SPOTLIGHT ON WIMBLEDON ARTISTS

The Open Studios will showcase over 150 artists, so who and what can you expect? We put the spotlight on a handful of the artists and makers to discover the immense talent at this unmissable event: 

Laura Benetton Studio 137 Featured in Vogue (2016) and with works showing in London and New York, this visual creator uses paint, mix media and acrylic on canvas to create works packed full with energy and movement.   

Laura Benetton
Studio 137

Featured in Vogue (2016) and with works showing in London and New York, this visual creator uses paint, mix media and acrylic on canvas to create works packed full with energy and movement. 
 

Jacqui Kelly Studio 24 A multi-award winning cake artist and sugar sculptor, with commissions from Harrods to HRH Queen Elizabeth II to corporate buyers and the couple next door. 14-time Gold Medal winner at Cake International with installations and teaching from London to Miami. 

Jacqui Kelly
Studio 24

A multi-award winning cake artist and sugar sculptor, with commissions from Harrods to HRH Queen Elizabeth II to corporate buyers and the couple next door. 14-time Gold Medal winner at Cake International with installations and teaching from London to Miami. 

Alex Rennie Studio 312 From Mayfair to New York and a featured artist with the John Moores Painting Prize, Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize and BP Portrait Award - this artist is well known for figurative and textural realism, trompe I’oeil illusions and a glowing red hue which appears in much of the work. 

Alex Rennie
Studio 312

From Mayfair to New York and a featured artist with the John Moores Painting Prize, Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize and BP Portrait Award - this artist is well known for figurative and textural realism, trompe I’oeil illusions and a glowing red hue which appears in much of the work. 

 
Tim Goffe Studio 307 An accomplished and collected oil painter, winning the Gordan Hulson Memorial Prize for Draughtmanship, Variety and Exploration and known for urban and industrial scenes – seeking beauty in the ordinary and giving meaning to the banal.  

Tim Goffe
Studio 307

An accomplished and collected oil painter, winning the Gordan Hulson Memorial Prize for Draughtmanship, Variety and Exploration and known for urban and industrial scenes – seeking beauty in the ordinary and giving meaning to the banal.
 

Richard Knight Studio 278 This urban impressionist captures the perpetually evolving patterns and rhythm of light created by architecture, landscape and people. Currently exhibiting across London and featured as part of Sky Landscape Artist of The Year (2016).   

Richard Knight
Studio 278

This urban impressionist captures the perpetually evolving patterns and rhythm of light created by architecture, landscape and people. Currently exhibiting across London and featured as part of Sky Landscape Artist of The Year (2016). 
 

Jilly Vainer Studio 514 This upcoming sculptor plays with clay to hand build figurative forms that are then finished with glaze, resin and bronze. Specialising in wildlife and animals - current works are featured at Henley Regatta private members club and by the Society of Wildlife Artist’s at Mall Galleries. 

Jilly Vainer
Studio 514

This upcoming sculptor plays with clay to hand build figurative forms that are then finished with glaze, resin and bronze. Specialising in wildlife and animals - current works are featured at Henley Regatta private members club and by the Society of Wildlife Artist’s at Mall Galleries. 

Vaughn Horsman Studio 144 With works currently showing in London (Tower 42) and the Netherlands (Gallery Nummer 40), this digital artist uses architectural ideas dreamed out over 20 years with computer code, machines and paint brushes to create bold, large scale “Masterplan” paintings. 

Vaughn Horsman
Studio 144

With works currently showing in London (Tower 42) and the Netherlands (Gallery Nummer 40), this digital artist uses architectural ideas dreamed out over 20 years with computer code, machines and paint brushes to create bold, large scale “Masterplan” paintings. 

Emma Leone Palmer Studio 220 Featured most recently on Sky Arts, Portrait Artist of The Year (2017), Winner of The London Contemporary Art Prize and currently exhibiting in The Wallace Collection - this portrait artist captures gritty, real, expressive human beings with a load of paint, glitter and lube. 

Emma Leone Palmer
Studio 220

Featured most recently on Sky Arts, Portrait Artist of The Year (2017), Winner of The London Contemporary Art Prize and currently exhibiting in The Wallace Collection - this portrait artist captures gritty, real, expressive human beings with a load of paint, glitter and lube. 

Michael Wallner Studio 132 Celebrating the beauty of the city through shapes and outlines and featured in the Evening Standard and on BBC Radio - this artist digitally manipulates photography to produce work on aluminum, wood, concrete, neon, LED and even a 1930s window. 

Michael Wallner
Studio 132

Celebrating the beauty of the city through shapes and outlines and featured in the Evening Standard and on BBC Radio - this artist digitally manipulates photography to produce work on aluminum, wood, concrete, neon, LED and even a 1930s window. 

AND THE TALENT DOESN'T STOP THERE...