Brighton Festival – two private views

We had planned to visit five opening night parties on the evening of Friday 6th May – a ridiculous plan – we managed two.
Nick Orsborn was showing his delightfully witty watercolours, as well as his acrylic jewelry. Some pleasing pottery and leaf embossed leather-bound sketch books too.

Nick Orsborns Open House in Stanmer Villas


Then on to Ned Hoskins. He is showing paintings and drawings from when he first opened his house 30 years ago. Good wine, delicious food and friends, so no chance of moving on. We were both tempted by Ned’s work. Two paintings, nearly abstract but just a bit of realism, in one the white cliffs (Seven Sisters?), in the other a fishing boat both caught my eye, as well as a pencil drawing of a stile on the Downs.
Ned, as ever, was keen to explain, expand and elucidate.

Ned Hoskins in full flow

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2 Responses to Brighton Festival – two private views

  1. fredpipes says:

    This is how I can paint so quickly, explains Ned…

  2. I like your blog Rob. Keep going. Alexandra

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