5-7 and 12-13 May 2018 – Chichester Open Studio Art Trail
For the 10th year running (Gosh an anniversary!), Gaynor will be opening her studio to everyone who wants to see how she develops her botanical art. She works in the shed at the bottom of the garden and hopefully it will be a little tidier than it normally is. But here you can find out a little about what she does and what it is that makes her so excited about botanical art. At the same time Robin, her husband, will welcome you into the temporary gallery at the top of the garden – in the house.
The Open Studios event is on the five days highlighted, including the Bank Holiday Monday. It is normally a fun occasion with people following each other around from studio to studio. We look forward to seeing you at:
Saltings, Windmill Field, Bosham, PO18 8LH
18 May – 09 June 2018, Worldwide Botanical Art Exhibition
This is the first exhibition organised by ABBA – the Association of British Botanical Artists. It is a very unusual one as botanical art will be celebrated Worldwide on the same day 18th May 2018.
25 countries are taking part including the UK and each country will provide pictures of their 40 best paintings to add to the worldwide slideshow being shown in each of the participating countries.
This exhibition will be the best of botanical art, with a focus on the native flora in each country. Do make a note of the dates. But for more information go to www.britishbotanicalartists.com
8 -10 June 2018 – The Garden Show – Stansted Park
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 AD25, tasing to people about botanical art and showing how she does it.
Gaynor has exhibited at Stansted for the last four 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
30 November – 2 December 2018 – The Bosham Christmas Craft Trail
Again, Bosham artists and makers will be having their Christmas craft trail. The term ‘craft’ was chosen because all the artists except for Gaynor, were makers rather than fine artists. That is gradually changing as more 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 where she will, as usual, be demonstrating.
Saltings, Windmill Field, Bosham, PO18 8LH Tel: 01243 573 405
Opening times are 11:00 – 17:00, but if visiting others on the trail before Saltings, please save tasting your mince pies and mulled wine, until you get here!