Open Houses celebrating anniversaries this year!

Cecil Rice – Photo: Syl Ojalla

Cecil Rice: This is my 25th year opening as part of Artists Open Houses, showing my originals and prints in my Edwardian house in Seven Dials. I’ve been painting in watercolour, dare I actually say it, for 50 years ?  I became a painter, exhibiting regularly through  art galleries in London and the Southeast. I’ve been painting in oils almost as long as in watercolour, first training at Brighton and then painting abroad regularly. My work focuses on the mysterious elements of nature, light, colour, water, with Venetian architecture as one inspiration and the coast at Brighton and Sussex Landscape being important too.  I try to reflect my excitement with light and colour through representation and some abstraction.

Open 11am -5pm this Saturday and Sunday

Visit Cecil Rice at:
14 Granville Road, Hove, BN3 1TG
On the Seven Dials Trail 

Cecil Rice Open House – Photo: Syl Ojalla

Dion Salvador Lloyd: Brighton born established artist Dion Salvador Lloyd warmly welcomes you to his sunny Victorian home for his 24th consecutive year of Open House. Exhibiting a new collection of contemporary sea and landscape oil paintings and works on paper alongside new botanical works inspired from in and around the South Downs and the Sussex coastlines.

Open 10am -6pm this Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday

Visit Dion Salvador Lloyd at:
18 Goldstone Villas, Hove, BN3 3RQ
On the Hove Trail 

Dion Salvador Lloyd  Open House

 The Trojan House is the ‘House of Troy’, where resident artist Troy Ohlson has been opening her home and studio for 23 years. First as part of Brighton Festival, then as part of Brighton Fringe (Troy was a Founding Member of the Festival Fringe Steering Committee) and she has proudly been participating in AOH since it began. Visitors enjoy a delicious complimentary glass of the legendary Pete’s Pimms (created by her husband) whilst viewing Troy’s paintings, prints, hand crochet silver jewellery, her copper creatures and her jewel flowers. Over the years, Troy has curated a magical mix, inviting a variety of specially selected guest artists to exhibit with her. Viewing Troy’s work in her two little working studios and visiting the tiny patio garden are both firm favourite with visitors – where they delight in the huge variety of birds who pop in throughout the day for a nibble of suet pellets and a splash in the bird baths.

Open 11am – 6pm this Saturday and Sunday, and 11am – 6pm on Bank Holiday Monday.

Visit the Trojan House at:
26 Maldon Road, Brighton, BN1 5BE
On the Dyke Road Trail 

Trojan House garden

Oxford Street Studio: BrighTen Years is an interactive photographic exhibition, bringing into focus what makes this city special for Brighton born photographers, Nick Ford and Michael Stone. Between them they have woven 35 years of photographic experience into an immersive landscape of Brighton landmarks. May 2024 marks ten years since Nick opened the doors to his Oxford Street studio, so please do come along to celebrate this milestone! Over the past decade we have usually  had a mix of artists, this year however we decided to have the studio for ourselves to showcase our photographic map of Brighton.

Open 10am – 5pm this Saturday and Sunday

Visit Oxford Street Studio at:
Nick Ford Photography, 19 Oxford Street, Brighton, BN1 4LA
On the Beyond the Level Trail

Nick Ford and Michael Stone – Brighton photographic map