Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Back in the Valley!

The Abbey Inn Darley Abbey

Well seems I have been away all summer from many things and although its been nice to get away from home sometimes its nice to come back! Its nice to be able to do a big studio painting again after all the interruptions of school holidays and events.

 The Abbey Inn Darley Abbey. 60 x 60 cm mixed media on boxed canvas.

'There are only two remaining buildings in Darley Abbey from the monastic period. One is now the Abbey Pub (also known as the Abbey Inn), a Grade II* listed building. Constructed in the 15th century, it is thought to have been part of the Abbot's residence. The building appears to have been roofless for most of its post-dissolution life; a new roof was added in the 1920s and the building reinforced in the 1950s following some movement within the walls. The building was renovated to its present state in 1978. The other monastic survivor makes up part of a private dwelling on Abbey Lane.' 
Read more here: http://www.abbeyinnderby.co.uk/history 

My Views From the Valley paintings will be on show at Number 28 Belper, from November 14th - Dec 6th.

Next week starts my October 'Miniscapes' exhibition at The Buzz Gallery Castle Donington, due to the downsizing of the Buzz Galleries space it seemed that an exhibition may become unlikely, but hey the show must go on we wont let a problem like a lack of wall stop us! So I have been painting some Miniscapes 5 x 7" acrylic on canvas board and they are very affordable and perfect for a gift.
The Buzz Gallery above the Apiary Bar 38 Brough Street Castle Donington, 07801 748871 Do call in Mel the owner is a wonderful lady and about to climb Ben Nevis on Saturday for charity you can donate here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=CooperTroopers8&isTeam=true

Join me this Sunday at Suki Gallery Tutbury for Art in the Gardens, if you have never been to Tutbury its a wonderful little town crammed full of antiques shops craft and wonderful pubs and a castle! 14 High Street Tutbury, 01283 619950

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