Right now, the Loft Gallery is home to the Salcombe Art Club Summer Exhibition.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE SUMMER EXHIBITION ENDS?
When this annual exhibition ends, late in September, the unsold paintings are wrapped and removed by the artists, and the display boards are stored in the roof space. The trestle tables and easels are retrieved, and the Loft Gallery reverts to its winter role: a busy working space for the members of Salcombe Art Club.
A packed programme of art classes commences for all categories of member: lay, associate and full. These tutored classes – in drawing and painting (watercolour, acrylic and oil) – continue through the winter months until next Easter when the next Summer Exhibition opens.
Then, by way of a reward and in recognition of their hard work, the masterpieces of the artists who attended the various classes are displayed in the Little Studio.
Michael Hill’S Watercolour/acrylic CLASS EXHIBITION: SUNDAY 21 August UNTIL ThursDAY 1 September
Starting Sunday 21 August – for 12 days– it’s the turn of Michael Hill’s watercolour/acrylic class to show their work.
As well as the five oil paintings already on display in the main exhibition, I’ll have five watercolours on display in this class exhibition: Hope Cove Fishing Gear (also featured above), Reflections at Batson, Racing Past Blackstone and Salcombe Dawn III and a mounted, but unframed, study of Corfe Castle in the browser.
For less than 1% of the sales price of an original, the first three images, and many others, are available as a fine art greetings card, at Bonningtons (the newsagents) and Salcombe Information Centre (both a short walk from the Loft Studio).
The complete range of cards is available at Malborough Post Office and, if you are visiting Kingsbridge, our newest stockist is Bloomers, the florists, 37 Fore Street (about half way up the hill!).