Open studio for Artwave…

For 3 weekends in August Jacky will be opening her studio at Glynde Gardens.

She will be showing her stonecarving, found sculptures, charcoal drawing and paintings.

On Sundays from 2pm she will be opening her garden…

Glynde Gardens Open Studio, Artwave Venue 17

Open 10.30 – 5.30pm 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31 Aug

1 Sep

6 values for Firle C of E Primary school…

Last month I completed a project for Firle school working on their 6 values of  kindness, respect, working with others, forgiveness, perseverance and aspiration.

I spent a day with the children in their classes where they each interpreted one of the values by linking it to relevant gospel stories. This was through drawing or painting.

Here are a selection of the children’s drawings…

Every single one is going to be made into a prayer flag which will then be hung outside the school.

In addition, I painted my own interpretation of each value which I then presented back to the school in assembly one month later.

The children recognised all the values through the pictures (for which I was very happy and relieved!)

Pictures here…

Crowdfunder, Stone carving at Tout quarry..

Ever since visiting on form sculpture park last year I have been spending all my available time learning to carve stone. I love it. There is a stone carving course in Dorset at Tout quarry, Portland Stone Quarry trust, which I would like to go on to help me improve. This money will help pay for it.

So far I have raised £400…


In return for a donation I would like to give the following:

£10     Postcard designed by me

£20     Original charcoal bird sketch

£40     a place on Walk and create

£60     A4 limited edition print

£100   A3 limited edition print

£250   small stone carving (this may take some time!)

If you would like to help, please follow the link here

Thank you

Here are some photos of my current stonecarvings..

Book stories…

At the weekend I spent another afternoon at one of my favourite places to be, Much Ado Books in Alfriston. So much more than a book store…

much ado books

For most of my adult life I wanted to open a book shop, but when I found Much Ado Books several years ago I immediately knew I wouldn’t. And this was a good thing! They had already created the perfect place for book lovers so I didn’t have to, it was here already 🙂

Anyway, the reason I was here on Sunday was to continue a project I am working on collecting people’s book stories. Favourite books, childhood memories of books, most influential book – anything at all. And they came flooding in from visitors…


One couple had travelled all the way from Milton Keynes because of a book the husband had first seen 63 years ago, The Countryside Companion. It had a photo of Alfriston high street and he wanted to see how it had changed over the years, a perfect example of a book story!

milton keynes couple

A woman I spoke with, visiting with her daughters and grandson, said she felt quite emotional writing her book story. She could see how her love of books had been passed down the generations. Here is her story…

and here is her grandson’s…


his favourite story is batman!

At this stage I am not sure how my book stories project will turn out. My finished piece of work may be the handwritten stories by people visiting Much Ado Books, they may be published into a little book, I may make a piece of artwork incorporating them, or photos of them. I don’t know yet. At present I am happy making my postbox for the stories and talking to people, gathering their stories.

If you would like to pop along to Much Ado Books and share your own book stories I shall be visiting next on Wednesday 19 June, 2 – 4pm and Saturday 29th June between 2 and 4pm.

I hope to see you there…



matter back

contemporary art exhibition at  Glynde Place

Fri 12 April 6 – 9pm  Opening night drinks, all welcome

Sat 13 & Sun 14 April 10.30 – 5.30pm

The Coach House, Glynde Place

Glynde, BN8 6SX

Paint, print, sculpture, drawing, performance art

Artists:  Jenny Arran  Chiari Bianchi  Sarah Colbourne  Bob Dixon  Linda Felcey      Richard Gravett  Alexander Johnson  Jacky Misson  Lucy Newman                               Isobel Smith   Guy Stevens  Emily Warren


Artists at Glynde Place

In September 2018 Jacky curated another exhibition at  the Coach House, Glynde Place


Artists taking part were Jenny Arran, Sarah Colbourne, Bob Dixon, Alexander Johnson, Lucy Newman, Isobal Smith, Guy Stevens and Emily Warren….


We had another fantastic turnout with just over 350 people over the weekend.

Chalkpit exhibition

opening night

Over the weekend I curated and contributed to the Chalkpit exhibition of contemporary art at Glynde Place.

It was a lovely, sunny weekend and we attracted over 300 visitors.

The incredibly talented and varied artists I asked to work alongside me were;            Jenny Arran, Sarah Colbourne, Bob Dixon, Alexander Johnson, Lucy Newman, Isobel Smith, Guy Stevens and Emily Warren.

The exhibition pieces…


Visitor comments…




Chalkpit project


chalk pit vista

As Artist-in-residence for Glynde, I am working on a project based on the chalkpit at the back of Teddy Street.

Called Balcombe Pit, it was in operation from the 1840s right up until the 1980s.

I became interested in the chalkpit after doing some research at The Keep and coming across the 1881 census for the village…


As you can see, most of the people worked in the chalkpit.

Today, the chalkpit is unused apart from the odd dog walker and kids playing. It is tucked away and you would easily walk straight past the entrance without even knowing it is there.

I decided to make it the central point of my first project as Artist-in-residence.

Over the coming year I will be involving local residents of Glynde and other artists to put together a collection of work and hold a variety of events around Balcombe Pit.

Exhibition of 99 ways to map a walk

Here is the overview I used for the public opening of my 99 ways to map a walk at Martyrs’ Gallery, Lewes…



This is a map I drew of the walk…

The walk. From Martyrs’ Gallery, Lewes


Here is the walk starting with your back to Martyrs’ Gallery in Fisher Street…





Here is the gallery on day 1:



And throughout the week…


And public opening for the weekend…



Some examples of the drawings by visitors (and me)…







Day 5, 99 ways to map a walk…

Loving the way the gallery looks this morning. Really coming together…


First people arrive…


and the floor is proving popular today…


another family pop in..


and the massive charcoal is out again…


Smiles all round…


and another cute dog…


Another enjoyable day.

Putting final touches to the gallery before it opens for public viewing tomorrow…