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Richard Bavin

landscape painter
specialising in
trees & woodland

  Newsletter 32 - September 2019

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust - Annual Lecture

Cuckoos & Corncrakes: A guide to the wonders of birdsong with Tweet of the Day authors, Stephen Moss and Brett Westwood. I'm really looking forward to this. I've donated a framed, limited edition print Queenswood - Into the Light to help raise funds at this event.

Friday 4th October 7.30pm (doors open 6.45pm)
Shire Hall, Hereford, HR1 2HP
£15 - tickets here

The Arborealists & Guests at Fyne Court (National Trust)

The Arborealists are showing at Fyne Court as part of Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2019. I'm delighted that a detail from my new watercolour, Autumn Morning, has been chosen for the poster.

24th September - 6th October, 10am-4pm daily
Saturday 28th September 1-4pm special event Artists Talking - alas sciatica will probably stop me from joining this event but a super opportunity for you to meet some of my fellow Arborealists.


Watercolour for Beginners & Refreshers

An opportunity to dust down your paint boxes...
Saturday 2nd November 10am - 4pm
£62, bring your own materials, list provided on booking

I will show you how to get started with watercolours, introduce the different pigments and guide you through the basic techniques. The morning will comprise practical sessions to give you a feel for your paints, and after lunch I will help you create your own landscape paintings. 

Having worked with watercolour for over 20 years, I've learnt to love the rich, transparent colours and unpredictable beauty of this medium. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Spring Light - watercolour, Lea & Paget's Wood

Textures of Trees - Exploring with Hands & Charcoal

Drawing workshop - fund-raiser for Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Wednesday 27 November 10 - 1.30pm at Queenswood Country Park (North Wood)
£35, all materials provided, book here

Gathering up leaves, cones, twigs and other bits of tree from the woodland floor as we explore, these will become our subject for charcoal drawing.  Working at a scale much bigger than life size, we will use charcoal to find ways to convey the shapes and textures of our forest treasures.  

Suitable for beginners in charcoal drawing and for those with some experience - a fun way of getting more experimental. The walk will not be energetic but paths in the woodland can be steep and muddy.

Hollow Oak - outdoor sketch, charcoal, Lea & Paget's Wood

More News

Postcards from Life - I am taking part again in this fund raiser for St Michaels Hospice. The postcards are available online to view and buy from Monday 7th October, and the works will all be on show from 7th (Private View) to 10th November in The Great Hall, Bishop's Palace, Hereford HR4 9BL. 

Painting Herefordshire's Trees - I am giving a talk on my work, open to all, on Wednesday 6th November, 7pm at Marden Community Centre, HR1 3EW. There is a small entry charge payable at the door to cover room rental.

My greetings cards are available from Herefordshire Wildlife Trust shops at Queenswood and Ledbury, Made in the Marches Gallery in Kington and Timothy Hawkins Gallery in Hereford, where you can also see a changing selection of my work.

A Wye Valley Woodland Through Artists' Eyes continues to the end of the year at Monmouth Museum. Thank you to everyone who came to the Private View of this show of work by The Arborealists in response to Lady Park Wood. Our specially commissioned film about the project is running in the gallery on a big screen, and can also be viewed here.

Old Oak - oil on board, veteran Herefordshire tree - on show at Monmouth Museum
With thanks to my nieces, I am now getting quite good at Instagram! See link below.
Best wishes, 
Richard
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