Friday, 1 September 2017

Berties of Bay


What a view!! This is what you encounter as you walk down hill from the car park towards the quaint fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay. It is within the North York Moors National Park, a few miles south from Whitby.





As you walk down the extremely steep hill into the village you will encounter a quaint little store to the right, full of delightful gifts and goodies.  I came across it last year on my travels and was delighted to find out from a friend that they were going to exhibit the work of several artists throughout the year. Hence throughout September you can peruse a selection of my paintings, prints and cards. The shop is open 10am-6pm every day except for Tuesdays.




'BERTIES OF BAY is a beautiful little store that offers unique gifts, indoor and outdoor homeware, art and hints of happiness to fill any home.'





The village has lots of really interesting nooks and crannies, shops, pubs and tea rooms. Not to mention the quaint houses with their terracotta rooftops and of course the lovely bay itself.







One of the many tasty teashops to try! Just remember on your way out of the village you have to climb back that extremely steep hill. Of course you can disguise your heavy breathing by occasionally stopping to look back at that gorgeous view!!







Nearby is the stunning North Yorkshire Moors presently covered with great swathes of purple heather. What an amazing place to live or to visit ....... Yorkshire :) I think it's time for a visit.





Thursday, 29 June 2017

Last Chance to View Exhibition

 Well, it's nearly the end of my solo exhibition at Allendale Forge Studios. It started off with the preview at the beginning of June and has continued throughout the month, closing on Friday June 30th at 4pm. It's the last chance to see all my recent work there 'in the flesh'. I have been extremely pleased with the response to my work which will spur me on until my next exhibition.
I just wanted to share with you some of the memories from the exhibition, thank you to everyone who came to the preview and others who visited throughout the month. It was lovely to catch up with old friends and also to show my work off to a new visitors.
My next exhibition will be in Richmond, Yorkshire in 'The Station'. This will run form October 7th-19th 2017.
Please check out my website www.lindavineart.co.uk for further details.














'Andy and I enjoyed a delightful afternoon viewing Linda's paintings and chatting to like minded admirers of her work. We are now fortunate to have a few of her pieces around our home. They exude a beautiful tranquility that just causes us to pause and rest. So if you have some wall space in your home that needs something beautiful to fill it and or If like me you love natural beauty, landscapes and architecture, a skilled use of colour and texture that beckons you in to look at the details. I recommend a trip to the gallery before the exhibition closes and please have a look at Linda's website too.' Fiona T










 A glimpse of the stunning scenery you can travel through surrounding Allendale.

Artsy weekend

I have just recently had a very Artful weekend, a creative feast for the eyes. Every year Alnmouth have their own Arts Festival over a weekend when lots of places open up to exhibit lots of beautiful arts & crafts.
If you haven't visited Alnmouth it is a quaint coastal town in Northumberland and thankfully on Saturday the weather was glorious. Various venues and homes; some tucked away down various alleyways are given over to the festival.
Lots of lovely artwork and crafts can be purchased, if you didn't make it this year then maybe next as it is an annual event.




I particularly love the venue called 'The Old School Gallery.'
It houses the stunning work of Artist Sue Fenlon and many other talented artists. It also has a delightful cafe and is definitely worth a visit. 



One of the quaint homes with very cute steps.




Beautiful day on a beautiful beach.








Well, that was my Saturday treat then on Sunday I went to one of Mary Ann Rogers Open days that she holds at her lovely property in Northumberland. I was not disappointed, lots of her stunning watercolours were displayed around her wonderful home of hares, hounds, ducks, ewes and her eye-catching tulip paintings. 

After all the perusing one is of course in need of some  light refreshments - voila a marquee had been erected in the garden and it was there you could partake of tea and lots of extremely tempting cakes.







The beautiful Northumberland countryside surrounds Mary Ann's studio giving lots of artistic inspiration.





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Monday, 5 June 2017

Preview

Enjoyed my preview last night at Allendale Forge Studios. Lots of catching up to do, lots of fun and of course gave my guests the chance to view my latest paintings. The exhibition  Land, Sea & Sky' is up throughout the month of June,  the surrounding area is so lovely to drive through depending on which route you take and then there are the lovely refreshments served on a daily basis from the Forge Cafe.



Friday, 2 June 2017

Exhibition Details - Throughout June.




Allendale Exhibition is now Showing

Yesterday was spent setting up my new exhibition in Allendale Forge Studios in Northumberland. If you have time to pass by please pop in and have a look around. There is lots of lovely artwork and crafts all produced by local artists. You may also want to visit the Forge Cafe for a bite to eat or a delicious cake. 
Allendale is a stunning area and many people go there to visit and enjoy the countryside, it seems ever popular with cyclists, although for me I think I would spend most of the time pushing my bike up the hills and feeling very embarrassed!! I saw some cyclists going up the hill yesterday on my way back and felt a slight pang of guilt about my lack of exercise at the moment. Ah well! It's passed.
The Forge is open everyday from 9am to 5pm so plenty of opportunity to visit. Hope to see you there ;)




A sneak peek.




'By the Sea' 60cm x 60cm Acrylic on Canvas.



Saturday, 20 May 2017

Competition to Win a Print

Living North Magazine are running a completion to win one of my prints 'Cottage by the Sea'. For a chance to win click on the link and enter your details :)

https://www.livingnorth.com/northeast/competitions/win-stunning-giclee-print-linda-vine-art-worth-£60