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Recognise this place?

Inspired by the Sussex Downs, Rosemary's show tracks the changing seasons in Nature with new works added as the year unfolds.

Opening times vary. If you are passing please call in at any time, or contact me to say when you would like to come and I will make sure I am there to open up.Safest bets are Tues-Sat. mornings 10.30-1.00. afternoons 2.30-4.00.

Paintings, prints, photography, chalk carvings and more...

Recent Publications...

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Feasts and Festivites: More Delights from a Sussex Kitchen  by

Joyce Hiorns and Rosemary Pavey

What does your childhood taste of? Rosemary Pavey rediscovers the recipes her mother wrote for 'The Lady' magazine back in the '70s. The flavours unlock a flood of memories and ideas which inspired a lifelong love of letters.

In J's kitchen every day was a cause for celebration. Here's food for body and mind!

Bon Appétit!

82pp Paperback  6"x8"

44 colour photographs

About the Artist

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Rosemary Pavey was born and spent her childhood in Brighton. After reading  for 2 degrees in English at St. Hugh's college, Oxford, she worked briefly in Cumbria before returning to Sussex and beginning a career as a freelance painter. Though she is best known for her prints and cards of local landscapes, she works with a wide range of subjects and styles. Many relate to the natural world, reflecting her role as wildlife officer at Stoneywish Nature Reserve, where she looks after the waterbirds, but she is equally happy to be painting figures, interiors and still life.

Rosemary began writing fiction for pleasure when she was a child and in recent years she has returned to her writer's desk, producing two novels and numerous short stories and articles, which are available on Kindle or as paperbacks .


If not at the studio at Dumbrell's she is probably out chasing her husband's geese on the Reserve, or busy scribbling the next volume!

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Stop Press...


UK Southern     Book Show

Sat. 4th March

Pavilion Theatre,  (the pier), Worthing

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Rosemary Pavey will be one of 60 writers taking part in this event. Come along to 'meet the authors', and discover what is happening in the local world of publishing. Books for sale. Author signings. Author presentations. A fascinating day for book-lovers.

Entry Free.

Studio News

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Visit the studio


Unit 13,Turner-Dumbrell Workshops, Ditchling.

Open most Saturday mornings 10.30-1.00 and whenever I am working there. ( mornings and afternoons Tues-Fri)

Please feel free to come and browse without obligation.

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