Uplifting Female Artists at art’otel Battersea Power Station

Uplifting Female Artists at art’otel Battersea Power Station

Join Paola Minekov, Artist in Residence at art’otel Battersea Power Station, and members of the South London Women Artists for a day of celebration of women’s art.


Drawing sessions and free networking. Come, mingle and share skills. Book here


Start at 10 am: Free networking

11am – 1 pm: Dynamic Drawing Taster Session with Michelle Baharier

– Suitable for all levels. Learn how to use your own body to draw, create movement and grow your skills and mark making. Enjoy new creative freedom in your drawing technique. Book here

1:30 – 2:30 pm: Free Networking

2:30 – 4:30 pm: Improvised Drawing

– Suitable for all levels. Enjoy new creative freedom in your drawing technique. Book here

5pm: When Poetry Meets Art Poetry Reading with Claire-Luise Price



Do you need a unique present or a special gift for an anniversary, a birthday or just to tell someone that you love them?

Our artists will be offering Artist Cards and Fine Art Prints for sale throughout the day.


This event is organised by Paola Minekov, artist in residence at art’otel Battersea.

During her residency at art’hotel Battersea, Paola is creating a series of bold, daring, and captivating abstract cityscapes and a number of new Circus paintings.

Visit Paola’s Private View at the hotel on 8 March, 6-9pm https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/in-the-studio-solo-exhibition-by-paola-minekov-private-view-tickets-567293609457

Below: Battersea in Transition, acrylic on paper


Participating artists:

Michelle Baharier, SLWA Chair

Michelle is best known for founding CoolTan Arts, an Arts and mental health charity, famous for its Largactyl Shuffle Walks of which she was the co-founder. Baharier ran Midnight Walks that took audience on a vivacious live performance of myth and fact, from the power house to the mad house.

Baharier is a graduate from the Slade School of Fine Art, Exeter College of Art & Design and an exchange student at Hochschule für Bildende, Künste Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The Artist is available for workshops and talks.


Paola Minekov, Artist in Residence at art’otel Battersea

Paola is a multidisciplinary artists based in London. Paola has painted several major series, including the vibrant Dancers and Circus series, and dynamic Cityscapes. Her Undercurrents series explores the psychology of human relationships.


Julie Bennet, Portrait artist

Julie Bennett is a portrait painter living and working in London.

Bennett is a long term member of South London Women Artists. She was a prize winner at Strata, London and a finalist at DegreeArt’s ‘Signature Art Awards’. Her works are held in a number of private collections in the UK and internationally.


Natalie Webb, Artist, Fashion designer and writer

Natalie’s art is based on interaction with the environment, observation of human activity and spontaneity, and is produced using a variety of different media.

Every living thing is unique and moves through life at its own pace. Natalie strives to capture these relationships and feeling of movement in my artwork.


Tanaz Assefi, Artist

Tanaz is a London based artist. She was born and raised in Iran. She studied Graphic Design in Tehran and moved to London to study for a Masters Degree in Illustration and Animation. She has been living and working in London for the past twenty one years.

As a practising artist Tanaz has a great passion for art and culture. In her work she has always been in search of relationships between the mysterious and symbolic worlds of ideas and allegories that happen within the realms of mythology, poetry and dreams. This has been reflected in much of her creative work so far.


Gill Mutch, Abstract landscapes

Gil maintains a quality and consistency across a body of work, painting in an identifiable and distinctive style and a variety of subject matter (landscapes, still life studies and portraits). Her starting point for a picture is always an experience – vivid, but sometimes quite fleeting. Repeated layers and textures are built up in Gil’s intriguing work, frequently returning to a painting, over a very long period of time, before the piece is complete.


Angele Lautier, Paintings, Sculptures and Digital art

Angele Lautier is a Fine artist. Her paintings, sculptures and digital art work are the product of her response to her immediate surroundings; be it a gesture in a conversation or a headline in the news. Her approach starts by linking them to an autobiographical situation and then engages in theoretical research which informs her work. Lautier enjoys painting on large canvases or wooden panels.


Susan Cox, Artist and Art Therapist

Susan is a Fine Artist and Art Therapist working with the SE20 Living Well Charity. Her style of expressionist painting is influenced by living and travelling abroad.


Mar 15 2023


10:00 - 18:00

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art'otel Battersea Power Station


art'otel Battersea Power Station
1 Electric Boulevard London SW11 8BJ
Paola Minekov


Paola Minekov
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