The artistic gene runs in the family for a mother and son duo who will be exhibiting their paintings together for the first time in Brentford.
Artist Paula Nightingale and son Rudy de Belgeonne's recent art pieces will be showcased at an exhibit titled Earth Laughs in Flowers, at Johnsons Island.
The studio, tucked away on an island in the River Thames, just off Brentford High Street, was chosen by the duo as the perfect location as Paula's first sketches were of the Thames embankment, while Rudy's works started life at nearby Kew Gardens.
Paula’s new work draws attention to wild gardens offering fleeting glimpses of the plants and other entities that inhabit them, while Rudy’s florals are painted in a brash pop art style and combined with fragments of found words and phrases.
Both mother and son attended the Royal College of Arts and explore art in different ways with Paula focusing on beautiful landscapes, still lives and portraits, and Rudy exploring digital media and a more pop art aesthetic.
The art exhibition will be held at the Johnsons Island Gallery on Saturday June 27 and Sunday June 28.