My studio is situated at Wimbledon Art Studios located on an industrial estate
off Garratt Lane between Earlsfield and Tooting Stations.
The art studios are one of the largest, single site studio complexes in the UK,
comprising of two separate buildings known as the Red Studios and Blue Studios.
The studios have helped to regenerate an otherwise neglected part of the London borough of Wandsworth.
The Red Studios were established in 1993 within a working paper warehouse and initially opened with 6 artists renting studio space alongside the paper business. Today, the warehouse spans three floors providing 173 individual studio spaces and a purpose built artist’s Common Room and Kitchen.
Large sky light windows run the entire length of the 2nd floor roof, providing a constant source of reliable natural light throughout the day while thirteen of the 1st and ground floor studio spaces have an entire wall of natural light. This has been achieved by replacing the previous brick façade with a high-tech polycarbonate, allowing maximum light as well as privacy.
The Blue Studios were purposely built in 2007 specifically as art studios. It spans four floors, providing 54 studio spaces and shared kitchenette facilities. With each studio having it's own natural light, these offer the very best in creative studio space.
Wimbledon Art Studios have an alternative philosophy to help artists to become independent and offer an Artist Career Development Programme of lectures and seminars on topics ranging from writing artists statements to developing sales skills.
Artists at the studios produce work across almost every discipline including painting, ceramics, weaving, photography, furniture making, textile design and sculpture with a high percentage of artists work professionally, full-time.
My painting continues in the tradition of Abstract
Expressionism, utilizing primary and secondary colours
and the arrangement of abstract forms to create a
visible tension. Using decorating brushes and palette
knives, I apply either oil or acrylic to build up
layers of paint, creating different planes across the
field of the canvas.
I like to pull apart the components of visual form and reduce them to bare gestures: lines, arcs, circles and polygons become my abstract building blocks and I experiment with glazes and beeswax to introduce an element of texture. The seemingly deep layers of coloured shapes produce a push-pull tension and linear patterning contrasts with cell-like containers. The surface of the canvas becomes a transcript of my movements and feelings and the painting captures the creative moment in all its energy.
11 - 14 May 2017
The Open Studios Art Show
Wimbledon Art Studios
10 Riverside Yard
London SW 170BB
|Thursday||2pm to 10pm||Preview at 6.30pm with complimentary drinks|
|Friday||2pm to 10pm|
|Saturday||11am to 6.30pm||Workshops and Activities|
|Sunday||11am to 6.30pm||Workshops and Activities|
Free entry, disabled access and families welcome.
Please contact me for further information.