EALING BEAT OPEN STUDIOS WEEKENDS 9/10 AND 16/17 SEPTEMBER
BEAT OPEN STUDIOS 2023 Venue 50+
94 Elers Road, W13 9QE
Saturday 9-Sunday 10 September
Saturday16- Sunday 17 September
Ealing's biggest art exhibition takes place once again from 9-10 and 16-17 September this year. I will be opening my home studio once again and, this year, will be sharing my space with wonderful seascape artist Sarah Knight.We look forward to seeing you all.
SPANDEX, SYNTHS AND STADIUM ROCK: BACK TO THE '80s WITH ART & SOL
Extended run for the Creative Mile - Brentford Art Trail
The Musical Museum, 399 High St, Brentford, TW8 0DU
Open: Saturday and Sunday 2 & 3 September, 11am-5pm.
Exhibition entry free
The Musical Museum Brentford and ‘Art & Sol’ teamed up this summer to stage an exhibition of iconic ‘80s rock and pop musicians - photographed live in concert and reinterpreted through digital portraiture. West London was home to many major rock and pop artists who significantly influenced the music, fashion and experiences of the ‘80s. This exhibition provides photographs of live performances at the height of these artists careers, while providing background information on their West London connections and why they had such an effect on the ‘80s.
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HALF MOON PUTNEY - RESIDENCY
93 Lower Richmond Rd, London SW15 1EU
Closest tube: Putney Bridge
Me with my artworks on display at the Half Moon Putney
As Resident Artist at legendary music venue, the Half Moon Putney, my musician artwork is permanently on display and for sale from its walls. 20% of all sales via the venue go to supporting it or its annual charity. If you haven't yet visited this 220 capacity venue, why not try it out. It has been a home of live music since 1963.
LOTS ROAD GROUP OF PORTRAITISTS
I'm a founding member of the Lots Road Group of portrait artists who met while studying at The Heatherley School of Fine Art in Lots Road, Chelsea. Our motto sums up our ethos: Our portraits. Your story. We believe we are unique in combining words and pictures in our annual exhibitions and catalogues to deepen the experience and understanding of our work. Past exhibitions – see below. Watch this space for news of next exhibition.
SELECTED PAST EXHIBITIONS
SPANDEX, SYNTHS AND STADIUM ROCK: BACK TO THE '80s WITH ART & SOL Art & Sol’ teamed up with the Musical Museum Brentford to stage an exhibition of iconic ‘80s rock and pop musicians - photographed live in concert and reinterpreted through digital portraiture, focusing on their west London connections. Associated events:
- for my interview with Sol about how he came to take his stunning photos of Live Aid (38th anniversary 13 July) click here.
- for Sol's interview with me about my performer photo-inspired art click here
- the exhibiton included 'An Evening with Rock n Sol' on crowd management and capturing photos of iconic stars.
- extended run as part of the Brentford Creative Mile weekend
PERFORMERS IN PAINT
A Joint Exhibition at Putney Library, of Artworks Celebrating Musicians, Dancers And Variety Acts. Featuring paintings by Susie Nathanson & myself, two portrait artists, who take our inspiration from performers. We exhibited together for the first time, at Putney Library, as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival. Associated events: salsa dancing workshop and behind-the-scenes talk about our practice. Highlights.
BRITISH BLUES EXHIBITION
On show at the Barbican Music Library for four months the exhibition featured exhibits from curator Darren Weale's extensive collection, as well as exhibits from the Ealing Club CIC ‘the birthplace of electric Blues in the UK’ and the Paul Oliver Special Collection held at Oxford Brookes University.
The exhibition charts in items of all kinds the rise of British Blues music from its US and African roots in the 20th Century through to artists performing today. It included my digital painting of Don Craine of Downliners Sect who died earlier in the year.
BEAT Borough of Ealing Art Trail Year 6 of Ealing Open Studios.
A LIFE WELL LIVED - AGE UK EALING/BEAT PORTRAIT EXHIBITION
held at the Ealing Project and University of West London, To see my portrait unfold click here. To read the life story told to me by my sitter, click here.
ART & SOL - ARTISTIC COLLABORATION OF STELLA TOOTH & SOL N'JIE
Ealing Project, Ealing Broadway Centre, 1 High St, London W5 5DB
Art & Sol was the launch exhibition at the Ealing Project, a new three-screen community cinema, gig and art space which opened on 30 June. An artistic collaboration between myself and Getty Images rock photographer Solomon N'Jie it featured around 45 iconic rock photos by Sol alongside nine of my digital paintings inspired by them. The exhibition ran as the Ealing music festivals took place in Rock's Diamond Year until the end of August. To learn more click here.
PERFORMANCE! - SOLO EXHIBITION at Reineta
Unit 9a Dickens Yard, Longfield Avenue, W5 2TD
SKYLARK ARTISTS at the Spaghetti House Gallery Holborn
20 Sicilian Ave, London WC1A 2QD
EALING ART GROUP SPRING EXHIBITION
Gunnersbury Park Museum
Gunnersbury Park, Popes Lane, London W5 4NH
Borough of Ealing Art Trail Year 5 of Ealing Open Studios.
