SHAF preview: Newton Ferrers from Noss Mayo

Newton Ferrers from Noss Mayo is one of my favourite views. What’s better than to sit in the sunshine and sip a cool beer in the garden of The Ship Inn?

This painting joins a number of studies that I have recently completed, of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo, many of which will be on display during the SHAF Trail.

 

THE SHAF TRAIL STARTS ON SATURDAY

The SHAF Trail is an annual event and this year it runs from Saturday 15 October until Sunday 23 October.

 

WHEN ARE WE OPEN FOR VISITORS?

My paintings will be on display in  and we will be open for visitors as follows:

  • Saturday 15 October: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday 16 October: 10am-5pm
  • Monday 17 October: 11am-3pm
  • Tuesday 18 October: CLOSED
  • Wednesday 19 October: 11am-3pm
  • Thursday 20 October: 11am-3pm
  • Friday 21 October: 11am-3pm
  • Saturday 22 October: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday 23 October: 10am-5pm

 

WHERE IS BEACON HOUSE GALLERY?

Beacon House Gallery is not normally open to the public, except by prior arrangement. However, for the SHAF Trail, we welcome visitors during ‘opening hours’ as listed above. You don’t need to book ahead. Just turn up and you will be made very welcome.

 

DIRECTIONS TO BEACON HOUSE GALLERY

As you approach Salcombe, there will be yellow posters with arrows pointing the way to Beacon House Gallery.

You could park in the park’n’walk at the top of Bonfire Hill and walk down. There might be parking spaces in Bonfire Hill alongside the allotments, or you could park on our private drive at the end of the shared drive. (Please do not park on the shared drive.)

We do not currently have access for disabled visitors – but we are having alterations made to the house over this winter so for next year’s SHAF Trail we will be able to welcome wheelchair users.

We look forward to your visit!

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SHAF preview: Burgh Island from Hope Cove

Burgh Island from Hope Cove  is one of five new paintings that will be on display for the first time during this year’s SHAF Arts Trail.

I have featured on this iconic building many times before. It’s one of my favourite topics and this time, I’ve chosen the view from Hope Cove.

 

The SHAF TRAIL starts one week today

The SHAF Trail is an annual event and this year it runs from Saturday 15 October until Sunday 23 October. Just one week away!

 

When are we open for visitors?

My paintings will be on display in Beacon House Gallery and we will be open for visitors as follows:

  • Saturday 15 October: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday 16 October: 10am-5pm
  • Monday 17 October: 11am-3pm
  • Tuesday 18 October: CLOSED
  • Wednesday 19 October: 11am-3pm
  • Thursday 20 October: 11am-3pm
  • Friday 21 October: 11am-3pm
  • Saturday 22 October: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday 23 October: 10am-5pm

 

WHERE IS BEACON HOUSE GALLERY?

Beacon House Gallery is not normally open to the public, except by prior arrangement. However, for the SHAF Trail, we welcome visitors during ‘opening hours’ as listed above. You don’t need to book ahead. Just turn up and you will be made very welcome.

 

DIRECTIONS TO BEACON HOUSE GALLERY

As you approach Salcombe, there will be yellow posters with arrows pointing the way to Beacon House Gallery.

You could park in the park’n’walk at the top of Bonfire Hill and walk down. There might be parking spaces in Bonfire Hill alongside the allotments, or you could park on our private drive at the end of the shared drive. (Please do not park on the shared drive.)

We do not currently have access for disabled visitors – but we are having alterations made to the house over this winter so for next year’s SHAF Trail we will be able to welcome wheelchair users.

We look forward to your visit!

Low Tide at Fisherman's Cove

SHAF preview: Low Tide at Fishermans Cove

Low Tide at Fishermans Cove is another of the new crop of five paintings that will be on display for the first time during the 2016 SHAF Arts Trail.

