About the Artists

Sandra Beccarelli

Sandra Beccarelli is interested in the nature of creativity itself; how one thought or spark of an idea can generate another and another until the original thought has transformed itself completely. These changes, impermanences and continuous movements, are themes she constantly returns to. It is a process of letting go to the potential of a myriad possibilities and directions whilst steering a course of conscious intention. She questions the meaning of “surface”, what is hidden or revealed and often works between the two, uniting front and back, either by syringing, sewing or drilling through the painted support. As the painting develops on both sides, so do the infinite possibilities. She often erases as much as she applies allowing the painting to alter daily and she sees these processes as metaphors for the ever changing nature of the world around us.

A contemporary British abstract painter and mixed media artist living and working in London, Sandra Beccarelli’s works have been exhibited at the The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, ING Discerning Eye and The Griffin Art Prize. Recent solo shows include, “One Hundred Thousand Surfaces Collide  at The Stone Space, March 2022, “The Sounds that Paintings Make”, with collaborations from sound artist, (Daniel Birch), Gregorian chant, (Father Peter Burns) and disrupted text, poetry and recorded voice (Agnieszka Studzinska) at One Paved Court, May 2021, which then travelled to Darl-e and The Bear, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, Oct 2021. In 2020 “Feeling for Murmuration” with 5 other artists was shown at A.P.T Gallery. She has had residencies at Orleans House Gallery Richmond, 2015 & Committee of Taste, Gladstone Park, London, 2016.

In 2010 Sandra gained her Postgraduate Diploma in Painting from City & Guilds of London Art School.  1988-1991 BA Hons Degree in Fine Art Bristol Polytechnic with a 3 month Erasmus exchange at Academia di Belle Arte, Ravenna, Italy in 1990. 1987-1988 Wimbledon School of Art Foundation She is an art educator and workshop leader in West London.


Julie Brixey-Williams

Julie Brixey-Williams is a multi-disciplinary artist who recently completed her PhD at the University of Reading, exploring material relationality with place, using multi-disciplinary systems operating in R.D Laing’s Archway communities in the 1970s. Her practice engages with a playful, collaborative conversation with Place, be that expansive or domestic, urban or rural. Her process includes creating a reflective pause where we can “be with” each other, spending time to listen and connect, before crafting the response. Julie uses a multi-strand approach to facilitate this, that includes investigative movement, found objects, sculptural making and film or photography. These works (often made in isolation) are then re-presented and changed via new spaces such as gallery installation, performance or artist’s publication. Fostered by her interest in psychotherapy, she conceives the space where artist and place meet as a crucible: an arena where both contribute ingredients that may be assembled into new meaning, and where admitting vulnerability and openness leads to unexpected outcomes.

Julie Brixey-Williams has been the recipient of several residencies including a Leverhulme-funded residency at the Association of Anaesthetists of GB & Ireland (London); Cove Park (Argyll), The Observatory (Lymington) and most recently Cil Rialaig (Ireland). Exhibitions include The Royal Society of Sculptors Summer Show, Cromwell Place, London (2022); Essential Travel, The Royal Academy of Scotland, Edinburgh (2021); The Royal Academy Summer Show, London (2019); Vienna Calling, Galerie Art Pool, Vienna (2018).

Brixey-Williams works extensively in collaboration as co-founder of collective point and place, and with performer, Libby Worth. Works held in collections include The Yale Center of British Art, Tate Gallery Artists’ Publication archive, The AAGBI, and the University of Kent.


Julie Derbyshire

Julie Derbyshire is a photographic artist whose practice explores themes of fragility and transience. She uses the constructed photograph as the final distillation of a process that encompasses acts of making, manipulation and disruption. Her work creates a tension between beauty and disquiet, inviting the viewer to question what lies beyond the image.

Julie holds an MA Photography from the London College of Communication. She exhibits regularly (including a solo show at One Paved Court in 2019) and her work is held in private collections in the UK and abroad. She is the recipient of numerous awards including being a finalist in the Arte Laguna Prize Venice and the Travers Smith Art Awards and honourable mentions in the PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris and the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards. Her work has been shown at Photo London with ECAD Gallery London.

In March 2022, Julie undertook a month long residency in the remote landscape of Newfoundland, Canada through the Pouch Cove Foundation, an experience that inspired her new work appearing in ‘A Patch of Sky’.


Simon Klein

Simon Klein uses the material qualities of colour to paint the human figure in loosely constructed landscapes or interiors, sometimes both. Often lovers or in groups as though they were going someplace or coming from somewhere, they look towards each other or by looking out, invite the viewer to enjoy their embodied dream-like state, as if seeing the world through their gaze.

While the figures stem from his imagination, much of Klein’s subject matter is influenced by his marital relationship. His settings are a synonym for experience; whether his own or someone else’s, as he says ‘what happens in a painting is a kind of theatre of life no matter how abstract’.

Simon Klein has a BA Fine Art (hons) Slade, 1982, where he was taught by John Hoyland, Jeffery Camp and Euan Uglow, and an MA in Contemporary Art Practice, Kingston University, 1997. He was also recently mentored by Dan Howard Birt on the Turps correspondence course, CC2021/22.

After leaving the Slade, Klein received the Boise travelling fellowship and travelled to Florence. He has work in the Ruth Borchard Collection and has recently exhibited at The Discerning eye 2020 and The Pastel Society 2021 and 2022 and the Fitzrovia gallery 2022. He has had two 2 man shows with his son Guillaume Klein at One Paved Court and a solo show in the gallery in April 2022.  His work is held in private collections in England, France, America, New Zealand and Israel.

