Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Another trip to London for a few select cows!

The sun is shining at last!  To celebrate, the cows are taking a summer holiday to the gorgeously eclectic Frivoli Gallery in Devonshire Road in Chiswick. Florence, Pauline, Victoria and Winnie have packed their bags full of cowy things and travelled up the A303 to see Hazel (the gallery owner) and the rather gorgeous Topsy (a dog/teddy bear) in their new (hopefully temporary) home in London. I think they will look rather marvellous nestled amongst the treasure trove of wonderful things Hazel sells there. I, for one have bought a rather marvellous summer hat there - let's hope the sun stays out so I can wear it!

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Last day of cow painting at Dorset Art Weeks

It's the last day of Dorset Art Weeks today and the cows have had many admirers in my studio. It has been lovely to meet so many cow enthusiasts. In particular, it was great to meet a dairy farmer from Maiden Newton way who told me lots of useful and interesting facts about cow breeds (something which I am sadly ignorant about when people ask me) and so fantastic to meet an amazing family from Melbury Bubb who use their smallholding to help adults with learning disabilities work with animals and agriculture.
I've also been to some fabulous exhibitions locally. The inspirational Gerry Dudgeon and his jewel-like landscapes, Rose Hatcher and her colourful and skilful felt work, Carolyn Finch's amazingly detailed  seascapes, Felice Hodges use of chalky and soft colours in her abstract paintings to name but a few.

Now the cows are off to pastures new! Watch this space for cow news!!