Hi, I am a graduate of The Slade School, with a degree in Fine Art and a Masters from Wimbledon College of Art in Research Based Fine Art Practice. I cut my curatorial teeth on an internship at The Camden Art Gallery and, locally, on Arts Council funded projects for Sherborne House Arts. I have exhibited my own work widely and have pieces in private collections in the UK, USA and Australia.
I have lived in Dorset for the past 20 years and first met Isabel in 2003 when I had a solo show at the Guggleton.
More recentlly I finished a project funded by Dorset County Council, The Arts Council and the Dorset LEP which looked to scope out the possibilities of increasing the economy and amenity of the county via the Visual Arts, this led to a major award from the European Regional Development Fund and the establishment of The Arts Development Company.
Last year my charitable work as a member of Sherborne House Trust finally reached a pleasing conclusion with the purchase of the building by a newly established local arts trust; which will now over see its development into a major arts centre for the area. My search for a new studio space brought me back to Guggleton, and Isabel. I am very excited at the prospect of continuing with the work she has already done here. We have talked much about a developing vision for the space and how Guggleton can fit into the changing landscape of the arts in the region. We have plans to both expand and explore.
At its heart Guggleton has always been a place that welcomes family, friends and community, and all that is right up my street, literally!
Thank you for your support.
My name is Krissy. Although not originally from the UK, I’ve lived in the south west for the last 22 years, I grew up in Kentucky, home of bluegrass, bourbon and the world-famous Kentucky Derby. I’m very excited to be living in Dorset and involved in Guggleton Farm Arts.
Having two good friends and my youngest daughter who are artists, I know how important exposure is for influencing budding as well as existing creative talent; it’s not always possible to make time to see the latest exhibitions in London and something a little closer to home featuring local talent actively creating and sharing knowledge is imperative.
Through running a decluttering and organising business and having to help people manage certain aspects of their lives, I plan to put some of these skills to good use and help raise funds for the GFA!
In our upcoming schedule of events we plan to have table top sales, GFA auctions led by local professional auctioneers, pre-loved art sales, pop-up cafés/food events, music and performance.
So please join our mailing list to receive details of how you can attend or become involved in these exciting events. Details of our planned membership scheme and other ways that you can benefit by becoming involved will follow shortly.
Your ideas and contributions are always welcome!
I grew up in rural North Germany and completed my Music Therapy degree in the beautiful Heidelberg in 1993. Music has always been my passion!
I had the great fortune to travel the world as an army wife and mother of my two teenage children for many years before settling down in the Somerset / Dorset border.
My interest in communication, art and medicine somehow led me to train as a Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner and also to start composing music more often. I love the whole artistic process of creating beautiful things that inspire and are exciting as a contrast to the ordinary. I adore being inspired by other people, what they do and how they show up and of course, by art.
I met Isabel de Pelet a long time ago and have always loved spending time with her. It has taken me a little longer to unleash my creativity in midlife and this is why I have self appointed myself as the MIdlife Rockstar Coach.
It is my wish to live an extraordinary life in my second half of life and to be of service to people who strive with focus and fun to live the greatest expression of themselves.
When creative people come together here at Guggleton it is my great pleasure to see everyone develop, grow and connect with themselves and others.
I contribute towards Guggleton with my time, offering workshops and offering NLP sessions. I am inspired by you, thank you!
Isabel has invested a large amount of time and no little energy in to ensuring that Guggleton still exists as a space for artists, makers and the community. Now, looking towards ensuring this continues, she has entrusted the continuation and development of the yard to Deanne Tremlett who, along with Krissy Lopes’ and Siska Redman’s input and help, will be managing its further development.