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Richard Bavin

landscape painter
specialising in
trees & woodland

  Newsletter 31 - July 2019

Artist-in-Residence with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

Slain by sciatica since my March newsletter, my usual outdoor work has been rather scuppered so I'm experimenting in the studio with some gorgeous oil paints from British company Wallace Seymour. I mostly build my oil paintings up slowly, layer on layer, waiting for each to dry before applying the next. This woodland scene is half way to the finishing line!

Morning, North Wood (part of Queenswood Country Park), oil on wood panel

Watercolour Workshop: Reflections, Refractions and Wonders of Light! 

Sunday 18th August, 10am - 4pm
One space remaining, £60 with all proceeds go to the work of Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

This workshop is designed for people with some experience of watercolour painting. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Foggy Morning, Silence - new watercolour, Bodenham Lake

Lady Park Wood at Monmouth Museum

The Arborealists are showing further works in response to Lady Park Wood, a very special ancient wood in the Wye Valley.  Left unmanaged for 75 years, it has been studied and recorded for decades by renowned woodland ecologist, George Peterken. The exhibition continues until the end of the year, including a commissioned film about our project.

Monmouth Museum
Open now, reception with artists 7th September, 6-8pm, everyone welcome
Exhibition continues into 2020


Tangle - oil on wood panel

Wildflower Meadow Project

I'm working with Marion Laws at the Apple Store Gallery and Herefordshire Wildlife Trust  on a project about wildflower meadows, with special reference to Birches Farm reserve owned by the Trust. We've invited twelve visual artists and four poets to participate, enjoying a glorious day together at Birches Farm and a tour from Bob North to get us off to a good start.

Drawing at Birches Farm - modelling the latest in solar protection

Looking Ahead

The Arborealists in Salisbury
The Young Gallery
includes two of my recent watercolours 

2nd - 24th August

h.Art (Herefordshire Open Studios): Having participated almost every year since h.Art began in 2002, I'm taking a year off. The Print Shed will be open with another wonderful show of prints and the pop up cafe with cakes! Kindly note that my studio will be closed.
7 - 15th September

The Arborealists take part in Somerset Art Festival
Fyne Court (National Trust)
includes my new watercolour Autumn Morning
24th September - 6th October
open daily 10 - 4
I have left Facebook and am now on Instagram, link below.
Best wishes, 
Richard
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