 entries from which, with great difficulty, they selected 12 winners.

Creative Waves managed to find funding to print every fish onto acrylic panels so all the fish are now swimming down the central walkway of the pier in a happy shoal.

The ‘Art on the Pier’ exhibition is a carefully selected group of paintings by local artists and children and will be on the Pier for a year.

The paintings, photographs and images of 3D work have been carefully grouped to provide a harmonious addition to the Pier.

Lucy will exhibit new work for sale in a Pop Up Gallery in Swan Walk, Horsham, from May 22-25, and then exhibit in Horsham Open Studios in June 15, 16, 22 and 23.

To contact Lucy, email, visit or call 01903 893103.