Thursday, 27 June 2013

June at Ragley & Warwickshire Open Studios

"June" My first month working at The Dawn Harris Art Gallery and Studios at Ragley Hall.
Each month I will share with you my visual diary, the studio artist's work and the landscape changing through the seasons.

Open Studios is a wonderful way to meet artists and to find out more about the way they work.
It's also a free event so do come and visit.

I will be exhibiting in three places for Warwickshire Open Studios!
Firstly, I will be displaying my larger works with the artist and sculptor George Wagstaffe in his studios at,  258 Hawkes Mill Lane, Coventry.
The opening times are 29th,30th of June 10.30pm until 4pm. Thursday 4th and 11th July 2pm until 8pm.Sunday 7th and 14th of July 10.30am until 4pm.

I will also have a range of work in my studio at The Dawn Harris Art Studios and Gallery at Ragley Hall. I will be there on Thursday 4th and 11th of July 11am until 1pm.
In both venues I will have a selection of my smaller stitched pieces, cards, paintings and prints.

There are many other artists exhibiting with a huge range of work in different mediums.

I will also have a piece of work exhibited at Rugby Art Gallery & Museum during the Warwickshire Open Studios event.
 I hope it will be a busy few weeks for all Warwickshire artists!
Good luck to everyone taking part.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Studio Artist At The Dawn Harris Gallery & Studios Ragley Hall

Gallery & Studios

Views From The Stable Block

A Vista at Ragley


Ragley Hall

The Woods At Ragley

My New Studio!

My Studio Space

My Installation

New Drawing
It's been a while since I have updated my blog which is due to a very busy few weeks where lots of things have been happening!
A few weeks ago I met Dawn Harris who is the artist in residence at Ragley Hall near Alcester, not far from Stratford Upon Avon.
I visited Dawn at her Gallery and studios which is part of the very impressive Ragley Hall estate and is within a section of the very old stable blocks.
Dawn has set up the studio space with Gallery as part of her residency, to create an artists community, to support artists professional development through projects, exhibitions and critical discourse.
I'm excited to say that I am now one of the new studio artists and I am looking forward to working  along side Dawn and the artist at Ragley.
I will be able to spend  time outside in the beautiful surrounding gardens and  grounds,which will no doubt have a huge influence on my art practise.
To begin with, I will be at Ragley a couple of days a week as I am also in the process of organising my Open Studios over in Coventry with the artist George Wagstaffe.
The Gallery,studios are open to visitors most weekends and some week days, you can find opening times on Dawn's website here and details of art courses with Dawn.
Please double check before you visit, as Ragley Hall has varied opening times. or contact Dawn via her facebook page here ( The Gallery will sometimes be closed in the holidays) 
My next blog post will introduce you to Dawns art work, including the other studio artists.
Bye for now