This image shows the view from Salcombe across the water towards East Portlemouth. This particular stretch of beach is called Fishermans Cove, although most of the craft belong to the holidaymakers who visit this beautiful part of Devon every summer.

 

WHEN IS THE SHAF TRAIL?

The SHAF Trail is an annual event and this year it runs from Saturday 15 October until Sunday 23 October.

 

WHEN CAN YOU See My paintings?

My paintings will be on display in Beacon House Gallery and we will be open for visitors as follows:

  • Saturday 15 October: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday 16 October: 10am-5pm
  • Monday 17 October: 11am-3pm
  • Tuesday 18 October: CLOSED
  • Wednesday 19 October: 11am-3pm
  • Thursday 20 October: 11am-3pm
  • Friday 21 October: 11am-3pm
  • Saturday 22 October: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday 23 October: 10am-5pm

 

WHERE IS BEACON HOUSE GALLERY?

Beacon House Gallery is within my home – the hall, stairs and landing, no less. It’s not normally open to the public, except by prior arrangement. However, for the SHAF Trail, we welcome visitors during ‘opening hours’ as listed above. You don’t need to book ahead. Just turn up and you will be made very welcome.

 

DIRECTIONS TO BEACON HOUSE

As you approach Salcombe, there will be yellow posters with arrows pointing the way to Beacon House.

You could park in the park’n’walk at the top of Bonfire Hill and walk down. There might be parking spaces in Bonfire Hill alongside the allotments, or you could park on our private drive at the end of the shared drive. (Please do not park on the shared drive.)

We do not currently have access for disabled visitors – but we are having alterations made to the house over this winter so for next year’s SHAF Trail we will be able to welcome wheelchair users.

We look forward to your visit!

Gullet Plantation

SHAF preview: Gullet plantation

The SHAF Arts Trail is the final event of the year for me as an artist. It’s one of just two opportunities for the public to view my work in my own home, and to see me at work, albeit in a makeshift studio in my lounge.

 

Gullet Plantation

Gullet Plantation is one of five new works which will be on display – and on sale! – during the SHAF Arts Trail.

It shows the view from my studio and is named after the wood in the centre of the picture.

 

What is the SHAF Trail?

SHAF brochureThe SHAF Trail is an annual event organised by the South Hams Art Forum in which local artists open their homes, allowing visitors to see for themselves how we work, and to talk one-on-one with the artists.

Brochures giving a complete list of all the artists taking part in the SHAF Trail are available at a number of places: Salcombe Information Centre, Bonningtons the newsagents, Spar (Loring Road), Salcombe Yacht Club, …

 

WHEN CAN YOU VISIT BEACON HOUSE GALLERY?

Beacon House Gallery will be open for visitors as follows:

  • Saturday 15 October: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday 16 October: 10am-5pm
  • Monday 17 October: 11am-3pm
  • Tuesday 18 October: CLOSED
  • Wednesday 19 October: 11am-3pm
  • Thursday 20 October: 11am-3pm
  • Friday 21 October: 11am-3pm
  • Saturday 22 October: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday 23 October: 10am-5pm

 

WHERE IS BEACON HOUSE GALLERY?

Beacon House Gallery is within my home – the hall, stairs and landing, no less. It’s not normally open to the public, except by prior arrangement. However, for the SHAF Trail, we welcome visitors during ‘opening hours’ as listed above. You don’t need to book ahead. Just turn up and you will be made very welcome.

 

DIRECTIONS TO BEACON HOUSE

As you approach Salcombe, there will be yellow posters with arrows pointing the way to Beacon House.

You could park in the park’n’walk at the top of Bonfire Hill and walk down. There might be parking spaces in Bonfire Hill alongside the allotments, or you could park on our private drive at the end of the shared drive. (Please do not park on the shared drive.)

We do not currently have access for disabled visitors – but we are having alterations made to the house over this winter so for next year’s SHAF Trail we will be able to welcome wheelchair users.

We look forward to your visit!

