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Venue address: Victoria Institute, 10, Tarrant Street BN18 9DG

Manny Woodard

I worked in graphic design, then as a fine art stencil maker. Throughout my life I have drawn intermittently. But I like the emotion that can be expressed by such a simple medium as charcoal and pencil. I started making sculpture in my fifties. Sculpting for me is like drawing in 3D. It’s all about the lines and marks. I have won the ING Discerning Eye and the Chelsea Art Prize for sculpture and my sculptures have sold in art galleries in the UK. I stopped making art for many years as my husband Roy and I renovated houses. Now I am back to making art and seeing where it takes me. In October 23 I won Worthing Portrait Artist of the Year.

Roy Woodard

Roy studied Graphic Design at the London College of Printing. After college he freelanced as a book illustrator, specialising in diagrams and detailed illustrations for educational books. Under the name Fairchild, Roy produced paintings and prints for London Contemporary Art, an international publishing company. He became one of the top selling artists in America and Japan with solo exhibitions in major cities including New York, Washington and Tokyo.


In his fifties, after the directors of LCA retired, and followed closely by the collapse of the Equitable Life Pension Company which lost most of his pension, Roy stopped painting and put his savings into rental properties. What started as a five-year plan to safeguard the family’s future turned into fifteen years of building work and maintenance. In hindsight he still doesn’t know if that was the right decision but ‘there is no rewind button.’ He and his wife Manny have now returned to painting and are represented by Felix Rosenstiels Widow and Sons. Roy also writes short stories and poems and sometimes reads at open mic events in local pubs and anywhere else that will have him.

Ian Woodard

I have lived in Italy for the last twelve years. I seem to be one of those people that prefers to be a stranger in a foreign land. There is a degree of distance about living in a place where the language and general culture is sometimes difficult to understand. I have always been drawn to individuals who are on the fringes. Although my images tend to be hard, they are, I believe, also compassionate. I work in welded steel and concrete and in quieter moments I paint in oils. I have had exhibitions in Italy and England.

Anelio Rossini Woodard

Anelio is the grandson of the artists Manny and Roy Woodard. He lives in Italy with his father Ian, who is an artist and builder, and his mother Silvia, an art therapist. Anelio was born in 2019. His artwork is published by Felix Rosenstiel’s Widow and Son. He may well be one of the world’s youngest internationally published artists. 


We do not wish to present Anelio as some kind of child prodigy. Simply put, Anelio enjoys painting and occasionally he does something that we feel is rather lovely. Obviously, he has grown up seeing his family paint and likes to take part but there has been a conscious decision to not influence him in any way. The only adult involvement is to press the paintings flat and repair any tears or joins in the paper. Other than that, they are entirely Anelio’s own work. His other interests include dinosaurs, sharks and riding his bicycle.

Instagram: @mannywoodardart

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Tel: 07798 826344

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