Portrait by Daphne

I recently met up with the leader of Surrey County Council at a special event at the embroidery gallery. We got talking and he asked me if I would paint his portrait. I pointed out that I was not a portrait painter but could put him in touch with a very good artist – He said that he wanted a very cheap, bad portrait!!!!! 

As I like a challenge and as, I don't suppose, any other artist in the world has been commissioned to paint a small, bad portrait I did it for him and he offered to hang some of my pictures at County Hall.

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Dennis Brock

During the summer 2018 Father Andrew of St Mary's Church asked me if I would be willing to paint a picture for a very special person who would be one hundred years old in late November.
As the person was Dennis Brock , who, some years ago, took me up the the bell tower of the church and enabled me to paint the wonderful view over the river towards the rest of Surrey and the North Downs, I said, "Yes, of course".
Father Andrew  asked me to paint an interior of the church because it had always meant so much to Dennis, and he told me that when Dennis was very young he believed that the pink angel on the left of the alter was named Dolly after his Aunt Dorothy.
The pink angel was where I started the rather exacting commission.
It took me a long time and a lot of patience – I had plenty of time and I had to find a lot of patience.
At the service of thanksgiving for Dennis's life I was honoured to be able to present the finished painting to him.

Daphne Clement

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Walled Garden Exhibition...

This year we have been invited to produce an exhibition in the Millennium Embroidery Gallery in the Walled Garden, Thames Street, Sunbury-on-Thames.

The Exhibition opens on May 2nd at 10am and closes on June 10th.

During this time, 5 of the working artists are opening their studios as part of the Surrey Open Artists Studios Event. On the 2nd, 8th 9th and 10th June between 11am and 5pm, Wendy Clouse, Sue Munson, Ros Perton, Helen Hadley and Daphne Clement will be working in their studios and open to anyone who wants to visit them.

In November we are planning our 4th Winter Exhibition in the Orangery at Squires Garden Centre, Halliford Road, Shepperton. The Sunbury Working Artists exhibit alongside a few well chosen guest artists from November 15th to the 18th inclusive.

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'Gloriana comes to Sunbury-On-Thames'

The Mayor of Spelthorne, Vivienne Leighton, used my painting of ‘Gloriana comes to Sunbury-on-Thames’ as her Christmas card for 2017.

Daphne Clement

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Helen Hadley Studio

Helen's Christmas Gift Fair for 2017

Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November 11am-5pm

Sunday 26th November 12pm-5pm

Pictures, photographs; silk scarves, hangings, jewellery, bags, charms, Christmas cards and tree decorations, warm scarves, bookmarks, cushions, microwave bags, 'mice' pin cushions, textile books, plus The Snowcat her delightful Christmas book for very young children and their parents, full of charming colour pictures

November Exhibition...

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Our main Exhibition this year will be held in The Orangerie, Squires Garden Centre, Halliford Road, Shepperton from November 17th – 19th with a preview on Thursday 16th 7pm – 8.30pm

Arts Festival

We are involved in the Sunbury and Shepperton Arts Festival at the Riverside Arts Centre from July 14th to July 23rd. There are many performances taking part throughout this period and the Sunbury Working Artists are exhibiting on Thursday July 20th until Sunday July 23rd. The preview for the exhibition will be on Wednesday 19th 7.30-9.30 p.m.


Paintings and Mixed Media, Watercolours, Textiles, Ceramics, Photography

Five of the Sunbury Working Artists are opening their studios
over the weekend of 19 - 21 May this year.

Visitors are welcome in any or all of the studios, on
Friday 19 May, 6 - 9pm
Saturday 20 May 11am - 5pm
Sunday 21 May 11am - 5pm

Come and meet the artists, discover how they work, what their subject matter and inspirations are, and have a lovely walk round Sunbury!


Won The Arqadia Award for a "Highly Commended Print" at DRAW15

The Society of Graphic Fine Art's 94th Annual Open Exhibition at the Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU. (5 -17 October 2015).

Her print "Rapture", was selected by Martin Shortis, from The Royal Drawing School. The award was presented by John Huddy, owner of The Illustration Cupboard,
Bury St, St.James, London.

Sue Munson – Royal Academy

Summer Exhibition

Sue Munson's work has again been chosen for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015 – June 8th until August 16th.

Sue's painting, Tanglenet 5 (no. 198), can be viewed in gallery 1Wohl, Central Hall. This gallery was curated by Royal Acamedicians Gus Cummins RA and Olwyn Bowey RA. Sue says she feels extremely priviliged to be once again part of this prestigious exhibition.  

Sue will be showing new work during this years Open Studio. She will also be demonstrating throughout the weekend. After the success of her workshops during May, Sue will be again be offering the opportunity to explore abstraction and hopefully demystify the process by a simple plan which will give continuous inspiration. Dates are available during September.
The workshops are for all abilities.

Sally Friend – Paper Works

Paper Works

Sally Friend has two drawings in "Paper Works", R K Burt Gallery, 57 Union Street, London SE1 1SG.

14th - 24th April 2015

Catch You

Catch You

Red Hair

Red Hair

Daphne Clement Open Studio

Open Studio

25 Harfield Road

Sunday 16 November

11am - 4pm

Christmas Cards • Calendars • Placemats • Coasters
Memo Boards • Mugs • Cushions … all with local interest