Monday, December 23, 2019

Looking forward to sketching London in 2020

The London Urban Sketchers programme for 2020 has been published. you can find all the details for the venues by clicking on this link. Meeting monthly, free and open to all, if you have ever wanted to try your hand at sketching on location, you would be most welcome to come along. Just bring your own art materials.

I never get tired of drawing in London sketches and here are a selection of sketches from this year which I haven't posted on the blog before.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Looking back at the ASC Art House Open Studio in September 2019

In September the studios where I have space, organised an Open Studio event over a Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. There were 50+ creatives taking part and it was lovely to have the chance to show my work and working space. Many thanks to the team at ASC Art House Croydon for giving up their time to organise the event.

In the lead up to the event, I had a little bit of a tidy up! Even though I have had the space for a year now, I’m still working out the best place too have my desk and how to use the wall space as my unit is south facing so I get a lot of direct sunlight.

I decided to display some of the accordion sketchbooks which I’ve been using throughout the year and one of them was included in a group show held in the Art House foyer area.

On the Friday evening, we offered complimentary drinks and the Mayor of Croydon came along to make a speech and officially open the event. It was lovely to see so many people walking round the building, looking at the variety of work.

Saturday seemed more of a family time with lots of children amongst the visitors. It felt a very successful event and as a group we hope to hold another event in October 2020.