Tuesday, 3 April 2018

I'm super pleased and excited that my painting "Croc Monsieur" was selected for the Animalia exhbition at KI Europe. More details soon!

Meanwhile, here's a detail of the painting:

Monday, 12 March 2018

Hello everyone,

I hope you are doing well and have survived the arctic conditions, moving swiftly into spring!

I'm delighted to be running a new free course at Besson Street Community Garden for the Telegraph Hill Festival and NXG Trust.

If you haven't been to Besson Street, it's a lovely space in New Cross Gate, a little oasis of calm in our dear city, and well worth a visit. For more information on Besson Street Community Garden go here: http://www.nxgtrust.org.uk/

Taking the garden as inspiration we will explore artists who have been inspired by nature and gardens, such as, Monet, Matisse and Maria Sybilla Merian. There will be demonstrations and practical exercises.

Inspired by these artists, we will work in the garden, using creativity, abstraction and poetry as inspiration to create unique works.

Materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring along materials that they enjoy working with if they wish.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Happy new year to you for 2018!

There are places still available on my Still Life Artists course starting this Tuesday, January 9th.

The course runs for 10 weeks every Tuesday morning, from 10am - 1pm.

We will be looking at a different still life artist each week, and then working from an arrangement inspired by their work. Starting with Patrick Caulfield on Tuesday, there will be lots of interesting artists to explore, and plenty of practical help and advice for developing your artistic style.

Phone 0207 639 6818 to reserve your place, or:

Call in to enrol on Tuesday morning at the Thomas Calton Centre, Choumert Road, Peckham SE15 4NX. It's £120 for the 10 weeks, £60 concessions.

And on Wednesday this week - Jan 10th - I will be exploring the history of candle making and how to make candles, at the Open Wednesday art drop in at Union Chapel. The chapel is in Islington, on Compton Terrace, N1 2UN, very near to Highbury and Islington station.

Pop in, between 11am and 1pm, to make your own candle to light up January and bring good cheer for the new year! We'll be making candles form scratch, including the wicks, using all natural materials -  beeswax, herbs, rose petals, and essential oils. It's free, and all materials are provided.

​Also at Union Chapel, I'll be running a unique five model life drawing class on Sunday March 4th, 6 - 9pm. Tickets are now available, and cost £20, follow this link for more information or to book: https://store.unionchapel.org.uk/events/2018-03-04-five-alive-life-drawing-at-the-chapel-union-chapel

On February 18th, I will be collaborating with artist Caroline Gregory, as part of the Chinese New Year celebrations in Soho​. Save the date! More info to follow nearer the time.

With love and best wishes - Joanna