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 2019

Sat 19 Oct 2019
Join one of these free and informative red squirrel walks. Autumn is the perfect time to catch sight of these elusive creatures as they scurry across the forest floor scatter hoarding their food.

Seashore ramble

Fri 25 Oct 2019
Come and explore Brownsea's coastlines on this free guided wildlife walk.

October half-term on Brownsea

Sat 26 Oct 2019
Dare you venture up to the haunted woods on Brownsea to see what new spooky things lie lurking in the trees ....The haunted woods have grown in size, are you brave enough to discover what's new this October half-term?

Family red squirrel walks

Sat 26 Oct 2019
If you're curious about the now rare red squirrels then join one of these fun free family guided walks and find out all about them. Autumn is a great time to spot them as they scurry across the forest floor in search of a tasty bite.

Brownsea bird boats

Mon 18 Nov 2019
The National Trust, Dorset Wildlife Trust and the RSPB have joined forces to offer the rare opportunity to view one of the best autumn and winter bird spectacles in the UK and exclusive access to Brownsea Island when it is closed to the public.

Christmas wreath making

Wed 11 Dec 2019
Escape the mainland mayhem and enjoy some festive cheer on Brownsea. Enjoy the sounds of a live choir and treat yourself to mulled wine and Christmas goodies whilst you create your masterpiece to hang on your front door.