Simon has worked in his home studio, in Richmond, since 1993.


Kate Proudman

Kate Proudman is currently working on a series of paintings that explore the process of constructing spaces from written description of unknown places. Kate’s architectural background informs her artwork, both in subject matter and the desire to create space. Her work ranges from collaborative installations to sound pieces and painting. For the group exhibition, Kate is working on a series of small pieces exploring the obstacles and the struggle to find her ‘patch of sky’.

Kate is an architect and artist. She studied architecture  at Bristol and Edinburgh Universities, and Fine Art at London Met. She lives and works in London, and co-founded contemporary artist-led gallery One Paved Court in 2017. Recent shows include Lockdown Letters to Horace, Strawberry Hill House, Oct 2020, Seeing Sense, a 2-person show at One Paved Court, Feb 2020,  and solo shows at the Fairfax Gallery, Oxford University Press, in 2015 and 2017.


Louise Severyn Kosinska             

Louise Severyn Kosinska is concerned with journeys, and points of entry and departure. She has been influenced by cinematic images from films such as Wings of Desire by Wim Wenders, and A Matter of Life and Death by Powell & Pressburger, where colour and the lack of it, symbolise two separate worlds, echoing her dual heritage. Louise is drawn to opposites and images with two halves, anchoring these images to stories, which mystify mundane objects, investing them with ambiguous meaning and mythology. She uses materials that reflect these ambiguities of perception, and work develops from using tactile objects charged with meaning. However these objects can become an unreliable narrator, being transient, ephemeral and spirited.

Louise has exhibited in a wide variety of spaces and places, including galleries, museums, theatres, churches and the ruins of a chapel, mausoleums, the woods, the bedding department of a department store, an empty shop and a deserted castle. These include sculpture trails to produce work that has a distinct narrative, storytelling that evokes memories and a sense of place.

Louise works with installations, drawings and site specific work in both gallery and non-gallery spaces, in England, France, Poland, Slovakia and Holland. Following participation in East meets West artist symposiums, she curates exhibitions of printmakers from Poland, Belarus and Ukraine and was a member of Bigos collective, Artists of Polish Origin, whose work is held in the Tate archives. Public commissions include St Nicholas Church, Sutton, Dulwich College Prep School, London and Fondation Barguillere, Serres sur Arget, France. Artist residencies in France and in Poland led to collaboration with three other artists in groups Trzy and Cztery, currently working on a travelling site specific show in UK, France and Poland.

Louise Severyn Kosinska studied at Central School of Art and Design, and Portsmouth Polytechnic, B.A.(Hons) Fine Art.  She was awarded the Sir Arthur Evans Travelling Scholarship from the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass, travelling to France and US to research artists working with glass.


Hanna ten Doornkaat

The notion of the line in its relationship to drawing is central to ten Doornkaat’s practice but more recently it has moved to a between space combining both painting and drawing in one or even adding a 3D element to it. Her work is an ongoing investigation of the meaning and concept of painting versus drawing and has moved from the very formal geometric shapes to a more amorphous aesthetic causing a certain tension.She regularly tries to challenge the boundaries between two and three dimensions. More recently she put down pencils and pens to experiment with a different medium, thread and needle to draw lines with. The general idea of the line remains at the centre of it and the questioning of what constitutes a drawing.

Hanna ten Doornkaat studied BA (sculpture) at Kingston University and MA (sculpture) at Wimbledon School of Art (UAL). In 2015 her work was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize, London, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and Derwent Art Prize. In 2017 she was shortlisted again for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the ING Discerning Eye. In 2018 she had a solo exhibition ‘In the zero of form’ at One Paved Court Gallery, Richmond. In 2019 she showed in ‘Personal Structures’ during the Venice Biennale. and in Arthouse1, London. In 2020 she had a solo exhibition ‘Essentially Grey’ at The Muse Gallery, London, took part in ‘Drawing Beyond itself’ at Air Gallery, Manchester.In September 2021 she had a solo show at &gallery, Edinburgh and was shortlisted for the Unit 1 ‘FairArtFair Curated I. The year 2022 started with her Edinburgh gallery’s group show ‘Paper’ followed by Performative Drawing at Canning Gallery, London and a solo exhibition. Ezra Maas Nothing is More Real Than Nothing’, a collaboration coinciding with the launch of author Daniel James’ crime fiction novel at Gallery 46, Whitechapel, London.

She has exhibited in the UK, and internationally and has curated major exhibitions such as ‘Selfies’- Revisited at The Stables Gallery,Twickenham and ‘White Noise’ and ‘Past and Present Tense’ at The Crypt Gallery, London, St.Pancras, and Lines etc. at One Paved Court, Richmond, She is the co-founder and curator of White Noise Projects.


Monica Wheeler

Monica Wheeler’s  work is questioning the concept of space, perspective, and our visual perception of place and subject matter. Often playful, she uses different materials or ready-made objects to create new realities.  She works with projections, photography, printing, painting and installation.  Monica currently lives in Chiswick, London and works from her home studio or on site- specific installations in galleries and non-gallery spaces. 

Monica Wheeler  studied at Escuela de Bellas Artes, Panama Colon and the John Cass Art School, London and graduated with BA(Hon) Degree in Fine Arts from University of Hertfordshire. She was a secretary to Association for the Polish Artists in GB and has curated shows in the UK and abroad.  Monica’s work is held in private collections  in the UK, at the Barbican, with Charles Haswell, Keith Butler-Wheelhouse, Cliff Richard and abroad in France, Germany, Poland and Australia. Monica had a solo show at Harrow School, an installation entitled: “Foot and Mouth”  and she has had artist residencies in France and Poland.