The House of Rayne, established in 2000 and named after it’s founder, artist Colin Rayne, is located very close to the beautiful South Downs of East Sussex (6 miles east of Brighton, 1 hour by train from London Victoria).
Rayne is a sociable man, and enjoys interacting with others, resulting in stimulating thought, ideas and inspiration. He has a single virtue in common with Donald Trump: both are ‘teetotallers’!
He has produced a Travelogue Video of a rail tour through Europe called: A Tale of Two Cities: Geneva & Milan – click to view on Youtube.
To make an appointment to visit the gallery or for further information on any of his work, please call: 01273-302826
Colin Rayne’s remarkable versatility has resulted in the gain of some notable commissions:
Early on in the mid 1960’s when Harold Wilson was premiere, London’s Post Office Tower was erected close to Norman Rayne Ltd where Colin was studying design drawing.
Colin created an Illuminated Scale Model (1″:30′) of the building with rotating restaurant for the advertising department of P.O. Telecommunications. The resulting publicity, which included a live six minute interview on BBC TV, greatly encouraged him to work independently.
Colin was elected a Member of The British Horological Institute in 1983 and was invited to display two pieces of work in London’s Goldsmiths Hall in 1987.