Richard Bavin

landscape painter
specialising in
trees & woodland

  Newsletter 40 - April 2022

In This Newsletter

Family matters and illness have taken their toll since my last newsletter in November and I am only now getting back into painting. I hope the unfolding spring brings refreshment to us all in these turbulent times. 

The Tree of Life

Exhibition curated by Frank Creber, a trustee of Stanton Guildhouse, including artists from The Arborealists.
30th January 2022 - 27th January 2023
Viewing by appointment, a delightful place to visit
Stanton Guildhouse
Stanton, Broadway
WR12 7NE

Oak with Rosebay Willowherb - studio watercolour based on outdoor work at Birches Farm nature reserve

Trees & The Sacred

The Arborealists & Guests
This promises to be an unusual and special show as you can see from the catalogue, printed version available to buy at the exhibition
28th April - 28th May 10am - 4pm daily (3pm Sundays)
Private View: Saturday 30th April 4 - 6pm, you are warmly welcome to join us

Talk by Tim Craven 20th May 2pm
Contemplative Drawing Workshop with Alex Egan 20th & 21st May
The Hostry
Norwich Cathedral, The Close, Norwich, NR1 4DH

Lent Journey, Tretire -  charcoal drawing made on location as part of a residency called Drawing the Light


The Arborealists are supporting the Queen's Green Canopy project with this exhibition looking at the process of replacing or restoring trees in rural and urban spaces.
26th April - 22nd May
Opening: 6th May 6.30- 9pm with refreshments & talk by Tim Craven:
Trees in British Art History from Gainsborough to The Arborealists
I will be in Norwich so unable to attend.
Nature in Art Gallery & Museum
Main A38 Twigworth, Gloucester, GL2 9PA

Phoenix (Plantation to Wood Pasture) - studio watercolour from outdoor sketches at Moccas Hill Wood with thanks to George Widman for photographic assistance during the making of this painting.

Wilder Hereford

In partnership with the Apple Store Gallery and Herefordshire Wildlife Trust I am part of a group of artists and poets responding to the Trust’s reserves around the city of Hereford and especially the flagship  Yazor Brook Restoration Project led by the Trust’s City Branch. This is a new project leading to an exhibition and public events in July 2023.

Outdoor sketch of a willow bending over the Yazor Brook - studio watercolour in progress

More News

Three of A Kind at Made in the Marches gallery includes three of my framed prints (example below). The show runs 30th April to 30th June and this weekend features Marches Makers Festival.

Art Meets Ecology (link gives purchasing information) our richly illustrated book about The Arborealists' collaboration with George Peterken in Lady Park Wood received very warm feedback, selling out last year. I'm delighted to say that it has now been reprinted.

I have started a new project on a Herefordshire organic farm, more in my next newsletter. The farmer, Ben Andrews, is giving a talk for Herefordshire Wildlife Trust on Wild Farming in Ledbury on 12th May, I will be there!

Best wishes, 

Queenswood - Into the Light - limited edition print of watercolour, Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

Richard Bavin
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