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OPEN HOUSES 2019 - Providing Refreshments

Lydden Grove Art Collective

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

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

25 Lydden Grove, SW18 4LJ
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
Urban Faerie Jewellery

Tooting/Furzedown

63

Urban Faerie offers a variety of unique and different jewellery designs: 'Deluxe', 'Sakura', 'Steampunk' and 'Curiosities'.

Each 'Deluxe' jewellery piece is lovingly handmade by Urban Faerie, with the sterling silver sourced from London's oldest diamond district in Hatton Garden. Urban Faerie attempts to only use recycled silver in her work. The 'Deluxe' jewellery range is of great value as it supports the UK economy, particularly small London businesses.

24 Sellincourt Road, SW17 9RY
Naked Ape (Jules Bleckman)

Putney/Roehampton

14

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
Definity

Battersea/Nine Elms

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

67a Warriner Gardens, SW11 4DX
Anne Edmonds

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

35

Landscapes and nature with a twist by two artists. Originals, screen prints, cards and art gifts.

34 Southfields Road, SW18 1QL
Vicki Kong

Putney/Roehampton

14

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
Nur Ali Sheikh

Putney/Roehampton

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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
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
Woodcarvings by Tom Samuel

Putney/Roehampton

26

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
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
The Orchard Group

Putney/Roehampton

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Four artists showing pottery, paintings, textiles and silver jewellery. Affordable and original works of art.

Jill Storey:
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 Laing:
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 Cottee:
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 Mumford:
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
Nigel Turner

Putney/Roehampton

14

Oil and mixed media abstract/semi-abstract paintings on canvas, board and handmade paper.

Artisan and Vine 195 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 1HJ
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
Anna Woodward

Battersea/Nine Elms

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Anna Woodward's work explores the subject of transcribing Greek mythological classical paintings while using her unique style of working. She is interested in and inspired by Greek mythology for its dramatic tales, rich in detail and extravagances.

Within her practice, she is interested in the colouring of these classical paintings and the structure. She works in breaking down the formal qualities through the use of colourblocking in watercolour; this helps the image to become abstracted. From here, she works back into the painting, defining detail in her own patterned style. Watercolour and oil layers are added to create a complex maze of shapes, juxtaposing transcription and decorative surface painting. Anna strives to create the feeling that the painting is taking over the image.

In the summer of 2019, Anna Woodward set up Artisan Space in Putney. Artisan Space is an artist-run gallery space located in the basement of Artisan and Vine, an artisan wine shop and deli on the Lower Richmond Road. Artisan Space is managed and curated by Anna, who is currently studying her BA Fine Art degree at City and Guilds London Art School and lives in Putney. Through the space, Anna hopes to curate shows featuring a wide range of artists, who vary in working style and age, and host a range of classes for artists of all abilities. The aim is to grow the artistic community within SW15 and to the wider areas. Artisan Space also offers a fantastic space for phenomenal private views; with the combination of the wide selection of boutique wines available, artists are able to take the opportunity to showcase their work in a more affordable and accessible way.

Artisan and Vine has a wide selection of wines and deli products to enjoy while you take the opportunity to view some art or take part in a life drawing class. Artisan Space is open from 12-8pm daily, and private views and life classes are available until 10pm. Life drawing classes take place weekly on Wednesdays from 7-9pm - check out www.instagram.com/social_drawsw15 and www.instagram.com/artisanspacesw15 for more information.

Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art,, SW11 4AN
Sophie Marsham

Putney/Roehampton

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Sculptures from found objects.

5 Keswick Road, SW15 2HL
Elizabeth MacDonnell

Putney/Roehampton

11

New exciting, colourful collection of landscapes and ideas in both small and large formats. Something for everyone to enjoy.

17 Malbrook Road, SW15 6UH
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
Jane Theophilus

Putney/Roehampton

23

Ceramic jugs, mugs and bowls.

9 Clarendon Drive, SW15 1AW
Paintings and Linocut Prints

Putney/Roehampton

34

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
Jenny at Home

Putney/Roehampton

31

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
Jennifer Hollingdale

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

36

Screen prints combined with stitch. Wall quilts, cushions, aprons, assemblages using vintage fabrics and found objects. Art in a Box.

20 Jephtha Road, SW18 1QH
Juli Fejer

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

35

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
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
Sue Derbyshire and Patrick Warren

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

53

Two artists working in a variety of mediums.

7 St Ann's Crescent, SW18 2ND
Cancelled: Sarah’s Art

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

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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
Maureen Sweeney, Fiona Reid and Nancy Robert-Smith

Tooting/Furzedown

56

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 Wandsworth, SW18 3JY
Artists at The Cottage

Putney/Roehampton

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Sally Scott, paintings; Christine Savage, jewellery; Kate Guy, prints/textiles; David Henderson, ceramics; Gilbert Whyman, sculpture.

