For the month of January I will be exhibiting my work at Create at the Cove in West Lulworth. It is open every day and you can have a coffee, a chat and try out some of the crafts they have on offer. https://www.facebook.com/createatthecove
Also in January
ART AHOY! DORSET EXHIBITION HELD ON CROSS-CHANNEL FERRY
FIFTEEN artists from across Dorset, including four from Purbeck, have taken to the high seas. Tony Kerrins and Sharon James from Swanage, Annie Lovelass from Lulworth and Graham Lindsay Towler from Wareham are exhibiting their work on Brittany Ferries’ ship the Barfleur on the Poole to Cherbourg crossing.
My little boat ‘Seen Better Days’ is sailing across the Channel …. who would have thought!!!!!
Purbeck Art Weeks
Here are the dates and venues so far…..
Purbeck Art Weeks – 27th May – 11th June 2017
The Shoot Room, Park Lodge, East Lulworth, BH20 5QP
I will be exhibiting and working here with a brilliant group of fellow artisans:-
Debbie Pool – Jewellery / Guy Pool – Photography / Peter Cherry – Artist / Lar Smits – Artist / Chris Scholes – Artist / Sophie Weld-Davies – Candle Maker / Lynne Dinmore – Ceramics / Wendy Jeavons – Glass Work …… a very eclectic mix.
Do come and visit us, there is free parking, free entry AND tea & Coffee available.
The Gallery Upstairs, Upton Country House, Upton, Poole. 14th – 25th September 2017
There will be 5 of us exhibiting – me, Peter Cherry and Eddie Burrows with paintings, Debbie Pool with her amazing jewellery and Guy Pool with his atmospheric photography.
Do hope you will come and see us there.
Great exhibition – huge thanks to Peter Cherry for organising this event.
Christmas Art & Craft Fair, Springfield Country Hotel, Stoborough, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5AL. 25th & 26th November 2017.
We love this Christmas Fair, it’s not huge – rather it’s small and beautifully formed with the added bonus of being indoors. Free entry, free parking, disabled access.
Everything on sale is original – hand made, painted, drawn, stitched, baked – nothing mass produced so you can be sure of finding totally unique gifts.
I have been invited again to Wareham Art Club in March. I thoroughly enjoyed my last visit there…………I shall have to think of something quite different to do this time!!!
I have to say Wareham Art Club are a very friendly and welcoming group. It was lovely to return there.
I decided to take along 4 different canvas’s ( I have a dread of turning around and everyone has fallen asleep!!!!) all about water.
Each with a different colour palette but same basic theme of water.
I thoroughly enjoyed my evening, I hope everyone else did as well.
Purbeck Art Weeks Festival & Dorset Art Weeks – 28th May to 12th June 2016
I am exhibiting with the Pheonix Art & Craft Group. I do hope that you will come and see us during the fortnight.
We had the best two weeks ever. Thank you to all of the 681 people who came to visit us ………especially those of you who bought our work. Even huger thanks to the Lulworth Estate for the venue www.lulworth.com. Looking forward to next year already!
Dorset Arts and Crafts – Purbeck School, Wareham Friday 5th to Tuesday 9th August 2016
Dorset Arts and Crafts Association, which is dedicated to the promotion of traditional and modern arts and crafts. The Association holds an exhibition each year, with fine art and photographic displays, hundreds of crafts exhibits, Have-A-Go sessions for children and numerous crafts stalls.
Phoenix Art & Crafts Christmas Exhibition – November 26th & 27th 2016
Well, here we go, another year……..
Thank you again to everyone who bought my work and to those of you who supported me generally during the past twelve months. It was an interesting year with all the usual highs and lows, frustrations and joys, acceptances and rejections. Let’s hope 2015 will be a good one in every way.
Here are some dates and venue’s for your diary:-
The Weld Arms, East Lulworth, BH20 5QQ. I was very pleased to be asked to hang some of my work here. You will find a mixture of original work and prints. Why not pop in and have a look ……. there’s a bonus – it’s a lovely pub/hotel and the food is really good.
Purbeck Art Weeks – The Shoot Room, Park Lodge, East Lulworth, Dorset. BH20 5QP – 23rd May – 7th June 2015 http://www.purbeckartweeks.co.uk
We will be having an ‘Open Studio’ so I do hope you will come and visit us at this new venue. I shall be there, along with these fabulously talented people:- Peter Cherry, Esme James, Lar Smits, Debbie Pool and Nick Strowbridge.
