ART ON THE RIVER was founded and curated by Mary Beaney, (nee Reay).

She held her first exhibition in her Riverside Studio in 1995.  Mary invited her friends, many of whom studied Fine Art with her at the Eastbourne College of Technology -ECAT - (now known as Southdown College) to exhibit with her.

Guest artists showing with Mary over the years 1995 - 2010 :-

PAINTINGS/MIXED MEDIA - Angela Perrin, Anthony McIntosh, Ben Ecclestone, Christine Dunn, Dagmara Rudkin, David Armitage, Elda Abramson, Fleur Gray, Helene Thorne, Jill Emslie RIP, John Powley, Kate Penoyre, Kate Sayers,  Kristine Powley, Rae Cecil, Rita Herbert, Rosemary Newton, Sarah Stokes, Susan Zuppinger RIP, Viv Cecil.

CERAMICS/SCULPTURE - Anthony Hammond, Barbara Collins, Daphne Hedges, Debra Thompsett, Fiona Blessington, Jana Bednarkova, John Warren,  Judy Maplin RIP, Julie Ford, Julie Snowball, Michele Findlay, Nannette Berresford,  Penny Rowland-Jones RIP, Rachel Armitage, Sarah Palmer, Sheena Bourn, Sheila Alblas.

As well as being co-founder of Chalk Gallery, Lewes, and Art @ da Vinci, Eastbourne, (no longer participating in either)  Mary has, over time,  curated many exhibitions in and around Sussex  showcasing quality affordable real art by professional, national and international  artists.

This website is now home only to -

MARY BEANEY - Paintings/Mixed Media/Collage with photographic element/Print


ADAM BEANEY - Wildlife & Landscape photography home and abroad and Motor Sport.

Welcome to Art on the River

Next Exhibition -

Pure Art Fair          

Next Workshop -

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