Devon Open Studios 2018

Delighted to be receiving “An emerging Artist Bursary ” and “The Joanna Radford Award” from Devon Artist Network.  Thank you DAN and nice photo by Natacha Du Pont De Bie.

Dates for the Diary. Saturday 8th September until Sunday 23rd September.

More details to follow…… and work to be done.

 

Celestial

A walk in from Capel Curig for Pen Llithrig y Wrach (Hill of the Slippery Witch) and from  Llyn Ogwen up Pen yr Ole Wen. Wind and ice towards tops. Lunch at lake Ffynnon Lloer (Spring of the Moon). The Sky……the cold on your cheeks, the crunch of the snow, the changing colours, the space…….heavenly.

Elements Revealed

Exhibition of our Granite Elements Project at Devon Guild of Craftsmen.  Artists responses…. wide and varied.  Will be on tour at Dartmoor National Park Princetown from November to January. A fabulous Moor than Meets the Eye Project.

 

 

 

Sacred Water

Cornwall. Autumn Equinox Walking.  From the source at Sacred Springs to the edge of our land. Taking breath.  A time to collect ideas and inspiration in this time of change.   Colour. Pattern. Lots of water, fresh and salty……

 

 

 

Nye Venner

So whose a lucky girl, when Dartmoor National Park received an email from 8 Norwegian men from Tromso enquiring about mud racing, skydiving, cricket and landscape painting among other English pastimes, …..ah send that to Amanda.

What a fantastic day we had, a Grand Day In, as the wind and rain on north Dartmoor was 48 mph! We painted, walked, explored Gidleigh, laughed a lot, shared a traditional Norwegian lunch together and painted some more, we even had an exhibition. It was all filmed, so my 15 minutes of fame will be in Tromso.  What good sports they were.

Environment & Engagement

A FUN day at Yarner Woods on the Granite Elements Project. Members of Bovey Tracey Society of Artists were inspired to create. We walked and explored gaining a sense of place. The bird song, the character of the trees, the strength of the granite. We talked of poetry, geology & history and how it informs our making. AND the joy of seeing M, at 85 years, able to join us in our outdoor workshop. Thanks Albert at Natural England for the Landy!