We had such a great fortnight with over 500 visitors, thank you to each and everyone of you who made the effort to come and find us.
We shall have to start planning for next year!
Dorset Arts and Crafts Association – Purbeck School, Worgret Road, Wareham. Friday 31st July- Tuesday 4th August 2015. http://dorsetartsandcrafts.org
This is such a good art & craft exhibition, it covers such a wide range of crafts and skills – so if you are anywhere near Purbeck School you should take the time to look around.
Always the dilemma is which work to show, up to a maximum of five!
The Gallery Upstairs, Upton Country House, Poole, Dorset BH17 7BJ 26th August 2015 – 9th September 2015
British Red Cross, Country House Fair, Lulworth Castle, East Lulworth, Dorset BH20 – Thursday 15th October 2015.
This is a lovely fair held within the castle, do come along. I shall be selling prints, cards, mat’s and coaster and lot’s of other things.
Springfield Country Hotel, Grange Road, Stoborough nr Wareham BH20 5AL. 28th & 29th November 2015
Christmas / Winter Exhibition
Come and visit us, you will find a unique range of products and gifts. There is free parking, free entry and disabled access. Tea, coffee, bar and lunch all available.
Exhibiting artists include:-
Esme James, Peter Cherry, Lar Smits, Debbie Pool, Nick Strowbridge, David Ewers, Sophie Weld-Davies, Guy Pool, Peter Allen and Jason Cameron.
Here are the dates and venues, so far, for the coming year. It would be great to see you.
Wareham Art Club – 13th January 2014
They have very kindly invited me to do a demonstration and I am really looking forward to it. I shall be taking three pieces of work in various stages.
Hardy’s Estate Agents, Wool – January 31st 2014.
are holding on open day and I have been asked if I would like to show some of my work, so come along and have a coffee….. you never know you might buy a picture or a house! http://www.hardysales.co.uk I shall be there again in June.
I now have a couple of works there on permanent display. These will change every month.
Here are the two for May…..
Orchard Tea Rooms, Holme for Gardens, West Holme, Wareham 23rd April – 22nd May.
Come along and have a lovely cup of coffee or lunch even.
Purbeck Arts Weeks – 24th May – 8th June 2014
I haven’t decided this year if I am going to do an open studio here or exhibit as part of the Tuesday Club……watch this space….. but I do need to make up my mind fairly quickly as the closing date is the end of this month!
Decided to put work into the Rollington Gallery, so if you plan to do the art trail, make sure you stop and have a look.
I have also been invited to exhibit at Holme for Gardens (as above) so you can see my work in two places!
Dorset Arts and Crafts Association – Friday 1st – Tuesday 5th August 2014
This year celebrates the 100th Annual Exhibition and it is being held at a new venue, Purbeck School in Wareham.
Country House Fair, Lulworth Castle – October 16th 2014
In aid of the British Red Cross.
Been busy getting a range of items ready for this event and the one next month….. Christmas cards, mounted prints, lovely triple prints ….. as well as place mats, coasters and calendar’s. Do come along, it’s a great shopping opportunity in a lovely venue.
Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair 28-29-30 November 2014
If you would like more information or would like to take part, please email me.
It’s going to be a very traditional ‘affair’, with everything Dorset local and hand/home made…..nothing mass produced. To tickle your taste buds……there will be original art work from yours truly as well as Peter Cherry, Esme James, Lar Smits and Roy Aplin. Individually designed and handmade jewellery by Debbie Pool, very tactile wood turned items by Peter Allen and Nick Strowbridge will be showing a range of his original leather work….. to name but a few. As an added bonus some of our exhibitors will be demonstrating their crafts over the two days, plus it’s a great chance to support local artists and makers.
It was such a nice event, great exhibitors and visitors. Thanks to everyone.
Well, that’s it for this year….soon be time to start booking events for 2015! Watch this space – literally!
Well here we are in another year! Hopefully a busy and productive one and these are the dates and venues so far- please scroll down:-
Lulworth Arts – Easter Exhibition ‘Marine’ – Finleys, West Lulworth – 28th March – 7th April 2013. Open 10.00am – 5.00pm.
Good exhibition and met some interesting people.
