This week we were out and about visiting one of our favourite artists, Juliette Losq. We were invited to her studio on the private Eel Pie island on the Thames at Twickenham.
There is a community of 26 artist studios around a working boatyard and nature reserve.
The nine acre island can only be accessed by boat or foot bridge. This weekend, the studios are open to the public from 29-30th June.
Inside Juliette’s studio was a huge collection of her artworks in progress. Losq’s watercolours form immersive environments which you almost feel you could step into. Her works explore how we interact with the natural world, often focusing on the the fringes of urban land.
I am often drawn to pieces which are quite graphic and strong. Watercolours can drift into the background but Juliette Losq’s artworks are contemporary and assertive.
Juliette’s work can be found at many of our hotels including Ham Yard Hotel in London and Crosby Street Hotel in New York.
On Tuesday 9th July, Juliette will leave the island to join us for an In Conversation in the drawing room at Ham Yard Hotel.
Juliette will bring some of her works in progress and talk about her ethos and process. It will be a unique chance to meet the artist, ask questions and view her works in person.