A Serene View of Poetry

Great excitement again at SerenArts Gallery as Serena’s latest book has just arrived…

a serene view of poetry by serena pugh

 A Serene View of poetry features a collection of original paintings in a range of different media by local artist Serena, along with a selection of her complementary poems and haiku.

You can pick up a copy at the gallery or order online from this website.

SerenArts New Stock

Another day… another delivery… and this time we have just got in a fabulous new range of jewellery to add to our collection at SerenArts Gallery

Above are just a few of the many beautiful pieces that have arrived. What better time to pop down to the Tithebarn Workshops and pick up a Valentine’s Day gift…

serenarts gallery valentines day

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

The Canal Ware has Arrived…

Well, this is very exciting! We are thrilled to let you have a first look at the beautiful range of hand painted canal ware that has just arrived at SerenArts Gallery.

If you saw our previous post you will have seen that these delightful pieces are all hand painted (no transfers or stencils) by a lady who spent over 15 years in and around Bradford on Avon, on the Kennet and Avon Canal. Once the Caen Hill Locks reopened, the country’s waterways were open for exploring and off she went.

We are really pleased to be able to offer her stunning work from our gallery to locals and visitors alike.

Canal Ware

We are very excited to announce that we will shortly be getting in a range of hand painted canal ware items at SerenArts Gallery.

It is something we have been thinking of doing for a number of years now and we decided that 2022 is the year to add even more colour to our gallery.

Here are just a few examples of the beautiful pieces we have coming in…

They are all hand painted by a lady who spent her first 14 years boating here on the Kennet and Avon Canal. Once the Devizes locks were opened up, she started exploring the stunning waterways of this country, paying her way by painting these wonderful pieces of canal ware.

We will post again to let you know when the range will be available to purchase.

Let’s Go Wassailing

“Here We Come A-wassailing”… This Saturday 29th January between 4pm and 7pm why not come along to the Preservation Trust Wassail Event at the Tithe Barn, Barton Farm Country Park. This annual celebration, held next to the Tithebarn Workshops, is to wish the Hens Orchard good luck for the season ahead in producing a bountiful harvest of fruit. 17th-century English lyric poet Robert Herrick writes in his poem “The Wassail”

Wassail the trees, that they may bear
You many a plum and many a pear:
For more or less fruits they will bring,
As you do give them wassailing.

There will be much Morris Dancing and cider drinking so please do pop down and join in.

Website Update

It’s that time of year when you have a bit more time to get things done, so we have been revamping the Tithebarn Workshops website ready for the coming year…

tithebarn workshops new website

If we’ve missed anything or there’s any additions you think might be useful for our visitors, please feel free to use the form below to give us your feedback…

A Chilly Start

serenarts gallery morning canal walk

Yes… that is ice you can see forming on the canal! A very chilly start to the day on my morning walk. It’s going to be a ‘winter closed door policy’ at the gallery today!

I also noticed that the canal towpath is going to be closed from Bradford to Avoncliff for an extended period. The water level is going to be dropped by 100mm and repairs undertaken on the embankment. On the plus side, the mud on the river walk is frozen solid so you won’t get muddy going that way!

SerenArts Book Design

serenarts book design and printing

I was going back through some of our earlier posts and came across one I did after the first week of Lockdown 1. We were promoting our book design and printing services to those of you who now had the time to write that book you’d always talked about. After all the subsequent incarcerations you should be finished by now and looking to get yourself published!

serenarts book design and printing

Here at SerenArts we can take your draft book and guide you through all the stages to getting to publication and welcome your active input at every stage. For example, we have just been commissioned to design a book of watercolour paintings taken from a large collection of sketch books. The sketches are by a lady who recently passed away and her son wants her paintings to be shared with family, friends and the public.

To discuss your project with us and find out the costs involved, why not give us a call (01225 868644) / email, or pop down to the Tithebarn Workshops to visit our gallery.