Category Archives: Rufford Craft Centre

Rufford Exhibition – Southwell Minster from the Recreation Ground

This is the fifth & final painting in the Rufford exhibition, again of Southwell Minster. In the spring, before new leaves have unfurled, soft and fragile pink blossoms make a striking contrast against sharply defined trees, whose dark plum branches … Continue reading

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Rufford Exhibition – Newark Market Place

A deep summer blue pervades this composition depicting Newark’s market place. The red and white checkerboard of market stalls transforms the square on several days of the week. By the end of the afternoon, human activity is much reduced and … Continue reading

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Rufford Exhibition – Southwell Minster from Squire’s Pond

In this composition, I was particularly playing with lemon yellows and enjoying the contrast of dark mauve field boundaries that zigzag through it.  Squire’s Pond and a spring time ‘forget-me-not’ sky create another complimentary layer of colour interest. Southwell Minster is confined … Continue reading

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Rufford Exhibition – Church Gardens, Newark-on-Trent

This second Rufford exhibition painting is of the St Mary’s Church Gardens at Newark-on-Trent. The brightening atmosphere of a November afternoon, following a  shower of rain, created wonderful reflections on the silvered paving stones in the foreground. Subtle grey/blues were … Continue reading

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Rufford Exhibition – Southwell Minster from Bishop’s Drive

I wanted to say a little more about the five paintings I have in the Open Studios Notts exhibition at Rufford.  In this winter view of Southwell Minster the open gateway of the Bishops residence invites the passerby to stop and gaze … Continue reading

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‘Open Studios Notts’ Exhibition at Rufford Craft Centre

I have a group of paintings in the  “Open Studios Notts Exhibition” at the gallery in Rufford Park, with its preview this Sunday 5 May (and then running 6 May to  June). I thought it appropriate that they should be relating … Continue reading

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