East Kent Artists Open Houses

16 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017

East Kent Artists Open Houses featuring Melanie Tong & Sarah Stokes

As the East Kent Artists Open Houses continues, New Kent Art Gallery in Broadstairs hosts a duo of female artists, Melanie Tong and Sarah Stokes, for a week long exhibition that promises to be full of colour and life.

Melanie's signature broad brush strokes and combination of blues, umbers and greens work together to create beautiful seascapes and landscapes inspired by the glorious Thanet coast. 2017 has been a fantastic year for Melanie who studied at Wimbleden College of Art, with a successful solo show in Ramsgate, followed by many collaborative and group exhibitions in Margate and beyond. New Kent Art Gallery have long been a supporter of Melanie's work and asked if she would like a show with them as demand for her work has grown.

Sarah Stokes is one of the gallery's regular feature artists and her glorious colour-filled abstract works are always popular. Sarah works from her Ramsgate based studio and often helps with local community arts projects in Thanet, including several over the summer with children's groups at the Turner Contemporary, Margate. Her works combine acrylic, charcoal and ink to create highly colourful and multi layered pieces. Her smaller pieces are intimate, whilst her large scale canvasses are wonderfully bright statements that bring any room to life.

Together, their work will be a delightful exhibition as autumn draws in and should be a refreshing tonic the the winter-time blues.