Thursday 6 April 2017

Antonia Monson

Dartington years 1973 -1976

Antonia was born in London in 1959. She grew up in Berkshire but loved South Devon where she was educated at Dartington Hall School. She went on to study painting at Bath Academy of Arts and later spent time in Italy before settling in the Cotswolds. Here she lives and paints from a deep connection with the local landscape , fused with memories of rural Tuscany .

Monday 2 February 2015

A family of vases covered in plantain and horsetail by Philippa de Burlet. The plants were found on a section of the southwest coast path known as The Undercliff which she walked with printmaker Anita Reynolds. 

Sunday 25 January 2015

Peter Nicholson's low budget feature film Dartmoor Killing is nearing a general release. Winner of best screenplay at the 2011 Tulsa International Films Festival Dartmoor Killing is a beautifully shot, psychological thriller with several plot twists to keep you on your toes.

Saturday 5 July 2014

Liz Elmhirst

Pastel drawing of the Hall Gardens at Dartington 

image copyright Liz Elmhirst

Saturday 22 March 2014

Fiona Green
Dartington years 1958-1960

Lilies - oil crayon on paper


White still life - oil on board

Fiona spent a year studying textiles under Susan Bosence after her time at Foxhole and subsequently went on to Bath Academy of Art.

After graduating she dedicated the next 40 years of her life working with some of London's most disadvantaged children and ended up being in charge of a Service of 50 teachers in 
Southwark, working - often using art - to re-educate and help children and their families.

Monday 2 September 2013

Susie Gillespie
Dartington years 1982-1986

Over the past year, fine art weaver, Susie Gillespie has been growing her own flax, spinning it into linen yarn and then weaving it into cushions and artwork. She will be demonstrating just how she does this, as part of Devon Open Studios, at her studio in the orchard of Yalberton Farmhouse, Yalberton, Paignton from Saturday 7th - Saturday 14th Sept. 9am-4pm weekdays and 11am-6pm on the weekends.

Image copyright Susie Gillespie

Wednesday 11 July 2012

Mary Orrom
Dartington Years 1939 - 1942

I have just discovered Mary Orrom, a sculptor, who has done a lot to promote the work of other artists who live in her area of Buckinghamshire. She was one of the first to join The Visual Images Group (Bucks Art Weeks) and routinely opens up her studio and garden each year to hundreds of visitors for Open Studios.

Image copyright Mary Orrom