The Cottage, Cambalt Road, SW15 6EW
Kim Winter: Flextiles

Tooting/Furzedown

65

Kim Winter of Flextiles loves to echo structures and processes from nature in her art, from the mathematical basis for a spiral shell to the chemistry of leaf prints on fabric. She finds the alchemy of transforming fluffy sheep’s fleece into a robust felt sculpture, or using plant material to transform a silk scarf or weave into an organic form, endlessly fascinating.

Living in a city offers plenty of opportunities to observe the interaction between urban life and nature, providing inspiration and sometimes materials for Kim's practice. Nature is often ephemeral, but she relishes trying to capture its essence in a more permanent form in her work.

46 Drakefield Road, SW17 8RP
Ceramics and Seascape

Battersea/Nine Elms

80

Clare Frankl-Bertram retired from running her own architectural practice to move back to her first love: ceramics. Triggered by an increasing desire to have a hands-on engagement with the stuff of making, her work seeks to use the memory, strengths and vulnerabilities of clay to embody ideas of place and displacement.

“Hand building alongside throwing allows me to slowly find the form of each piece which comes from this process of space making and exposure. The pieces on show are a mix of sculptural and utilitarian works, which lie on the edge of functionality.”

1 Kite Yard, Cambridge Road, SW11 4TA
Margo Random

Tooting/Furzedown

70

Margo has come to art following a career as a musician, songwriter and actress. Studying mainly at Putney School of Art, for the past ten years she has been passionate about making art. Margo has shown her work at Putney School of Art, Sprout Arts, Wandsworth Artists Open House, Jonaquest Art, Urban Art Fain, Uthink Festival and Streatham Art23. Her 'Tooting Bec' limited edition prints were acquired by London Transport Museum. Margo's work encompasses landscape, still life and portraits with an abstract sensibility and love of colour derived from her travels, her London home and her origins in New York.

17 Brookview Road, SW16 6UA
Brian Galloway Photography

Putney/Roehampton

28

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
Annie Dashwood

Putney/Roehampton

21

Illustration, prints and abstract paintings.

14 Clarendon Drive, SW15 1AA
Maureen Sweeney, Fiona Reid, Nancy Robert-Smith

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

56

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
Ardyn Griffin

Putney/Roehampton

9

Romantic and amusing oil paintings and playful papier mâché sculptures of various creatures and people.

18 Parkfields, SW15 6NH
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
Robyn Forbes

Putney/Roehampton

20

Limited edition, hand-printed cards and prints inspired by Putney and Cornwall by an artist and printmaker.

39 Hotham Road, SW15 1QL
Sasha Bowles

Putney/Roehampton

6

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
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
Anna Jacobs

Tooting/Furzedown

57

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
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
Elizabeth Pike

Putney/Roehampton

14

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
Emma Gibson Jewellery

Tooting/Furzedown

65

Jewellery collection handmade in silver, brass and semi-precious stones. One-off contemporary pieces created using a variety of traditional and experimental techniques, including folding, forging and casting. I work mainly in silver, but make some pieces using brass and mixed materials for a change of look, colour or mood. All my jewellery is designed to reflect the wearer's personality and style, whether to make a bold statement or to be worn as a comfortable, everyday piece.

A selection of distinctive earrings, necklaces, pins, cuffs, bangles, brooches, rings and cufflinks will be on display. Come and try a bold silver cuff, some simple wearable earrings, or perhaps a ring you never want to take off.

Coffee, cake or a cup of tea will be here to welcome you too!

46 Drakefield Road, SW17 8RP
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
Ricky Leaver

Putney/Roehampton

32

Timeless London cityscapes and remote wild British landscapes.

5 Keswick Road, SW15 2HL
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
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
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
Emily Galton

Battersea/Nine Elms

78

Screen print designs, cards and silk scarves based on abstract water designs.

52 Jedburgh Street, SW11 5QB
Sandrine Jarnet Ceramics

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

45

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
Rosi Garcia del Rio

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

40

Creative art and jewellery using recycled materials. Textiles, crochet and other techniques.

39 Girdwood Road, SW18 5QR
Elizabeth Spiro, Julie Higgins, Gordon Macqueen

Tooting/Furzedown

72

Paintings, etchings and lithographs, often landscape-inspired. Also plastic and enamel jewellery and other enamel work.

18a Bellevue Road, SW17 7EG
Anna Jacobs

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

57

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
Elżbieta Smoleńska

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

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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
Anna Stevenson

Putney/Roehampton

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London-based oil painter.

Artisan Space, Artisan and Vine, 195 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 1HJ
Putney School of Art and Design

Putney/Roehampton

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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