The Tuesday Club – Purbeck Art Weeks – (www.purbeckartweeks.co.uk) 25th May – 9th June 2013 at The Springfield Country Hotel, Stoborough nr Wareham (http://www.thespringfield.co.uk) Open from 11.00am- 4.00pm. There will be a dozen or so artists taking part exhibiting a range of work, including painting, sculpture, photography, jewellery and floral design….. so something for everyone.
We are having a really good week here, meeting some great people and have brilliant comments in our visitors book……. very encouraging for everyone.
As a new group and a new venue for PAW it was an interesting learning curve. We had roughly 700 visitors over the two weeks and lots of encouraging comments. Look forward to next year!
The Tuesday Club – The Gallery, Upton Country House, Poole. from June 22nd – 1st July 2013. Open 11.00am – 4.00pm.
The Gallery Upstairs, Upton Country Park – previously known as The Peacock Gallery. A non-commercial gallery owned by the Borough of Poole. The Gallery Upstairs is situated above the tearooms in the beautiful surroundings of Upton Country Park.Free Admission, Ample free parking and full disabled access via a lift.
Come and see us there.
Dorset Arts and Crafts Association – Friday August 2nd -Tuesday 7th 2013 at Bovington Middle School. Includes – Fine Art, Photography, wood turning, jewellery, crafts, beadwork, textiles and have-a-go workshops.
Awarded 2 Highly Commended and 1 Commended for these…
AND I won the visitors favorite painting for my very dignified lady.
Flower Festival – The Tuesday Club – Parish Hall, Wareham – 8th – 12th August. Open from 10.00am – 7.00pm.
The Tuesday Club Arts & Crafts Week – The Springfield Country Hotel, Stoborough nr Wareham. 31st August – 8th September, open from 10.00am – 5.00pm (4.00pm on Sunday) http://www.thespringfield.co.uk
The Summer Arts & Crafts week is presented by Purbecks ‘Tuesday Club’ – who are developing a reputation for producing fine quality work – will have the artists displaying and selling their beautiful and unique work. In addition there will be demonstrations of the various crafts – acrylic painting, jewellery making and wood turning throughout the week, art materials for sale as well as original photography, prints & cards.
Artists exhibiting include:-
- ME – of course!
- Ann Vickers – beautiful botanical water colours,
- Esme James – contemporary seascapes,
- Peter Cherry – traditional sea and landscapes,
- Lar Smits – contemporary sea & landscapes,
- Sue Alan -.animal portraits
- Karen Brownjohn – fine pencil drawings In addition
- Peter Allan – stunning wood craft
- Debbie Pool – Walela Jewellery, based on her native American background There will also be a photography section with work by:-
- Guy Pool,
- Gilly Downes and
- Mike Rose
Come along and enjoy the comfort of the Springfield and it’s lovely gardens for cream teas or lunch while viewing excellent art.
The Tuesday Club – The Springfield Country Hotel – BH20 5AL 14/15 September 10am-5pm
Asked to do another weekend…… so come and see us.
Country House Fair – Lulworth Castle – 17th October 2013. In aid of The British Red Cross
The Tuesday Club – Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair- The Springfield Country Hotel – BH20 5AL
22nd (from 5-9PM) / 23rd / 24th November 2013.
Open from 10.00am – 5.00pm.
There are twenty exhibitors taking part, with a range of products so it should be a really good Fair. Come and see us….. it’s free entry, free parking and disabled access.
Great weekend spent with some lovely people. Thanks to all who took part and everyone that came along.
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- Purbeck Arts Week PAW
‘Village in a Puddle’ went to a very good home!
- Lulworth Arts Exhibition at Finley’s in Lulworth Cove from the 26th May to the 10th June 2012.
Four of these works now sold….. always a bonus!
- Dorset County Arts and Crafts Association – from Friday 3rd to Tuesday 7th August, open from 10am – 5.00pm. This is a huge Annual Exhibition with so many different crafts to view. Well worth a visit. Really pleased got two ‘Work of Outstanding Merits’ and a ‘Highly Commended.
- Country House Fair at Lulworth Castle in aid of the British Red Cross. Thursday 18 October 2012, 10.30am – 3.30pm.
- Presents With Presence – Saturday October 27th-Tuesday 30th 2012 – Lulworth Arts at Finley’s in West Lulworth.
- Holme for Gardens Christmas Fair – Saturday 1st December. I shall be selling prints, cards, coasters etc.