Hello I have just got back from my holidays taking much needed time off. I have been spending the time travelling and photographing some of the UK’s most wonderful cities including York, Oxford and London. Whether any of these make it to canvas only time will tell! Take a look at my Instagram to see some of the shots https://www.instagram.com/ruthgrayimages
Autumn sees me dive back into things with two demos for regional art groups an ink workshop and preparations for October exhibitions more on those below.
September is art festival season and I am pleased to say that I will be participating in two the first is New Mills Festival where I am part of the towns arts trail along with 66 other selected artists my work will be on display in the window of Gioia Mia Café. The big weekend is 23rd ,24th and 25th but the window displays are there all September. For more information http://www.newmillsfestival.com/ArtTrail/arttrail.htm
The other festival is the inaugural Duffield Arts Festival 17th & 18th September £3 per day or £5 for both, under 16's FREE Celebrating Duffield's creative community with a program of activity and performances at various locations around the village. I am one of 15 established and professional artists who are exhibiting a number of works, with a stall and display at the Ecclesbourne School Hall Check out the website to download a full program and location map. http://www.duffieldartsfestival.com/
Views from the Derwent Valley Cromford Mill Oct 23 - Nov 3
This is an exhibition I have been working towards for two years I have spent a lot of time researching this wonderful world heritage site from top to bottom and this has resulted in twenty-two large scale paintings that pick out some of the key sites along the route. There is an illustrated talk that has been organized in conjunction with the Mill and a world heritage specialist it would be lovely if you could come along but you will need to book in advance details below:
I have a limited edition desk calendar that accompanies the exhibition featuring 13 images from the show £19 including postage, to order one please pay here https://www.paypal.me/ruthgray/19 and I will contact you for your address details and post straight away.
Also in October I have a small exhibition of my work at Sutton Bonington Gallery showing my works on paper, the gallery is open Thursday to Sunday 11-5pm and is now home to a fabulous café where freshly ground coffee, loose leaf tea, light lunches and locally made cakes are served. http://www.suttonboningtongallery.com/
Thank you for taking time to read my news and for taking an interest in my work.