2021 Diary

So few visits have been possible with Covid restrictions but at last things are opening up.

July 2021

A visit to the Towner to see the John Nash exhibition – such a variety of media. The wartime paintings reminded me of a sad story of an artist who had seen the Somme and then went to New Zealand to begin a new life and job only to see burnt trees where land was being cleared which caused a breakdown and he had to abandon the scheme.

Another gallery allowing immediate entry to Friends is the Hastings Contemporary and the seaside exhibition is extensive and varied – great fun.

Tate Britain is still demanding exact entry times, booking and following the trails. It is rather tedious. However it is interesting to see the very large works included in the current exhibition of Paula Rego’s work which other galleries might find it hard to display. I enjoyed anew the smaller nursery rhyme etchings and her sketches.

June 2021

My response to some lessons in a free course by Louise Fletcher called Find Your Joy:

February 2021

From a short course with Lewis Rossignol (Sketchbooking), my paintings from some of the lessons: