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

Red squirrel walks 2018

Mon 24 Sep 2018
11:30-12:30
Join our guided walks and see how many rare red squirrels you can spot.

Fungi Foray

Sat 29 Sep 2018
07:30-10:00
Expand your knowledge of local fungi and find out the difference between an earth ball and a common puffball; a shaggy ink cap and a crimson wax cap.

Early morning wildlife ramble

Sat 06 Oct 2018
07:30-10:00
An opportunity to visit the island at its most peaceful, this early morning ramble takes in the captivating sights and sounds of Brownsea's wildlife with particular interest at the lagoon.

October half term

Sat 20 Oct 2018
10:00-16:00
Dare you enter Brownsea's haunted woods, this October half term?

Family red squirrel walks at half term

Sat 20 Oct 2018
11:00-12:00
Ever wondered what was the difference between red and grey squirrels? Find out what food our red squirrels eat, how many toes and fingers they have and much more.

Get toasty by the campfire

Sun 21 Oct 2018
12:00-14:00
Warm yourself by the campfire whilst you toast a succulent marshmallow this half term.