STEWARDING TODAY: 11am – 2pm Tuesday 20 September

Today, Tuesday 20 September, I’m stewarding at the Loft Gallery from 11am until 2pm.

If you expect to be in Salcombe then, please drop by and say hello!

 

WHERE IS THE LOFT GALLERY?

The Loft Gallery is situated behind the Fortescue Inn, and above a popular shoe shop, on a delightful footpath called Victoria Quay.

 

WHAT IS THE LOFT GALLERY?

The Loft Gallery is the home of Salcombe Art Club.

Every year since 1960, the Summer Exhibition opens at Easter and continues until the end of September. In the winter months, the Loft Gallery reverts to being a working studio with a full programme of workshops and classes for its members.

 

WHO CAN JOIN SALCOMBE ART CLUB?

Salcombe Art Club comprises a mix of artists: some professional artists such as those who teach our classes but also many amateurs and some very new to drawing/painting. Everyone is welcome!

Step 1 is to enroll as a Lay Member. That’s the first rung of the ladder! Then Salcombe Art club has three categories of membership.

  • Lay members (for a subscription of £12 per annum) may take part in workshops, courses and social activities and generally assist in supporting the club. Lay members may not exhibit, nor vote at the AGM.
  • Associate members (for a subscription of £17 per annum) may take part in most club activities including exhibiting in the Little Studio section (but not the main gallery) of the Annual Summer Exhibition.
  • Full members (for a subscription of £27 per annum) may take part in all club activities and exhibit their works in the Annual Summer Exhibition.

 

WHO EXHIBITS AT THE LOFT GALLERY?

Essentially, exhibiting is limited to the associate and full members of Salcombe Art Club. Full members are invited to display up to five of their works in the Summer Exhibition.

Full – and associate – members may also book a week or more in the Little Studio.

In the Little Studio also, our teachers exhibit material of works produced by the various class groups; this inspires other club members to enrol for classes during the winter months.

 

FEATURED IMAGE: Salcombe Dawn II

106 Salcombe Dawn I72dpiRESIZEDSquareThe original of Salcombe Dawn II is on display at the Loft Gallery as part of Salcombe Art Club Main Exhibition. It’s an oil painting, 16 inches x 20 inches, priced at £450.

A fine art greetings card of Salcombe Dawn I – a similar but smaller oil painting that was sold in 2015 – is available at a fraction of that cost, within walking distance of the Loft Studio. Try Salcombe Information Centre or Bonningtons, the newsagents.

 

 

SOLD! Baltic Exchange III Standing By at Island Terrace

Baltic Exchange III Standing By at Island Terrace – the featured image above – was one of several paintings I produced in 2010 as part of my one-man exhibition in support of the Salcombe Life Boat. Since then, it’s appeared in several exhibitions and, at last – on display at Avon Mill – it has sold, and is now on its way to Australia.

Six years ago, I was living in a flat at Great Gates – above what was then the Marine Hotel and is now The Harbour Hotel – and, each time I heard the lifeboat go by, I’d rush out onto my balcony and take photos. So, I had plenty of resource material.

This painting of Baltic Exchange II was donated to the Salcombe RNLI and raffled at an event held in The Fortescue Inn.028-baltic-exchange-2-72dpi

Salcombe Heroes was bought by the mother of one of our lifeboat crew.025-salcombe-heroes-72dpi

Return to Base is one of the few original painting not for sale. It hangs in my own gallery at home. This is because I donated the image to the Salcombe Lifeboat and, by donation, you can obtain it as a fine art greetings card in the Salcombe RNLI shop.052-return-to-base-72dpi

The original of Baltic Exchange III was sold to a Japanese visitor to Salcombe’s Summer Exhibition in 2010. 033 BALTIC EXCHANGE 372dpiRESIZEDSquare

I’ve now moved house and rarely see the lifeboat unless I am taking in the view from the terrace of Salcombe Yacht Club, or by leaning out of the window of Salcombe Art Club. It’s on my list of images to revisit soon.

