Serena has been busy painting away in preparation for the upcoming Bath Art Fair at The Pavilion in Bath. The event will take place on the weekend of 25th and 26th February 2023. More information and tickets are available from the Art Fair website. Or you can follow the build up @bathartfair
Like the Bath and West Show last year, Serena will be exhibiting along side our friend and fellow artist Steve Hall. This association began many years back and has continued right through to today, with both artists now having galleries in Bradford on Avon.
Please feel free to contact us if you would like more information about Serena or Steve’s work and we hope to see you at The Pavilion next month.
There have been many opinions expressed about the new living wall in the town centre, but we think it looks good, will attract visitors and, most importantly for our traffic congestion problems, reduces the co2 levels in the air.
Now… if you pick up a copy of Serena’s book ‘A Serene View of Bradford on Avon’ (copies available at SerenArts Gallery or on this website!), you will see that she was well ahead of her time when it comes to town planning. However, her idea of a living wall went considerably further than the new feature in Bradford on Avon…
Work has started on the repainting at the Tithebarn Workshops. This time we have decided to all go for a different colour on each unit! We have gone for a beautiful blue and Mary has gone for a lovely dusky pink. Keep an eye out for who goes for what colour!
Apologies for not posting earlier, but we feel like our feet haven’t touched the ground for the last couple of weeks! Serena and I have been working really hard to put together the stand at the Royal Bath & West Show this year… and it was brilliant!
As I mentioned in previous posts, we had a joint stand with fellow artist and friend Steve Hall. A massive thank you to Steve for all he has done towards this exciting venture… we couldn’t have done it without him. We would also like to thank and recommend the suppliers of the clip together board and lighting system that we used to hang the paintings. Clip (clipuk.com) in Warmley, near Bristol were excellent and the product worked a treat… thank you.
It was three very long and busy days and we had a fantastic time. There were huge crowds on all three day so lots of new leads, brochures given out and, rather nicely, sales too! (Oh, and a fair bit of fudge consumed too!).
What we didn’t sell at the Show is now hanging back at our gallery and Serena is full of enthusiasm and already painting again.
We are very excited and working feverishly towards the Bath & West in just 2 weeks! Serena and Steve have been painting up a storm and most of their work is now at the framers… nothing like cutting it fine!
The promotional stationary and posters have been printed and are ready and we can’t wait to get going…
We will be setting up in the Exmoor Hall at the show ground in Shepton Mallet on the Wednesday and then open from 9am to 6pm on the Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th June.
We’re all looking forward to a busy jubilee long weekend.
Not much chance of spotting the kingfishers that regularly visit the Barton Bridge area this morning…
Some much needed tree chopping over at the Rowing Club has meant frequent trips through the ford and over the bridge for this tractor and trailer. It always looks a bit odd seeing vehicles on Barton Bridge!
Plans are now moving on quite quickly with this years Royal Bath & West Show. Serena will be exhibiting at the show with local artist and friend Steve Hall. We originally met Steve at the Bath & West back in 2010 and have been friends ever since. There is a lovely symmetry about returning to the place where things all started.
We have had confirmation that we are going to be in Exmoor Hall in the Gifts and Lifestyle section of the show. More information will follow as and when we get it, but we are very excited about attending this prestigious event again after all these years.