A little bit about me!

I am an artist living and working in Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex. I love the extraordinary light that comes from the surrounding hills, river and sea, it makes Shoreham such a rich place to draw and paint.
A few years ago I was asked to design a sculpture resembling a shepherd to go on the roundabout in north Shoreham, it’s still there today, keeping the concrete sheep in order!

My first pieces of publicly available art were based on the vintage style travel posters from the early part of the 20th century. I love these old travel posters, they always make me feel I want to go to the place they are advertising. In 2013 I started to design a series based on my home town. Much to my delight, the people of Shoreham liked them enough to buy them and there are now 6 in the series. The ‘Shoreham Airport’ design has now travelled far and wide and copies have been sold to customers in Hawaii, Australia, USA and many european countries.
In 2014 I started to develop a range of watercolours of views in Sussex.
In 2015 I was commissioned by Adur & Worthing council to produce graphic designs for the glazing at the new Shoreham Centre. I took the same style approach as my ‘Beautiful Shoreham’ poster range and created views of old and new Shoreham, a collection of sailing vessels on the River Adur and a celebration of flight from the  Shoreham Airport.

My more recent work includes oil paintings of scenes in and around Sussex. My main subjects as a painter are landscapes and seascapes. These allow me to forge a deep connection with nature. The process of observing and capturing the changing light, colours, textures, and moods of the natural world provide me with a sense of serenity and grounding. It’s a way to immerse myself in the beauty of the environment that surrounds me.

My seascapes particularly evoke a wide range of emotions. I find that the emotional response to weather and various sea states translates into colour and movement, the process can often be electrifying! The vastness of a seascape or the tranquility of a rural landscape can resonate with people on a profound level. As an artist, I want to convey these emotions and experiences through my paintings, creating a personal and emotional connection with my audience.

I teach art on a one-to-one, small and large group basis. See my teaching page HERE for further details.

I hope you enjoy my work.

To contact me, please email danny@beautifulshoreham.co.uk

Danny McBride