Friday, December 28, 2012

Untitled.. TIKS '&' $ToNeS

Originally uploaded by fraser donachie

Phraser/Fraser Donachie | The Lumix 'dark dancer'

A potential phuture/future... Author for Crookid Stiks 'n' $tones

*Collective blog...

We hope so... (view his work)

Content & imagery [in this project blog] will be provided by Paddy Hamilton, Robyn Banning, Oliver Schofield + Authors | Critical minds

*Most energies from Dungeness Open Studios are currently transferred to - Crookid stiks.. Until the show 'Is up & running'

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A 'twelve'

A 'twelve'

Small paintings | Larger intentions

* Oil on canvas 8 cm X 12 cm - Tiny $2 stretcher from 'Pearl paint'

Monday, December 17, 2012

*Manly toil

Taring & felt roofing.... In bright winter sun - Dungeness Open Studio 1
Half way point..
All done for today..

Love your shed - *Keep the water out*

Friday, December 14, 2012

L.A.B. 'Squiddly's' X 2

Full on | Oblique

Oil on linen

'Rest & recreation series' - *Completed*

Squiddly's X 2

Oblique | Full on

Oil with Beeswax and damar varnishes on linen - 30 cm X 24 cm


Full on....

Oil with Beeswax and damar varnishes on linen - 30 cm X 24 cm


Evocative figurative oil paintings on fine linen featuring this iconic Ice Cream van. The most recent paintings from the rest and recreation/private passions series.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

*New private commissions showroom | Train carriage


Intimate and warm private space to view commissioned work within Marina house at Dungeness Open Studios.

The curved train carriage roof provides an 'all over' dynamic daylight bounce.

*Enabling a clear viewing of subtle colour work and texture.

To commission a painting, photograph or limited edition relief print - Contact Dungeness Open Studios

View a selection of previous commissioned works - Here

Sunday, October 21, 2012

New 'sketchbook Blog' - Crookid Stiks 'n' $tones

Visit - Crookid Stiks 'n' $tones

Energies are currently transferred to - Crookid stiks..Until the show 'Is up & running' (!)

A sketchbook | open resource for the creation of a winter 2013 collaborative show in four showing spaces on Dungeness beach. (2 more than usual)

Address - Dungeness Open Studios, Marina, Dungeness Road, Romney Marsh, Kent TN29 9ND

Content & imagery [in this project blog] will be provided by Paddy Hamilton, Robyn Banning, Oliver Schofield

Monday, October 8, 2012

*keith-arnatt2 \ image

Originally uploaded by Paddy Hamilton

The mighty, funny & profoundly subtle Keith-Arnatt - * Inspirator for CROOKID STIKS 'N' STONES collaborative show at Dungeness Open Studios.

Keith Arnatt seminal - * NOT my Photo.. *refs for up coming-show.. *

Thursday, October 4, 2012

L.A.B. - 'Allo' | Work in progress

L.A.B. - 'Allo' - Progresses | Exuding it's own non-attractive appeal
Originally uploaded by Bruners

L.A.B. - 'Allo' - Progresses | Exuding it's own non-attractive appeal.

* Carpentry phase completed to create an air of the... 'jaunty'

'Allo' | Exudes it's own non-attractive appeal.

Originally uploaded by Bruners

L.A.B. - Rough style support up on the frame in 'New look lab'

maartje jaquet • m@ (12 hours ago )
" Frankenstein in the woods... "

Plywood & fixings (In progress)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

'Snooper' - High colour print

As I work in the studio this 'Snooper' comes to peer at me from time to time tapping lightly on my skylight window, needing to be seen...

Limited edition digitally manipulated photo print on 170 gramme (colourful/matt) Folex paper - Edition limited to 100 only.

A limited edition of 100 prints - Dimensions 42 X 59cm (A2)

Signed, titled with edition number. Dispatched with full provenance - Intensely colourful (the highest quality print) on a heavy acid free quality paper at an affordable price

[View a larger print image in a new window]


Price - £48.00

The postage is free for UK dispatches.

Available FONTworks - Dungeness FONT

Compound linocuts -

Limited edition linocut prints - 40 cm x 50 cm printed in brown/black oil based ink on high quality heavy paper.

Purchase a print *Please specify a title on ordering. - >Contact us*

Price £60.00 each (unframed) * Discounts apply on multiple purchases *

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Dungeness Fish Hut - Super fresh | Siempre fresca

The Dungeness Fish Hut - Very, very fresh fish & seafood...

