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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
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
Romantic and amusing oil paintings and playful papier mâché sculptures of various creatures and people.
18 Parkfields, SW15 6NH
91 year old, Nairobi-born Sheikh Nur Ali — philosopher and “international artist of peace” – has been described as a painter of beauty, with his images of neo-cubist themes, nostalgic women and landscapes winning him worldwide acclaim and inclusion in Who's Who in Art. Ali has painted and exhibited all over the world for the past fifty years.
Ali's philosophy and poetry is portrayed through the elements he paints, with crisp colour and rhythmical design. His African women dance, his animals move with grace and ease, his birds sing.
An amazingly versatile body of oil, tempera and watercolours draw on his African roots, his Indian heritage and British gentility. His work is sensuous and has historical, spiritual and contemporary concerns.
Ali formerly lived in a house depicted by Henry Matisse in one of his works set on the shores of Mediterranean in the Pyrenees Oriental between France and Spain. One of Ali's masterpieces is 'The Fruit of Love', in which he depicts himself as the bearded Adam beside a wide-eyed beautiful Eve under the tree of forbidden fruit.
Runnymede Court Fontley Way, SW15 4NT
Garden exhibition of sculpture in stone, wood and other media made by the artist Matthew Shaw.
25 Charlwood Road, SW15 1QA
Timeless London cityscapes and remote wild British landscapes.
5 Keswick Road, SW15 2HL
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
Large collection of oil and watercolour paintings of Putney, Central London and local scenes. Commissions taken.
64 Schubert Road, SW15 2QS
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
New works and studio clearance. Lots to see and buy – all served with homemade marshmallows.
1 Charlwood Road, SW15 1PJ
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
I am a mixed media artist who is fascinated by the whirling dervishes, a mystical form of Sufism. I produce a lot on portraits too. The dervishes perform a meditative dance representing a symbolic journey to one's inner self. I try and capture the energy as the dancers open their arms and rotate rythmically to the music to get into a meditative trance. I am naturally drawn to spirituality and find the dance of the Sufis a beautiful expression to paint. The backdrop of modern city landscapes in my recent works serves to combine the energy within cities through the mystical Sufi dancers.
Kairos Spirituality and Conference Centre Mount Angelus Road, SW15 4JA
Expressionist semi-abstract landscape and seascape paintings. Etchings of Putney Bridge and other landmarks of London. I will be showing my recent paintings in oil as well as some large paintings (100cmx100cm) in acrylic. These paintings, whether landscape or seascape, are inspired by locations across the British Isles. My etchings are from Putney Bridge, Hammersmith Bridge, St Paul's and the Millenium Bridge and some other London landmarks.
The Scout Hut 42 Oxford Road, SW15 2LQ
Bright landscapes and coastal scenes, still lifes, life drawings.
The Scout Hut 42 Oxford Road, SW15 2LQ
Aurelia and Bettina work predominantly in tempera gouache on large-scale paintings that lift the room with vibrant colours. The themes of nature and organic forms such as animals, shells, flowers and fruit, as well as spirituality, dominate their paintings.
23 Balmuir Gardens, SW15 6NG
Four artists showing pottery, paintings, textiles and silver jewellery. Affordable and original works of art.
Twickenham artist, Jill Storey, has lived and painted in the area for many years. Inspired by foreign travel, the light and colour of new destinations, many of her sketchbook drawings, done on site, are later developed into larger paintings. She has a continual fascination for the Dorset coastline and the Thames, its riverside views, parks and buildings. She enjoys drawing, mixed media and experimenting with the fluid movement of watercolour contrasted with the rough textural marks of pastel. She has taught and exhibited widely in the Richmond area and had paintings accepted at open exhibitions in London.
Maggie makes silver jewellery inspired by everyday objects. Her early work was based on tools used for gardening, cooking, sewing and woodworking. She aims to celebrate the role these unsung heroes play in our lives and to reveal their beauty. Her work took a new direction when she came upon some Victorian ceramic shards on the Kent coast. She saw the makings of a tiny teacup in one shape and a jug in another. By adding the missing parts in silver — spouts, handles and saucers — a whole new collection of jewellery was born.
Peta makes small bags, purses, glasses cases, mobile phone covers, key chains and bag charms. All are handmade using leather and tweed offcuts from Italy’s and Scotland’s clothing and fashion trades. Peta learned to sew as a child and was inspired to start again having found her old sewing machine gathering dust in the attic. She likes to put together strong colours and prints to make unique but useful accessories. She also makes handmade cards with scraps of fabric and buttons collected since the 1930s by her husband’s grandmother, who was a seamstress.
