• Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour- Tenby, Pembrokeshire

    Naomi Tydeman Gallery, Cobb Lane, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales

    Opening Wednesday 25th July, 12 noon until 31st July.Each painting is 5″ x 7″ and at  £195 each, this will be a special opportunity to own an original water based media painting by some of the leading artists in the country. Ann has two of her paintings in this exhibition . Naomi Tydeman , the gallery owner  and member of the RI described Ann’s paintings as ‘gorgeous’! Ann will be at the private view along with many other of the members.



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  • Black Swan Arts- Arborealists and Guests

    Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BB

    21 July – 2 September

    Preview: 20 July, 6-8pm – all welcome

    Black Swan Arts is  located in Frome  which the gallery describes as being ‘one of the coolest towns in the UK’ ! Another bonus is that it is conveniently situated next door to the largest car-park in the town. Ann has one largish painting in the exhibition called ”Beech wood fall’ based on her experience of sketching in the Autumn woods as the Autumn leaves floated around her creating a magical atmosphere.


        Beech Wood Fall

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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


    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:



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  • 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’


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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

    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.

    St IvesMariners Gallery. September 29th-November 20th





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