Allnew & improved - On Dungeness Rd | roadside, just before the new lighthouse on the left.

* The Dungeness fish hut will be open during the week and weekends *

Once landed from the Thomas family boats - *It's fresh fish daily* 


Follow @dungenessfishhut on Instagram for Catch List 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012


A Fleet of Tiny Boats

Dungeness is also a working beach long inhabited by hard grafters making a good living from the sea.

As Doris Tart said " Don't Forget - The beach will always give you a living"

This project joyfully documents 'that which surrounds' - boats, boats and more boats...
The approach/style is reminiscent of popular prewar 'tourist paintings'. These tiny jewel - like paintings are made with intense concentration and a subtlety which imbues each subject with a sense of celebration and 'longing'.

Our Cathlene

Small painting in the continuing series - 'Fleet Dungeness'

The Project celebrates a fine mess painted with a reverence for Daumier and Millet.

This painting is on show at our Open Studios

Painting Size: 14 cm x 20 cm
Oil with Beeswax and damar varnishes on primed canvas.

Sold *

Saturday, July 28, 2012

linocut - Blank | Space

linocut - Blank | Space

Limited edition linocut print - 14 cm x 8 cm printed in brown/black oil based ink on heavy quality bleached vellum paper with generous borders.

Purchase Print - The VOID

Price £22.00 (unframed)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

FONT for the home - Postcode commissions

'FONT for the home' - Postcode commissions

See -

Compound linocut example - 'Marina' postcode monoprint - *Commission your postcode in this format.

Monoprint linocut print - 20 cm x 100cm cm (length may vary on character widths) printed in brown/black oil based ink on heavy quality paper.

Commission a print by providing your postcode and housename/number as a title or.. a preferred title - All prints editioned as one of one (monoprint) signed, titled, with full provenance and sent unframed. *Prepared for display in the above composition.

Price £60.00 (unframed)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Press release - Secret life of beaches

Dungeness Open Studios is revealed as one of Britains' beaches best kept secrets this Sunday June 17, at 9pm.

As part of the one hour long programme Nick Crane meets Dungeness Studios' fine artist Paddy Hamilton. Together they experience this wildly beautiful shingle foreland through, printmaking, conversation and storytelling.

Paddy Hamilton, the artist, commented: "This episode of Coast was fimed about a year ago - Nick Crane showed a great deal of insight into how I made artwork out of the very stuff of Dungeness itself, he was particularly caught by the honest toil required of the printmaking process in the main beach studio A.K.A. The Laboratory.

"The visit culminated with Nick revealing his own print from the Twister winch shed series on camera."


Editors' notes:
Twister winch shed - Lino print series

Sunday, June 3, 2012

DUNGENESS FONT - A digital print download


In a digital format - (Download).

Designed for easy use on your computer

*Compatable with Windows and Mac

CD features - Alphabet, punctuation, numerals & extras

Download version of DUNGENESS FONT released under a creative commons licence - (Commercial copyright held by the artist)

Purchase download FONT - DUNGENESS FONT - RX12

Price £40.00

Thursday, April 26, 2012

DUNGENESS | drift ... * In space

* For the attention of journalists & bloggers *- - Dungeness | drift - Press release + Link to a download pdf from the website * Consider yourself cordially invited to meet the Drifters....* Feel free to print out or share on line.


A selection of photographs, paintings and prints by Andrew Sullivan, Paddy Hamilton and Marc Christmas interpreting the liminal, ever-evolving landscape of Dungeness in Kent.

2 – 20 May 2012 Space Gallery 7 The Old High Street Folkestone Kent CT20 1RJ

Opening Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm Closed Mondays – Tuesdays

Boogaloo in Studio 2




Compound work - From 'DUNGENESS FONT - RX12' series

Oil based ink on heavy paper in Studio 2

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"DRIFTING multiple print compound Dungeness beach"


Compound work - From 'DUNGENESS FONT - RX12' series

Oil based ink on heavy paper/plywood - Variable Dimensions.

Now available*

Contact us

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Dungeness | drift .....

Space Gallery, Folkestone’s independent gallery, is delighted to host an exhibition of new works by three artists who share a common fascination with the liminal atmosphere and ever-evolving landscape of Dungeness beach.

These three men have been involved with the beach at Dungeness for many
years - ‘Drifting’, absorbing and recording golden moments.

The resulting photographs, paintings, prints and installations have been
developed through close personal encounters with the remarkable geography
of this giant cuspate foreland.

