Tuesday, 23 July 2013


Art in Action is over for another year, it was hot but fantastic thanks to the wonderful volunteers from Waterperry, the Nature in Art staff who looked after us wonderfully
and my lovely daughter Holly, who was a constant support and camping partner.
We all mucked in to set up the Nature in Art area which
was a little out of the main arena, so thankyou to everyone who took extra time to come and see us. 
Art in Action is a wonderful opportunity to show work, but above all to demonstrate how we artists do our stuff.
The Nature in Art area was made up of Philip Nelson's fantastic decoy ducks, painters Andrew Forkner, Alison Ingram, Karl Taylor, Richard Tratt and Natalie Toplass.
 Calligrapher Liz O'Sullivan and botanical artist Ann Swan
and sculptor Chris Manley.
I spent 4 days making collagraph plates,
explaining how I use tile cement,
card and wood glue.
In action with my sketch books on show.
Karl, Chris and Richard deep in discussion.
Simon and Carol from Nature in Art with the lovely Sina in the centre who looked after us on behalf of Art in Action.
I feel humbled to be part of Art in Action, exhibiting among artistic talent from all over the world.
Sarah Morpeth was voted Best of the Best and
Brendan Hesmondhaigh came a close second.
I exhibited my enamel domed pieces among all this stunning work
Rachel Ducker's piece had drama.
There is so much to see and do at this wonder artistic
festival. A big thankyou to all who volunteered, fed us and made us so welcome and a big thankyou to Nature in Art for selecting me to take part in Art in Action 2013.

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