LOTS ROAD GROUP BEYOND THE DOOR
Portraits and other recent works
LRG artists reflected on the unprecedented times we have experienced through the medium of portraiture, showing portraits created during the pandemic when our own front doors defined the way we live – both as a defence against a dangerous world and the means of escape from confinement. Artists chose subjects whose experiences are representative of the unfamiliar limbo through which we have been passing – Covid survivors, those with whom we have been confined, those we have only seen on Zoom or Facetime, fellow out of work creatives – and inevitably, ourselves. Shown at Bermondsey Project Space.
THE ART HUB CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION
43 Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells TN4 8AA
Putney Art School Christmas Fair
Oxford Rd, Putney, London SW15 2LQ
Skylark Art Galleries London Featured artist.
BEAT Borough of Ealing Art Trail Year 4 of Ealing Open Studios.
Skylark Galleries SUMMER EXHIBITION
gallery@oxo Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, London SE1 9PH.
An uplifting exhibition of original artworks from the Skylark Galleries Collective. On show examples of my busker and musician artwork.
NEW MOON RESIDENT ARTIST POP UP EXHIBITION
Half Moon Putney
93 Lower Richmond Road, London SW15 1EU.
Part of the Folksville Summer Fayre and the venue's Christmas Fayre.
Borough of Ealing Art Trail Year 3 of Ealing Open Studios.
Kellie Miller Arts
LOTS ROAD GROUP THE ART OF READING
In association with the BookTrust, THE ART OF READING Art was the first exhibition in Waterstones' flagship academic bookstore's Bloomsbury exhibition space 82 Gower St, London WC1E 6EQ. It toured to The Cambridge Literary Festival and The Heatherley School of Fine Art.
Borough of Ealing Art Trail Year 2 of Ealing Open Studios.
Kellie Miller Arts
SUMMER SHOW. Busker and musician artworks.
Borough of Ealing Art Trail First year of Ealing Open Studios.
Kellie Miller Arts
MAJOR SHOW of busker and musician artworks.
LOTS ROAD GROUP PORTRAYED!
IWF UK 25 YEARS OF INSPIRING WOMEN
PORTRAYED! toured from The Chelsea Gallery, Kings Road, to The Heatherley School of Fine Art. It supported the Institute of Directors’ commitment to diversity and accompanied the inaugural Mackworth Lecture delivered by former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on leadership. Shown in the foyer of KPMG, it was linked to Barclays’ support for the mentoring HeforShe campaign in their Canary Wharf HQ. It was also the first exhibition in the newly re-named Mary Somerville room at Somerville College Oxford, where two of the inspiring women sitters were educated. Mary Somerville was a pioneering mathematician and scientist and, with the exception of the Queen, was the first woman to appear on a British banknote (Scotland £10).
MILAN EXPO: Arte senza confini: soul food.
Palazzo Calderara (Town Hall) in Via Garibaldi, 6 – Vanzago, Milan, Italy.
Royal Society of Portrait Painters ANNUAL EXHIBITION
(Portrait of BBC's Kate Adie)
LOTS ROAD GROUP MOTHERHOOD
MOTHERHOOD, a touring exhibition first shown at The Chelsea Gallery, was a celebration of mothers, in many of their forms. The exhibition catalogue was sold at the PV in aid of Oxfam’s Mothers Appeal.
Notting Hill Visual Arts Festival
The Photographers’ Gallery, Portobello Road W11.
Chelsea Art Society Open Exhibition 19–13 June 2014 AND May–21 June 2014 PM Gallery.
Art 34C First solo exhibition 23 February, 2014
Parallax International Art Fair (Heatherley’s nominee)
Chelsea Town Hall.
Egypt first art biennale 2013
Winner of Judges’ Prize
Sharm el Sheikh Le Royal Hotel Resort. Televised awards ceremony.
Art 24C Regular group shows fortnightly ‘Sunday tea and cakes’
24C Sibella Road, Clapham, SW4 6HX.
Notting Hill Visual Arts Festival
The Old Sorting Office, 222–224 Westbourne Grove, W11.
Liana Teruzzi ContemporaryArtGallery@GALERIJ ´T VAARTJE,
Group show as part of Lissewege Art Fair, Jacob Reyvaertstraat 1 (Markplaats), 8380 Lissewege, Belgium.
The Heatherley School of Fine Art
Prints and Ceramics Exhibition
AND Heatherley’s Annual Exhibitions 2013, 2012 and 2011.
SPOTLIGHT ON: FIRST EGYPTIAN BIENNALE
In 2013 I was among 50 international artists selected to take part in the first Egypt art biennale in Sharm el Sheikh. The biennale was run under the auspices of three Egyptian ministries: tourism, culture and foreign, with the aim of supporting tourism in the region. During our 10 day stay, we were asked to paint in public – in the town square, inspired by spectacular 'whirling dervish' and fire eating performances, in the desert nightclub housed inside a cave 'La Dolce Vita' and in the bustling Naama Bay shopping area.
In the grounds of the Sonesta Beach Hotel, where we stayed, we were visited by a stream of ministers as we each painted two 70 x 80cm pictures for the competition. The pictures were judged at the end of our stay by a panel of international judges, with prizes awarded at a televised gala evening attended by European and Middle Eastern art critics in the landscaped grounds of Le Royal Hotel Resort. Selected pictures then went on show at the hotel until Christmas. The closing night reception, with performances by Egypt's best known singers and dancers, was attended by the Admiral Governor of South Sinai (whose portrait I was asked to paint). Italian artist Archille Quadrini and I won the Judges' prizes.
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Residency: The ‘pop up’ Chelsea Art Gallery September–December 2012
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