OPEN HOUSES 2019 - giclee
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
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
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).
Half Moon Putney, 93 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 1EU
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. It's no accident that most of the works I've sold have ended up on kitchen walls because food is definitely a feature. I'm also very inspired by the wild flowers I see on country walks in Normandy and the cowslips and wild fennel I snapped with my phone 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. I'm thrilled that my son, Fred, will also be exhibiting alongside me. Fred has an unusual and totally unique approach to lino printing. He took to it immediately, joining me at Putney School of Art.
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 any profit I make to Project Harar.
24 Cromer Villas Road, SW18 1PN
With her work described by the Evening Standard as ‘exquisite’, Anna will present new, original paintings, her brand new collection of cushions and lamps, limited-edition prints, bed linen, tea towels, T-shirts and her ever-popular sample sale.
19 Routh Road, SW18 3SP
Sam's practice involves processes of visual and archival research that are contextualised in relationship to histories of collage and assemblage. Sam collages across various mediums and techniques to explore the complex critical moods and specificities of queer, its pasts and present, in order to afford alternative futures and ways of living.
The series of works shown at WAOH is titled ‘Lovers’, which refers to the shifting language used to describe queer intimacies and public identities in the 1970s at intersection with anti-capitalist ways of living. The terms ‘lover’ and ‘lovers’ emerged as critical alternatives to gender normative and conservative notions of boyfriends/ girlfriends, husbands/wives.
Sam's collages explore how archives afford and represent historical intimacies, while attempting to afford the fluidity and experimentation of 70s sexualities sensorially.
Dyson Gallery Royal College of Art , SW11 4AN
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
A collection of paintings, lithographs and prints by Janet.
Drawings and paintings by Sarah.
Planetary jewellery by Helen.
5 Rockland Road, SW15 2LN
With her work described by the Evening Standard as ‘exquisite’, Anna will present new original paintings, her brand new collection of cushions and lamps; limited-edition prints, bed linen, tea towels, T-shirts and her ever-popular sample sale.
19 Routh Road, SW18 3SP
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 Stitch-School is joining us this year with their inspiring educational embroidery kits and communal embroidery table at 147 Ramsden Road.
147 Ramsden Road, SW12 8RF
Landscapes and nature with a twist by two artists. Originals, screen prints, cards and art gifts.
34 Southfields Road, SW18 1QL
Hello, I’m Louis Morel. Sadly, my reality is quite limited and absurdly painful but my fantasies bring me unending joy. I have fybromylgia, autism and severe sensory over sensitivity, meaning I’m pretty much housebound and in extreme pain constantly. Ever since I could remember I’ve always used imaginary worlds and drawing to help me cope with the pain. I won’t be able to explore the outside world, but at least I can explore my imaginary ones.
I haven’t had any sort of traditional arts education, as because of my disabilities I couldn’t attend art school or attend any lessons but I’ve spent years drawing non-stop and I hope I’m good at it. I didn’t think I’d ever be able to have a job because of my disabilities, but I have a chance to have one in being an artist which is just insanely amazing to me. Life’s hard, but I’m going to give it my best shot!
Putney School of Art and Design, Oxford Road, SW15 2LQ
Images of London in strong colours and moods, which enhance a period or a contemporary setting alike. Brian Galloway's images are in collections around the world and he is a recipient of several awards, including: British Journal of Photography Portrait of Britain, Association of Photographers, Wallpaper Magazine and Aesthetica Magazine. He is currently involved in fashion photography and film-making.
East Putney Scout Hut, 42 Oxford Road, SW15 2LQ
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I am a self-taught artist based in London and East Anglia. I was brought up in Wimbledon village, in a house filled with colour and design, but life took me in other directions. Fibromyalgia cut short a career in marketing and for decades I struggled with chronic pain and depression.
Last year I started painting again after a break of 40 years. I began to post my work on Facebook and later Instagram, then began selling it. An NHS pain management course at St George’s Hospital boosted my confidence. My pictures of living with chronic pain and the experience of the course are now on display in the Phoenix centre at the hospital.
I paint in watercolour and acrylics, sometimes on paper, sometimes on canvas. I love experimenting with different media. I also make giclée prints from my digital artwork. My art is based on my emotional response to what I encounter in day-to-day life in South West London. I am inspired by nature and mostly paint landscapes. Earlier this year, one of my pictures was highly commended in the Leisure Painter Open Art Competition.
At my Open House you will find pictures of the Thames, Wimbledon Common and Wandsworth Park, along with work inspired by recent visits to the Sussex and Norfolk coasts. I enjoy working on commissions.
34 Southfields Road, SW18 1QL
Contemporary black and white photography, colour photography, local prints, illustrations, paintings, pen and ink line drawings, cards and gifts.