Peter makes distinctive wheel-thrown pottery suitable for day-to-day domestic use. He throws and fires his work in his garden studio in Putney. His love of sailing and fixing up boats has led him to appreciate the beauty that can be found in functional objects. All his pottery is food and dishwasher safe and fired to 1250 degrees using lead-free glazes and stoneware clay. His work has been shown in galleries in London and Cornwall and he regularly shows at local fairs, including the recent very successful Barnes Fair.
51 Ashlone Road, SW15 1LS
Colourful abstract and semi-abstract paintings in oils and mixed media.
21 Huntingfield Road, SW15 5HE
Sally Scott, paintings; Christine Savage, jewellery; Kate Guy, prints/textiles; David Henderson, ceramics; Gilbert Whyman, sculpture.
The Cottage, Cambalt Road, SW15 6EW
Paintings and etchings. Sculptural and domestic pottery. Black and white fine art photography. Sale in studio.
56 Lacy Road, SW15 1NL
Oil and mixed media abstract/semi-abstract paintings on canvas, board and handmade paper.
Artisan and Vine 195 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 1HJ
Nur Tucker is an award-winning nature photographer specialising in horses and underwater photography. Her photos look like oil paintings. Nur is offering limited edition prints of horses and some prints on larger scale canvases during Wandsworth Artists' Open House.
Scout Hut, 42 Oxford Road, SW15 2LQ
Charles Penny is exhibiting a wide selection of oil paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints and greeting cards.
19B Clarendon Drive, SW15 1AW
A self-taught contemporary abstract painter using mixed media. Private view/launch party on Friday 4 October from 6.30pm onwards.
Artisan Space, Artisan and Vine, 195 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 1HJ
Jenny creates hand-built, sculptural ceramics mainly from paper clay and will be showing a variety of pieces in her garden. Over the past two years she has also created a number of small and medium-sized ceramic sculptures, which she has decorated with mosaic, including her large collection of coloured, metallic, wood, glass and plastic buttons. These quirky pieces vary between vibrant primary colours to black and metallic. She has also used her collection of buttons and tiles to create a limited edition of small mosaic pictures with black frames.
In addition to her ceramic pieces, Jenny will be showing a wide variety of textiles. There will be a range of hand-knitted scarves in a wide selection of luxury and unusual yarns. There will be a new range of scarves based on the idea of the tatter jackets warn by Morris Men.
83 Putney Bridge Road, SW15 2PA
Acrylics on canvas and chalk drawings of local landmarks. Pencil drawing portraits.
The Kings Head, 1 Roehampton High Street, SW15 4HL
Limited edition, hand-printed cards and prints inspired by Putney and Cornwall by an artist and printmaker.
39 Hotham Road, SW15 1QL
I am pleased to be showing a new exhibition of watercolour paintings of pets and wild animals, created by working from photographs with close attention to detail, on framed wood panel. I will also show experimental collage and printed images and some new linocut illustrations from the Tony Maude story-poem, '7 Years to Draw a Swan'.
15a Santos Road, SW18 1NT
Wear your very own solar system or total eclipse with a vertical alignment necklace, orbital necklace, total eclipse earrings, rocky planets earrings and cufflinks. Lovingly created with semi-precious gemstones and sterling silver from earth as well as other semi-precious gemstone jewellery.
Janet and Sarah will also be showing their paintings, prints, lithographs, watercolours and cards.
5 Rockland Road, SW15 2LN
Illustration, prints and abstract paintings.
14 Clarendon Drive, SW15 1AA
Karen Levan is a partially sighted artist who is inspired by a lifelong interest in history and the natural world, which has been a perpetual wealth of inspiration for her imagination.
She is very grateful to have the opportunity to share her work at Wandsworth Artists' Open house and is excited to display her paintings for the first time.
Due to Karen’s lack of sight, the results of her work can appear somewhat curious. Hopefully you will find her work intriguing, thought-provoking and pleasurable.
161 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 1HH
London-based oil painter.
Artisan Space, Artisan and Vine, 195 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 1HJ
New exciting, colourful collection of landscapes and ideas in both small and large formats. Something for everyone to enjoy.
17 Malbrook Road, SW15 6UH
Exhibiting never-before-seen tableware in wood, exquisitely carved with classical virtuosity and a contemporary twist. Creations include boxes, dishes, breadboards, bowls, all turned and carved in the traditional manner with a treadle lathe and handsaws.
