Sardines For Tea are Clare and Richard Gunson. Much of their mixed media work has a strong coastal influence, often incorporating found, reclaimed and salvaged objects.
Their large Shipping Forecast, typography-based work has a nostalgic, poetic feel and is displayed in their own handmade, hand painted, wooden frames.
Recent works include Richard's love of the photographic image being combined with collected items to create Clare's contemporary assemblages, displayed in handmade wooden boxes bringing in urban, rural and coastal themes.
Richard's photography features again in deconstructed, waxed, photographic pieces , adding depth and texture to captured moments.
The couple's smaller pieces include bird watercolour and ink work, which is mounted on reclaimed wood and presented in a contemporary box frame.