Come  and meet two new artists at Ethel Loves Me on Saturday 15th September as the Ethels join  in the spirit of the Rye Arts Festival. Ethel Loves Me are pleased tol welcome their first artist named Ethel - Ethel Davies  - who will be exhibiting her fantastic 3D photography from all around the globe in addition to a special series of photographs and prints shot  in Rye. 

Matt James Healy is a London born artist and poet, now living in Folkestone and working in the European Romantic Tradition. Employing language and lyrical imagery, punctuated with surrealism, satire and irreverence, he explores and exploits the ongoing and hopeless search for true knowledge and understanding, 

Both artists will be at Ethel Loves Me from 3pm on Saturday 15th September, so please come along and see their work whilst enjoying afternoon sweet treats and prosecco. 


If you love us too, please vote for us in the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2018…

We’re extremely proud to announce that we’ve been nominated by some lovely customers for the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2018 in the Best Interiors Store category. The Ethels couldn’t be more thrilled so if you like what we do too and would like to vote for us, please go to  and scroll down to Best Interiors Store category… 

Thanks in advance for your support!!!

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Wonderful abstract art and furniture from Tina kaul

ETHEL LOVES ME is delighted to showcase works from the very talented and local Tina Kaul. Wonderful and bold abstract paintings and furniture.... along with Tina's fantastic art she is also an accomplished musician (Talent abounds)!!


Over the past decade she has lived in London, New York City, Sydney, Berlin and Hamburg, with many trips and shorter adventures to other parts of the world in between.  

From the dazzling lights and swooningly high buildings of The Big Apple, to the extraordinary neon crabs in the Galapagos Islands, Christina finds inspiration in the diverse tapestry of culture, colour and natural splendour she has been privileged to experience. Her abstract art draws together all of these elements and reflects a love of travel and a thirst for adventure. 


Using primarily acrylic on canvas, she creates bold abstract designs animated with a vibrant colour palette often including metallics, gold mica flakes and iridescent interference shades.

Come and see Tina's vibrant work at Ethel loves me in rye

A Collection of our artists from 2017 and some new ones 

For the New year  ETHEL LOVES ME will be staging an eclectic choice of paintings and limited prints by various artists, some that have exhibited with us before and new emerging talent.

James Tomlinson: Self-taught, James initially expressed himself through graffiti art which involved several brushes with the law, and now works in various mediums including painting and photography in addition to working as an artisan stonemason and restorer on heritage projects including commissions for the restoration of England's cathedral churches.

Becky Coates: A series of paintings, inspired by the glories of the local landscape and the changing seasons, alongside works in other mediums.

Carrie Warrior: Carrie is a fine art graduate and a dab hand with flowers running Warrior Flowers in St Leonards!! We have several quirky and unique prints and oil paintings by her.

Nina Thorndike: The lovely Nina has individual, unique and wonderful pieces with us in different and very interesting mediums.

Andrew Viner:  Fantastic paintings predominately painted in oils using various framing techniques such as old school desks to showcase his work inspired by the coast line.

Max Wildman: This very talented chap paints in the style of Alfred Wallis, absolutely amazing reproductions of this naive art.  

Fred Masters: His paintings, mainly in oils and acrylic, vary in subject matter, ranging from the quite figurative to the purely abstract.

Ethel Loves all her artists and we have many more pieces from such wonderful and local talent... The sweetest illustrations by Laura Stanley, fantastic cards from Eleanor Booth and Emma Harris along with unique and individual gifts for sale

Ethel Loves Me is a fun place to be and is really proud of what she stands for by supporting local talent and her wonderful students.....


A Collection by Fred Masters - 20th October to 16th Novenber

New Rye gallery and concept store ETHEL LOVES ME will be staging a show of paintings by fine artist and former art teacher Fred Masters.


Fred studied fine art for four years at Manchester and Sunderland art colleges, followed by a year at Leeds college of art where he studied for an art teachers' diploma.  He subsequently painted and taught art in grammar and independent schools, before taking early retirement.

His paintings, mainly in oils and acrylic, vary in subject matter, ranging from the quite figurative to the purely abstract.  He has exhibited at various places in the UK including Newcastle, Oxford, Devon and Surrey and often works in series, developing an idea where one painting leads to another, before moving on to another theme.


Ethel Loves Me will be showing work from several of his series including Nocturnes and Tango as well as bold and vibrant patterned work inspired by Moroccan design. Signed limited editions will be available in addition to original works.

The private view will take place on the evening of 3rd November and the show will run until 16th November.



Rebecca Coates of Float Press will be exhibiting a series of new paintings, inspired by the glories of the local landscape and the changing seasons, alongside works in other mediums at her show Weald Meets The Marsh – A Landscape Study by Float Press, to be staged at new gallery and creative space ETHEL LOVES ME at 17 East Street in Rye from 22nd September to 11th October.

Rebecca grew up in Kent and East Sussex and studied at Chelsea School of Art and Middlesex University in London, graduating with a degree in Three Dimensional Design. Her early career was focused on product design and sculpture, before setting up Float Press with her husband Gary McKay. Inspired by their location at Float Farm in the middle of the Brede valley, Rebecca set about producing work reflecting her immediate surroundings, letting nature become her muse. The quiet Wealden countryside features in all her work – a celebration of local flora and fauna, abundant hedgerows, the structural grids of fields, the eerie marshland and soft, vernacular local architecture.

The new show includes a series of artworks mixing which presents a sometimes abstracted, impressionistic, delicate and textural take on local landscapes.  Float Press will also be presenting additional pieces in different mediums reflecting earlier stages of Float Press and Rebecca’s work, and signed limited edition pieces will be available alongside original works.
The private view takes place on Friday 22nd September – 6-8pm at Ethel Loves Me, 17 East Street, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7JY


GROUP Exhibition! - August 26th - 20th SEPTEMBER

ETHEL is celebrating up-and-coming local talent with a new group show, which will run in the gallery until 20th September. The show includes work in different mediums by local, emerging artists, all at the outset of their careers, taking in photography, embroidery, fine art, collage and graphic design. 


Beth Greenfield explores contemporary conceptions about identity and persona in her work, examining how fashion, music and gender are key factors in determining how she sees and places herself within the ideology of wider society. She is currently studying Fine Art at the University of Brighton and her four, collaged works are strong, vibrant graphic pieces which reflect contemporary youth culture and pose questions about fragmentation, trend and identity.   


Emma Georgiana Harris is currently studying at Canterbury and takes her inspiration from the natural world, presenting a series of exquisite, hand embroidered flowers alongside bright portraits of dinosaurs accessorised and feminised with flowers, harking back to a childhood fascination with all things extinct and a love of the beauty of flora and fauna.  


Daisy Hosmer-Wright has just graduated from the Rye Studio school and is about to start studying Fine Art at Falmouth. She also presents a series of hand-embroidered pieces, her unique interpretation of the signs of the zodiac, plus two giant canvases that offer glimpses into the world of solitary female figures, expressing mixed emotions of melancholy, hope and expectation.  


Rye-based photographer Cameron Evans is drawn to once grand but now long abandoned buildings, and his incredibly evocative images capture haunting and possibly haunted decaying spaces, full of dusty motes and eerie light and ranging from empty Gothic schools and boarded-up chateaux to deserted chapels and derelict asylums.