Upcoming Exhibitions and Shows in 2018

8 – 21 June 2018. “Fusion”

I have an exhibition located at the Brewery Arts Center by Green Door Studios along with other resident artists using mixed media. Green Door is a studio collective with over a hundred members.

10 June 2018. “Open Garden with Art Exhibition”

I have an open garden event at 8 Oxenholme Road, Kendal, in the National Garden Schemes (Yellow book guide), which includes a garden tour, as well as and open studio viewing of both ceramics and paintings.

28 July – 8 September 2018. “Edge”

This is a solo exhibition of my work at the Brewery Arts Centre. The preview is on Friday 27th July. This is a major show for me with a significant collection of my work. I am motivated and stimulated by the details and the atmosphere of landscape: by decay, and by change created by the environmental evolution.

3 – 5 August 2018. “Potfest in the Pens”

This is an exhibition at Penrith Cattle Market, where I will be sharing a stand with my husband John Davenport. This is a ceramics-only show. This includes a competition with the theme of “Strange fruit bowl”, which I will look forward to entering.

28 – 30 September 2018. “Green Door Studios Art Trail”

This is an open studios event. Many studios will also be open on this trail weekend. We are open each day from 10am – 4pm at 8 Oxenholme Road, Kendal. I will be exhibiting paintings, and John Davenport will be showing his ceramic creations.

17 – 18 November 2018. “Art and Clay”

This is a joint exhibition at the Athenaeum, Leasgill, Heversham, Cumbria. It involves around a dozen artists selling works in a variety of media: ceramics, printing, painting, jewelry and other work. Come and see, and also engage with the artists.

23 – 25 November 2018. “Christmas Craft Market”

This is your chance to buy Christmas gifts at the Brewery Arts Center in Kendal, open Friday Evening, Saturday, and Sunday: a great variety of fine quality work at very affordable prices.

Additional Works on Display

I also have paintings displayed at the Old Courthouse Gallery in Ambleside, at the New Moon restaurant in Kendal, at Farfield Mill in Sedbergh, at Country Harvest on the A65, and at the Up-Front Gallery at Unthank.

Final Painting Workshop at Sedbergh CDC – 2016

watercolorExperimental Watercolour Workshop

3rd December 2016, 10.00 – 16.00, People’s Hall, Howgill Lane, Sedbergh, LA10 5DE, cost £36, tel 015396 21031.

We experiment with texture, pattern, and effects with salt, cling film etc. to create interesting watercolour surfaces – learning to apply these fun things in more serious work but also learning through play and experiment how to handle this demanding medium. We will also cover use of washes, wet in wet painting and other aspects of watercolour work. The workshop will free up experienced painters and be a good starting point for novices.

Painting Courses at Higham Hall – 2017

higham2I am teaching two and three day painting courses at Higham Hall in 2017. Additional details are on the artist’s information page at Higham.

Ink and Wash: 17th to 19th January 2017. Still life, illustrative and landscape methods ranging from flat graphic methods to free expressive work. Exploring different illustrative styles and work by different artists. (A1701FW)

Shore, Lake and River: 21st to 24th March 2017. Expressive painting techniques using Gesso, rags and card as well as brushes. Exploring paint surface using smooth, fine, impasto and textured techniques. (A1703FW)

Colour and Contrast: 27th to 30th April 2017. Using colour theories, the colour wheel and colour experiments with complementary colours , we create work both abstract and representational. Working with contrast to create subtle, or strong pieces, and studying emotional atmosphere to create drama and emotion. We study work by significant artists using colour and contrast.  (A1704FW)

Art Weekend with Frances Winder: 21st to 23rd July 2017. Watercolour, Gouache and acrylic paint are used with Gesso, you can choose to focus on one, but all are shown. We also use rags and palette knife techniques with acrylic paint to achieve bold or subtle techniques, good for the beginner or for the expert to recharge. (A1707FW)

Painting Course at the Finca el Cerrillo, Spain – 2017

fincaEach year I teach a spring painting course at the wonderfully restored 200 year-old farmhouse in the foothills of the Sierra Almijara. The next course is from 1st to 8th April, 2017, however there are no places left.

The 2017 cost was £850 for a shared room or £975 for a single room, which includes full board accommodation and transport to and from Malaga airport, as well as the course itself. We have not yet committed to running a course in 2018, but if we do, the cost would probably be higher due to the Brexit devaluation of sterling.