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Exhibition- dvd launch

June 8th -14th ( including Sunday) 11am -4pm

Studio gallery, Church View, Todenham, Near Moreton in marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 9PF

Bluebell haze

Ann is having an exhibition at her studio gallery in the Cotswolds to celebrate the launch of her new dvd , ‘Experimental Watercolour Workshop’. The demonstration paintings from the dvd will be for sale along with lots of other new artworks with a nature theme including bluebell woods and other tree subjects, hedgerows, flower meadows, rivers and much more.Prints, cards, other DVDs and books will also be available, including ’John Blockley- A Retrospective’- the book Ann wrote about her Father last year. Everybody is welcome to come and say hello and see some of Ann’s most recent experimental painting.

The new DVD will be on show and Ann will be there most of the time. Please use the car parks at the village hall or Farriers Arms (pub now closed) both of which are within 100 meters of the studio. Please leave the residential parking spaces free for disabled drivers. There will be some yellow signs up on the main roads around Todenham. Please don’t rely on the google map directions on my Ann Blockley RI Facebook page as it is not accurate for some weird reason. Church View is (unsurprisingly) opposite the church and ‘library phone box’ in Todenham. (NOT Toddington – as someone once went to!) Hope to see you soon!

RI Exhibition

R.I. Exhibition

The Lightbox, Woking, Surrey

Saturday 13th July, 2019 – Sunday 20th October, 2019

Chobham Rd, Woking GU21 4AA  01483 737800

Ann will be exhibiting three of her nature paintings and will be at the Meet the Members Day (Saturday 13th July 2019) at which visitors will have an opportunity to meet some RI members who will be on hand to answer questions.

Information about The Lightbox can be found at

New DVD-‘Experimental Watercolour Workshop’

Ann’s new dvd, filmed by Townhouse Films, is  based on  some of the ideas  and subjects from her most recent book ‘Watercolour Workshop'( Batsford). The new dvd  is called ‘Experimental Watercolour Workshop’  and  will be  officially published  on May 1.  However, you  will be able to place your pre-orders  at the shop on  before that. If you have signed up for Ann’s email newsletter an email will be sent to you letting you know when this is online.  

The dvd shows three very comprehensive  demonstrations  of  some of Ann’s favourite nature subjects – with a range of exciting techniques and thought  provoking ideas to inspire you.  

Ann Blockley- copyright 2019

Society of Women Artists (SWA)


Mall Galleries, (Near Admiralty Arch) London SW1

24-30 September

Private View: 25 September, 10am to 8pm

Exhibition: Tuesday 24th September at 4.00 to Sunday 29th September 10am to 5pm daily, closing at 1.00 on Sunday 30th September

Ann is a member of the society of women artists. Further details will be added nearer the time.

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Arborealist group shows 2019 and beyond

Ann is a member of  The Arborealists. They are a group of  professional artists  who often but not exclusively objectify ‘trees’ in their ongoing practice. The group is involved with projects which develop new perceptions of painting and language while promoting the importance of staying connected with nature. Ann is involved with several ongoing group projects  this year including one on Dartmoor and Exmoor in conjunction with the National Park authorities.  The exhibitions showing the eclectic and creative results of this enterprise will be in 2020. So far, Ann will be showing in the following Arborealists Exhibitions  in 2019 and other venues  will be confirmed later:

July onwards    Monmouth  Museum, Monmouth, Wales ( details to follow)  This is an extension of last year’s  project about Lady Park Wood with new paintings .

7 September – 26 October 2019   Young Gallery, Salisbury  (details to follow)   details to follow

6th December 2019 – 29th March 2020  National Memorial Arboretum , Alrewas, Staffordshire (details to follow) 




Magazines articles

Ann and her father’s work were featured in several  magazines throughout 2018.

In April 2018 she wrote an article for Cotswold Life  called ‘Like father, like daughter’ about her own life and painting and those of her late father, John Blockley (1921-2002).

In May  2018 edition of the Artist magazine there is a series of revised excerpts from her book   ‘Watercolour Workshop’.

In June 2018 edition of Artist magazine there is a new article   developing  some of the ideas presented   in the final chapter of ‘Watercolour Workshop’ about working in a  style that veers ‘Towards Abstraction’

In  June 2018 edition of Artist and Illustrator there is an article about Ann written by journalist Sally Hales, following a visit to Ann’s studio. There is also a short extract from Watercolour Workshop.

In the Summer 2018 edition  of Artist magazine Ann has written a new article about her father and his working practice to coincide with the launch of the new book ‘John Blockley- A Retrospective’

October 2018 –  Artist & Illustrator- An exciting extract  about  John’s Acrylic and Mixed Media work  from ‘John Blockley – A Retrospective’ compiled by Ann Blockley,


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