Venice in Norfolk…

New work available at my Open Studio weekend, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 June. Last opportunity to browse my ancient hayloft studio!
Directions at this link…
http://www.nnopenstudios.org.uk/artists/details/564

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an open success…

 

SOLD. Moorland light. Watercolour/ink on board. Mari French.

SOLD. Moorland light. Watercolour/ink on board. Mari French.

The first weekend of Open Studios was held in my studio in a rustic hayloft in Harpley, Norfolk, and was a great success! This is the first time I’ve actually had the studio open to the public and the interesting centuries-old building drew a lot of attention. It was really busy and I was delighted to sell four paintings as well as quite a few cards. 

It was really enjoyable chatting to the flurries of visitors – friends, neighbours, fellow artists, and other art enthusiasts, some from quite far afield – thanks to you all for making the effort, your support is greatly appreciated! 

I’d lined myself up a few magazines etc for the quiet spells… but there was hardly time to read them; and my cat Cobweb provided entertainment for both myself and visitors alike.

Visitor to Open Studio, May 2014.

Visitor to Open Studio, May 2014.

 

I was also surprised, and pleased, to see the enthusiasm many visitors had for my Cornish mining abstracts, produced on my art residency in Cornwall back in March – I’d thought they’d only be of interest in Cornwall. It was good to be proven wrong, a valuable lesson, and a boost to my confidence!

Oh, and note the great storage facility I have in the form of a large Canadian canoe (not mine, it belongs to the owner of the building).

There’s still an opportunity to visit my fascinating rustic studio – I’m open the last Norfolk Open Studios weekend 7/8 June. Follow this link for further details address and directions.

The studio cat, Cobweb.

The studio cat, Cobweb.

 

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SOLD. From Ninevah to Levant. Acrylic on board. Mari French.


Ready for the Open Studio first weekend.

Ready for the Open Studio first weekend.