Artoholics your drought is over!

I’m falling off the Art wagon in September after an arid couple of years.

As an aperitif September kicks off with the BS9 art trail at Trinity college in Stoke Bishop in Bristol the weekend of 4,5th September, it’s a beautiful new venue that I’ll be sharing with 15 artists and will be open 11-5pm. I’ve been painting sporadically over the last few years so the there’ll be lots of work being shown for the first time including larger looser landscapes painted during lockdown when the plein air options were limited.

Dawn Gordano Valley, a new larger lockdown work.

If you’re not sated North Somerset Arts week is following on and I’ll be opening up my house on the 11,12 and 18,19th of Sept as venue 28. Arts week is moving from it’s usual May spot to make this September awash with art. I’ll be open both weekends from 11am to 6pm. I’m pleased that Ruth Ander will once again be exhibiting atmospheric monoprints, many featuring the estuary. I’ll be joined for the first time by Hamish Young, a freshly minted RWA. Hamish is an intriguing contemporary artist who makes 2D and 3D work using everyday materials and found objects.

I’ll be supporting Black Nore lighthouse again this year which is accessible via my garden. I’ll be making a contribution to support Black Nore lighthouse from each of my paintings sold. Tea and Cake has kept it going for the last five years so it’ll be great to help in some way to keep it looking smart and insured.

That’s not all, if I am still standing there’s a chaser of the Portishead Arts festival, 25th & 26th September. I’ll be exhibiting with many other local artists at Somerset hall in the centre of Portishead.

The frazzled husk that remains of me will be running the Andrew James portrait class in October. It’s always a great combination of enjoyment and education, if you’ve experience of portraits and oil paints then come and stretch yourself with one the best portrait artists working in the UK today. There are 2 three day courses 18-20 Oct and 21-23 Oct. Full details are on the course page.

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