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Samantha Butcher and Chris Schneider exhibit a range of their paintings at various shows throughout the year which are available to purchase. They are always happy to discuss Acrylic Pouring and the sessions they run so do come and say hello.

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Gallery 35, Cranbrook, Kent

There’s a new gallery opening in Cranbrook this Saturday 2nd September. Chris Schneider and Samantha Butcher are delighted to have a selection of their paintings and prints on display.


There is a wonderful array of work in the gallery from paintings, prints, pottery and some beautiful jewellery. It is well worth a visit and you will be supporting local artists.

LOCATION: 35 High Street, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3DN

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FINISHED Crowborough Art’s Open Studios Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd Sept

Chris is very excited to be taking part in Crowborough Art’s Open Studios this September. She will be showing a selection of her original paintings, prints and greeting cards.


Chris will be at Caroline Martin’s beautiful venue. Caroline is a wonderful artist who creates original multi layered abstract paintings, working on large canvasses and wood panels. Also at the venue will be ceramist Yolande Beer’s colourful pieces and large, unique slip scraffito pots.

The Open Studios has always been a showcase for Crowborough artists, both professional and amateur, but we have also had exhibitors from Mayfield, Rotherfield, Tunbridge Wells, Five Ashes, Heathfield, Hildenborough, Wadhurst and as far away as Brighton.

VENUE 2: The Thatched Cottage, Southview Road, Crowborough TN6 1HW
TIME: 11am - 5pm
DATES: Sat 2nd & Sunday 3rd September


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FINISHED "Breathing Space" Art Exhibition Sat 8th-Sun 9th July

Chris Schneider is delighted that her painting "Exhale" has been chosen for this summer exhibition. The show features 18 artists and is being held in memory of fellow artist and friend Louise Gardner and to raise money for mental health charity Mind. You can expect to see a wide range of beautiful, inspiring and affordable artworks.


The theme and title was chosen in recognition of the work done at the Victoria Pavilion Support Centre, providing a haven for those in need of temporary respite, recovery, rest, change of scene or viewpoint. It also reflects their mission to promote and encourage individual and community well being and that of national charity Mind, in fighting to ensure that everyone needing support for their mental health can access that support.


Chris hopes you will come and see this beautiful and inspiring collection of works by Sussex artists. All donations and percentage of sales go to support charity Mind. 

VENUE: Victoria Pavilion, Victoria Pleasure Ground, Uckfield TN22 5DJ
TIME: 10am - 4pm
DATES: Sat 8th & Sun 9th July

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FINISHED South East Open Studios (SEOS) June 2nd - 18th

Samantha Butcher and Chris Schneider are excited to announce that they will be taking part in the South East Open Studios (SEOS) in June. They will both be opening up their homes in Buxted to display a range of paintings, jewellery, photography, stained glass and bespoke handbags.

The SEOS is one of the most established annual arts events in the UK. It is a 17-day event showcasing creative talent all over the South East. It takes place across Kent, East Sussex and the Surrey Borders, from Edenbridge to Ramsgate, Rochester to Hastings … and everywhere in between!

Samantha Butcher's venue is at Shouli Gate Cottage, Buxted TN22 4JW. Samantha will be showing her beautiful original acrylic paintings and cards. Joining her will be Patricia Buchanan who makes bespoke handbags in Harris Tweed and Julie Knight with her wonderful stained glass pieces.

Chris' venue is 5 doors up from Samantha's and is at Tarnhurst, Buxted TN22 4JW. Chris will be displaying a range of her original acrylic abstracted landscapes, abstracts and greeting cards. Joining Chris is Jan Beesley who creates wonderful expressionist photography and Jayne Luscombe who creates one-off pieces of jewellery from silver, enamel and gold. Chris will also be selling for charity, homemade cake and tea/coffee.

Both venues will be open from 11am - 5pm in June:

Fri 2nd - Sun 4th, Thur 8th - Sun 11th & Fri 16th - Sun 18th.

Also, around the corner at 85 Five Ash Down, TN22 3AP will be the talented Jo McGilvary with her beautiful watercolour paintings, prints and cards.

Do pop in and say hello as it is a great way to support local artists and learn more about their work.


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FINISHED Nutley Christmas Craft Fair 

Samantha Butcher and Chris Schneider will be selling a selection of their wonderful paintings, greeting cards and Acrylic Pouring course vouchers at this craft fair. 

There will also be some lovely craft for sale, all made by people from the Weald Crafts group. It's a great way to support local crafts. Do pop in and say hello x

Date: Sat 26th November

Time: 10am-4pm

Entry: Free

Location: Nutley War Memorial Hall, Nutley High Street, TN22 3NE

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FINISHED Biddenden Tractorfest

Samantha Butcher and Chris Schneider will be showing their paintings in The Weald Arts & Crafts Group Marquee. 

Biddenden Tractorfest is an annual event, now entering its 8th year. The essence of Tractorfest is the provision of a gentle summer day out in a country fair setting with nostalgic sights and sounds. Tractor rides, numerous arena displays such as dog shows, falconry, working horses, craft stalls, children’s entertainment, enticing local artisan food & drink and fantastic live music are just some of the attractions.

Location: Civic Holden Farm, Sissinghurst Road, Biddenden, Kent TN27 8EZ

Date: August Sat 20th & Sun 21st

Time: 10am-5pm

Cost: Ticketed event


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FINISHED South East Open Studios

Samantha Butcher and Chris Schneider will be showing their work as part of the South East Open Studios (SEOS) in June. They are on page 67 of the SEOS brochure and the venue is called “Tarnhurst” and is located in Buxted.

Samantha and Chris will be selling their original acrylic paintings as well as cards. They will be joined by Jo Mcgilvary with her beautiful watercolour paintings, prints, tote bags and cards. Patricia Buchanan will also be at the venue with her unique handmade tweed handbags.

There will be also be homemade cake and coffee for sale. 
Do pop in and say hello. 

June: Sat 4th, Sun 5th, Fri 10th, Sat 11th, Sun 12th, Fri 17th, Sat 18th & Sun 19th

Time: 10am-4pm

Cost: Free

Location: Tarnhurst, Buxted, East Sussex TN22 4JW

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