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We are now mid way through our h.Art Exhibition for this year- a good time to take stock.

We’ve met lots of interesting people from all over – some who do the h.Art Trail every year and plan their route, some who are just out enjoying the great weather and happen across us, and some who are local to our venue in Ewyas Harold and are just dropping in to their local pub. I enjoyed lunch there myself today with a few friends before heading back upstairs to welcome more visitors.

During the afternoons the sun streams in through the windows and literally lights up the exhibits. I was inspired to take a few more photos.  On one of them you can’t fail to notice the word ‘SOLD’ – I was chuffed to see one day when I arrived that one of my large canvas prints had sold to a lady who runs a local gallery – a discerning eye!  – but all the artists have sold lots of the pieces they have on display. I can only speak for myself and I am very pleased with how it’s going.  I imagine the others would say the same.

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Open Evening – a preview of our forthcoming h.Art Exhibition

Nearly there!

We had planned on Wednesday September 3rd – my son’s birthday so a good omen! – for our Open Evening – a chance for friends, colleagues, neighbours, business acquaintances and fellow h.Arters to see our work before we open to the public on Saturday.

It was a gorgeous,  balmy evening so our hosts, the Jinmans, served the refreshments out on the terrace

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to the distant, gentle clink of the petanque match that was going on in the car park – this is a regular event at the pub – there is a league I am told and they are doing rather well in it.

Back to the exhibition – attendance  was good – over a hundred people came to admire our handiwork. The function room which is doubling as our exhibition space looked stunning and with six very different media on display there was something for everyone.

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Roll on Saturday September 6th when visitors and local people alike will get a chance to see not only our venue – Venue 52  – but well over a hundred others all displaying beautiful artwork.


Run Up to Herefordshire Art Week 2014

‘Inspired by Nature’ Exhibition – h.ART Week 2014.

Preparations are well under way for  Herefordshire Art Week 2014.    This year I am very excited to be exhibiting some of my work at the Temple Bar Inn in the village of Ewyas Harold. The pub has been recently refurbished and now boasts a beautiful function room   on the first floor, which is where I will be displaying some of my photographic images in the form of box canvases, framed photographs, unframed prints and cards.

Five other local artists will also be exhibiting their work at the Temple Bar this year so you will also be able to see  metal sculptures, wildwood sculptures, ceramics, decorative glass panels and earth pigment paintings.

Gill and Peter Jinman and their daughter, Phillipa, who own and run the pub, have been instrumental in setting up the exhibition, along with exhibition organiser, Kate Raggett, and it promises to be visually stunning – come along and have a look round. You will be able to buy something beautiful for your home  – be it a print, a painting, or some ceramics

– or just come along and marvel at the creativity of our local artists.

Our exhibition is called ‘Inspired by Nature’ and will be listed as Venue 52 in the h.Art Guide.

It will be open from Saturday September 6th (11 am to 8 pm)  – to Sunday 14th September (we close at 5 pm on the last day).

Admission is FREE.

For more information on h.Art Week around the county visit


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