Updated: Jun 8, 2022
Really enjoyed meeting and chatting to many people at the Sussex Art Fair. Now I have uploaded my most recent collection of hand-ground soil art paintings to my website Gallery, so you can find anything you saw and liked at the Fair here
In the coming week I will upload many of the Sussex landscape and nature sketches.
For the last three years I have been collecting small quantities of local soils and other local materials to hand grind into pigments that can provide a strong link to place. I have collected a yellow ochre from my garden and other ochres, browns and reds as well as white chalks all from within two miles of my house. I only collect very small amounts and never leave any visible mark. These art works, with their warm earthy colours, can then help to raise all our consciousness of the preciousness of soil, and how important it is not only to protect soils but adopt farming techniques that care for and improve the richness of our local soils.
I have not linked the online payment system on the website. If you see an artwork you like contact me direct to chat and discuss the details such as price and postage.
Creating this online collection is a new initiative so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any comments.
GO TO Soil Art Collection
David Sheil Studio