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Polly Raynes

"John is one of the members of the Fiveways Artists Group"

Polly Raynes

202 Ditchling Road


After a years foundation course, I studied Illustration at Brighton Art Faculty from 1980-1983, after which I worked on publishing, television design and advertising projects through my agents ‘The Artworks’.

Arches Florence

I taught at Brighton and Eastbourne Art Faculties and in 1991 wrote and illustrated ‘Watercolour workstation’ which introduced the fundamental techniques and approaches to water-colour painting.

In recent years I have concentrated more on Gallery work, with private commissions such as Reids Hotel Madeira and Amana - Japan, exhibiting in Portugal, America, Tokyo, Zambia, France, Venice and Britain. 


Grand Canal Venice

Watery Entrance Venice

My work has been exhibited in the Royal Watercolour Society Bankside Gallery, Wildlife Society, Pastel Society- Mall Gallery; Wild Arts Society and regularly at the Medici Gallery.

In the year 2000,1 decided to open our house as part of the Brighton Festival The experience was both terrifying and great fun! So on becoming part of the ‘Five ways Group’, I am looking forward to opening the house again this May.

Lloyds London

Reaching the Nectar

Sun Drenched Valley

Teaching holidays in Turkey is another venture that I have become involved with, this involves me in teaching again as well as returning to an area of Europe where I love to paint and sketch,

Reids Madeira

Snowy Copse, The Downs.

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