Sunday, 29 May 2011

Jean Haines, Tom Jones And A Day At The Races

Jean Haines is involved in a wonderful art sale at the Mall Galleries next month as part of the Society of Women Artists exhibition. The sale is orgnaised by the Lady Taverners to raise money for children's charities.
Here's what Jean herself says about the event:

"On June 30th there is going to be a fantastic evening at the Mall Galleries  which will be held during the 150th Exhibition by the SWA. Surrounded by amazing art a unique auction will be taking place which involves original art generously donated by SWA members themed with prizes that are truly wonderful. For example my painting " Flying Colours" will be part of an auction lot which will include a fabulous day to remember at Newmarket Races followed by a concert with two tickets to see Tom Jones!

During the evening  there will be two  fabulous portraits taking place live. Celebrity Angela Rippon the new President of the Lady Taverners will be sitting for one painting whilst a sculpture of the sponsor of the event will also take place. Both of these by renowned artists.

There will be champagne and canapes throughout the event and tickets are surprisingly only £20 each.

All funds raised from this evening will be going towards the Lady Taverners which provides amazing support for some very special children."

So that sounds like a fabulous event. More details from the SWA web site

Saturday, 28 May 2011

New Exhibition for Adebanji Alade

London based artist Adebanji Alade, featured in our recent DVD Coastal Adventures In Acrylic  is exhibiting a number of works at the Enid Lawson Gallery in London as part of a four man exhibition which runs from June 8-22. The exhibition is entitled Pictures of London and also features Chris Daynes, with whom we are filming in July, Karl Terry and Michael Richardson.
Here are some of his pictures.

Adebanji is the mnost determined of plein air painter out in all weathers. Here he is in our DVD.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Dogs in Art

A new collection of dog paintings in watercolour and fabulous card designs by Jean Haines SWA are now available at the wonderful Dogs in Art Gallery in Stockbridge, Hampshire UK.

Full details of this incredible gallery set in the heart of the most beautiful of English villages can be found via this link.


Monday, 23 May 2011

Ann Blockley DVD Now In Stock

I am delighted to tell the army of Ann Blockley fans that her new DVD Experimental Flowers in Watercolour is now in stock - seven days earlier than expected. Anyone  who has per-ordered from the UK should get your copy on Weds May 25. Internatonal customers' orders will be shiopped air mail Tuesday  May 24.

Here are some of the pictures Ann Paints on her enthralling DVD which runs for over two hours of watercolour magic.

Order your copy here. Clickl on this link: Order Nww Ann Blockley DVD

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

New Exhibition To Launch Ann Blockley's New DVD and Book

An exhibition featuring a large number of paintings from Ann's new book and dvd, 'Experimental Flowers in Watercolour', is to be held in a superb 16th century tithe barn gallery in Gloucestershire. The fantastic venue has award winning gardens and tea rooms which will be open all week to celebrate the exhibition of flower paintings and create a special day out. The exhibition will also show a selection of Ann’s other subjects including landscapes.

Her new dvd from us, also called ’Experimental Flowers in Watercolour’, will be shown throughout the exhibition. Ann will be at the exhibition for most of the week and will be demonstrating some of her painting ideas at about 2pm on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd. This will either take place upstairs in the Tithe Barn or in the garden. Please contact her for further details.

The exhibition is free but access to the garden will be subject to an entrance fee. Visit and further information.

Midsummer ExhibitionBourton House, Bourton on the Hill, Gloucestershire , GL56 9AE 

June 18th-25th 2011 - Open daily 10am to 5pm, including Saturday and Sunday

Monday, 16 May 2011

Exciting New Film With Ann Blockley SWA Out Soon

I'm delighted to say that our next new release - due out on May 30 - features the hugely talented Ann Blockley. It's called Experimental Flowers in Watercolour - the same title as her new book published by Anova Books which is also due out next month.

Ann shows just what can be done with watercolour to fully  release its potential.  Six amazing demonstrations and the DVD runs over two hours. Here's the trailer.

The DVD is out on May 30 and is now available for pre-order here: Experimental Flowers In Watercolour

Thursday, 12 May 2011

New Robert Brindley One Man Exhibition


An exhibition of paintings by Robert Brindley RSMA.

Robert has his annual exhibition at the 'Sneaton Castle Centre' near Whitby, at the end of May.

The works show recent landscape and seascape paintings in watercolour, oil and pastel, including the four oil sketches Robert did for his latest DVD.

The exhibition opens with a preview on Friday 27th May, 7pm to 9pm and opens Saturday 28th May to Monday 30th May, 10am to 4pm daily.

Here are some pictures from the exhibition.

Full details can be found on Roberts website:   

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

New Jake Winkle Exhibition

Watercolour artist Jake Winkle  whose dynamic style of painting is attracting  a growing army of fans has an exhibition this month at The Frame Gallery in Odiham, Hampshire. On Friday May 20 from 5.30 you can go along  and  meet Jake and watch a live demonstration.

Full detail on The Frame Gallery web site:

Here's Jake in action in our DVD - Watercolour From Dark to Light