This year is the 25th anniversary of the Camberwell Arts Festival, and the Open Studios Weekend is part of this celebration! On Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June several collective studios and artists’ houses in Camberwell will be throwing their doors open to welcome art lovers, collectors and gift seekers. Here at 6 Empress Mews I’ll be showing pictures, decoupaged glass dishes and and art dolls, as well as greeting cards, prints and jewellery. My most recent work includes large collages on paper, examples of which can be seen above and below.
I will also be taking advantage of the open studios weekend to have a big clearance sale of old prints, test pieces, watercolours and more: pictures that have been in my plan chest for far too long! Lots to choose from and the opportunity to buy original work at bargain prices, with small prints like the ones below starting at £5.
Below are just a couple of the bright watercolour and ink pieces that will also be in the sale – again, lots more to choose from when you visit the studio.
Also at 6 Empress Mews:
Invited artist Kip Perdue of Kartegraphik will be showing his exquisite papercuts of maps and geometric images. In addition to making his own work, Kip teaches an assortment of paper-cutting classes through Creative Happy London
Elsewhere in the Mews:
Other studios opening their doors include printmaker Pauline Amphlett at Number 8 and interior products suppliers Mr & Mrs House at Number 1. Above left you can see Pauline’s limited edition silkscreen “Camberwell Green”, inspired by the local architecture and on the right her ever-poular “Dandelion” print, also available in other colourways. Mr and Mrs House’s vintage finds include lovely cushions made with original 1970s fabrics, collectable crockery and other affordable delights.
As part of the open weekend I’ll be running a short collage workshop inspired by Matisse’s cutouts: this is an opportunity to learn a simple yet effective technique to create a picture that you’ll take home. Two options are available: Saturday 5 pm and Sunday 11 am. Cost including all materials is £20 and you can book a place here.
How to get here:
Empress Mews is off Kenbury Street, London SE5 9BT
Bus routes 35 (Shoreditch – Clapham Junction), 45 (St Pancras – Clapham Park), 345 (South Kensington – Peckham) to Lilford Road
Train stations Denmark Hill and Loughborough Junction
Tube station Brixton (just over a mile away)
On-street parking is free all weekend
Camberwell Open Studios
Saturday 22 / Sunday 23 June 2019, 11 am – 6 pm
1, 6 & 8 Empress Mews, London SE5 9BT
For full open studios listing click here
ARTIST & MAKER
My work is often humorous and whimsical – unless my romantic side takes over and then we enter into a fairy-tale territory of old-fashioned script, pages of books and music scores populated by chivalrous gentlemen, glamorous ladies, butterflies and rabbits.
LEARN WITH ME
Would you like to explore your creative side? I use the wonderful techniques of decoupage and collage in much of my work, and now I can teach you how to create your very own masterpieces!