This retrospective of post-war artist Stanley Simmonds showcases a journey which spans both the decades and differing artistic genres. From abstractism and cubism to portraits, the colourful to the dulled, this show is nothing if not diverse.

Upon entering the grand building of Lewes House, you are first greeted by lavish landscape oil paintings, which could be equated to the eloquence of Wordsworth in a frame. Typical of his early work, the luscious strokes of deep greens and bursts of colour capture England’s delicate wilderness beautifully.

Fluidly following on from the nature-inspired pieces are some of the artist’s later works, which were highly influenced by industrial life.

The juxtaposition of the industrial paintings, mostly composed of earthy tones, against the strong array of colours included in his earlier work is an impressive metamorphosis in itself. Pieces such as Roof Scene or Billingsgate, painted in the 1950 and 1960s, encapsulate and romanticise city life perfectly; one can almost hear the hustle and bustle of busy London.

This exhibition certainly will not disappoint any avid abstract or post-war art lovers. With paintings ranging from dramatic landscapes to more subdued industrialised scenes, the range and intricacy of Stanley Simmonds is bound to impress and enrapture.

As of Saturday, May 17, there will be more paintings on show at the Foundry Gallery, Old Market Lane Garage, North Street, Lewes, as well as at Lewes House