December 1 @ 12:00 pm - December 2 @ 6:00 pm
Award-winning local artist Jan Bowman has announced her first Open House in Deptford. Visitors will be able to buy her elegant, optimistic prints of London and other cities, including a new series of images of Venice, Italy, and discover how she finds inspiration and creates her work.
From Scotland via Canada, Jan is an architect-trained illustrator and author whose lyrical, cheerful pictures of people and places capture unexpected angles and overlooked corners. Her first book THIS IS BIRMINGHAM: A Glimpse of the City’s Secret Treasures (a history of the18th-century Lunar Society) spent nine months on Waterstone’s Recommended list and gives such a positive account of the City’s history that it is now used as an award in Birmingham schools. Now Jan aims to do the same for Deptford and its history.
Jan’s Open Studio is the first weekend in December, at 241 Glenville Grove, New Cross SE4 8BT – two minutes from Deptford’s bustling market and High Street, and two minutes from New Cross Station (which is just one stop from London Bridge). Open from12-6pm on Saturday and Sunday 1-2 December. Private View on Thursday 29 November.