Antje and I first connected over a year ago on Instagram, where we discovered a shared aesthetic - simple, pared-back scenes of the everyday, flowers, light and shadows, often in muted colours; scenes that capture a moment of stillness - as well as a shared love of flea-market finds and a passion for our art and craft. Antje invited me to visit her in Lisbon, and in September I headed off to Lisbon for a few days of late-summer sunshine, exploration and pastéis de nata. Antje, of course, turned out to be every bit as lovely in person as I'd expected - a dynamic and creative spirit, and a wonderfully warm and welcoming host who guided me around Lisbon's streets, cafes and (most importantly of all!), its famous flea market. During my stay I also took the opportunity to photograph Antje's stunning, light-filled apartment, which you can see over here on Apartment Therapy.
So in late March, Antje will be coming to spend a few days in the UK, and while she's here we'll be hosting an evening private view in my home, showcasing a selection of Antje's paintings, cyanotypes, assemblages and jewellery, along with my photographic prints. We'll be joined by my dear friend and creative collaborator Ruth, a psychotherapist and writer, who'll be giving a reading of some of her beautiful poetry during the evening.
We're looking forward to an evening of twinkling light, sparkling conversation and gentle appreciation of life's beauty. Please do join us if you can. You can find all the details and reserve your space here.