• Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour- 206th Exhibition


    6 April 2018 to 21 April 2018

    10am to 5pm (closes 1pm on final day)

    Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1


     A prestigious exhibition showing a diversity of styles and techniques, from traditional uses of watercolour to  more experimental and innovative paintings. The RI showcases the best of British watercolour and beyond. Ann has had three works accepted for this year’s annual exhibition. 


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  • NEW BOOK!!

    March 1st 2018

    Ann’s long awaited new book will be published on March 1st 2018. Ann will be the first to receive stock of them  and advance copies of signed books will be available to buy online from this website’s online shop before they reach any other retailers. Orders will only be taken when the book has reached UK shores!


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  • Aquarel’Haÿ 2018- Exhibition in France


    Second Watercolour ‘Biennale internationale’

    Ile-de-France, near Paris, France

    10 -25 March 2018    14.00-19.00 each day 

    MOULIN DE LA BIEVRE, 73, Avenue Larroumès,
    94240,  L’Haÿ-les-Roses,  (Val de Marne, 94)

    Ann has been invited by the association’ Alizarines’ to be the UK representative at their international Watercolour exhibition just outside Paris.  She will be taking 10-12 paintings which will all be for sale. Ann’s new book  is due to be published  just before the exhibition opens so hopefully   she will be taking signed copies with her to the Private View . There will be a series of fantastic  demonstrations and workshops by some of the other artists but  due to  her high level of commitments on this occasion  Ann will not be  teaching.


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    The Tithe Barn, Bourton House Gardens, Bourton on the Hill, Gloucestershire, GL56 9AE

    Saturday 5th May to Saturday 12th May 2018 (closed Monday 7th May) 10am to 5pm daily

    This large solo exhibition in the Tithe Barn at Bourton House Gardens will celebrate the launch of Ann’s latest book ‘Ann Blockley’s Watercolour Workshop’, published by Batsford Books on March 1st 2018.

    This glorious medieval  tithe barn is huge  and it  should prove to be a blockbuster show with  a large number of paintings exhibited – for you to simply enjoy  looking at or purchase. It is four years since Ann’s last major solo show  here so this will be one not to miss! There will be a wide variety of subjects on different surfaces in watercolour and mixed media.

    DVDs demonstrating Ann’s painting techniques, new cards and prints and signed copies of all her books will also be available. Bourton House Garden will be open to the public throughout the exhibition period. A selection of  tea, coffee and delicious homemade cakes will be available in the Tithe Barn. The exhibition will be free but there will be a fee to visit the 3 acre award winning gardens.

    For enquiries about  paintings or  the exhibition itself please email For queries about the venue please visit or email

    Bourton House Gardens


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  • Patchings Art Festival – 30 year celebration exhibition 2018


    Oxton Road, Calverton NG14 6NU

    24 March -7 May 2018.

    To celebrate 30 years of  art festivals The Patchings Art centre are holding a group exhibition  in their Barn Gallery featuring the work of 30 artists, including Ann. who have been part of the life of Patchings over the 30 years.  Each artist will be displaying two paintings each which will be available for sale.  Ann will also be demonstrating at the art festival later on in July.


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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  Ann  will be exhibiting with them in  various exhibitions around UK this year including:

    Lady Park Wood project-Monmouth Art Gallery

    May 5 – September 9

    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  take place during the Wye Valley River Festival 2018 which will run from 5th – 19th May with trees and woodland as the theme. ( ) To coincide with the Festival the  Arborealists will be  having a Pop up exhibition  of  work from their Lady Park Wood project from May 5 – September 9 at the  Monmouth Art Gallery. This will be followed in 2019 by a year long event

    John Davies Gallery in Moreton in Marsh . Dates and details to be confirmed.

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

    St Ives– details tbc





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  • Broadway Art Festival-Gloucestershire

     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.Visit for further information.


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