Coffee and Art

I have always thought coffee and art go together very well.  I am so pleased to have a selection of drawings currently exhibited in the lovely  Spoonful artisan delicatessen and Cafe based in leafy North Barnes.  They  have on offer award winning selection of cheeses, delicious canapes, cakes to die for, organic coffee choices and much more! Exhibition of artworks on display October 2017 – January 2018. Spoonful, 174 Castelnau London, United Kingdom  

Open House 2017

A wonderful first weekend of Wandsworth Artist Open house sharing my artwork with over 100 people.  It was exciting to exchange property details in the front window of Century 21 with screen prints.  The office had a gallery feel with my artworks suspended from the ceiling.  I am very much looking forward to the second weekend – do say hello! Wandsworth Artist Open House

Urban beauty SW15

I am excited to be exhibiting work at Century21 in Putney during Artists Open House in October 2017.  During one of our meetings we discussed the idea of removing the property details from the stylish display and replacing with my artwork.  I had no work the correct size and began thinking about what 16 pieces I could create for this location.  On my walk back to the studio I admired several roses in lovely gardens.  They were probably the last blooms of the summer.  I returned and drew several roses using pen and ink.  I developed these drawings into screenprints.  …

Memories of the Market

Memories of the Market was a film screening held on the 7th June at the Lost Theatre in Stockwell, London.  The screening was part of the London Festival of Architecture and focused on the theme of memory. Outside the theatre colourful fruit and vegtables from New Covent Garden Market were available for guests to enjoy.  I nibbled on strawberries and peaches.  The series of artworks I created inspired by the Market were exhibited on the stairs leading to the cinema.  Just below my works, a garland of carrots and vegtables decorated the stairs.  The film comprised of ten mini documentaries …

Drawing on stone: Lithography

I am currently creating lithography prints of fern for The Royal College of Physicians Exhibition taking place next year.  I have been experimenting with drawing on two stones and plan to crop the artworks.  The prints are now on my studio floor and I am debating my next move!

Royal College of Physicians’ Medicinal Garden

I have been invited to draw the Male Fern (Dryopteris filix-mas) as part of their celebration for the 500th anniversary of the Royal College of Physicians and the 400th anniversary of the college’s publication of Britain’s first pharmacopoeia, the Pharmacopoeia Londinensis (PL).  In 2018 they are planning to produce an illustrated reissue of the first PL, a Florilegium.  This will be launched at the College with an art exhibition in 2018. On my visit I was totally amazed by the building of the Royal College of Physicians – a Grade I listed building designed by renowned architect Sir Denys Lasdun …

Botanical Beauty

The tradition of marrying art with science goes back to the 6th century when the first botanical illustrations were created.  The heyday of botanical art was from the 17th to the 19th century.  In recent years, there has been a renaissance in this genre.  Great to have one of my drawings selected for this open exhibition showcasing contemporary British botanical illustrations in a variety of styles. Exhibition Dates: 25 February – 1 April Venue: Riverside Gallery, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond TW9 1TP

SPACE/LCN Showcase

SPACE, Mare Street, 19-21 January 2017 An exhibition including new works, works in progress, prototypes or experiments created by the first round of LCN participants.  I exhibited two hand finished limited edition lithograph prints.  I am so pleased to have completed my first series of prints and view this as an ongoing project.  It has been fantastic to have mentoring, attend workshops and widen my network.  The show was an energetic inspiring collection of works. Blog Post: Prints in Progress London Creative Network    

Tower 42

Artful invited me to exhibit artworks in the foyer of Tower 42.  The buildings original name was the Natwest Tower.  It was opened in 1981 and held the status as the tallest building in the City of London for 30 years until it was surpassed by the Heron Tower in 2009.  Viewings can be arranged by appointment – please contact me for further information. Exhibition Dates: January 8th – March 2007 Venue: Tower 42, Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1HN Artful: Article ‘Venetia Norris coming to Tower 42’ Tower 42