Exhibition: Recollected Sunlight - recent watercolour paintings by Ian Archie Beck

Monday, 09 May 2022 - Saturday, 21 May 2022
The Art Workers' Guild

An exhibition of recent watercolour paintings by Ian Archie Beck.

'My new exhibition of watercolours and acrylics is a study of the places and houses that meant something to me growing up by the sea in Brighton and Hove. I visited the seaside in July 2021 during an exceptional week of sunlight. I was armed with a list of addresses from an old Kelly’s street directory. I wanted to paint those special places both as they are now and in many cases as they were. Some have sadly been demolished, such as the Granada Cinema Hove, or might have changed almost beyond recognition in fifty years or more in which case I worked from very old snapshots like K Lane’s bookshop. In some instances I reconstructed everything from memory, like the interior of 10 Sackville Gardens.' Ian Archie Beck

Opening Hours:
Monday 9 May to Thursday 12 May 10.30 - 4.30
Monday 16 May to Saturday 21 May 10.30 - 4.30

There will be an illustrated talk by Ian Archie Beck on Saturday 21 May, 12pm. Booking is essential - to book, please email


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