Artists are in the frame at gallery

Robin Holtom's painting of dancers
Robin Holtom's painting of dancers

THESE eye-catching images are the work of a trio of talented local artists currently on display at the Burton Gallery.

The impressive exhibition at the Marine Court venue features the work of Hastings artists Robin Holtom and David Reeve and Bexhill-based John Lipsham.

An assortment of paintings of still life and local landscapes are on view as well as two bronzed-based sculptures of ballet dancers.

There are also intriguing paintings of pole dancers, girls limbering up for a ballet class and a view across St Leonards to the iconic Marine Court building.

Robin has carried out an extensive study of dancers to coincide with the current display of Degas’ dancers at the Royal Academy in London. He has even set up his own dancing pole in his studio on Marina and has two sculptures on display.

David, who lives in Old Town, has displayed a collection of views of the area as well as Dungeness beach and beyond.

And John explores abstract art using vivid colours to powerful effect with a vase and a girl playing a violin.

The artwork is on sale from £200 to £300 and the exhibition is open 11am to 5pm today (Friday) until Monday then again next weekend from Friday until Sunday (December 18).

Robin, 67, said: “I admire dancers because they are always moving and the skill is in capturing the movement. Degas was very influenced by dancers and he has in turn inspired my work.”

Gallery director, Eilidh Anderson, said: “The three artists are very talented and have displayed some stunning pieces of work here.

“There is something for everyone to admire and we have had a lot of interest already. The artwork also makes some nice ideas for Christmas presents.”

For more information about the gallery visit or call 01424 719817.