Sunday, 2 August 2020

The Harley Gallery Open Is Open!

On Friday me and me hubby visited the Harley Gallery Open Exhibition.
It also meant that I could have a lovely catch-up with the fab Louise from Hope & Elvis because we were both lucky enough to have work selected for the exhibition. (Yay!)

I think that the curation is so impressive because there is such a wide variety of styles and disciplines on show, but there is still a sense of cohesion and 'visual flow'.

I loved this little painting of Kermit by Ashley Allen.

'Self Portrait From A Travel Card'
Alistair Mavin.
 This piece has a real 'wow' factor, both in scale and technical precision and dedication!

We were both a little bit excited to see our work on this sign!!!!
(By the way, just look at Louise's skirt.... love it so much!)

The artist herself looking at her two pieces of embroidered screen prints 'Toys 1' and 'Toys 2'.

Big up Asher!!!!!!

When we visited, the winners hadn't been announced, but if you pop over to the Harley Gallery's social media you'll be able to see the winners (and very worthy they are too).

'Kingfisher. Blue Lobster' (Detail.)
Lucy Stevens.

I am a HUGE fan of this artist and it was lovely to see her work 'in the flesh', the colours and composition of her work is simply stunning.

'Aging With Grace' (Detail).
Isaac Hepworth.

I just had to show you a close-up of this, it's a huge portrait that has been created with pastel and coloured pencil - how amazing is that!

'Flamingo' (Detail).
Jo Morley.

Love! Love! Love!

(I have only included a few pieces from the exhibition because I don't want to show you everything in case you're visiting - hope that's ok chucks.)

Here's me hubby, acting all natural-like, next to my painting!
Ha! Ha!

Here's my little painting of 'Icarus' Sister'.

Then we had to end our visit with an ice lolly from the Harley Farm Shop (it's become a bit of a tradition now I think!)
So lovely to see you again louise, can't wait to come along to a workshop soon!

I highly recommend a visit if you can, there is also a beautiful gallery shop, farm shop, cafe and nearby garden centre if you fancy making a day of it!

Harley Open
1/8/20 - 1/11/20
(Please check their website for opening times etc.)


  1. well the flamingo pic did distract me momentarily but I agree with you that face - the detail - it's like a photograph. Congratulations on getting your own work up there too.

    1. Thanks so much Betty, it's such an interesting exhibition.


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