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OPEN HOUSES 2019 - drawing

Sue Derbyshire and Patrick Warren

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

53

Two artists working in a variety of mediums.

7 St Ann's Crescent, SW18 2ND
Valerie Taylor, Bob Read, Ann Sohn Rethel, Ann Funston

Tooting/Furzedown

59

ANN SOHN RETHEL makes pots for people to use in their daily lives. Using Chinese brushes, she decorates red earthenware with elements inspired by the natural world, such as butterflies and dragonflies or details of natural patterns and forms, although not always necessarily realistic. "I like the finished pot to retain the feel of the clay from which it was made. And I like the combination of conscious design and randomness, to which the art of making pots lends itself."

ANN FUNSTON's love of glass began with creating stained glass panels that often emulate landscape elements, many examples of which may be seen in this house. Of late she has been producing dishes and tiles using fused and slumped glass techniques. As can also be seen in her watercolours, colour is her joy and her strength. VALERIE TAYLOR paints mainly with water-based paints and charcoal, revelling in the broad sweeps of landscape (or lines of the human form), working as much as possible from drawings and sketches made in the open air. Having worked a lot in Cornwall and Wales of late, she has this year been concentrating on projects inspired by Herefordshire and the Yorkshire Dales. Training has been lifelong and somewhat haphazard, using Adult Education facilities such as Folkestone Art Centre, St. Ives School of Painting and Morley College.

Apart from two years living on a Scottish Island, Battersea-born BOB READ has always lived in South London, and has drawn inspiration from both worlds. He left a career in commercial architecture to study art at Chelsea School of Art and Kingston College. Working across a range of media and scales, his paintings explore colour, space and atmosphere. He has always maintained an interest in mark-making and the language of painting. His personal expression has derived from years spent drawing straight lines in architecture, both as reaction to the rational and in appreciation of structural forms. Consequently, subject matter tends towards ambiguity with an embedded sense of logic as the content attempts to uncover the internal and the subconscious.

There will also be cards by Jess Davies for sale.

35 Fishponds Road, SW17 7LH
Rob Schofield

Tooting/Furzedown

61

Rob’s still life oil paintings are bold and colourful celebrations of creation. Recent work includes blackberries, pomegranates, carrots and strawberries.

47 Eswyn Road, SW17 8TR
Lydden Grove Art Collective

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

52

Recent and not so recent paintings and drawings: portraits, landscapes, the figure, flower studies and animal prints.

25 Lydden Grove, SW18 4LJ
India Amos

Battersea/Nine Elms

79

India is a full-time artist working from her studio in South West London. She trained and taught at London Fine Art Studios for a total of nine years and has exhibited extensively throughout the UK and America. India is currently working towards a solo show in November 2019 at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle.

15 Eversleigh Road, SW11 5UX
Valerie Taylor, Bob Read, Ann Funston, Ann Sohn Rethel

Tooting/Furzedown

59

ANN SOHN RETHEL makes pots for people to use in their daily lives. Using Chinese brushes, she decorates red earthenware with elements inspired by the natural world, such as butterflies and dragonflies or details of natural patterns and forms, although not always necessarily realistic. "I like the finished pot to retain the feel of the clay from which it was made. And I like the combination of conscious design and randomness, to which the art of making pots lends itself."

ANN FUNSTON's love of glass began with creating stained glass panels that often emulate landscape elements, many examples of which may be seen in this house. Of late she has been producing dishes and tiles using fused and slumped glass techniques. As can also be seen in her watercolours, colour is her joy and her strength. VALERIE TAYLOR paints mainly with water-based paints and charcoal, revelling in the broad sweeps of landscape (or lines of the human form), working as much as possible from drawings and sketches made in the open air. Having worked a lot in Cornwall and Wales of late, she has this year been concentrating on projects inspired by Herefordshire and the Yorkshire Dales. Training has been lifelong and somewhat haphazard, using Adult Education facilities such as Folkestone Art Centre, St. Ives School of Painting and Morley College.

