Figure, Fabric and AOH

Figure, Fabric and AOH

Supporting an art practice involves a lot of application writing so I haven’t had time to paint for a while.  I really enjoyed painting this ‘Silk Knot’ yesterday and I’ve already sold it.

Silk Knot, 2024

In seeking funding opportunities I’ve decided to follow the ‘learning edge’ from where I am. So for now I will put the Lavinia Fontana project on the back burner, concentrating again on figure and fabric and going deeper into it. I’m enjoying planning a programme of research starting with the National Portrait Gallery, the V&A and fashion archives, along with some mentoring. 

Particularly relevant is this exhibition. I can’t wait to see it: Sargent and Fashion, at Tate Britain.

John Singer Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, 1864-1932

I’ll be opening up our house for the Artists Open Houses this May, so please put our dates in your diary (see dates below). I’ll be selling paintings, drawings and prints. Lisa Jansen is also showing some beautiful textile art here, inspired by the gardens at Great Dixter.

The very first Artists Open Houses in Brighton were not in the city centre but on the hill up to Fiveways. The painter Ned Hoskins opened his studio for the first time in 1982 and was quickly followed by friends and acquaintances in the next few years. It has become a Brighton institution now and I’m sure part of the attraction is the opportunity to have a look inside artists houses as well as looking at their work.

Studio Two is the name of our venue at: 2 Park Crescent, BN2 3HA. 

The online listing isn’t live yet, I’ll let you know when it is. Here’s our introduction:

You are warmly invited to Fiona Geilinger’s elegant artist’s studio and living room, opened for the first time, as contrasting spaces in which to see her contemporary figurative paintings. 2023 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition exhibitor. Artist Lisa Jansen is also exhibiting her textile art works. Cake and refreshments will be available. We look forward to meeting you.

Fiona Geilinger Paintings
Lisa Jansen Textile art

Opening dates

Weekends 11th/12th, 18th/19th and 25th/26th May 2024.

I hope you have a great week.


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