A season of living art continues at Turner’s House this month with works by Katie Sollohub displayed in an open studio exhibition.
The exhibition, entitled A Guest in Turner’s House, features work in progress and new paintings and drawings completed during the first half of Sollohub’s year in residence.
As Turner’s House current artist in residence, Sollohub is supported by a grant from Arts Council England and has spent many days in JMW Turner’s home, which was designed in 1813.
Sollohub says the temporary state of the house’s disrepair has inspired her creations and she wants to share her artistic wisdom with others through a drawing workshop.
She says: "The works in the exhibition reflect the complex emotions generated by my experience of being in a house designed and lived in by this great and important artist.
"At the drawing workshop I am eager to share this experience with other artists, both new and experienced."
Sollohub’s work, which is a mix of bold and colourful pieces are large-scale charcoal, will be displayed for one week at the British landscaper painter’s former home.
Catherine Parry-Wingfield, chairman of Turner’s House Trust, says: "By attracting another high-calibre artist we are seeing this historic property being returned to life, even prior to its restoration.
"I am sure that Turner would approve of his former country home becoming an inspiration to contemporary artists. It inspires us to accelerate our fundraising activity to ensure we secure it for future generations."
- A Guest in Turner’s House; Turner’s House, Sandycombe Lodge, Sandycombe Rod, Twickenham; September 20 to 27, 11am to 4pm; free exhibition, but drawing workshop on September 28 costs £65, booking required; email email@example.com or visit turnerintwickenham.org.uk.