17 Lifford Street, SW15 1NY
Ann works in oils. Her work is very much about chiaroscuro; sunlight and shadows play a big role in her paintings. She also likes to include people in her work and takes commissions for portraits. She has exhibited widely.
50 Coalecroft Road, SW15 6LP
After completing her undergraduate degree at Wimbledon College of Art, Elizabeth Pike has kept South West London as her base, creating, living and working in the area. Elizabeth’s paintings draw from her own journey through life, her surroundings and imagination.
Starting off as everyday objects, painted from life, they evolve to include patterns and motions, captivating scenes of millennial life that transcend the everyday. These still lifes, although drawn from her surroundings, undergo an upheaval as the paint starts to create a movement and language of its own. Unafraid of the permanency of the paint, Elizabeth’s exploration generates layers of imagery and texture. Initially thinking these gestures to be mistakes, Elizabeth realises that the painting would not be appropriate without them. She comments, "I always have at least two paintings ongoing at once, sometimes in different mediums.” This process forges conversations between each painting, the artist and the subject, and prevents internal worries of 'creative block'.
Artisan Space, Artisan and Vine 195 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 1HJ
Sasha Bowles is a London-based artist working across painting, objects, film and installation. Her practice deals with illusion, intervention and metamorphosis. Her works explore the past through the reinterpretation of artworks and artefacts placed within reimagined architectural and historical contextualisation.
Our identity is both a manifestation of bodily presence, outer appearance and situation placement. Sasha creates grand spaces of habitation and thresholds that are manifested as fantastical places that cannot exist. Different uncanny properties are used as conduits for intimacy, existence, status and personality.
Taking her starting point from ‘Old Masters’ paintings, photographs and classical architectural interiors, Bowles acts as a mischievous collaborator, working in alliance with the past. She then re-presents, subverting classical narratives and environments, cloaking and rearranging the images in a multitude of ways to open up new interpretations in new situations; the object interacts with its context and vice versa. By using architectural, museum and domestic display, Sasha examines the boundaries that cross between spaces and how the display and context of objects and artworks affects our reading and engagement with it. The known becomes uncanny and challenges us to re-evaluate our interpretation and engagement of the familiar.
221b Upper Richmond Road, SW15 6SQ
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
I have been fascinated recently with the difference between us and our close ancestor the chimpanzee, how animalistic humans are and why we think we are more than just animal – the stories we tell ourselves to make us feel superior. I like the idea that the main difference between us is how much we can dread and depressingly question our existence rather than live in the moment.
My main theme is escapism and, in my belief, a modern addiction to escaping: how the simulation of life is more pleasant than the reality. In this I took inspiration from the ideas of Jean Baudrillard, particularly in simulacra and simulations. I was also inspired by Mark Fisher's ideas about the stalling of the future, technology and the concepts of nostalgia — in particular 1980s nostalgia — and how we prefer to look back rather than forward.
I want to look at the mundane side of life such as working a 9-5 job, and how we do this just to be able to afford to escape, i.e buy a new TV, and take this concept from the American dream and the rise of capitalism and consumerism, especially.
I thought the print of the chimp figure trying to meditate was a particularly interesting concept and a contemporary idea worth investigating. In this work I look at the figure meditating as another form of escape for the chimp (just like avoiding work and watching TV). Misguided spirituality is more and more of an issue nowadays. I seek to contrast all this with the fact that we are just evolved monkeys and that makes all these ideas and thoughts seem quite ridiculous, which I find pretty funny.
Artisan Space, 195 Lower Richmond Road , SW15 1HJ
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
A collection of paintings, lithographs and prints by Janet.
Drawings and paintings by Sarah.
Planetary jewellery by Helen.
5 Rockland Road, SW15 2LN
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
A self-taught artist who has developed a love and interest in learning and creating art. After experimenting with different mediums she discovered being attracted to mixed media: collages, texture and fluid painting. She hopes the pleasure, experimentation and sense of adventure experienced in the creative process is revealed through her artworks.
Putney Library, 5–7 Disraeli Road, SW15 2DR
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
Eileen St Julian-Bown's silkscreen prints draw on a broad spectrum of influences. Scenes reflecting the chaos of commuting, the fantasy of the circus and the frozen moments of daily routine are blended to create uniquely involving images. Her prints are often included in the Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Gallery exhibitions.
Honed as an advertising art director, Bruce St Julian-Bown's photography seeks the emotion that his landscapes exude and which he finds deeply moving. Nonetheless, he is agile in capturing opportunistic images of unexpected and intriguing scenes.
Scout Hut, 42 Oxford Road, SW15 2LQ
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.