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South Downs Heritage Centre

Artists & Makers

Christine Varley


"...it’s all in the Eyes!" This is what people say when they see one of my beautiful portraits. The secret to a great animal portrait is getting the eyes right - they have so much character, like they will jump out of the picture! I am a great lover of animals which, hopefully, is reflected in my detailed watercolour paintings.

My experience as a portrait artist gives me a great understanding of the importance of the relationship between the owners and their pets.

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Christine Varley

Medium(s):

Watercolour

Christine Varley

Medium(s):

Watercolour

Christine Varley


"...it’s all in the Eyes!" This is what people say when they see one of my beautiful portraits. The secret to a great animal portrait is getting the eyes right - they have so much character, like they will jump out of the picture! I am a great lover of animals which, hopefully, is reflected in my detailed watercolour paintings.

My experience as a portrait artist gives me a great understanding of the importance of the relationship between the owners and their pets.

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Heritage Centre Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday: 9:00 - 17:30
Sunday: 10:30 - 16:30 (Browsing from 10:00) 

The Barn Coffee Shop & Restaurant Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday: 9:00 - 17:30
Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00

Latest News

Juliet Sargeant talk raises £800 for local hospice

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Our Partners

Tates Of Sussex

The South Downs Heritage Centre is located at South Downs Nurseries, part of the Tates of Sussex Garden Centre Group