I’m really pleased to announce that I will be having an exhibition at the Ripley Arts Centre in Bromley this January. I’m taking the opportunity to make a full show of my autumn leaf paintings which promises to make for a colourful room.
The Private View will be on Wed 4th January 7pm-9pm and all are welcome weather you are just looking, fancy a chat or want to buy something.
Outside of the Private View the exhibition is open until the 10th of Feb but sometimes the room is hired out for private bookings so please call the Centre before hand to make sure 0208 464 5816.
Studio Upstairs recently opened a new studio and gallery space in central Croydon. They are a wonderful charity who use art as a therapy to support people with mental health difficulties. And I am delighted to be their ‘Artist of the Month’ for the 24th September to 24th October alongside Aquinas Okell .
We will be having an open evening on the 29th September 5pm-7pm if you would like to drop in for a chat and a brows after work!
Last week was pretty hectic with the launch of ‘Street Scene Croydon’ at the wonderful Cafe Adagio. When the rush was over I sat down for a chat about the exhibition, life at Stanley Halls, future plans and inspirations with Janet Smith from the Croydon Radio Arts show. Here is the link.
I’ll be showing some of my most recent Croydon paintings at Cafe Adagio in Addiscombe this August. It’s just round the corner from home and not even round the corner from Addiscombe Tram Stop which is the subject of my painting ‘Walk This Way’ making the choice of flyer image rather straight forward.
There will be a get-together on the 6th Aug 5pm to 7pm at Cafe Adagio, 227 Lower Addiscombe Road and I’d be delighted if you came along. After that the show is up until 2nd September, take a look at the Cafe Adagio website for opening times.
Cranes have become a bit of a fixture in central Croydon over the last couple of years. I rather like them there with their slow movements and sparkling lights which form halo’s when it rains. On this particular occasion they put me in mind of ‘Starry Night’ by van Gough which has always been one of my favorite paintings. It’s now on show with four more of my paintings at the Bankside Gallery in London until 2nd May.
I’m really pleased to announce that I was elected a full member of the United Society of Artists at the beginning of the year. Which means I now get to call myself Bev Jones U.A. if I want to. I have to admit it’s a slightly strange concept still but it’s really nice to be recognised by this very talented group of artists.
The next UA members exhibition is also coming up fast now and will open on the 26th April @ the Bankside Gallery on the South Bank in London. There will be a Private View on the opening evening.and it would be great to see you all there.
I’ve been painting in the spare room at home for the past few years so I’m really excited to announce that in the New Year I will be taking a studio for the first time. It will be at Stanley Halls in South Norwood which is a great old building with a fabulous gallery and lots of creative energy going on. If you would like to visit me at the Halls please drop me a line first and I’ll be very happy to show you around.
Here are some of the paintings I will be taking to the New Artists Fair at Truman Brewery this weekend. I’ll also have prints with me and there will be loads of other great artists on show too. Please do come along, it would be great to see you.
Tomorrow I will be going into London to help with the hanging for the Annual UA Members Exhibition at the Bankside Gallery. This year I have five pictures on show, ‘Cricket’, ‘A New Day’, ‘Thomas Turner Path’, ‘Crossing’, ‘Climbing’. I will also be helping with the stewarding on Tuesday 7th July in the morning if anyone is in town and would like to drop in for a chat. The show is on until the 12th of July.