• 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

    Parking is available in both the village hall  and Farriers Arms car parks both of which are about 100 metres away from the studio which is opposite the church.



    Ann Blockley and family are  having an informal sale of John Blockley acrylic and watercolour paintings,pastels, prints and drawings in Ann’s Cotswold studio. Some  recently discovered original  lithographs( the only ones ever made by John) will also be for sale  as well as the new book. Many of the drawings were taken out of sketch books by John  in order to be  featured in his previous early books and there will be  portfolios displaying them. A small selection have been mounted but the rest are available as loose pieces.  If anyone is interested in purchasing a whole sketchbook  please ask  but these will not be put on general display in order to protect them.   Some of the   available  work has been  featured in the recently published book ‘ John Blockley- A Retrospective’. Please note that the ‘Portfolio’ section of the new John Blockley website, is simply a record of his work and not necessarily in the exhibition- although some are included.

    Parking is available in both the village hall  and Farriers Arms car parks both of which are about 100 metres away from the studio which is opposite the church.The exhibition is within the village of Todenham where Ann lives so please respect the ‘residents only’ parking signs-  except in an emergency or if there are lots of spaces available.  Please note that the pub is now closed but Moreton in Marsh is not far away with lots of coffee shops and places to eat.   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.

    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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  • 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  joint exhibitions around UK this year including:


     Arborealists and Guests  Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BB 21 July – 2 September

    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.

     Arborealists  show-  Mariners Gallery.St IvesSeptember 29th-November 20th

    Private View opening 29th September, 4-6 pm all welcome


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  • Magazines- 2018

    Ann and her father’s work have been featured( or about to be) in several  magazines  this year.

    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 is 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’

    LATEST-  Artists & Illustrators Extract  about  John’s Acrylic and Mixed Media work ‘from John Blockley – A Retrospective’ compiled by Ann Blockley, October 2018 issue (out 7th September)


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