Martin Bradshaw, a wonderful artist and cellist lived in Watchbell Street for many years. As a musician he played with the BBC orchestra in London and travelled the world. When he retired from the BBC he concentrated on his painting, being influenced by the late John Piper. Some of his paintings hang in the Fletchers House restaurant in Lion Street as well as cards of his art.
He moved to St Leonards and became involved in running the Hastings Arts Forum as well as helping artists to exhibit. He now has his own show, sharing it with his friend Francis Bristow (sculptor). The opening is on the evening of Friday, October 4 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The exhibition will run until October 13 and is open for viewing from Tuesday to Sunday between 11am and 5pm. Bradshaw’s beautiful paintings have changed into vibrant colours depicting nature and people, subjects reflecting his new environment.
It’s well worth a trip to St Leonards – take a stroll on the beach as the Art Gallery is right on the sea front. Go to martinbradshawartist.blogspot.com to find out more about him and his art.
Image Credits: Martin Bradshaw .