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Annual Holiday. Please note we are closed until 16th October.

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Brighton Festival Artists' Open Houses.

We are open at weekends throughout May (11 am - 5 pm) as part of the Art in Ditchling Trail.

Come and see a new exhibition - paintings of Mountains and tuck into some coffee and chocolate brownies!


Recent Publications...

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Rook's Hill - Ghost Tales from a Hidden World

by Rosemary Pavey

Ten stories of life and death to stir the imagination - intriguing, entertaining and beautifully written, Meet 'The Thing' in The Old Rectory, a lethal adversary at chess, a dying painter and two old bats who run a pets' cemetery...

Listen. Draw up a chair. The wind has a tale to tell and you might be surprised to hear what the wind knows.


166 pp Paperback  6"x9"


January Blues

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If there is one thing that Sussex excels in during January, it is surely mud. Old Sussex dialect has almost 20 words to describe mud in all its manifestations: sticky mud, slimy mud, sloppy mud, black mud... We seem to have them all on the farm and my treck to feed the geese in the morning takes me through such a series swamps, I shall soon resemble one of those proverbial countrywomen whose long legs were said to derive from pulling their feet out of the mire. That said, there is something profoundly satisfying about sploshing through January. The clutter of Christmas is past; the tax return has finally been filed and just before the world launches into its next stampede, there are a few days for quiet reflection. One can take stock, imagine new paths, believe, however briefly, that this year will bring fresh insights and rewards... In a good year, a timely dose of 'flu extends these days into a couple of weeks and one can imagine all possibilities from a sick-bed! Ideas begin to ferment, yet it is not until the pencil actually hits paper that anything can come of them.

A rook, which I saw strutting and parading on a cliff-top last year in the Isle of White, has taken up residence in the studio, charcoal feathers ruffled by an invisible breeze. And suddenly I feel I have taken flight myself. I have made the paper dirty. Hurrah! And this year I might be brave enough to do as rooks do and trust life and limb to the wind...




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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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A new series of paintings exploring the landscape of Mountains.

Ever suffer from mountain-sickness - the longing to take off into wild and inaccessible places?

300 miles from the nearest peak, Rosemary finds a cure by swapping boots for brushes and takes a walk in paint through the wilderness landscapes of her mind.

Exhibition open throughout weekends in May and at other times when possible. Please see opening times for daily information.


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