STOP PRESS! It’s all happening!
- FINGRINGHOE, near COLCHESTER
I have been invited to take part in the Autumn Exhibition of the Geedon Gallery and will be showing four works. This long established and highly regarded gallery shows work by distinguished artists from the leading art societies: RA, RBA, NEAC, ROI, PS, RWS and others. It is situated at Fingringhoe a few miles south of Colchester close to the Colne Estuary. (CO5 7DN) The exhibition will run from Oct 14th to 29th and will contain ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, textiles and wood-work of high quality as well as paintings and prints. See www.geedongallery.co.uk Well worth taking a day out to visit this delightful gallery. There is an excellent pub, The Whalebone, in the village of Fingringhoe a mile or so away serving very good food.
Right now I have a lovely view in soft pastel of Lake Como on display at The Old Fire Engine House in Ely, close to the wonderful cathedral. I am a member of the ‘Posers’ life drawing group in Cambridge. This exhibition consists of work by our members that is not the figurative work that we do in our group. There is a wide range of subjects and genres in this show, and most of the works are for sale. The exhibition closes on Nov 6th.
The Cambridge Drawing Society, of which I am an elected member, is holding its Autumn Exhibition at The Leys School in Cambridge (CB2 7AD) from Sunday Oct 22nd to Saturday 28th. The Society comprises all kinds of artwork, not just drawing, and sculpture too. There will be about 300 works on display, almost all for sale, and the standard is very high, many of the members being professionals. I am showing two seascapes in pastel from the island of Tobago: sunshine, warmth, and palm trees to raise the spirits as winter approaches!
4. ICKLETON, south of Cambridge
Finally, I shall be holding a solo exhibition and sale of some 30 works at my home on November 4th and 5th. Almost all of them are landscapes of East Anglia in oil or pastel. All profits will go towards funds for the restoration and preservation of the 12th century frescos in our local church: St Mary Magdalene Church, Ickleton, South Cambridgeshire. These wallpaintings are of national importance and contain features that are extremely rare and in some cases unique. They are very beautiful and can be viewed at any time, as the church is open during daylight hours every day. Website containing full details of the church: www.hinkledux.com My home address is: Durhams Farmhouse, 31 Butchers Hill, Ickleton, Saffron Walden, CB10 1SR. Ickleton is about 10 miles due south of Cambridge, 2 miles from J10 of the M11. (NB visitors from the north MUST exit at J10; there is no exit southbound at J9, and the next exit is 15 miles further south!). All welcome.