Their work has been made on the spot or developed over a period of years to
echo the beach’s relentless tradition of an overall slow melding of the macro
with the micro.

Together, their works reflect a depth of engagement and exploration in
translating complex issues of a (macro) permanent environment co-existing
with determined (micro) human activity and the weathered pathos of
impermanent development.

“Dungeness is like no other place. When Andrew first brought in his
series of photos ‘Longshore Drift’, we knew it was something that would
work really well in Space Gallery. Now that the show has evolved and is to
feature three really talented artists all with a different view on the same
unique landscape, we can’t wait to see it all come together”. Space Gallery

Download PDF of release here


Editors' notes:

Andrew Sullivan

Studied graphic design at Hastings, Bournemouth and Croydon Colleges

Art and Design. During a career that has spanned over 20 years he has

for such clients as Shell, Ferrari, Nissan, British Airways, BBC, ITV,

Hotel and London Fashion Week. He’s currently the Creative Director

Blacknight Design, a design agency based in the South East of England,

he formed in 2009. He has exhibited his paintings, photographs in various

galleries and venues in and around the South East of England and London.

The photographs featured in this exhibition are from a series called

‘Longshore Drift’. The series observes the ever-evolving visual
language of

the beach at Dungeness through the revealing typography, graphic marks

textures that adorn the sides of containers, huts, fishing boats and
various other

discarded objects that over time have populated the beach. The images
talk of

a language of time through decay; a coded history from within the weathered

layers. The series also documents the survival of a fishing industry
that has

worked this stretch of beach for generations.

Paddy Hamilton

Paddy Hamilton’s approach to painting, drawing, printmaking and

commissioned work embraces an earthy conceptualism. The intention is

always to avoid the unnecessary and make work without complication

or the need for lengthy explanation.

That which surrounds us forms the basis for work. Landscape, the human

form, a shared experience, abstract ideas, colour and paint itself are
all worthy

subjects for exploration.

Resulting paintings and prints are thematic without a conscious style
- some

projects reach a conclusion - others are self-sustaining with endless

on a common theme.

Born 1964, Kitwe, Zambia. Degree education, Chelsea School of Art.

Lives & works on Dungeness beach.

Marc Christmas

Ashford, Kent, England. Studied photography at Bournemouth and Poole
of Art

and Design. Marc lives on the South Coast and currently lectures in

at Higher Education level. He continues to explore number themes in
his work,

shooting medium format digital as well as large format film, producing
a large

output of personal and commissioned work, in order to satisfy his passion

for image making.

This body of work explores the function and the codes of the Dungeness

community. My intentions are sometimes concerned with chance encounters

and resulting connections within the landscape. And at other times I

reference to appropriated objects of labour and their function to create

‘new stories’ for these objects.

Some but not all the resulting work questions ideas about the limitations

of photography and specifically how the line between photography and

art forms, in particular sculpture, is being blurred in contemporary

photographic practice.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Not my horse

'Not my horse' - Cerise lay in - In the studio today..

New painting in progress - *From a series investigating transience and achieved destination on Dungeness beach - Oil on Linen

* Also see - Priscilla diptych

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Structure paintings 'Sky hook'

Structures - 'Sky hook'

'Structure element' in this series of paintings.

'Sky Hook | Ladders in landscape'

A colourful and playful painting on the subject of useful work and elegant solutions on the beach.

Painted with a fondness for Stanley Spencer and Philip Guston.

Painting Size: 28cm x 34 cm

Oil with Beeswax and damar varnishes on linen.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Recent 'structure element' in this series of paintings.

Hand made - 'Menger | pot'

A colourful and playful painting on the subject of hand made tools

and elegant solutions on the beach.

Painted with a fondness for Stanley Spencer and Philip Guston.

Painting Size: 28cm x 34 cm

Oil with Beeswax and damar varnishes on linen.

To view a larger image of 'Menger' - Contact

Price - £300

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Priscilla - New light - Diptych

Related paintings in a continuing series based on the brutal elegance and practical beauty of Dungeness beach before dusk...

Oil diptych painting in muted tones on linen featuring classic vehicles brought to bask in the light within the timeless landscape of Dungeness beach.

New light, land, power and machines.

The Project celebrates a fine mess painted with a reverence for Stanley Spencer

These paintings are on show at our Open Studios

Dimensions right to left - 17 cm X 34 cm + 34 X 17 cm

Oil with Beeswax and damar varnishes on linen.