OPEN HOUSES 2019 - Southfields/Wandsworth TownDownload the trail as a PDF >
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
Designer and maker of unique, elegant jewellery. Slavica works in sterling silver, anodised aluminium and semi-precious stones. Colour and texture are very important to Slavica and this is reflected in her work. She draws inspiration from nature, architecture and all things that surround her.
51 Melrose Road, SW18 1LX
Creative art and jewellery using recycled materials. Textiles, crochet and other techniques.
39 Girdwood Road, SW18 5QR
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
I make art from found objects, mainly in wood, but all things are considered. It's a type of recycling that gives things a new lease of life beyond their original intended purpose or function. What I maje depends on what I find. It's like letting shapes speak for themselves and then seeing how to respond and create something new and different.
1 Granville Road, SW18 5SB
Annie collects unusual objects, which are often the source of inspiration for an art piece. She works in mosaic, painting, textiles and collage.
Southfields Lawn Tennis Club, Gressenhall Road, SW18 1PQ
Sandrine works almost exclusively on the wheel, specialising in contemporary ceramics and tableware, purposefully utilitarian in style. She uses stoneware dipped in matte or satin glaze, in a soft colour palette of blue, grey and jade.
137 Trentham Street, SW18 5DH
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
Two artists working in a variety of mediums.
7 St Ann's Crescent, SW18 2ND
Yet again the door of Elżbieta Smoleńska's gallery will open to the public to reveal her latest work (photography, limited edition prints and unique jewellery). In 2017, her gallery was voted the most popular Wandsworth Artists' Open House venue.
Lately, she has exhibited with great success with well established art groups such as London Group, Free Painters and Sculptors, Association of Polish Artists in the UK and Friday Group. Her 2018 art installation 'On the Distaff Side', shown during London Ultra exhibition in Bargehouse (the Oxo Tower), was awarded honourable mention. The installation consisted of over forty old weaving shuttles, threads and photographs and symbolised the family tree. 'Independent', another of Elżbieta's installations, won third prize at the Art Competition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Polish Independence.
Her latest installation 'Healing Powers' was shown during The Waterloo Festival curated by Almuth Tebbenhoff. Elżbieta Smoleńska also showed her screen prints in a group show 'Approaches' in D-Contemporary gallery, which participated in the Mayfair Art Weekend.
1 Arcadian Place, SW18 5JF
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
There are two separate strands to my work, which aims at being functional but also decorative. One strand allows me to enjoy the flexibility of slab building and creating work that is a little quirky but always an interesting addition to the table. The other I find exciting in that the final result (a mix of earthenware and porcelain or stoneware) can always surprise, often with a very organic effect.
203 Wimbledon Park Road London, SW18 5RH
Landscapes and nature with a twist by two artists. Originals, screen prints, cards and art gifts.
34 Southfields Road, SW18 1QL
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
Tony has been making stoneware pottery since 1961 and was recently made an honorary fellow of the Craft Potters Association. Each pot is individually made, mainly on the wheel. We formulate our own clay bodies using Devon ball clays, and glazes from basic raw materials. Firing in a gas kiln of our own design takes 17 hours to reach a temperature in excess of 1240°c. Cooling takes two days. Visitors can see the pottery studio and kilns as well as a selection of ceramic objects and pieces of pottery that Tony has collected over the years. A full range of Tony's pottery and also bronze castings from original works by Janet are available to purchase.
14 Combemartin Road, SW18 5PR
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
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
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
Paintings of English landscapes and beaches, French alleyways and doors, jazz, dance, local scenes. Lots of colour and a variety of styles.
12 Collamore Avenue, SW18 3JT
Recent and not so recent paintings and drawings: portraits, landscapes, the figure, flower studies and animal prints.
25 Lydden Grove, SW18 4LJ
Maureen will exhibit expressive, vivid prints and paintings; Fiona will present colourful textiles and painted objects; while Nancy will showcase her delightful jewellery.
13 Burntwood Grange Road, SW18 3JY
Landscape and still lifes in oils; figurative drawings in charcoal.
Sketch N Cut Barbers, 191 Merton Road, SW18 5EF
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
Screen prints combined with stitch. Wall quilts, cushions, aprons, assemblages using vintage fabrics and found objects. Art in a Box.