Local artist exhibition in Villano café

Brownsea Island shoreline 2016 by Lizzy Short

Inspired by Brownsea Island and the surrounding area, local artist Lizzy Short has a selection of her work on display in the Villano café.

This season, the Villano cafe is host to a display of work from the winners of a local art competition. The work of Lizzy Short is on display and available to buy until the end of October 2016.

Lizzy trained at the Laird School of Art and Falmouth School of Art, gaining a BA in Fine Art. Teaching art for many years at local secondary schools, she is currently working as a freelance fine art facilitator at The Seaview Centre, Poole.

"My passion is capturing landscapes, working 'en plein air' in the beautiful local surroundings of Poole's harbour and beaches, Studland and. most recently, Brownsea Island situated in Poole Harbour."

Find out more about Lizzy and her work on her website www.lizzyshort.com

For upcoming opportunities to learn from Lizzy in an art workshop on the island, see events on the What's on page.

Upcoming events

Eco Adventure Camping 2018

Tue 23 Jan 2018
12:00-16:00
Continued into 2018, new public camping option for the experienced camper and people who love nature and the great outdoors.

Poole Harbour Bird Boats

Sun 04 Feb 2018
09:00-13:00
The National Trust, Dorset Wildlife Trust and the RSPB have partnered up to showcase Poole Harbour, its islands and the spectacular wildlife that depends on it at this special time of year.

Nature, adventure and get toasty this February half-term

Sat 10 Feb 2018
10:00-16:00
Wrap up warm and get your kids out in the fresh air this February half-term. Head out on the island on one of our trails then warm your toes and cook a marshmallow by the campfire at the Outdoor Centre between 12pm-2pm.

Mother's day on Brownsea 2018

Sun 11 Mar 2018
10:00-15:00
Treat your feet to a wonderful walk with nature.

Cadbury Easter Trail

Fri 30 Mar 2018
10:00-16:00
Get wild about Brownsea this Easter weekend. There will be a special Easter weekend trail with a chocolaty prize (£2.50), crafts and games and plenty of fun for all the family.