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After the full on experience and excitement that is Ally Pally I am trying to sort out my plans for Dublin. I last went there 10 years ago and loved the more leisurely experience. The Irish people, always so appreciative, were delightful, and I anticipate some gentle questioning and comments in November. Several nice pieces found new homes after AP but I have much to show in Dublin. Some shots to show the Ally Pally gallery first though.

Some of my many sketchbooks from the past 30 + years, talking to visitors, and lovely textile artists Amanda Hartland, and Gina Marjoram, one of my super helpers. Then a couple of shots plus “the red corner” where old works from the 70’s hung next to a recent commission. Lovely Chrissie Davies, another amazing textile artist came to help me!

There were wonderful galleries by many other artists who will be at Dublin or Harrogate or both. Cas Holmes with her wonderful display even acquired a little Carol Naylor for her collection. I feel honoured! Here it is alongside the delightful water colour of a redshank she gave to me!

Below are some new little 5 inch sky and seascapes that always go down well, and they will be there along with many other works.

Finally, the centre part of one of my personal favourites. I don’t always like what I make, but this one resonates for me, “The Downs in Bloom” 2016 so it’s my featured image for this post. I look forward to hearing your thoughts! And if you are in Dublin, please come along….

5 The Downs in Bloom 2016 detail