Artist follows his first love


The Red Door Alchemist Gallery, 58 Cinque Ports Street, is off to a flying start after the owner recently opened this new art venue with her own work. Well known local artist, Andrew Blyth, has taken residence for two weeks to show his beautiful work with delicate yet vibrant colours.

Andrew Blyth watercolour ‘Waves Breaking on Rocks’

Andrew, now retired, has stepped back from his profession (architecture) and voluntary work which gives him more time for what has been his creative interest since childhood.

He has exhibited in the Rye Art Gallery and is well known for his watercolours. He is inspired by light and said: “I enjoy the architecture of our town, and the relationship with the landscape can give artists a lot of inspiration.”

In the 90s Andrew and his partner Liz Butt, set up the Fountain Gallery in Hampton Court with an artist co-operative to run it. He was a trustee at the Rye Art Gallery where he was responsible for the design of the new extension which went on to win a major award from Sussex Heritage Trust. The exhibition will last to December 10, from 11am to 5pm each day.

Image Credits: Gillian Roder .

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  1. I went in to see the exhibition on Saturday…I was most impressed by all the paintings. A real joy to be able to have a look at Andrews evocative pictures capturing atmosphere of many places in the difficult medium of watercolour.
    Highly recommended to go and see for yourselves before it ends….you will regret not going…and may miss buying a perfect Christmas present for a special person…or treating yourself.


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