Burgess Hill Artists

Artists, crafters, designers, creators.

Holly Sellors

Melanie Hodge

Michael Duck

Susan Driver

I specialise in animal illustration and pet portaits I have been exhibiting my work since 2011. I also belong to The Weald of Sussex Art Club and The Adventurers. Being a member has opened up a lot of opportunities for me and I learn so much from the demonstrators.

I like to teach art in the community and I have started demonstrating to art clubs and primary schools. Simplicity and colour is important to my style. I mainly work in watercolour. You can get regular updates on my art work by following me on Twitter @projectlumino or liking my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/projectlumino.

Originally from California, I now live and work in Burgess Hill. I paint on glass in the reverse oil technique which means I start each work by signing it backwards, then add in layer upon layer of fine detail before I finally finish with the background. My paintings are easily recognisable for their vibrant colours, intricate details and dream-like compositions. To paraphrase Picasso, "I paint the world as I think it, not as I see it."

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Buildings and structures of all types in our rural areas, villages, towns and cities have long been fascinating subjects for me to draw and paint. I also paint some marine and coastal subjects which hold great appeal for me.


Since 2005 I have mainly being painting with acrylics, but in 2017 I started, in addition, to enjoy painting with watercolour again and sometimes work in mixed media.


As well as exhibiting regularly with Burgess Hill Artists I also belong to the Adventurers and Weald Art Clubs and also paint with one of the Burgess Hill U3A groups.


My paintings sell to both local residents and to buyers further afield.


I am an artist that lives in Burgess Hill.  I studied at Chelsea College of Art&Design in Public Art and then gained a B.A Honours Degree. I also have a Diploma from Croydon Foundation Course.


I love to work in mixed media, always trying something different. I was brought up in a textile background .This as inspired me to go into design.


I support Survival International an organisation for Tribal people and their lands. I love tribal Art and want my work to represent the place and people I design for.

All images are owned by the artists and may not be used without their permission.

Emily Hutchings

I have been painting all my life, I just love to produce images, it gives me such a boost! I have always gone to a class as I learn so much from tutors and fellow students. I mainly use photos and watercolour is my favourite medium. I love the immediacy and the excitement when something works.


I belong to a couple of Art clubs, and have lots of friends who paint, draw or produce ceramics or fabric.

Jim Batt

As a hobby painter I enjoy most subjects, however I prefer seascapes and portraits normally. I paint in oils as my number one medium, but

also use water-colours (very rarely) depending on the subject.


I have been painting and drawing since I was a child, trees in pencil was my favourite back then, now oil has taken over. I attended for

only a short time, art classes when I was 14, with a restorer of old masters, this seems to have led me down my current route.

Feather in cap furs

Lee Rousell

Jim 1

It was my Fine Art degree that introduced me to the provocative, physical and textural qualities of paint that provide me with a visual language that can be literal or metaphoric.  The writing of Virginia Woolf showed me how such language can help to communicate and externalise the internal. Further artistic inspiration comes from my cathartic relationship with the ever changing, moody and sometimes secretive landscape.

All images are owned by the artist and must not be used without their permission.



Liz’s passion for being creative started when she was very young, sewing, knitting, cooking and drawing. Throughout her career in education her underlying passion enabled children, from the very young and upwards, to develop their creative skills. To become innovative, explore and investigate the wonderful world around them. When her children were young Liz attended lessons and developed her oil painting skills. Water colour eluded her until her recent retirement.


Upon joining a range of courses Liz has found a love of water colour, exploring the spontaneity and exciting effects that can be discovered whilst using the medium. Her artwork has been inspired through the love of travelling, especially to Singapore, being introduced to the wonders and delights of Asian culture, food and landscapes. Liz is now immersed in exploring a range of media and techniques.


Liz’s love of water colour has enabled the capture of sunsets, rainy days, landscapes, emerging blooms and holiday memories. She has produced paintings that use her imagination, vibrancy in colour, and exploring the use of pen and ink. Liz has shown her work in local exhibitions within West Sussex, accepted a few commissions and has entered a national art competition progressing through to the last stage.

Liz Burrows