Roy and I went to London yesterday, a very long day catching the 7.17am train and arriving back at 11pm. We had a fabulous day, the purpose of our trip was to go to the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea and to the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour exhibition at the Mall Galleries. Both are well worth a visit - I got to see some work by two watercolourists I really admire, Shirley Trevena and Ann Blockley - I buy all their books and love their individual and modern approach to painting in watercolour. I also discovered other amazing artists such as Anne Shankie, Richard Price, Kate Osborne, Josip Lizatovic, Alison Rankin, Emmie Van Biervliet, Claire McKnight and Emma S Davis to name a few at Battersea. At the Mall Galleries John Glover deservedly won a prestigious prize - he's local to us and Roy has attended art lessons with him in the past. Also exhibting and those I greatly admired were Mike Bernard, Nick Osborne, Rosa Sepple and of course Blockley and Trevena. I could go on and on about all the artists I discovered, but I would run out of space!!!! Mothers Day today and its raining - mum and dad both have flu so couldn't visit them as planned and can't get outside to garden, so I am using the time wiselycreating art, updating this blog and doing some internet research on all the fabulous artists I discovered yesterday.
Susan C. Adcock