March has flown past giving a number of Art Demos and a workshop, painting and helping behind the scenes of the Frome Open Studios 2017.
I have enjoyed giving the Art Demos helping to enthuse and inspire members of local Art Societies. It was especially rewarding to watch people’s work develop during a workshop I ran in Trudoxhill with the theme of castles in pastels.

On account of the demos I now have 5/6 half-finished paintings waiting for attention. One I have completed is ‘Glastonbury Tor from Chalice Hill’

‘Glastonbury Tor from Chalice Hill’, 30 x 30cm, gouache on canvas 2017

Meanwhile the three works at Glastonbury Abbey are still on show in the ‘Footprint of the Abbey’ exhibition until 21st May.

I have finally decided which group of paintings to put into The Why Gallery (formerly The Good Gallery) starting 1st May. The Gallery will show around 10 of my paintings as well as have a selection of greetings cards for sale. A % of the sales will go towards the charity We Hear You.

Laugherne: The Courtyard

From the 26th May – 2nd September I have been invited to show one of my castle paintings at the Southampton City Art Gallery. I am feeling very honoured and looking forward to visiting to see the exhibition –  Capture the Castle: British Artists and the Castle from Turner to Le Brun

So much to do as I prepare for the Wylye Valley Art Trail at the end of May, the Open Studios and Hidden Gardens in July, and working towards ‘Quartet’, an exhibition with Olivia Clifton-Bligh, Tanya Hinton and Tim Rose at the First View Gallery, Stourhead. Followed by, and slightly over-lapping, I will be putting paintings into a group exhibition in Castle Cary for SAW.


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