May started with the inaugural exhibition of the Black Swan Guild which continues til the 21st May at the Round Tower, Black Swan Arts, Frome. The newly formed Guild has 13 founder members and I have been chosen as Chair. The work on show includes ‘Heatherhope’ and ‘Re-emergence’.              …

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March has finished when I spent most of the time setting the Art Trail brochure for the Frome Open Studios. Off to the printers on the 10th April with the brochures out in time for the Frome Art Fair on first weekend of May. Early in March I sent a design to an Australian client…

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Now we are in February and my first 5 weeks of teaching about pastels in Trowbridge Town Hall is already finished. Much was learnt and all went away with pastel covered fingers and tables! The painting for the 50 Bees III Project is completed and at the framers, so will be ready for delivery on…

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Over the last few weeks I have finished some paintings. ‘High Power’ is of Ludlow Castle, commanding the River Teme from the high promontory. It was the first stone castle to be built in England around 1066.   Harlech was built by Edward 1 in the late 13th century,  and keeps watch over Snowdonia seeming…

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Looking back through the diary I see that I did little in the way of painting with more time online and in the garden. At the beginning of the month I finished the Somerset Art Works Open Studios at Batcombe Lodge where I enjoyed spending time with Moxi, and meeting many visitors. The Big Draw…

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