Newsletter June 2021


Thank You

A huge thank you to those of you who came to my Open Studio last weekend and for signing up for my newsletter. It was a great weekend in Alston with lots of footfall and a really buzzy atmosphere around town. I really enjoyed talking to people about my work and getting such positive feedback. After such a long period of isolation for all of us, it felt like Spring had finally sprung and we are moving forward positively.


News

I recently had this painting ‘Lambley Viaduct’ in an exhibition called ‘Seasons’ at The Artist’s Lounge, Stratford on Avon. It was a great group exhibition and the same painting was also selected for their online magazine Issue 01. Lambley Viaduct is featured in the ‘Inspired by Seasons’ section.

Additional to my Open Studio event at the end of May, I also opened for the first time this year at the beginning of May, and saw many new faces through the door over the weekend. Unfortunately, I didn’t ask for contact details over this first weekend, so if there is anyone out there who wishes to be added to the mailing list, please email me on helenjohnsonartist@gmail.com and I will add you to the list.

All my Rydal Mount work that was on show at the beginning of May is now back at Rydal Mount and Gardens and currently on show in the tea room. The idea is to have an exhibition of my residency there at some point later in the year. Watch out on my Instagram for more details.


Some of you may remember this painting from the exhibition ‘Landscapes of Alston Moor’ at The Hive last year – ‘View from the Maiden Way – Park Fell’ a triptych in oil, pastel and single use plastic soldered onto the canvas. I am pleased to announce that this has now sold and has gone to a private collector in London. But not to worry if you really loved it –limited edition high quality giclee prints are available from The Market Cross Alston But don’t hang about as it is only an edition of 10.


FUTURE EVENTS/ SPECIAL OFFERS

I am planning an online exhibition for later in the summer, so if you didn’t get the chance to come to my Open Studio events in May, don’t worry – work will be shown online with an opportunity to view by private view alongside this exhibition.

I then hope to have a physical exhibition sometime towards the end of October, beginning of November so again, watch out for more details on Instagram.

I only have three remaining Pen and Ink washes remaining of the Alston series of A Glint of Sunshine, and these can now be purchased through The Market Cross, or by emailing me or sending me a message through Instagram or Facebook.

ALATI (Alston Landscape Art Town Initiative) is planning on holding a couple of events/ opportunities in June, where my cards and prints will also be available for sale. Visit their website www.alati.org.uk for more details.


Thanks again for subscribing, and if there is anything in particular you would like to see or hear about in Newsletter 2 – July 2021 please get in touch. In the meantime, watch my latest painting as I chart its progress through social media! Click here for the latest video.



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