English Artist Joanna Adshead rediscovered her love of art after a move to Dubai (2007-2010).
Her role at the Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre gave her the opportunity to try out different art media whilst working and learning with an array of international artists.
Compositions are inspired by her time in Dubai and her travels including many trips to India throughout her working life. She particularly enjoys quirky animal studies (graphite and coloured pencil) and producing decorative and stylised abstracts (acrylic) that integrate shapes, forms and colours to capture the essence of favourite places.
Jo has previously exhibited in Dubai; this is her first UK exhibition. This series of paintings and drawings are being shown for the first time.
Ceylon born British artist Anton Ratnayake has been exhibiting his work for many years internationally and in London, Essex and Suffolk. With many successful solo exhibitions in recent years, this show, which he is proud to share with his colleague and friend Joanna Adshead, will feature a series of original compositions in oils, watercolours and drawings of animals and South East Asian classical and folk dancers.
As a Freeman and Liveryman of The City of London with the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, Anton Ratnayake is both delighted and proud to continue to support, through the sale of his art, the charities of his livery company.
50% of the proceeds from the sales of paintings and drawings will be to the charities of The City of London Livery Company, âThe Worshipful Company of Information Technologists',
Registered Charity No. 1113488