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Exhibition at the RedEarth Gallery, Bickleigh

Summer at the RedEarth Gallery begins on June 15th.  It's a beautiful hanging space in a truly gorgeous location near Tiverton.  There are two great pubs, The Trout Inn and the Fisherman's Cot which "nestles on the banks of the River Exe, and is one of the most picturesque traditional inns in the south of England."  This is the bridge which, apparently, inspired Paul Simon to write "Bridge over Troubled Water" when he stayed there.  I have seven paintings: some from my 'Barns in a landscape' series, and a couple of new wind-turbine ones. 

On this, I have decided to include / impose / / insert / introduce (whichever seems most appropriate to you)...

Exhibition at Froot Loop

If you happen to be near the lovely little Froot Loop bistro in Bideford, please call in for a coffee or food (interesting vegetarian options on offer).  This month (June) I have between 10 and 20 smaller paintings exhibited there.  Talk to Chloe (not Saturday's) and bask in the enchanting little garden behind,
Bob Dylan at 70
Today, 24 May, Happy Birthday, Mr Dylan is 70.  My last brief entry applies here straightforwardly.  Listening to a programme about Dylan's women last night, it struck me on the  collaboration between visual art and music that can sometimes exist. 


Genius makes its own rules, I've heard it said.    Genius or not, this is at the heart of art

She was Lost and is now Found

Gregorys_girl_Blackpool_Oil_on_canvas_2                                      Gregorys_girlfriends_friend_Oil_on_board_54_x_41cm_3

This painting (above left) had mysteriously disappeared.  She had a good friend (above right)... both can be seen in the Latest Work gallery.

In  the 1960s they were close and cheerful friends, so I was very sad to see them separated. 

Anyway, yesterday...,

Howard Hodgkin prints


Norwich, 1999-2000, Copyright the Artist.

A terrific exhibition is on at the Burton Gallery and Museum in Bideford.  Rare for such an esteemed artist to honour us down here, so it's well worth a vist for anyone interested in good modern art.   More details follow... please catch it if you can.

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