Joya: AiR / Louie Isaaman-Jones / UK


‘First and foremost I would like to say a huge thank you to Donna & Simon, I instantly felt at home at Cortijada Los Gázquez (home of Joya: AiR). They have created an environment that was a pleasure to live and work in, and being comfortable made it that much easier to be productive and focused on my work and thoughts.

My art is often initially inspired by natural forms and colours – the flora, fauna and landscape surrounding Los Gázquez provided the perfect starting point for me to initiate a new body of work. I chose to work loosely and quickly, making a variety of smaller studies that I will work into larger pieces when I get back into the studio at home.

Although the visual stimuli was a highlight, the conversations and interactions with other residents, staff, volunteers and the Beckmann’s were also invaluable. I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the residency and am excited about the work I will be producing off the back of it over the coming months.

Louie Isaaman-Jones

Rachel Arena