High House Artist’s Open Studio

High House Artist’s Open Studios in association with Acme Studios

See the artists at work Friday 19th September -21st

I have been in my new artist studio for two months now, after moving from Second Floor in Woolwich, and I am very chuffed! With the location of the studios being right next to the Royal Opera House production park (where they build sets etc) you are guaranteed a creative hub like no other. Beautiful and peaceful surroundings make this space a lovely place to be and to work.

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Invitation to High House Artists Open Studios

Very excited to announce the open studios. I was lucky to find such a space, a truly amazing building, vibe and a studio that I absolutely love!

After wandering around the artist’s studios and having a look at us in action, I hope you can join us for the Pop-Up Gallery at the Back Stage Centre with a Live Showcase afterwards (not sure what this will be but it sounds thrilling!)


Friday 19th
Open Studios: 10am -5pm
Pop-Up Gallery: 6pm-7:30pm, Live showcase: 7:30
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st
Open Studio: 11am -4pm


High House Artists’ Studios,
off Purfleet Bypass,
RM19 1AS

By Train:

Purfleet Railway Station is the nearest stop to the Production Park. It is located on the C2C Line, with trains leaving regularly from London Fenchurch Street and Southend Central Train Station. The High House Production Park is a 15-minute walk. Turn left out of the station and walk straight up the London Road, the High House is the large cream house on the left-hand side.

By Car:

Take the M25 and leave the motorway at Junction 31. Then join the A1090 (Stone House Lane) towards Purfleet railway station. At the roundabout with Purfleet Bypass, continue on the A1090 (London Road) for about 300 yards until you see signposts for the High House site which is on your right.

If  you are travelling by car from London on the A13, take the A1306 towards Purfleet and at the Stonehouse roundabout turn right onto the A1090. At the roundabout with Purfleet Bypass, continue on the A1090 (London Road) for about 300 yards until you see signposts for the High House site which is on your right.

 Visit me in my studio, I am in number 207

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Open Studios This weekend at Second Floor Studios and Arts


Open Studios This weekend at Second Floor Studios and Arts

Personal Invitation to be inspired by local art and established and emerging artists

Dear Art lover,

Thank you letting me share my world with you, I appreciate it more than I can say

Thank you for taking the time to look at my creations online, even if you don’t comment, like or share, thank you for directing your eye balls and attention to my art!

I will be saying goodbye to Second Floor Studios and Arts and saying hello to a fresh start in a new art studio somewhere closer to my home .

So this weekend will be my last Open Studio at SFSA!

Invitation to May Open Studios

Don’t miss this great chance to get into the spaces where the magic happens!


Opening night > Thurs 15 May 17:00-21:00
Weekend > Sat 17 May- Sun 18 May 11:00-18:00


I’ll be in unit 4 studio 23 (write that down because the space is HUGE and I would hate for you to miss me!)

Harrington Way (off Warspite road)
Woolwich, London
(for more info see the website here)


This weekend my studio is turning into a gallery with a solo show of my work that I have done throughout my two years at the studio.I can’t believe its been two years since I quit my job to allow myself the time and space to become an artist. Time flies when you are having fun! I am excited to see the response to my Surreal Surfboard on display for the first time! My work will be up to date and hanging on my studio walls for your eye balls to enjoy.For those who can’t make it to the open studio I will be posting lots of photos on my blog!:)
Surreal Surfboard (in progress)
Oil on acrylic base on a surfboard
179cm high
This is the sketch that formed the basis for the surfboard painting:) A living fleshy totem pole of bodies morphing, changing and growing:)

Secret Score Card Event

A chance to get a great piece at a bargain price of £20!

Can you spot an original masterpiece for just £20?

In the No Format Gallery (just below my studio) there will be hundreds of unique A5 pieces of art from emerging and established artists. Each piece is just £20 and 80% of the proceeds will go to support four chosen charities!

But there is a twist… the artist will be kept anonymous until after you purchase.
You can look at some of the uploaded pieces here and can purchase them online at the start of the event

I too will be entering three works!

For more information about open studios and the other activities happening over the weekend, check out the Second Floor Website Here


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