Apart from two years living on a Scottish Island, Battersea-born BOB READ has always lived in South London, and has drawn inspiration from both worlds. He left a career in commercial architecture to study art at Chelsea School of Art and Kingston College. Working across a range of media and scales, his paintings explore colour, space and atmosphere. He has always maintained an interest in mark-making and the language of painting. His personal expression has derived from years spent drawing straight lines in architecture, both as reaction to the rational and in appreciation of structural forms. Consequently, subject matter tends towards ambiguity with an embedded sense of logic as the content attempts to uncover the internal and the subconscious.

There will also be cards by Jess Davies for sale.

35 Fishponds Road, SW17 7LH
Charles Penny

Putney/Roehampton

22

Charles Penny is exhibiting a wide selection of oil paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints and greeting cards.

19B Clarendon Drive, SW15 1AW
Putney School of Art and Design

Putney/Roehampton

29

Local artists exhibiting: 11am—5pm.

Free pottery, drawing and printmaking workshops: 1—4pm. All welcome including families. No need to book, just turn up!

Café open on the top floor for drinks and cake: 11am—3pm.

Open on Sundays only.

Putney School of Art and Design, Oxford Road, SW15 2LQ
Andrzej Maria Borkowski and Halina Nekanda-Trepka

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

43

Screen prints, etching, monoprints, reverse painting on glass, drawings and gouaches.

62 Southdean Gardens, SW19 6NU
Cancelled: Sarah’s Art

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

44

THIS OPEN HOUSE IS CANCELLED. Having run a professional art studio creating innovative designs for textiles, Sarah Donlan now focuses on producing her artwork in her own distinct style. She will be displaying and selling an array of her work in various mediums such as acrylics, mixed media, watercolours and inks on different formats from sketches to large-scale works; some of these will also be available as prints and other products.

With a passion for teaching, Sarah runs art classes for young budding artists. With Sarah teaching the fundamentals with a focus on building a love and knowledge of art, a large skillset of techniques and materials to produce a finished piece, the kids find this really rewarding. Many of the children choose to take their passion for art into senior school, even applying for scholarships. You will be able to see and buy Sarah’s work as well as an array of her students' creations.

Sarah will be holding a FREE natural and organic workshop on both Saturday afternoons from 4 – 5pm. She hopes to see young artists wanting to get involved!

153 Elsenham Street, SW18 5NZ
Nigel Murray and Allison Waterhouse

Putney/Roehampton

7

A lively mix of paintings, drawings, collages and prints in a variety of styles from figurative to abstract. There is also an all-day cafe for tea, coffee and cakes for visitors to enjoy.

Putney Methodist Church, Gwendolen Avenue, SW15 6SN
Killer Bunny Creations

Tooting/Furzedown

63

Killer Bunny creates a variety of illustrations and paintings using a variety of techniques, ranging from watercolor and acrylic paintings to digital illustrations. Killer Bunny's work ranges from fun and quirky to strange and disturbing.

24 Sellincourt Road, SW17 9RY
Marion Jones and Chris Lessware

Tooting/Furzedown

69

Divided squares, saturated colour and off-kilter geometry feature in Marion's paintings. Chris's paintings are full of colour, movement and gesture.

84 Ribblesdale Road, SW16 6SE
Illustrations by Alice Thompson

Putney/Roehampton

13

Drawings on many different themes inspired by conversations, people, wildlife, stories and poetry. Illustrations in Indian ink and coloured chalk on paper, as well as postcards and limited edition prints. Everyone welcome to drop in for tea, coffee and cake!

37 Dryburgh Road, SW15 1BN
Stella Tooth (Resident Artist at Half Moon Putney)

Putney/Roehampton

18

Performers inspire me, both on the street and in venues, and through them I explore themes of separation and connection, seeking to blur the boundaries between illustration and fine art.

I’m Resident Artist at The Half Moon Putney, and am proud to be part of the revival of one of the capital’s longest running and world-renowned live music venues, synonymous with The Rolling Stones, where, since the early 1960s, some of the biggest names in popular music have performed. I find myself in very good company as music residencies have included Elvis Costello and Steve Marriott of the Small Faces. Artist residencies allow individuals to explore their practice within another community.

