After spending 4 years at St Martins studying National Diploma in Design fine art, I became interested in Japanese/ Korean pottery.
I spent from 1966 until 1995 in the teaching profession but in the ‘70’s took up pottery as a part time activity and attended an evening class under Tony Gant.
In 1979 I joined the ‘Surrey Guild of Craftsmen’ and later ‘London Potters’ and began producing Raku Pottery.
In 1995 I began painting again and concentrated on the human form.
This exhibition of paintings was chosen from my work during the period 1995 – 2005.
Children will only be allowed entry to the exhibition
accompanied by a parent or Guardian.
Le Coquelicot, a group of three artists, will be exhibiting in our gallery on the first floor from the 3rd to the 7th of April between 10.00am and 5.30 pm each day.
The artists, Natacha Emile, Robin Purton and Bonnie Ralph, will be offering for sale some 70 paintings (mostly watercolours) together with a selection of greetings cards.
The subjects and styles are very varied, and include:-
Woodland Walk Watercolour – Robin Purton
Small Winter Walk -Watercolour
Hat on Pink – Pencil and Gouache
Michèle Griffiths is a “local” artist in several ways. She trained at Wimbledon School of Art in the early nineties (in Fine Art : Painting, under Prunella Clough ) and worked at Wimbledon Art Studios for many years. Her first career was in teaching languages at Putney High School and she lived in Southfields for 25years.
Michèle was brought up with both English (at school) and French (at home) but felt fully confident in neither. After overcoming this by teaching both, she realised that her best language was painting. She did her Painting degree in her thirties and went on to paint full time, exhibiting increasingly often and successfully in the UK as well as in international Art Fairs.
Michèle can be contacted via her website: www.michelegriffiths.com or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gallery was officially opened on the 1st March 2012 by Simon Betts, Dean of Wimbledon College of Art.
The exhibition for the opening was provided by the Wimbledon Society and created by David Woodcock, the Head of Collections. Entitled ‘Town and Country Wimbledon’ and spanning the years from 1780 to 1980, it afforded the first opportunity to exhibit some of the watercolours, by mainly local amateur artists, held in the Museum collection.