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

Prints in progress

I was awarded a place on the artist development professional program called London Creative Network.  My intention was to translate my drawings into print.  I chose to learn about the lithographic process because I like the rich velvet lines and varied tonal qualities that could be created.  I really enjoy the different steps involved in creating a lithograph – processing the stone, drawing directly onto limestone, etching and printing.  I found the stone to be a wonderful material to draw upon.  It is cold to touch but then warms up. The grease pencils easily leave a mark and glide on …

Filming in the Studio

I am collaborating with Chocolate Films to create a short documentary as part of the 1000 Londoners project.  This exciting program creates a unique digital portrait of our city.  It offers an insight into the lives of 1000 people who consider themselves to be Londoners, taking in all ages, religions, race, income, interests and opinions.  Each week, a profile of a Londoner is posted on the home page.  The profile contains a 3 minute film that gives an insight into the life of the Londoner, as well as their own personal photos of London and some answers to crucial questions …

London Center for Book Arts

I attended an inspiring workshop at the London Center for Book Arts.  I was introduced to the letterpress and how to create a simple book. London Center for Book Arts  

Experimenting with colour in screen printing

I returned to London Print Studio to learn about screen printing.  I have been considering combining lithography with screen printing for the new series of pieces I am creating as part of London Creative Network.  I love the bright, flat areas of colour that can be created through this method of printing.  Screen printing is a relatively recent innovation compared to other printmaking processes such as lithography.  Screen printing is a stencil process and can be dated back to ancient times. London Print Studio    

Exploring Lithography

As part of my collaboration with London Creative Network I am creating a series of original prints.  The quality of line created using Lithography printing caught my eye in Paris when viewing prints created by Toulouse-Lautrec.  The rich, velvet, tonal lines that are communicated in each print intrigued me.  It was wonderful to draw upon stone and create a print lithography.  The process is based on the principle that oil and water do not mix.  Special drawing materials with high grease content, similar to materials used for drawing are applied onto a surface which is then chemically altered so that …

Putney Artist Open House 2016

Wonderful to share my work with a new audience and also see many familiar faces.  Interesting to discuss my artworks inspired by New Covent Garden Flower Market and hear stories and memories from local residence about this special place.  Looking forward to exhibiting next weekend, details below: Exhibition Dates: 1-2 & 8-9 October.  Venue: Zinc White, Arch 8, Railway Arches, 150 Putney Bridge Road, London SW15 2NG Zinc White Putney Artists Wandsworth Artists Open House

Draw 16

Draw 16, I am so pleased to have three drawings accepted by the Society of Graphic Fine Art for their Annual exhibition.  More than 200 works of art by artists, illustrators and printmakers around the country are on display.  It is an inspiring show that explores drawing in the broadest of terms. Exhibition Dates: 3-15 October, PV 4 October 6-8pm.  Venue: Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU. Society of Graphic Fine Artists  

Exhibition: Inspired by the Flower Market

I have just delivered artworks to the framers to be ready for Artist Open House – one month today.  I have chosen box frames and opted for pins to hold the paper in place rather than glue.  I like the honesty of seeing how something is put together.  I am exhibiting artworks inspired by New Covent Garden Flower Market during the first two weekend of October – all very welcome. Dates: 1-2 & 8-9 October, 11am – 6pm Venue: Zinc White, Arch 8, Railway Arches, 150 Putney Bridge Road SW15 2NG

Work in progress

Sharing some studio shots of artwork inspired by New Covent Garden Flower Market.  For more information about this project have a look at my earlier blog post: Transplanting the Flower Market.   I shall be exhibiting the finished works during October 2016 as part of  Putney Artists Open House