The Sequestered Spirit: Artists in Isolation

Posted by: Pat Wilson Smith July 23rd, 2020

The past months have been a difficult time for artists: the Covid epidemic has caused catastrophic loss, severe hardship, attrition of our social and professional networks, cancellation of exhibitions, events, continue…

Heather Bowring

Posted by: Pat Wilson Smith July 23rd, 2020

Heather Bowring had a residency back in 2018, but wanted to share her latest news: “The first image of the Wedding book was what I was working on during my continue…

Jessica Whyte, 7 – 28 March 2020

Posted by: Pat Wilson Smith April 14th, 2020

I had a wonderfully productive time during my two weeks in Brisons Veor. I not only wrote the first 7000 words of my novel, but did a lot of relevant continue…

Rebecca Howard, 29 February – 7 March 2020

Posted by: Pat Wilson Smith April 14th, 2020

“I found the experience hughly beneficial, I found the isolation and headspace key to that success , and the sense that it was ‘Bonus time’ with no specific target, and continue…

Miriam Sheppard, 22 – 29 February 2020

Posted by: Pat Wilson Smith April 14th, 2020

“When I first applied for a residency, my intention was to build source materials for future exhibitions. However, in the intervening time I had a touch of the dreaded creative continue…

Annie Musgrove, 11 – 25 January 2020

Posted by: Pat Wilson Smith April 14th, 2020

Collaborating with Ann Chester-King. “We both learnt a huge amount from working alongside each other and through our collaborative work. We made two large collaborative artworks and plan to make continue…

Rupert Whale and Jill Dawson, 28 December – 11 January 2020

Posted by: Pat Wilson Smith April 14th, 2020

Rupert: “I set out to capture the sense of place – the cottage, the light, the sound of the sea, wind and birds, colours and forms of the surroundings in continue…

Rita Brown and Catherine Brewer, 28 September – 12 October, 2019

Posted by: Pat Wilson Smith December 30th, 2019

Rita Brown – In spite of the terrible weather we managed to get out and draw between showers and come back to the studio and work on our experiences. As continue…

Sylvia Wadsley, 21 – 28th September, 2019

Posted by: Pat Wilson Smith December 30th, 2019

The residency gave me the opportunity to observe the sea at close quarters over a prolonged period of time. Colours, movement and mood changed constantly and I found it very continue…

Rachel Brown, 25 May – 1st June 2019

Posted by: Pat Wilson Smith December 30th, 2019

Having been very unwell for the last 2 years (much of which bed/house bound) this was a huge undertaking and such a joy to be able to achieve. Without putting continue…