As a trained portrait artist and drawing tutor at the National Portrait Gallery, V&A, Tate Britain and The Courtauld for Sketchout, I seek to capture the creative energy of many of the Half Moon’s best loved acts — from regulars like Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band, Hank Wangford and Dr Feelgood to tribute bands such as the Rollin' Stoned and Absolute Bowie to relative newcomers like Catfish. And then of course there's the thrill of capturing old hands like Pink Floyd's Nick Mason inaugurate his new supergroup, the Saucerful of Secrets, at the iconic music venue. A percentage of all sales of my art through the venue go to its 2019 charity, Missing People.

The weekend of my free open house at the Half Moon Putney coincides with the ticketed Music Makers Festival run by Albert Man Music, whose ethos is to showcase the talent of independent artists. Outside of the open house period, a changing exhibition of my Half Moon Putney musician work is constantly on show in the gastropub and music venue.

I’m also a founding member of the Lots Road Group of portrait artists who met when studying at Heatherleys, one of the few art colleges in Britain that focus on portraiture and figurative painting, and a member of Putney Artists. Winner of the Judges' Prize at Egypt's first biennale (2013), I’ve exhibited at the Milan Expo, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and National Open Art exhibitions (2015).

https://skylarkgalleries.com
https://www.missingpeople.org.uk
http://www.sketchout.net

Half Moon Putney, 93 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 1EU
Azhar Mani

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

50

Landscape and still lifes in oils; figurative drawings in charcoal.

Sketch N Cut Barbers, 191 Merton Road, SW18 5EF
Artists Janet Mays and Sarah Kensington; jewellery by Helen Young

Putney/Roehampton

30

A collection of paintings, lithographs and prints by Janet.
Drawings and paintings by Sarah.
Planetary jewellery by Helen.

5 Rockland Road, SW15 2LN
Isabel Wooller

Putney/Roehampton

28

Bright landscapes and coastal scenes, still lifes, life drawings.

The Scout Hut 42 Oxford Road, SW15 2LQ
Ken McCalla

Tooting/Furzedown

60

Since completing a Fine Arts BA degree in 1984 at Central School of Art and Design I’ve looked to improve my skill in visual communication. I use a wide range of mediums to create art that opens up and excites an audience with ideas based on energies uniting. Drawing on my rich cultural heritage, my artwork explores personal growth and celebrates harmony. Visit my website (www.yahwarts.co.uk) to view more artworks and for more information.

13 Letchworth Street, SW17 8SX
Intimate Traces – Kelly Mosquera

Battersea/Nine Elms

81

A series that depicts the emergence of alter egos within music artists like Jhene Aiko and Jermaine Cole. The study of the two is the foundation of the subject topic, where I begin to explore the reasoning behind the existence of alter egos and how they are used in extending themselves rather than in replacement of themselves.

Looking at lyricism has been crucial in trying to create the sound pictures these music artists paint for us. My work returns to what it once was, a form of self-expression, the same way music holds its value too. Social attitudes also hold a purpose in my work with such lack of appreciation and attention music is given in depth.

Michelangelo and Bill Viola are a major influence in exploring such sensitive aspects of life and projecting these through intimate drawings, film and projections. Roberto Ferri’s influence comes from his strong references and symbols within his paintings.

I am considering the delicacy of graphite on paper, removing the idea of impermanence, along with sculpture, and the intimate connection held between the maker and sitter. As well how sculptures/statues made from stone become delicate, there lays a sense of time with consideration to the process of works by hand.

Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art,, SW11 4AN
Gordon Render

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

47

I graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Cape Town a long time ago, majoring in painting and photography. I worked as photographer then moved to cinematography. I spent many years shooting many different things, ranging from feature films and television to commercials and corporate videos.

I also spent time writing for the screen and television. I had loads of failures and a good few successes: that is the nature of the screen-writing 'beast'.

About eight years ago I realised that my last painting exhibition was in 1978 in Cape Town and that I hadn't made a picture of any description since! I decided to do something about that and picked up where I'd left off. I have been making art again since then...

I have spent time interpreting my reactions to photographs that have meant a lot to me and visualising those reactions. Many of these photographs are truly iconic images, images that have become part of of our cultural heritage. Others are by photographers who have affected the way I look at the world - photographic artists who I admire and to whom I owe a tremendous amount of gratitude for their ability to look at, and capture, things in a way that informs and enlightens me and anyone else who sees their work.

