Artist marks year’s work at Turner’s house

Shoreham artist Katie Sollohub painting at J.M.W. Turner's House
Shoreham artist Katie Sollohub painting at J.M.W. Turner's House

SHOREHAM artist Katie Sollohub has spent a year wrapped in the aura of England’s great landscape painter.

She has been a guest in J.M.W. Turner’s house, as artist in residence supported by Arts Council England.

To celebrate the project, Katie is holding an exhibition of new drawings and paintings produced while staying at Sandycombe Lodge and garden in Twickenham.

Katie said she was inspired by the ‘atmosphere of Turner’ as she worked in the house, focusing on the architectural character of the painter’s design.

Her work is bold and large-scale charcoal drawings are an important part of her practice. One of her Sandycombe Lodge paintings has been shortlisted for the Lynn Painter Stainers Prize.

Catherine Parry-Wingfield, chairman of Turner’s House Trust, said: “Turner would no doubt be delighted that his former home today inspires high-calibre artists such as Katie.”

The exhibition, A Guest in Turner’s House, will run at The Stables Gallery, Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham, from March 26 to May 25. Entry is free.