Carol Lawrence is a self-taught artist and in spite of her considerable talents as a writer, discovered her abilities in painting and printmaking relatively late in life. Following in the wake of her mother Violet, who took up song-writing at the age of 80 and recorded with Donovan her first CD. It is little surprise and proves it is never too late to follow your passion. She exhibits a collection of work entitled “The Painted Garden”.
Jessica Lee Short trained in theatre and costume design at Wimbledon College of Art and her work exhibits her very individual close observation and somewhat quirky, often dark, off the wall vision of the world. It is a world we all know revealed in all its strangeness. Jessica is a perfectionist in all things and each image is created with meticulous attention to detail and worthy of careful observation.
Taking strange vision to the extreme is the work of Julian Jones. There are some people whose entire lives are forms of outsider art. Julian is a musician performer, painter who has found yet another milieu through computer generated graphic collage. His work is witty, caustic and often self-deprecating but always in your face. His work is exhibited here for the first time. He lives with his family and a menagerie of animals of which Iguanas, goats, ducks, dogs are but a few and mostly don’t eat each other.
Geege Sandhu’s photographs capture a moment in time, the story behind the object, texture and detail are important to his compositions. He has a passion and affinity for the sea, and old sailing vessels (he was once a deep sea diver). This is the first time he has exhibited his work and yet it has the authority of the true professional.. As often, a living has to be earned in other areas than ones passion, Geege’s work demonstrates that ones creative talents can thrive in spite of that.
Leo Sandhu digital artist aged nine years old and counting. Cosmic encounters with the Ipad.