The Islington Art Room is a place for artistic adventure. We are a small independent art space located in the heart of Islington just north of Kings cross. Our aim is to offer a unique approach to art education, either encouraging you to get started with art and/or aiming to improve your creative confidence. With your help we aim to build a warm energetic community of artists.
‘Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let other people decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding make more art.’ Warhol
Kee Wilkinson has worked for many years in a small independent film studio, Sands Films, making costume and props for period dramas, using paintings as a rich resource for historical research. She has acquired many skills and has been a member of the Art Workers Guild since 2013.
She holds a BA in fine art from Central St Martins and a Higher Diploma in fine art from the Slade. Her own practice focuses on observational drawing and painting. Kee has experience of teaching art to adults and young people in various community settings, and currently volunteers at ArtBox London (a charity for artists with special needs).
Frances Fay Davies
Frances is a printmaker and draughtsman. Experimenting with printing techniques to create different qualities of line she is constantly expanding her approach to observational drawing through mark making. Gathering inspiration from places and narratives she sets about capturing spaces through a sensitivity of line, light and colour. She has exhibited many times in the U.K, and has appeared in the annual exhibition at the Royal Society of Painters and Printmakers (RE) and The Royal Society of British Artists (RBA).
Frances has a Ba(hons) in textile print design from Central Saint Martins and in 2015 she completed “The Drawing Intensive scholarship” at the Royal drawing school.
As well as maintaining her own practice, for the past 2 years Frances has worked as a Print and Drawing tutor at various Art institutes around the UK.