Tessa Spanton SWA Artist, tutor, writer



TESSA SPANTON SWA ARTIST, WRITER AND TUTOR

Welcome to my blog.
This is where I write about some of the things that inspire my work,
news of exhibitions and works in progress

Monday, 30 August 2010

florum Exhibition

My 7 paintings ( including the oils shown in the previous post and the Iris below )are now bubble wrapped and ready to go off to this exhibition with some Giclees and cards. The iris is another version that I have just painted like the one I showed several posts back. This is the one that I have chosen for the exhibition.



florum

Exhibition of botanical and floral works and landscapes with flowers in various media by invited artists

11 - 18 September 2010 Open daily 10 - 5

Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve, Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks TN13 3DH

The Reserve is off the main A25 and is well signposted. Follow the track past the Riding Stables and bear left when it divides. Continue as far as the Wildlife Centre where there is ample free parking.

There will be works in different media including watercolours, oils, mixed media, etchings, machine embroidery on painted silk, silk paintings, coloured pencils, jewellery etc. and different styles and subjects including botanical, floral and landscapes.
62 different artists are taking part, many of them professional artists or tutors and over recent years nearly £10000 for the work of the Wildlife centre has been raised from sales at the exhibitions.

Right next to the centre there is a garden, a bird hide with information about birds and a lake as well as more extensive walks to other lakes and hides. Ideal for a family visit or for artists wanting to work en plein air!


The visitor centre where the exhibition is shown has displays illustrating the prehistory and history of the site, the creation of the nature reserve, its habitats and the wildlife which they support.Visitors can handle all sorts of 'treasures' such as nests, feathers and thirty-thousand year old mammoth teeth.

3 comments:

ZudaGay said...

Sounds like a great exhibit, I would love to see it!

Julie G. said...

tessa, I looked at a post with a number of your works today, just beautiful. Yay for your.

Lucie said...

I wish I could come in England to see that exhibition Tessa! That sounds interesting :D