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Reflection on 2016

2016 was a crazy, fun-filled year with loads of exhibitions and events.

Me and my friend justine, took on the former Meetbox in Droitwich and turned it into a pop-up gallery. We encourage local artists to exhibit with us, no matter what level of proficiency they are at. We’ve hosted a photographic exhibition, got involved in creating a mural with local schoolchildren, delivered classes for vulnerable adults, watercolour classes, needle-felting workshops, knit and natter sessions and much more.

An attack of the gremlins (and hackers) in mid year put me back a bit and I haven’t posted anything since. But I need to remedy this so will be posting up regularly to let you know what I’m doing.

The Meetbox, now renamed The Canalside Studios, is still going strong with regular workshops and classes. We also have our art studio at Stoke Prior, where we hold lessons for home educated children, craft days, drop-in painting mornings and watercolour lessons.

To find out more drop us an email.


Busy Month

What a crazy month February turned into! Apart from the exhibition at St George’s Hall, I have been elected to look after publicity, web pages, facebook page and exhibitions for Kidderminster Art Society. In addition I will be helping Droitwich Arts Network (DAN) with its arrangements for St Richard’s Festival at the end of April/MayDay Bank holiday, and getting involved with the Arts Week at the end of May. Not to mention the Bunting Project (more later) and Hanbury Hall Autumn Exhibition.

St Georges Hall 2 St Georges Hall 3 St Georges Hall



The painting classes at Canalside Studios on Tuesdays are growing steadily and I may need to start a class on another day soon.


After a very successful month exhibiting at Park’s Cafe, Droitwich, my next exhbition will be at St George’s Hall in Bewdley.  The exhibition opens on Monday 11th January 2016 and will run for the month.

For more information visit St George’s Hall web site

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Recent Exhibitions

During May 2014, I had a number of paintings on exhibition at Stourport Library and also at Harvington Hall, Worcestershire. Both events were organised by Kidderminster Art Society, of which I have been a member since January. The group is very active and caters for everyone who has an interest in art. So even those who don’t paint themselves but would like to attend demonstrations, or go to galleries, are more than welcome. Go to the website to find out more.

November 2014.

Kidderminster Library are hosting the annual Kidderminster Art Society exhibition for the whole of the month.  There are some excellent works on show at very reasonable prices. Great idea for a Christmas gift !

Kidderminster Art Society

I have been busy helping the Kidderminster Art Society create their new web site for the last few weeks. Hopefully it will help people moving to the area, or those wishing to join a local art society, find out what’s going on and where we meet.

When I moved to the area it took me some time to find out about the Art Society as the only reference I could find to it was an old article (2012) in the Kidderminster Shuttle!

The Kidderminster Art Society have a few exhibitions coming up this year, the first of which will be at Harvington Hall, commencing on 17th April 2014.

Stourport Library will be hosting the next exhibition, due to start at the beginning of May. Both exhibitions run until end of May, so plenty of time to go take a look!


Grosvenor Art Society, Chester

Well the Grosvenor Art Exhibition is underway with a very busy start over the weekend. In excess of 25 paintings have already been sold, but there are another 300 or more on offer. There is some fantastic work on view with many varied subjects in different styles. Well worth a visit if you haven’t been yet !