About Sip and Sketch

Wednesday 30 August

6.30 - 8.30pm

Join artist Mags Orson for a relaxing evening of sketching in the sculpture gallery. Working through observation explore and enjoy the incredible sculptural forms created by Watts, including monumental gesso pieces, bronzes and casts created to inform his paintings.

An opportunity to unwind and take in the atmospheric sculpture gallery after hours, over a glass of wine or sparkling elderflower (first drink included with ticket price).

About the artist

Mags Orson is a creative artist teacher, spending most of her working life at Charterhouse, Surrey.

Observation is always the beginning. A sunrise during the Spring Equinox, a neolithic burial chamber, or profound experiences such as birth or grief. Her work is primarily autobiographical and emotional. She works thematically using whatever medium is appropriate, painting, mixed media, printmaking, film, installation, or sculpture.

Although techniques vary, there are recurring preoccupations: transience, liminal spaces and the tension that can exist between space and matter.

Since 2020 her focus has been creating fabric designs based on the garden. After taking Rebecca Street’s Pattern Cutting course, she has started developing a new body of work called “Wearing the Garden”. It is this work that inspires the workshops at The Watts Gallery in May, coinciding with the Chelsea Flower Show. The workshop uses the architecture, flowers and foliage from the local environment to make botanical-inspired art.