2-3 and 8-10 May 2020- Chichester Open Studio Art Trail
For the 12th year running, Gaynor was opening her studio to everyone who wants to see how she develops her botanical art. But it looks as though because of Covid19, this year many of us will be in self isolation either because of age or because a family member has the bug.
At the moment Gaynor is caught out because although her artwork is young and vibrant, she is in the ‘old’ category and therefore she and her husband, Robin, have to self isolate initially until the end of May! This means that of course she will not be taking part this year. If there is a change in date to the Art Trail, Gaynor will post this information here.
Gaynor works in the shed at the bottom of the garden and luckily will be able to do so during these difficult times. By the time the world has opened up again and the virus is laid to rest for a while, she will hopefully have a lot more new botanical artwork for you to see.
We hope to see you again at Saltings, Windmill Field, Bosham, PO18 8LH, once the threat is over.
To help you navigate download the trail guide here: Chichester art trail guide
4 – 6 September 2020 – The Garden Show – Stansted Park
The virus Covid19 may be threatening us all but it is also forcing us to think differently about things.
This year we have the opportunity to visit The Stansted Garden Show at a different time of year as it has now been moved to September because of the virus. This means that for those who go to the show to immerse themselves in plants for the garden, they will have a completely different choice to previously. It also means that as everyone has been hidden away for a while, the stand-holders will have a lot of new materials and products that they have been working on.
Gaynor has utilised her time in isolation by painting new botanical art pieces which she intends to bring to the show.
The Stansted Garden Show is one of those real ‘feel good’ shows. It is a really lovely setting with views out over the surrounding countryside. Every year Gaynor gets tempted by the plants for sale there and as often as not finds something really unusual for the garden. But most of the time Gaynor is in the Art and Design Marquee on stand AD29, talking to people about botanical art and showing how she does it.
Gaynor has exhibited at Stansted for the last six years and her stand has proved very popular; particularly with the almost continuous demonstrations. Do come and visit her and of course ask questions about what she is doing.
Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire PO9 6DX
It is open 10:00 – 17:00 each day.
See you there!
27 November – 29 November 2020 – The Bosham Artists and Makers Christmas Trail
Again, Bosham artists and makers will be having their Christmas trail. The term ‘craft’ was initially chosen because all the artists except for Gaynor, were makers rather than fine artists. That is gradually changing as more fine artists are becoming involved.
This is not a typical ‘art and craft’ show around Christmas time as all those participating are professional artists. The trail has already gained the reputation of being a serious pre-Christmas exhibition and sale where you are able to buy that reliably special Christmas present.
Signs round the village will show the way to the different venues and flyers with the trail addresses will be available. Gaynor looks forward to welcoming you into her home, Venue 4, where she will, as usual, be demonstrating – probably continuing with the Indian Corn in coloured pencil. Come and watch.
Saltings, Windmill Field, Bosham, PO18 8LH Tel: 01243 573 405
Opening times are 10:30 – 17:00, but if visiting others on the trail before Saltings, please save tasting your mince pies and mulled wine, until you get here! Additionally, should these times not suit you please get in touch to make other arrangements.