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The Summer Show at the Lynne Strover Gallery opens on Saturday and features a fab range of new work from favourite artists Ann Armitage, Henrietta Dubrey, Maggi Hambling, Rachel Budd and Rosemary Vanns and new artist Belynda Sharples whose work is shown below. I’m really looking forward to seeing what looks like an amazing show – hope to see you there!

Belynda Sharples

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…the current exhibition at the Strover Gallery. A gorgeous combination of pots, paintings and prints (as the name suggests) from Liz Somerville, Adrian Parnell and Sam Hall. It’s a glorious burst of colour to combat the rather bleak spring weather and really worth a trip to the gallery. The exhibition closes on Easter Sunday.

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Don’t miss the fab Christmas show at the Strover Gallery in Fen Ditton running from 5th until 22nd December. Artists include Emma Dunbar, Liz Somerville, Susan Bower, Clive Blackmore, Arthur Neal and Henrietta Dubrey. This is an  amazing show with something for everyone – well worth a visit.

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This blog first appeared on the Cambridge Evening News website.

The August bank holiday is so often ear-marked as a time for home improvements and with this in mind, we have put together a collection of accessories from some of our favourite designers and shops that we hope will inspire you to make those small but effective changes to your home, so that if the big DIY project doesn’t materialise, at least you home will be looking new and improved!

Lighting

Changing your light fittings will make a huge difference to your home. Add lamps where you can and select pendant lights that are beautiful in a room as well as giving the right kind of light for the space.

 

Single glass shades with black fabric twisted flex and dark bronze ceiling rose in purple, smoked olive, sky blue and yellow ochre. £262 www.rockettstgeorge.co.uk

Rugs

A new rug will add colour, comfort and style to a room and is a great place to add colour or pattern or both. Keep the rug as large as possible and don’t be afraid to sit the sofas and chairs (or other furniture) on it.

Niki Jones Lattice Rug  Hand knotted in 100% New Zealand wool. Available in two colourways, shown here in Ash Grey and Chartreuse Green £1250 http://www.niki-jones.co.uk

Flowers

Fresh flowers are a lovely accessory in any room of the home and will bring a welcoming, well-loved feel to your home.. Try to pick flowers and vases that fit in with the style and colours of your home but most importantly, pick flowers you love!

WildGarden Bouquet in Jug. Forget Me Nots, Anemones and Rambling Clematis. £65 plus delivery www.wildatheart.com

Cushions

I am a very big fan of a cushion or two as I think they add luxurious finishing touch to a space, not to mention a splash of colour and pattern. Try to add a selection of different cushions and avoid over co-ordination of fabrics.

Vintage Daisies and Roses Cushion Cover Approximately 50cm x 50cm, envelope back fastening with chunky shell buttons. £57 www.paleandinteresting.com

Bed linen

A new set of bed linen will not only make your bedroom look ship shape but will also be a wonderful reason to get an early night when the bank holiday weekend is over. I think some colour or texture (or both) in your bedlinen ensures that the bed is the centrepiece of your room but if you prefer plain white, a bedthrow will do just as well.

Andrew Martin Arrowstripe Duvet Covers, Multi from John Lewis

£99 – £125 Duvet cover for the duvet cover www.johnlewis.com

Mirrors and pictures

I am always amazed at the difference that hanging pictures and mirrors make to a room – they not only personalise a space but they also draw the eye upwards from the furniture to make a room seem bigger. If you don’t have a great art collection (or even if you do), well framed family photos, mirrors, prints and wall hangings will dress your walls in style. Think carefully about where each should hanging considering the background (paint or wallpaper), the lighting and the height that each piece is hung.

Graham and Green Grand Daisy Mirror 97 diameter £395 www.grahamandgreen.co.uk

Bath towels

A great way to get a bit of colour and luxury into the smallest room in the house is to splash out on some coloured towels. Remember to get a selection of sizes from little hand towels to big bath sheets and check to see if you need additional hooks or towel rails to save them from all being piled onto the towel warmer or radiator.

Designers Guild Saraille Lime Towels £5-£45 www.designersguild.com

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I popped in to see my great friend Lynne Strover at the Strover Gallery this morning to get a sneak preview of her upcoming exhibition and I have to say that I love the work by her new artist Endre Roder. Here are a few of the works and as ever, they are significantly better in real life. The private view is on Saturday 2 – 5pm – all friends of Angel and Blume are welcome, so she tells me – and the exhibition continues until 24th March.

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We are big fans of the Strover Gallery, so will be heading along to the Christmas show. The perfect way to start the festive season, and an antidode to all the festive glitz and mayhem, in Lynne’s own words the show will offer an oasis of calm with ‘not a glass bauble or Christmas tree in sight, just fantastic paintings and sculpture.’

Displaying new work from selected gallery artists, it will run from  November 26th – December 23rd and the gallery is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 am – 5pm and by appointment.

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Three daisies in a pot, Rosemary Vanns

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Lush, Henrietta Dubrey

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Tawny owl, Small sea bird, both Chris Marvell

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The Pigeon Fanciers Wives, Susan Bower

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Hermodaetymus and Pear, Clive Blackmore 

Strover Gallery

23 High Street

Fen Ditton

Cambridge CB5 8ST

Tel 01223 295264

http://www.strovergallery.co.uk/

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Lynne Strover’s new exhibition start this Saturday at her gorgeous gallery in Fen Ditton. Paintings by Peter Joyce and Ceramics by Jim Malone are featured and I am hoping that there will also be some of Rosemary Vann’s beautiful prints to see – I know where she keeps them if they are not in the exhibition!!

I think it is really worth a visit and if you can’t make the private view this Saturday 2-5pm, the gallery will be open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until 5th November.

www.strovergallery.co.uk

Peter Joyce

Jim Malone

Rosemary Vanns

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Turbulence at Logan Rock, oil on canvas, Ann Armitage

We can’t wait for the new exhibition at Lynne Strover Gallery which opens with a private view this Sunday. We’ve had a sneak preview already and both the landscape paintings (which we know Ann Armitage for) and the newer still life paintings are absolutely gorgeous and we think we will be a great investment.

Angel + Blume will be at the opening from about 2pm onwards and hope to see you there. Otherwise the show is open until early June.

For more information and further images take a look at the Lynne Strover Gallery website.

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Seven Pots, oil on canvas, Ann Armitage

Opening times:

Sunday 15th May – Meet the artist 12pm – 4pm.

Exhibition continues

18th May – 4th June

(Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am – 5pm)

Lynne Strover Gallery, 23 High Street, Fen Ditton, Cambridge CB5 8ST

01223 295264 / www.strovergallery.co.uk

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