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!

Blackstone at Kimmeridge Bay

The painting for the 50 Bees III Project is completed and at the framers, so will be ready for delivery on Friday, with the preview on March 9th. The Exhibition is at the Brewhouse in Taunton 9 March – 6 May.

 

 

Two of my ruined castle paintings have been pre-selected for the RI Annual at the Mall Galleries.

The Beaumont Gallery in Mere has asked me to join their group of artists and I will be concentrating on trees in the local landscape.

‘Early Spring Avenue’, Acrylic on board

One of my paintings has sold through First View Gallery, Stourhead where I will continue to exhibit from time to time, either ruined castles, packhorse bridges and scenes from the Stourhead Estate.

Over the next few weeks I will be working on a large commission featuring three buildings from Cranmore set in autumn. The work for the Frome Open Studios, including setting up the entries in the brochure will continue and I will be considering paintings on a theme of Silver for the Somerset Art Weeks in September. Then I will be exhibiting with the Artists 303 Group in Taunton.

There are a few Art Fairs along the way in Exeter, Frome and Poundbury, so much to do…… and I realise I have a number of existing paintings I would quite like to finish!