Other work is either influenced by or based on my own photography.

181 Wimbledon Park Road, SW18 5RH
Kate Pellegrini

Putney/Roehampton

5

I make pictures in order to connect with people. My work is a fusion between a direct response to my surroundings, emotional and observational, and my state of mind about the subject; visualising them is how I focus and make sense of what I think, feel and see. I've exhibited in many galleries and art fairs over thirty years. My most recent work is a response to the environmental crisis of climate change, and our relationship to our home planet.

My painting style has developed gradually, using a variety of media including oil and acrylic paint, ink and watercolour. Chalk pastel, charcoal and collage techniques are often used to generate ideas and clarify elements of a composition that may inform larger paintings. Mixed media works often incorporate found objects or materials and are finished works in their own right. I have been exploring obscure text in expressive gestural painting most recently, which gives a huge range of options and also explains the meaning of the work. The representational work draws on my architectural training. The images are generated by making drawings and taking photographs on location of interiors, views or scenes, most recently in the UK, Europe and my native Australia. The work is a layering of building and landscape motifs, and the factual information is used to develop ambiguous spatial relationships, in order to reflect the way I see. The paintings rely heavily on drawing, and also incorporate my memory of being there. I am trying to distil just what I saw and how I felt at the time, and editing out the irrelevant material, as the way we perceive is highly selective; what is left behind is in my representational work.

The abstract paintings are sometimes based on poems or memories that have moved or inspired me by the imagery evoked in the language. The poetry provides the springboard for my work. The work ranges from large, door-sized, stretched and unframed canvases, featuring impasto oil paint to small postcard-sized watercolours. The actual motifs are drawn from my imagination, in response to a written word, image or memory.

Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, SW15 6AW
Phillippa Egerton

Putney/Roehampton

28

Colourful limited edition screen prints, some domestic, some darkly comic. Also: digital landscapes, abstract wood- and linocuts, egg tempera portraits.

Putney Scout Hut, 42 Oxford Road, SW15 2LQ
Vladimir Petrov

Putney/Roehampton

3

Portraits of people and reproductions of pictures by famous artists such as Raphael and Rubens. I am a full time chef, art is my hobby and passion.

The Kings Head, 1 Roehampton High Street, SW15 4HL
Olga Brown

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

48

Olga Brown started painting from an early age; later she graduated in textiles at the Academy of Fine Art in Lviv (Ukraine). From 1997 she has lived and worked in London.

Olga Brown is a member of Chelsea Art Society. She exhibits extensively at galleries in the UK and abroad, including prestigious galleries such as Mall Galleries, Cork Street Gallery and the Royal College of Art. She received the award for The Best Painting of London (Chelsea Art Society), the award for the Best Figurative Painting (Heskey Hubbard Art Society), the Great Art Award (Women Art Society). She has also participated in regional and national group shows, as well as competitions in local art galleries. Her art is in private collections in USA, UK, Europe, Israel and Ukraine.

Olga works in figurative, experimental and landscape painting styles. In her painting she explores different techniques and uses combinations of abstract and realistic art.

19 Smeaton Road, SW18 5JJ
CANCELLED: The Glory in Discovery by Raschique

Tooting/Furzedown

62

THIS OPEN HOUSE IS CANCELLED The journey of finding oneself: exploring how we grow and thrive in the darkest and lightest of times.

Trident Business Centre 89 Bickerseth Road, SW17 9SH
Tammy Mackay

Putney/Roehampton

15

Drawings and original prints of animals and birds cover the walls of Tammy Mackay’s studio, each with a personal story to tell. Complementing her menagerie are colour monoprints of Putney and London scenery. Recent exhibitions include the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2019, Affordable Art Fairs, The Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair and the London Original Print Fair.

187 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 1HH
Furzedown Art Studio: Iain and Lynn Selwyn-Reeves

Tooting/Furzedown

68

Contemporary black and white photography, colour photography, local prints, illustrations, paintings, pen and ink line drawings, cards and gifts.

Sprout Arts 74 Moyser Road, SW16 6SQ
Lynne Capocciama

Putney/Roehampton

3

Acrylics on canvas and chalk drawings of local landmarks. Pencil drawing portraits.

