After a quiet August there is much to look forward to over the next few months! Firstly I am now at Batcombe Lodge for the Somerset Open Studios, Venue 159. We have had some lovely visitors and I have managed to complete a painting – the basement of a watchtower at Berry Pomeroy Castle near Totnes.

On 6th October I have been asked to be one of the artists taking part in The Big Draw at Stourhead.  I will be stationed somewhere in the grounds and hope to sketch and paint the view, or work on an alternative view if we are in the gallery cos of rain!

In October I am due to run a workshop for the Phoenix Art group in Bratton over 2 sessions using gouache with the theme of ruined castles.

And with thanks to the local art scene The Courtyard Gallery I have been asked to do a commission for an Australian client. The request is for a large painting featuring her childhood home in Cranmore as she particularly liked my painting style. It will incorporate a few other buildings with autumn colours. Once finished I will need to take it off the stretchers to post to Australia!

Also, I will be thinking of work to do for the A303 exhibition next year, plus I have been selected to do a piece for the Fifty Bees project 2019. My given bee is the Broad-faced Furrow bees which live in soft cliffs from Seaton to Kimmeridge on the Jurassic Coast. We have been asked to do a piece based on the habitat or ecology of ‘our’ bee.






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