Plumpton art trail

EAST Sussex based artist Grant Dejonge has always tried to offer the public a different slant on whatever he was involved in.

This May the award winning artist offers the public an art trail they can quiet literally visualise. From the Half Moon in Plumpton Grant is encouraging art lovers and walkers to follow in his footsteps and walk to all six locations where his six new landscapes were painted.

Grant says: “You can walk from the pub in a large circle ending up back at the pub and see all the locations the paintings depict in about one and a half hours.

“That gives you plenty of time to take in the sights and still get back in time to snap up your favourite painting while enjoying a pint.”

The landscapes which are a celebration of the spectacular East Sussex countryside were all painted in the last six months and tell the story of the changing seasons combined with the artist’s love of walking near his Plumpton home.

Exhibiting as well, internationally successful fashion illustrator Jacqueline Bissett, whose work can usually be seen gracing the pages of Tatler or Harpers and Queen, or the front covers of bestselling authors Belle du Jour and recently Julian Clary’s latest book.

Described as “elegant, sexy and up to the minute,” Jacqueline’s work is not usually for sale to the general public, so this exhibition gives you a unique chance to own a piece of work by one of England’s premier fashion illustrators.

The two artists have teamed up with chef Richard from the Half Moon for the first time to offer fine art and fine dining in a relaxed and beautiful rural setting.