Regular readers will know that once upon a time I used to have a studio on an island. I love my new studio, but I do miss the island quite a bit as it was such a unique space (plus it was nice to chinwag with like-minded souls). I’ve been meaning to go back and visit but, you know what it’s like, I’ve just not got round to it. This weekend I did finally go, as they were holding an Open Studio exhibition.
The weather was glorious, and the island’s beauty hasn’t diminished in the slightest. There have been a few changes since I left, and there are quite a few new artists in residence now too which seems to have infused the island with new energy.
There’s a good balance between styles, and items on show this weekend range from the paintings and photographs you’d perhaps expect, to giant papier mache lamps and bicycle panniers.
My especial favourites were these…
Tara Winona’s latest series of paintings really appealed to me, the fluid lines and graceful feel are just beautiful.
This Curiosity Box by David Aldhouse was my absolute favourite of the day, but unfortunately this piece wasn’t on the exhibition pricelist so I wasn’t able to find out if it was within my budget!
The exhibition runs until 6pm today so if you’re in the area do go and check it out. For more information on the artists in residence please visit the Brentford Gallery website.