Arts and Crafts Exhibitors



Valle Dawkes

Valle Dawkes:

I am a hobby jeweller and as such I bend and mix medias and rules. If people like my things it is an honour and made the pleasure making them more !

Rachel Dunn

Rachel Dunn:

With a background in Graphic Design and 8 years of commercial experience in agencies in London and Kent, Rachel established RaRa Creative with the ethos of learning, development and fun within educational media for young children.

Using a specially designed photographic alphabet and armed with compelling adjectives and nouns, RaRa Creative has created prints, jewellery and collateral aimed at children and parents looking for something a little bit different.

Jenny Gale

Jenny Gale:

Jenny Gale is a Lindfield based craftsperson working with textiles. Her work features designer fabrics, embroidery, and hand painted motifs. Jenny designs and makes her products to a high standard using designer fabrics and quality closures. Her work includes bags, purses, children’s colouring rolls and brooches.

Avalon and Misty Harris-Tressell

Avalon and Misty Harris-Tressell:

Combining our passion for textiles and fine art we create original handmade artwork, using freehand machine embroidery, beautiful materials, appliqué, drawing and painting. Every piece is unique and made with love, care and attention to detail!

We take inspiration from different places, from films, books, the English countryside and vintage images to help us design a range of artwork.

Maria Joy:

Honey Beeswax sell online and at markets handmade Gifts including Throws, Baby Blankets, Beeswax Candles, Confetti Cones and Home Accessories. Official Avoca Retailer.

Our photographs can be made into Canvas Wraps, Prints and Greeting Cards at Fine Art America.

We donate 10% online Sales to different Global Giving Projects.

Louise Mulgrew

Louise Mulgrew (Lindfield Arts Festival’s own graphic designer):

I am a freelance illustrator, recently having graduated from Loughborough University with a First Class Honours in Illustration.

I’m learning to combine my passion for drawing with a love of storytelling to create lots of fluffy and feathery characters. I have just finished writing and illustrating my first picture book about a little orphan elephant with a very troublesome trunk.   I work mainly with pen and ink and watercolour, creating colourful washes and intricate line work. I also do a lot of illustration on ceramics.

Christine Shephard

Christine Shephard:

A self-taught textile artist and maker specialising in silk-painting and dyeing, traditional wet felt-making, machine and hand embroidery. I learnt to sew as a child and have spent a lifetime creating things from fabric and fibre. I love natural materials, flowers and sunshine.

Julia Vokes

Julia Vokes:

I’m a local independent Phoenix Trader covering the Lindfield and Haywards Heath area. Over 90% of the products are made in the UK and represent quality but at an affordable price.

I also do ‘at home’ parties and craft fairs and have helped many people to raise funds for their chosen charity or good cause.  For the past few years I have supported St Peter & St James Hospice by donating all my profits to this worthy charity.

Cara Wolff

Cara Wolff:

Established only six months ago, The Little Brick Co. based in Eastbourne is relatively new to the craft market scene. Proving popular already, the range is designed to be fun and quirky, sometimes with a vintage vibe.

With gifts for children and adults at prices that will not break the bank.


Richard Baker

Richard Baker:

Currently working in London, Richard’s illustrations are the result of a wandering imagination and intricate penmanship. Working through an eclectic style of hand-drawn design and digital manipulation bikes prove a cherished focal point to the work. Working primarily on landscapes, editorial work and bespoke murals, Richard is currently available for commissions and collaboration.

Brenda Barrett

Brenda Barrett:

Local artist specialising in watercolour paintings and prints of villages in the area and house portraits. Has also undertaken the painting of many schools.   Commissions taken. Often to be seen in the Orchards

Cameron Bennett

Cameron Bennett:

An American artist with an MFA from Lesley University, Cameron has done illustrations for many American magazines and has recently won awards from the NH Press Association and the NH Catholic Press Association, before moving to Sussex.

A collaboration with author Kathy Brodsky resulted in illustrations for eight children’s books.

He undertakes commissions in America and England.

Irene Burns

Irene Burns:

An aspiring local painter, Irene’s main inspiration comes from the seascapes of Sussex and the Peloponnese in Greece. “In my work I try to portray an atmosphere rather than photographic realism in a number of media”.

Carole-Lynn Duffy

Carole-Lynn Duffy:

Carole-Lynn was born in Singapore of Scottish parents. She took art at school but only took it up seriously again three years ago. Loves vibrant watercolours and using textures and is fortunate to attend a class with an inspirational teacher. Also enjoys using different mediums at a life drawing group. Member of a few art clubs and exhibits at various venues.

Gerard Holden

Gerard Holden:

Gerard is a practicing artist and teacher with three children from Haywards Heath who specializes in drawing, painting and printmaking. He works predominantly from observation and at present is working in the natural environment for inspiration.

The recent series of landscapes represent a new body of six oil paintings on canvas, produced at various locations around Sussex.