 

AFFORDABLE ART

Baltic Exchange III is also available as a fine art greetings card. As one of my best sellers, it’s on sale just about everywhere: Salcombe Yacht Club, Salcombe Information Centre, Bonningtons (the Salcombe newsagents) and at Malborough Post Office.

Just think: for less than 1% of the sales price of an original painting, you can invest in a fine art greetings card. Send it to a friend or frame it for yourself. Whistlefish sell frames that fit … about £10 each.

SHAF Trail: 15-23 October

SHAF brochureThe SHAF Trail is an annual event organised by the South Hams Art Forum – and it starts one month from today.

Local artists open their homes, allowing visitors to see for themselves how we work, and to talk one-on-one with the artists.

Brochures giving a complete list of all the artists taking part in the SHAF Trail are available at a number of places: Salcombe Information Centre, Bonningtons the newsagents, Spar (Loring Road), Salcombe Yacht Club, …

 

WHEN CAN YOU VISIT BEACON HOUSE GALLERY?

Beacon House Gallery will be open for visitors as follows:

  • Saturday 15 October: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday 16 October: 10am-5pm
  • Monday 17 October: 11am-3pm
  • Tuesday 18 October: CLOSED
  • Wednesday 19 October: 11am-3pm
  • Thursday 20 October: 11am-3pm
  • Friday 21 October: 11am-3pm
  • Saturday 22 October: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday 23 October: 10am-5pm

 

Where is Beacon house gallery?

Beacon House Gallery is within my home – the hall, stairs and landing, no less. It’s not normally open to the public, except by prior arrangement. However, for the SHAF Trail, we welcome visitors during ‘opening hours’ as listed above. You don’t need to book ahead. Just turn up and you will be made very welcome.

 

Directions to Beacon house

As you approach Salcombe, there will be yellow posters with arrows pointing the way to Beacon House.

You could park in the park’n’walk at the top of Bonfire Hill and walk down. There might be parking spaces in Bonfire Hill alongside the allotments, or you could park on our private drive at the end of the shared drive. (Please do not park on the shared drive.)

We do not currently have access for disabled visitors – but we are having alterations made to the house over this winter so for next year’s SHAF Trail we will be able to welcome wheelchair users.

We look forward to your visit!

Preview evening: Friday 14 October 5-8pm

Date for your diary: Friday 14 October – the SHAF Preview Evening at Beacon House Gallery – 5-8pm

 

SHAF (South Hams Arts Forum) Trail 15-23 October

The SHAF Trail is the final event in my artist’s calendar, and we like to start it with a Preview Evening. On show will be my latest creations:

  • The Quay at Newton Ferrers
  • Newton Ferres from Noss Mayo
  • Burgh Island from Hope Cove
  • Low Tide at Fishermans Cove
  • Gullet Plantation

 

Today, I have travelled to Plymouth to have this latest crop of paintings photographed / digitally scanned ahead of the SHAF Trail – and the race now is to varnish, mount, and frame these in time.

 

Where do I have my paintings photographed?

I recommend Bretonside Copy. They have photographed more than 100 of my original paintings.

I deliver my paintings first thing, then spend time in Plymouth shopping, and return later to check the colour matching. The high-quality images are supplied electronically, so we can then produce fine art greetings card and prints as required.

 

Who do I go to for mounts and framing?

I recommend Jeremy Smith at Creek Framing. Jeremy will be very busy in the run-up to SHAF and, fingers crossed, he’ll be able to get mine done in time.

 

How do you get an invite to the SHAF Preview Evening at Beacon House Gallery?

Email me at beaconhousegallery@gmail.com

South Pool Sunrise

STEWARDING TODAY: 6 September 2016, 11am-2pm

Today, Tuesday 6 September, I’m stewarding at the Loft Gallery from 11am until 5pm.

