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!

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

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!

1 moon 3 circles

Dartmoor November 13 eve of the Beaver Supermoon. Low Sun. Long shadows. Ice in puddles. Grey Wethers two stone circles. Sittaford Tor. southwest to newly unearthed Third Stone Circle.  The flint core knapped by a local up to 4,000 years ago.  They awaited the same moon…..

 

 

Granite Elements

Artists Day at Yarner on the Bovey Parishscapes Project. Beautiful Autumnal Colours. Researching  geology of the area. Greys and Pinks granite & quartz. Yellow & red clay & tin. Shiny Ore from Kelly and the green string of sausages.