Brett Hudson

Brett Hudson:

I produce illustrations for children’s books and have sold paintings in galleries in the UK and Barcelona. I regularly receive commissions from people to portray their houses, gardens, family, friends and pets using pen & ink and watercolours.

Most recently I have been painting on canvas using oils or acrylics and have had local interest producing several private commissions.

Hilary Kennett

Hilary Kennett:

Hilary uses an interdisciplinary approach to explore the relationship between process and materials, challenging the boundaries using experimental techniques in an effort to produce works which have both an aesthetic and illusory quality. She has produced works using installation, printmaking and video amongst others as she constantly strives to develop new techniques

Paul Milton

Paul Milton:

I am a qualified textile designer and multimedia artist from Sussex. I was recently commissioned by Sainsbury’s to do 38 peoples’ portraits which were all hand drawn. I am shortly going to be in the media regarding another piece of art I have produced.

Tayder Page

Tayder Page:

Studied at Worthing Art College and then Three Dimensional Design at Bristol Polytechnic.

She produces work in two and three dimensions from her studios in Sussex and Essex for both Private and Corporate Clients such as: ICI – Farnham, Atlas Interlates – Erith, Barclays Bank – London and David Salmon of the Band Golden Marzipan.

Janet Parfait

Janet Parfait:

A Self Taught Artist working in acrylics, Janet’s paintings are inspired by her visits to the magnificent city of Porto in Northern Portugal. She gains inspiration from her travels and photographs.

She enjoys painting landscapes, seascapes, and buildings, and anything that captures her imagination. She sells original paintings, prints, greetings cards and notebooks.

Liz Price

Liz Price:

I started painting 6 years ago. I’m absorbed by colour, texture, shape and the passion I feel as the work progresses.

I would describe my work as a physical representation of an inner landscape which would not otherwise find expression. It always stimulates great conversations as everyone sees something different.

Jan Puffett

Jan Puffett:

Jan Puffett is a self taught artist who has exhibited widely in the UK including independent exhibitions at the Nehru Centre Mayfair, opened by Lord David Puttnam, the Institute of Physics in Westminster, the Dorchester and Savoy Hotels, London

Holly Sellors

Holly Sellors:

twitter: @projectlumino


I am an animal illustrator from Burgess Hill and have been showing my work since 2012, when I did my first exhibition with the Lindfield Arts Festival. In 2013 I began teaching art in the community and at   primary schools as well as demonstrating at art clubs. I like to teach the simplicity of drawing.

 Maureen Welfare

Maureen Welfare

Maureen is a local self-taught artist painting landscapes, portraits of people, children and pets, and wild animals.  Her commissions hang in private collections all over the world and she exhibits in Surrey and Sussex, having also exhibited successfully in Germany and France. President of the Adventurers Art Club since 2007, she is also a member of the Association of Sussex Artists.

Heather Withers

Heather Withers:

I was born in South Africa, art was my favourite subject at school.  I studied art with the OCA and I am a member of several Sussex art clubs.  My favourite medium is watercolour which I enjoy using in a loose, impressionistic manner


Jo Hodder:

Jo is a painter in all mediums devoting her time to commissions and exhibitions including, since 2006, the Venice in Peril exhibition in Westminster.  She has won several awards including the Sussex Open Competition Club Award and the price for excellence in the Southern Open Exhibition resulting in a commission to paint Cliveden House.


James Winspear : graduated with a degree in photography from the London College of Printing in 1997. His first commission was for ‘Blueprint’ to photograph the interiors of a new bar/restaurant in Leeds. The pictures were used in numerous magazines including the New York Times.

Since then he has worked for a wide variety of clients and publications, working mainly in the areas of portraiture and interior design.

Open Studios


Lindfield Art Studio:

 Sarah Reynolds

Sarah Reynolds:

Sarah Reynolds BA only recently came to live in Lindfield.

Following a successful career as an Art Director, Sarah returned to painting, having originally studied Fine Art. She recently received a Post-graduate in Portraiture, and is a member of The Lot’s Road Group, exponents of contemporary portraiture

On the Common:



Rumy Scholes

Face painting

Sussex Wildlife Trust

(Sunday only)

Children’s tabletop workshops searching for minibeasts in controlled environment

Karen Reo

Children’s workshops making felt animals using wet felt

Kalli Kids

Children’s workshops with Kalli kids bags – colouring in and other craft activities

Daisy White Booktique

Pop up bookshop

Artisan Foods


(Saturday only)

Artisan marshmallow with delicious fillings

Sussex Faire

Chutneys, jams, mustards etc.

Iberica Delights

(Sunday only)

Spanish savouries: sausages, meats, oils etc.

Mr Bunn of Fellows Artisan Bakery

Artisan breads

The Sugar Mouse Sweet Shop

Old fashions sweets

Sugar Mice Ice Cream

Vintage ice cream van


Ashley Soudah