The Somerset Open Studios in September with Sarah Truscott and Viv Meadows was a quiet event though we did have a few welcome visitors and some sales. During most of October the builders came to put in a new kitchen after I had painted all the free-standing dressers and cupboards in yellow and white. After…

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The Frome Virtual online Art Trail took place at the start of the July with 52 artists & makers taking part. It was set up as a result of the pandemic so no doubt we could have done a few things differently! ‘End of Lake/Leaf Trail’ The painting has been worked up in Guilder’s wax.…

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Half-way through June already! The garden is looking lush with new growth, many wonderful blossoms, with constant weeding and pruning to be done. The roof of my studio-in-the-garden is covered with sedum, which turned dark red in the hot weather, and is now changing to green with the recent downpours. The birds (and squirrel) love…

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Time has flown past in lock-down! Meanwhile my web-site has been undergoing a welcome update so I’m now able to do a new post. Since the start of April, I have done a lot of gardening, always tempting in such fair and sunny weather, ordered plant plugs to pot up, conditioned the soil, weeded and…

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The world has changed since March with social distancing, shops closed, quiet roads and constant worrying news. To help our local artists & makers the Frome Open Art Trail will now be the Frome Virtual Art Trail to take place from 4th – 12th July. An opportunity to up IT skills, set up online galleries…

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During February I spent time helping to prepare for the Frome Open Art Trail, and there are now 71 artists ready to show their work in 29 venues in and around Frome. The event takes place during the Frome Festival in July, and the brochures are planned for the start of May. Meanwhile maps to…

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January has started with reading the books given to me over Christmas, doing my tax return (now done), tidying the studio, catching up with admin for the Black Swan Guild and for the Frome Open Art Trail. Also meeting up with the Artists 303 group in ACEarts to discuss our next exhibition in the summer…

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The autumn colours have come and gone and now Winter is officially here with bright cold days. November was a month of painting and preparing for the Black Swan Guild’s Small & Mighty. Having decided to do a number of illustrations for the story called The Crescent Moon Bear, I realised that 8 pictures were…

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August and September filled up with preparations for SAW (Somerset Art Weeks) and the Black Swan Guild exhibition in the Round Tower, Frome. My paintings were shown at the Old Stores in Evercreech which was full of an eclectic mix of art & craft. Plus delicious cakes with a variety of teas. Along with some…

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The last few weeks have gone past rapidly: the Frome Open Studios Art Trail was enjoyed by all those who visited as well as the participating artists. Since then the Black Swan Guild have been preparing for the September Exhibition in the Round Tower in Frome. BODY:art will present works by the Guild members plus…

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