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OPEN HOUSES 2019 - Wheelchair Accessible

Vera de Gernier

Putney/Roehampton

27

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
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
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
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
Sam Cottington

Battersea/Nine Elms

81

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
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
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
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
Nur Ali Sheikh

Putney/Roehampton

1

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
Ania Kalacinska

Battersea/Nine Elms

83

Nine Elms-based artist Ania Kalacinska enjoys creating art for her local community, working with mixed materials, illustration, oil painting and collage. The works will be displayed on notice boards around Nine Elms.

See other boards at:
Clondell Road (where meets Thessaly Rd), SW8 4JA
Battersea Park Road (under the railway bridge opposite Battersea Dogs & Cats Home), SW8 4BX

Nine Elms Noticeboard, Bourne Valley Wharf (opposite US Embassy), SW8 5DF
Printmaker Mike Hullis

Tooting/Furzedown

75

Mike Hullis is interested in the beauty created through decay and the wearing down that belongs to the natural order; the decline into disorder and apparent randomness; the transition and degeneration into nothingness in the natural world. His work studies the dynamic forces beyond the control of man: the beauty of the transition of mountains into sand and the results of the geophysical forces that are nature's work.

Mike tries to translate his emotional response to these great and often unseen forces, such as the magnetic effect of the moon on the ocean’s tides and the wearing down that takes place where the land meets the sea - a mostly uncontrolled space where nature is raw and supreme.

His early work was in clay, a material that is literally of the earth and one that allows for spontaneity. From making mud pies as a child, it has always given him immense satisfaction to touch and manipulate this material. Over the last few years his practice has evolved through drawing with pencils and graphite powder, to more recently an exploration concentrated on mono typing, its randomness and the opportunity it affords to experiment with colour.

It was a visit to the wilderness of the Suffolk coast that reconnected him with the breathtaking and absorbing vastness of a place where nature is in control and where we are bit players on the edge. He reimagines his emotional response to being in this space by working with simple materials, sometimes collecting debris from the beach to inform, often using it in the work in a subliminal way.

Education and Experience: 1974-75 Ipswich School of Art Foundation Course 1975-78 Bristol Polytechnic School of Art and Design BA (Hons) Ceramics 1979-80 Assistant technician, City of London Polytechnic Sir John Cass School of Art 1981-82 Senior technician, ditto 1981-83 Goldsmiths College MA Fine Art 1982-83 Part-time lecturer, Sidcup Arts Centre 1982-84 Part-time lecturer, Sir John Cass School of Art

Exhibitions: 1982 British Crafts Centre, Big Pots Exhibition 1982-83 Design and production work for artists in London 1983 Woodlands Art Gallery London, Paintings, Sculpture, Objects and Videos 1983 Mixed show of Acme studio artists, The Showroom, London 1983 British Crafts Centre, in-store promotion Harvey Nichols, London Pots for plants and flowers 1983 Westminster Gallery, Boston, U.S.A 2017 Exhibition of drawings, The Lodge, London 2017 Bankside Gallery, London, Monotype Masters 2018 San Mei Gallery, Bristol at 40

8 Rushleigh, 32 Thurleigh Road, SW12 8UE
Sue Rowling

Tooting/Furzedown

74

Sue is a painter and printmaker. She specialises in unique mono silkscreen prints with hand-painted elements.

Sue has exhibited in many galleries, including The National Theatre, Oxo Gallery, The Mall Galleries, the Royal College of Art and the Menier Gallery. Her work is held in many private and public collections, notably The Royal Bank of Scotland, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Croydon University Hospital and St Georges Hospital. Sue's work is on permanent display at Greenwich Printmakers Gallery.

52 Bracken Avenue, SW12 8BH
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
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
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
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
Anna Woodward

Battersea/Nine Elms

81

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
Equus and Aqua by Nur Tucker

Putney/Roehampton

28

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
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
Louis Morel

Putney/Roehampton

29

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
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
Mandana Khonsari

Putney/Roehampton

28

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
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
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
Pietra Galli

Battersea/Nine Elms

81

Pietra Galli (b.1996, Brazil/Portugal) is a multimedia artist based in London. She's a graduate from BA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts, and has a diverse set of skills and interests in moving image, photography, critical writing, ceramics and book making.

Her work rethinks ideas of subjectivity and individuality in a time of intense information consumption and accelerated communication. Debating the notion of information as a clear and accurate language, she uses it in fictional investigations to produce installations containing film, sculpture and sound. Works are often followed by a publication.

By using these different elements, she aims to shape places where a sensorial language is highlighted and misunderstandings are created.

Dyson Gallery Royal College of Art, SW11 4AN
Journey of a Free Soul

Putney/Roehampton

2

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
Anna Stevenson

Putney/Roehampton

14

London-based oil painter.

Artisan Space, Artisan and Vine, 195 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 1HJ
Salma Nassef

Battersea/Nine Elms

81

A collection of pieces, exploring different creative narratives and techniques. Nassef's canvas piece is inspired by a love of drawing faces in abstract form, which is why she has painted her family onto a fabric canvas.

She will also display a music video, which showcases a first attempt at special effects and editing inspired by dance music. She has also created a piece inspired by nature, whereby organic materials are preserved in resin, PVA glue and plastic pockets. Both of the handmade dresses were inspired by flowers and patterns in nature; each dress was made using different techniques and decorated using different methods, including lino printing and hand embroidery, her favourite technique.

Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, SW11 4AN
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
Eileen and Bruce St Julian-Bown

Putney/Roehampton

28

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
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
Isabel de Cordova

Tooting/Furzedown

71

Handmade ceramic tableware in porcelain and stoneware.

75A Thrale Road, SW16 1NU
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
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