The Big Chill Swim

10th & 11th December 2016 I shall have a stand with artwork in the marquee this year! The Big Chill Swim is Chillswim’s fantastic winter swimming gala, held at Low Wood Bay, on Windermere, Cumbria. This year I shall have a stand with artwork – prints, cards, ‘Swimflakes’ wrapping paper – and I have also designed the event image that is printed on the t-shirts and event goody bags. If you’re attending the event, I shall also have commemorative postcards, free to everyone who comes and finds me to claim them. I’ll be in the marquee. I shall also be…

Christmas at Moorlinch - flier

Christmas at Moorlinch – exhibition & shopping event

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th December 2016 Moorlinch, our village of fewer than 200 people, can boast several artists and arts & crafts businesses despite its size. Welcome to our annual pre-Christmas event: part exhibition, part Christmas shopping, part glass-blowing! I shall be opening my studio, hanging pictures on the walls, and have art, calendars, wrapping paper, cards and whatever else I can find, on display and for sale. Meanwhile up the road there will be more too see. The full line-up is: Jenny Graham – stylised landscape paintings, drawings and photo-etchings of the West Country. “showing a new series…

The Studio is Open for Business!

Somerset Open Studios 2016 The signs are up… (yes, yes, I know it’s now called Somerset Open Studios, not Art Weeks, but there aren’t nearly enough new signs to get you all the way from two possible main roads in two directions to here. Plus the old ones are much nicer, having ‘Art’ in big letters, a pointy arrow, and a lot less text.) The studio has been transformed from this…. …into this. Several hundred greetings cards have been transformed from this…. …into this. Sergeant Stripes has done the stock-taking…. …and we have re-considered the tradition of using ribbons to…

Somerset Open Studios 2016: 17th Sept – 2nd Oct

I shall be taking part once more in Somerset Arts weeks (now Somerset Open Studios) “The Somerset landscape teems with humour and mischief in Nancy’s imagination: Cider Apple Fairies cavort overhead, tiny Ditch Dragons hunt worms by the roadside, Rhyne Maidens inhabit drainage ditches to the great annoyance of swans. Enjoy pictures and landscape together: there is room for a picnic in the garden.” Opening times: Wednesdays – Sundays, 11am – 5pm, 17th September – 2nd October Exhibition Soirée: 3 – 6pm, 17th Sept. On the first Saturday I shall be staying open a little later and we shall have…

Visitors to the preview, enjoying art, tea and cake

Exhibition now on!

I have a solo art exhibition at Ilminster Arts Centre this month. I have gathered together almost all of the new artwork that I have available since the last solo exhibition I had there about 3 years ago, including several new paintings I have been working on especially for this exhibition along the theme of ‘A Westcountry Bestiary’. I’ve also displayed quite a few of my Swimming Drawings. The gallery is really quite spacious, and at one end is a lovely friendly cafe, where they do light lunches and lovely cake. What more reason could you wish for to drop…

‘Hidden Depths’ at the Curzon Cinema, Clevedon, July 2016

An exhibition of art inspired by The Marine Lake at Clevedon I love the Marine Lake, it’s very special, and it’s the place where I first seriously got into open water swimming. From this sprang a spontaneous series of drawings about the nature of swimming outside, and so I’m delighted to have been asked to display some of these as part of an exhibition celebrating the Marine Lake. I’ve swum there for hours in the summer, and braved its icy waters in the winter; the lake and its visitors have been an engaging year-round subject. I shall be exhibiting alongside…

‘Press On’ at The Courthouse Gallery, 14th May – 25th June 2016

I have just dropped off some etchings at the rather fine Courthouse Gallery in Somerton, where I am taking part in an exhibition with the group of artists that I used to work alongside at Dove Studios. I don’t make etchings currently… I’m not saying I never will again, but I don’t have time at the moment, so now is your chance to see some previous works, alongside a lovely selection from 5 other talented artists. Come and meet the artists on Friday 13th May 5 – 7pm, everyone welcome. Opening times for the rest of the exhibition: Tuesday –…

The Infernal Gallop

A small auction of paintings

First, apologies to any who are following this blog by email, I inadvertently sent out an extremely dull list of previous exhibitions to you all – I thought there was a way I could sneak it onto the site without everyone getting an email, I was wrong! However, this next bit you might be interested in: Auction of paintings: It is a fact that I have TOO MANY paintings! And since some of these are no longer in frames, they never get seen any more, they just languish in plan-chest purgatory. So I am having a little auction of four…

Christmas Sale and Exhibition, at my studio this weekend.

I am busy re-hanging the studio with paintings and angels, ready for an open weekend. Friday 4th – Sunday 6th December. All the details are in this post but I wanted to show you a few pictures of the room taking shape, to remind you to come along! There will be a few special Christmas discounts on some of the pieces of original artwork, as well as cards, calendars, Angels, candles, coasters… and probably some other things.

Christmas at Moorlinch: 4th, 5th & 6th December.

My studio will be once again open to visitors for the first weekend of December. Along with calendars, cards, prints and originals, plus a few coasters and decorated candles, I shall now have colouring books! I have created a little group of 7 paper angel designs (though two are devils and one is a fairy) that you can either buy as colouring-in books, or ready-coloured and printed  on shimmery card, which you can cut up and make at home. If you would like to buy these, and also calendars & cards, outside of this weekend, please email me, or have…