• Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour- 208th Exhibition-cancelled

    This event has been cancelled due to Covid 19. 

    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 was elected as a member to the RI in 2018. This will be her second year exhibiting as a  full member and  she will be showing 6 paintings in the annual exhibition.  Ann will be attending the private view.   Any further RI events during the exhibition 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.

    A Wye Valley Woodland Through Artists’ Eyes

     September  7th 2019- July 12 2020- Please check with gallery whether it is open due to Covid 19
    Monmouth  Museum,Priory Street, Monmouth, NP25 3XA Wales

    Work is for sale and can be released in December 2019 after which  paintings will be replaced with new ones.  The exhibition is  the result of a collaboration between renowned woodland ecologist George Peterken and The Arborealists. The show focuses on Lady Park Wood.  Left unmanaged for seventy five years, this special wood above a steep gorge has been studied and recorded for decades by George and other scientists. This exhibition presents a rather different view of the wood – from a group of artists encountering it for the first time. Ann is  exhibiting two paintings for sale .

    ‘Leaf fall, Beech, Wood’ is currently for sale at the Monmouth Museum in Monmouth , Wales

    National Memorial Arboretum , Alrewas, Staffordshire

    The Gallery is now closed due to Covid19 but when it opens ( hopefully in June) the exhibition will now be extended to Sunday 12th July

    A group arborealist exhibition- including Ann’s large woodland painting (below) which is for sale. 

    ‘A blustery day in the hedge’ is for sale at NMA exhibition


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  • 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  was  published  on May 1 2019.  

    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
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  • 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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