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Hi everyone
Well no complaints now with the weather and aren't the gardens looking surperb everywhere. Have you all noticed the May blossom. I have never seen the trees so full to bursting with these beautiful white flowers. My garden is beginning to look colourful as well, but pretty wild in places!!

This newsletter is mainly about drawing and painting, both of which hold as much importance to me than actual textiles. It is a means to really sort out your ideas, tonally and in colour and can be an end in itself as well as providing a great deal of information for any stitch or print work on fabric.

We will be looking at the painting course coming up next week with Alex McIntyre, and also at the work of Russell Morris and his exhibition that is happening in my studio, in preparation for the Bettws Triangle Art and Music festival, and finally the work of my art students and their response to the Swiss artist Paul Klee. This work is also currently on display in my studio.

'Physical mark making and visual texture'
I am looking forward to this course with Alex which is coming up next month on the 9/10/11 June.

I still have a couple of places available if anyone is up for this 3 day course.

Do get back to me and I will send all the required information. Here is some of Alex's own work as a reminder.
If you are interested in this course there is further information on my website
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Music and Arts Festival
Here's another reminder of our Art and Music festival here in Bettws-y-crwyn in the glorious Shropshire landscape.....what could be better.

In addition to the live music we will be having exhibitions of art work from 3 local artists, Sarah Jameson, Russell Morris and Josie Crompton-Morris and also from my students who have been studying Paul Klee this term. So do come along and see their work:
Sarah lives in the Redlake Valley just a raven’s call from Bettws-y-crwyn. The steep-sided valleys and woods inspire much of her work. Sarah makes unique botanical monoprints using wildflowers, leaves and grasses from a meadow that she manages
for nature. She will also have a selection of
greetings cards and handmade books and give some informal printmaking demonstrations.

Sarah will be showing her work at Moor Hall Studio and will also be demonstrating one of her print-making techniques.

Russell is a fine artist based in the Clun Valley. There is evidence of the forces of nature at work in his acrylic paintings in contrast to the lush valleys of Shropshire, he is currently finding inspiration in the rugged landscapes of the Scottish West Coast
and Hebridean Isles. Russell will be showing
a few pieces of his work at Moor Hall Studio.

Russell will be showing his work at Moor Hall Studio.

Josie lives and works in South Shropshire. Her principal painting medium is mixed media, working primarily in watercolour and pen. Her work is inspired by the landscape, the Upper Clun and Teme alleys, and the rural backdrop of the Radnorshire Hills, all close to her home.


Bobby has been an artist for over 40 years. She teaches art and textiles from her studio in South Shropshire and brings in some of the country’s best tutors. Students attend courses from all over the world. Last term her students were studying Paul Klee and produced a series of works in his style. This is the work that they will be showing at Moor Hall.

Moor Art 1 and Moor Art 2, two of the regular groups taught by Bobby, will be showing their artwork at Moor Hall Studio.
In addition to the ARTWORK we will of course be having plenty of wonderful MUSIC. Here is a taste of what to expect. I would recommend you booking your ticket if planning to come to one of the evening events below.
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LITTLE RUMBA ~ 16th June 2023
Little Rumba write all their own music and over the years this has developed an instantly recognizable house style which owes debts to East Europe and South America as well as jazz and blues. With a great line-up of musicians this is a perfect band to listen too as well as keen folk having a jolly good dance.
REMI HARRIS DUO ~ 17th June 2023
Acclaimed jazz and blues guitarist Remi Harris and virtuoso double bassist Tom Moore present an evening of music ranging from the acoustic jazz of the 30s and 40s to the electric blues of the 60s and 70s.
"Remi is an absolutely extraordinary musician" (Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2); “Astonishing stuff” (Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 2 & BBC 6 Music)
JOHN KIRKPATRICK ~ 18th June 2023
John is a folk musician who sings and plays the melodeon, button accordion and Anglo concertina. He has been dancing, singing, and playing since 1959 and has been fully professional since 1970, both as a solo artist and in a variety of other guises, including spells within Steeleye Span, the Albion Band, Roy Bailey, Band of Hope, Richard Thompson Band, Brass Monkey and many, many more.

John is highly entertaining and puts on a brilliant show everytime.

Attaching the full programme HERE

Hopefully see you at something very soon
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