Meet The Artist: Julian Heath

Fri 24/Feb/23

Meet The Artist: Julian Heath


Sutton Council's Cultural Services have partnered with Carshalton Artists to deliver 'Water', an exhibition of new and inspiring water-themed artworks by local artists. The disciplines of painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, model making, ceramics and photography will be on display. 


In this blog, we talk to Julian Heath, part of Carshalton Artists about what inspired his stunning photo of Carshalton Ponds included in the Water Exhibition.


Visit the Water Exhibition at Honeywood Museum. Thursday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm, 11 June - 23 July 2022.


In addition on 25 & 26 June and 2 & 3 July, Honeywood Museum hosts an event of Carshalton Artists Open Studios. See demonstrations, artist led workshops, artwork for sale and much more! FREE - drop in!




 Carshalton Artists - Water Exhibition 1 Carshalton Artists Water Exhibition 2 Carshalton Artists Water Exhibition 3

Carshalton Artists, Water Exhibition at Honeywood Museum 



Introduce yourself, tell us about yourself?

My name is Julian Heath, I have been taking photographs since I was 16 years old and I’m now 77 so; I have a good knowledge of the technicalities of image-making and for many years was taking ‘stock’ photos for picture libraries.


In more recent years since 2010, I have been working on and honing my skills in Fine Art Photography with three exhibitions in a gallery in Beckenham with other artists under the banner of South East Open Studios with some modicum of success.  In 2014 I had a ‘One man’ exhibition at Honeywood Museum and thereafter I was selling my images through Mine Gallery (now closed) and three other galleries in Surrey.


Julian Heath, Photographer


What do you enjoy about displaying your work at Honeywood Museum?

Honeywood Museum is a great centre for local arts and so; displaying works there will always be seen by many people interested in all aspects of the art world and just the general public who are interested in local history and the arts.


What was their inspiration for your piece?

My image attached, ‘Carshalton Ponds, Winter,’ was a combination of good fortune with regard to the bad weather conditions, time of year/day with the late fiery sunset silhouetted behind the lattice of tree branches but it still needed a lift with some work in Photoshop and other software which emphasised the drama in the scene.  I am very pleased with the way it has turned out.


Honeywood Museum in the autumn



Tell us about being a part of Carshalton Artists?

To me, CAOS is a big happy family of friends who can talk together and take inspiration from each other and meet-up at Arty Drinks at The Cryer. I keep in touch with some members of the group and at drinks evenings its good to chat with other artists too.




Find out more about Honeywood Museum and about other exhibitions and events taking place at Honeywood Museum, Whitehall Historic House and also in Sutton's Libraries.


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