Just a note to confirm that the above two paintings are on display at the Burton in Bideford - “Inspired by Begonias” and Studio Kind in Braunton - “Oh Australia, Rebirth and Renewal”. The painting that I have exhibited in Studio Kind, is one that I made during the first lockdown, and refers to the dreadful bush fires that occurred in Australia earlier that year. We were on Kangaroo Island in South Australia in 2008 and lived there for 2 months with a friend. I was devastated by the destruction caused by the fires on that beautiful island and had to work through that shock with paint. This one is about nature renewing and reclaiming the land.
For anyone who isn’t aware of Studio Kind, it is situated at the back of the Tesco store in Braunton - head for the delivery entrance and there is a little industrial area to the right as you go in, and Studio Kind is a couple of doors down from the main parking area, at the back of Tesco. This exhibition is run by North Devon Arts and will continue until Friday 18th June, opening hours 12 noon - 5.30pm. Pop long and have a look there is a variety of interesting and delightful works available for sale.
The exhibition at the Burton in Bideford, is continuing until Sunday 4th July - I know the poster says Saturday - but the 4th July is Sunday this year! Open every day, 10am - 4pm, apart from Sunday’s when the opening is 11am.
This year we are sharing the gallery space with another display in Gallery one, a print maker, and very well worth having a look. The Westward Ho! & Bideford Art Society exhibition is in Gallery 2. All the work is by the membership and is available for sale.