I have my paintings all stacked ready to take to the Gallery next week; thanks to @KarlSproat I shall be participating in Capital Art Gallery’s new exhibition’The Ladies of Art more about this next week #watchthisspace
Ann Palmer Solo Exhibition at the Halpern Gallery
Nucleus Arts Centre, 272 High Street, Chatham ME4 4PB
I shall be exhibiting Seascapes, Medway Valley paintings and framed drawings
Open August 23rd until September 5th 10am till 4.30pm except Sundays and Bank Holiday Monday. Private View Thursday 30th 6-8pm. Meet the Artist Saturday 1st September 12 noon till 4pm.
The Gallery is just beneath my studio so let me know if you would like to see where I am please you are welcome to visit.
Opening night June 6th 6-8.30pm
The Universal Language 2 exhibition took place in Baker Street London June 6th to 12th 2018 organised by Gabriel Fine Arts; Ann has exhibited several times with this group who often show in London, Chelsea and Mayfair being favourite venues.
These four 24″ x 24″ framed paintings were well received in this exhibition. Thank you Maria for a great exhibition.
Ann Palmer Solo Exhibition at the Horsebridge Gallery in Whitstable 1st to 14th August 2018 ‘Art on the Beach‘ shows Ann’s recent Seascapes and Skyscapes – oil paintings from Kent and from Cornwall. These are framed palette knife paintings both plein air and studio pieces sizes raging from 12×12 in to 30×30 in.
The full portfolio is available on my Facebook annatatticstudio page Exhibition Paintings 1-14 August 2018
I am framing, varnishing, packing ready to deliver to Nucleus Arts in February! Seems a long while ahead but lots to think about! Dates for your diary 22-28 February 2018.
This was a very successful exhibition – The Halpern Gallery is a venue in the heart of #Chatham run by Nucleus Arts.
I prepare my own canvases; the top left picture shows the stretcher bars and my first four assembled. I cut my 12oz cotton duck to size with a good fold over on each size, then I start with a staple in the mid bar on one side. I turn the whole through 180 deg. stretch the canvas and then staple in the middle of the opposite side, I then turn through 90 deg, stretch and staple the middle. Turn 180 deg. and staple the middle. Next stretching as I go I staple along the sides leaving the corners free. I cut across the corners an inch out, fold one side in and then fold the other side of the corners see bottom left.. Next I put hte canvas flat down and paint acrylic / gesso on the back and sides. Turn it over using a cork cut into 4 to balance the underside and paint the flat side. This will take up to 12 hours to dry. I then pint the whole again. 2 coats are generally sufficient but you can use 3. Lastly I rub a base colour on the canvas – I like burnt sienna or brown madder plus white spirit (odourless).
Delighted to have been exhibiting with the Nucleus resident artists, the exhibition continued until January 2018 and will be repeated in December 2018 so time to starting planning now for this year’s Christmas! If you would like to visit my studio best to e mail me then we can meet and I can show you around! my studio is number 10 upstairs above the Cafe.
These two paintings were in the Gallery next to the Cafe see Chatham Nucleus Arts