The Kings Head, 1 Roehampton High Street, SW15 4HL
Definity

Battersea/Nine Elms

82

Felicity Prazak uses an abundance of daring colour to depict awakening landscapes that are bounded in precision.

67a Warriner Gardens, SW11 4DX
Local Paintings and Handmade Jewellery

Battersea/Nine Elms

76

Louise Gillard is back with a large selection of paintings, prints and drawings of the local area, London landmarks and Cornwall. Paintings of Northcote Road, Clapham and Wandsworth Commons, Battersea Park, the Thames, central London and the Cornish coastline will be on view, as well as works on paper, board and canvas. Prices start at £50. Commissions taken for Christmas!

Gabriela Vergara returns with her covetable, handmade jewellery. Gabriela is a talented jeweller who makes all of her statement precious stone necklaces in her studio in Clapham.

We look forward to meeting all our visitors. Refreshments will be available. Families welcome!

8 Hillier Road, SW11 6AU
Alice Morgan

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

37

I love finding visual interest in the things that surround us in our lives: onions, garlic, chillis and figs in my kitchen, fish from the market in Normandy. It's no accident that most of the works I've sold have ended up on kitchen or dining room walls because food is definitely a feature, but I'm also very inspired by the wild flowers I see on countryside walks. In fact, cowslips and wild fennel have been a big thing for me this year.

I like to simplify what I see into stylised forms that lend themselves to the sort of printmaking I do. People have been kind enough to say that I have an eye for composition, which - if true - certainly helps to support the overall visual impact. Last year was my first WAOH. I loved the experience and am looking forward to it again this year.

Please note, I'm not opening the first weekend - just October 12 and 13. As I did last year, I will be donating a percentage of my profits to Project Harar.

24 Cromer Villas Road, SW18 1PN
Annie Dashwood

Putney/Roehampton

21

Illustration, prints and abstract paintings.

14 Clarendon Drive, SW15 1AA
Marcelo Barbosa

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

55

A designer and maker who celebrates the home. Specialising in restoring vintage objects and creating unique one-off pieces by commission.

Flat 2, 45 Earlsfield Road, SW18 3DB
Sally McArthur and Suzsi Corio

Tooting/Furzedown

73

Originally textile designers, Sally and Suzsi experiment with mixed media and photo–collage to create abstract works and landscape paintings.We will also be featuring ceramics from Sam Selby .To complete the happy house we are delighted to announce "The Stitch School" is joining us this year. Melanie Bowles and Aimee Betts aim is to provide professional and inspirational guidance to reconnect to the benefits of embroidery through an embroidery workshop at 147 Ramsden Road. We hope it will bring visitors together through stitching and slow conversation to co-create a free community art piece. They will also be selling their gorgeous contemporary embroidery kits.

147 Ramsden Road, SW12 8RF
Wendy Hallam and Graham Wood

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

54

Wendy works with graphite, ink and paint mainly on paper and canvas. She experiments with various techniques and media and works from imagination and observation in both a figurative and abstract way Her work is diverse but fundamentally what she is trying to achieve is a truth - an essence perhaps - of what she sees and the magic and spontaneity of a moment. Wendy studied at Sir John Cass in London where she obtained a degree in fine art and with Maggi Hambling at Morley College.

Graham is a mainly figurative artist, specialising in nudes and portraits, with a spattering of animals and landscapes. He is currently on a mission to capture light on paper.

80 Melody Road, SW18 2QG
Molly Gaisford Fine Art

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

51

My work is a surrender to the unknown: a discarding of identity, definitions, labels, ego. Each painting becomes a universal place of discovery and exploration of the subconscious for each individual, an ultimate freedom.

63 Twilley Street, SW18 4NU
Lucinda Denning

Tooting/Furzedown

67

Lucinda creates a multitude of people from her imagination. Whether in oil or gouache paint, prints or mosaic, faces peer out from every surface. Imaginary figures enjoy each other's company and nuances of feelings pass between them. There are framed and unframed works, cards and prints to buy and even some jigsaw puzzles. The garden is spacious and welcoming. Sit by the pond and enjoy some autumn sun under the olive and medlar trees. Tea and cake will be served.

14 Spalding Road, SW17 9BW