A lovely trip North with Mary and Lucy to see the roses. I will be exhibiting here in September so it was good to have extra inspiration #rhsrosemoor
Sketchbook on the way for Exhibition at RHS Rosemoor September 21. Packed for expansion. Stitched and softly bound. Lovely ribbon band and hollow spine. Maypole ribbon colours. I love the decay of fallen flowers as much as living.
It’s like alchemy
Really enjoying experimenting with mark making and new paints in the studio. A work in progress. The River Erme at Piles Copse is the inspiration for this one. #sogoodtobeback
Artist, Curious and Emporium.
I am delighted to feature in Venture Magazine this Autumn. Right now is a time for collecting ideas and making the sketchbooks…….. keep looking forward..
A Veritable Colony of Artists
Delighted to have taken part in this record breaking event. #ArtforGood, 1000 artists painting on the coastline Lands End to Sennen, United Kingdom. Organised by artist Anthony Garratt, Newlyn School of Art and the National Trust. Raising profile of coastal erosion and funds for granite path on the edge of Cornwall. Great feeling to be part of a visible #masspainting creative thing!
Art Nature & Granite
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!
Dialogue with the Elements
Prepped & packed for our Artists Day on The Granite Elements Project tomorrow.
Raw linen stretched. Knives scraped. Earthy palette. Micaceous haematite. Searching for deposits of sands, ballclay and lignite. All in the Bovey Basin., washed down from the granite on Dartmoor. This is going to be fun……now where’s me raincoat.