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…

Some of our Somerset Arts Weeks artists

Fine Words Butter No Parsnips (and artists have to eat, too…)

‘So, where do you get your inspiration from?’ …you’d be amazed how many times I have been asked that question this week:  it’s that perennial undertaking which we round here call Somerset Arts Weeks. Now, I’m not usually one to complain, but I would like it known that it is hard work, it is time-consuming, it does cost money, and it does involve talking to the general public for about a fortnight in the eager hope that they may be inspired to make a purchase. And in the past, it has been worth all the effort. Let me describe this…