If you expect to be in Salcombe then, please drop by and say hello!

 

WHERE IS THE LOFT GALLERY?

The Loft Gallery is situated behind the Fortescue Inn, and above a popular shoe shop, on a delightful footpath called Victoria Quay.

 

WHAT IS THE LOFT GALLERY?

The Loft Gallery is the home of Salcombe Art Club.

Every year since 1960, the Summer Exhibition opens at Easter and continues until the end of September. In the winter months, the Loft Gallery reverts to being a working studio with a full programme of workshops and classes for its members.

 

WHO CAN JOIN SALCOMBE ART CLUB?

Salcombe Art Club comprises a mix of artists: some professional artists such as those who teach our classes but also many amateurs and some very new to drawing/painting. Everyone is welcome!

Step 1 is to enroll as a Lay Member. That’s the first rung of the ladder! Then Salcombe Art club has three categories of membership.

  • Lay members (for a subscription of £12 per annum) may take part in workshops, courses and social activities and generally assist in supporting the club. Lay members may not exhibit, nor vote at the AGM.
  • Associate members (for a subscription of £17 per annum) may take part in most club activities including exhibiting in the Little Studio section (but not the main gallery) of the Annual Summer Exhibition.
  • Full members (for a subscription of £27 per annum) may take part in all club activities and exhibit their works in the Annual Summer Exhibition.

 

WHO EXHIBITS AT THE LOFT GALLERY?

Essentially, exhibiting is limited to the associate and full members of Salcombe Art Club. Full members are invited to display up to five of their works in the Summer Exhibition.

Full – and associate – members may also book a week or more in the Little Studio.

In the Little Studio also, our teachers exhibit material of works produced by the various class groups; this inspires other club members to enroll for classes during the winter months.

 

FEATURED IMAGE: South Pool Sunrise

The original of South Pool Sunrise is on display at the Loft Gallery as part of Salcombe Art Club Main Exhibition. It shows the Salcombe estuary up to South Pool from my studio at Beacon House Gallery. It’s amazing, with such a glorious view, that I find time to paint!

SOLD! The Swan Inn at Noss Mayo

Knowing that a new gallery would soon be opening in the Revelstoke Room next to the Village Hall in Noss Mayo,  I decided – a year ago – to focus my attention on capturing scenes local to Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo.

Although I now live in Salcombe, and most of my paintings features scenes close to my home, Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo are also close to my heart.

Decades ago, when my children were young, we would rent Rose Cottage, next to The Dolphin. When the tide was in, we’d visit the Swan Inn by boat. If the tide was out, we’d cross the causeway on foot. We also often ate at The Ship and enjoyed the views across to the Swan Inn. I have very many happy memories of those times.

Choosing which scenes to paint was therefore easy – and so it was that Low Tide at Newton FerrersBridge End, Newton Creek and The Swan Inn at Noss Mayo were added to my portfolio of paintings.

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Low Tide at Newton Ferrers

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Bridge End, Newton Creek

All three images were on display in that new gallery – The Gallery Project – until recently, and this week, with all three of them back in my own gallery at home, the original of The Swan Inn at Noss Mayo has been sold – to someone whose house appears in the image.

 

AFFORDABLE ART

All three images and many more are also available as a fine art greetings card.

Gallery ProjectThe Gallery Project in Noss Mayo stocks a selection of my cards. It’s open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays 11am-5pm from Easter until the end of September and from mid-November until 24 December.

There is also a Gallery Project at Avon Mill, and they have a selection of cards for sale (photo of me with all 12 designs).

In Salcombe, my cards are available within walking distance of the Loft Gallery: at Bonningtons the newsagents, and at the Salcombe Information Centre.

The full range is available at Malborough Post Office. View while you queue!

Just think: for less than 1% of the sales price of an original painting, you can invest in a fine art greetings card. Send it to a friend or frame it for yourself. Whistlefish sell frames that fit … about £10 each.