• Online Summer exhibition

    There will soon be an online exhibition of Ann’s paintings which will all be for sale worldwide. Anyone who has subscribed to the newsletter will receive an email to say when this is going to be live- so please check your spam and junk boxes. We don’t have a date yet when this will be but updates will be posted here week commencing July 1st.

    Birds in the meadow

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  • RI Exhibition

    R.I. Exhibition

    The Lightbox, Woking, Surrey

    Saturday 13th July, 2019 – Sunday 20th October, 2019

    Chobham Rd, Woking GU21 4AA  01483 737800

    Ann will be exhibiting three of her nature paintings. Please note that she is no longer able to be at the Meet the Members Day (Saturday 13th July 2019). However there will be other RI members there for visitors to meet and answer questions.

    Information about The Lightbox can be found at

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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  will be  officially published  on May 1.  However, you  will be able to place your pre-orders  at the shop on  before that. If you have signed up for Ann’s email newsletter an email will be sent to you letting you know when this is online.  

    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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  • Society of Women Artists (SWA)


    Mall Galleries, (Near Admiralty Arch) London SW1

    24-30 September

    Private View: 25 September, 10am to 8pm

    Exhibition: Tuesday 24th September at 4.00 to Sunday 29th September 10am to 5pm daily, closing at 1.00 on Sunday 30th September

    Ann is a member of the society of women artists. Further details 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. So far, Ann will be showing in the following Arborealists Exhibitions  in 2019 and other venues  will be confirmed later:

    July onwards    Monmouth  Museum, Monmouth, Wales ( details to follow)  This is an extension of last year’s  project about Lady Park Wood with new paintings .

    7 September – 26 October 2019   Young Gallery, Salisbury  (details to follow)   details to follow

    6th December 2019 – 29th March 2020  National Memorial Arboretum , Alrewas, Staffordshire (details to follow) 




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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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