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John Blockley Retrospective -EXHIBITION

September 8th-15th 2018 ( closed Monday 10th)     11am-4pm

Church View,  The Studio, Todenham, Near Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 9PF

www.johnblockley.com

 

Ann Blockley and family are  having an informal sale of John Blockley’s paintings, prints and drawings in Ann’s studio.   There are a great many  paintings, drawings , sketches, some original  lithographs, limited edition prints available aswell as the new book. Some are framed, others unframed.  Many have been hidden away for years in a plan chest –  and the family  have decided that  they need to be on people’s walls-giving pleasure!  The studio is not huge so if you are a group please give advance notice to ann@annblockley or contact Ann for any other queries.

Bring blankets if planning to make a purchase as we would like to keep use of bubble wrap to a minimum. Thankyou.

The studio is in the Cotswolds so there is plenty to do locally if you want to make a day or even a holiday of your visit. There are  plenty of walks on the doorstep, fishing, golf and lots to paint or sketch in the local landscapes and  villages.   For more information please visit:   www.cotswolds.com

 

 

John Blockley-A Retrospective-NOW AVAILABLE

John Blockley – A Retrospective by Batsford-compiled by Ann Blockley

publication date July 5th 2018    hardback   144 pages

Copies exclusively available from the gallery shop -NOW

 

Magazines- 2018

Ann has articles in several  magazines over the next few months.

In April 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 edition of the Artist magazine there are a series of revised excerpts from her book   ‘Watercolour Workshop’.

In June 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 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 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’

 

Two new books

Ann has written two new books for publication in 2018. The first ‘Watercolour Workshop’ is now a number one best seller and has already gone for  reprint one month after publication ( copies are available  on Ann’s website) . A second book, compiled by Ann, about the life and paintings of her famous father John Blockley RI PPS RWA  NEAC is due to be published on July 5th . John Blockley- A Retrospective   can be ordered from the  website shop. ADVANCE COPIES   ARE NOW AVAILABLE.  Please visit  http://johnblockley.com  for more information about John.

 

 

 

Patchings Art Festival – 2018

 

Oxton Road, Calverton NG14 6NU     www.patchingsartcentre.co.uk

 

Ann will  be demonstrating at the Patchings Art festival  in the St Cuthbert’s papermill marquee on  July 12  from 3pm – 4pm  and July 13th from 11.30am-12.30pm . She will have paintings , print, cards and books for sale  in the St Cuthbert’s demonstrator’s sales tent.

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Arborealists Painting Group – joint shows

Ann is a member of the Arborealists. For information about the group’s philosophy and  aims visit www.arborealists.com.  Ann  will be exhibiting with them in  various exhibitions around UK this year including:

Lady Park Wood project-Monmouth Art Gallery

Lady Park is an ancient woodland near Symonds Yat  and is a  unique ecological reserve. In 1944 the Forestry Commission set the wood aside as a research reserve for the study of natural ecological processes. For the last 75 years it has been completely unmanaged. The Arborealists have been given  permission to paint and draw in the woods in Spring and Autumn 2017. The resulting diverse works will be displayed in a series of exhibitions. The first of these will  be a pop up exhibition  from May 5 – September 9 at the  Monmouth Art Gallery. This will be followed in 2019 by a year long event.

John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh.  July 7th – August 4th  2018       Private View Saturday, July 7th  11 – 5  &  Sunday, July 8th  11 – 4

Black Swan Arts in Frome, Somerset from July 21-september 2. Preview:July 20 , 6-8 all welcome. www.blackswan.org.uk

St IvesMariners Gallery. September 29th-November 20th

 

 

 

 

Broadway Art Festival-Worcestershire

 June  8 – 17 2018 

This year  the  Broadway Art Festival will be opened by the amazing Norman Ackroyd RA and there will be a series of fantastic artistic events happening throughout the week.  These will include specialist demonstrations led by some of this country’s most renowned contemporary artists. Ann will be demonstrating on Friday  8th June from 10-11am at Lifford Hall , Broadway as part of ‘Artbeat’ -a three day weekend event to launch the festival.Her books, dvds, paintings and prints will be available afterwards in a marquee on the Green in Broadway alongside a range of hand picked crafts people and artists. Visit  www.broadwayartsfestival.com for further information.

 

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