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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

Belynda sharples 3

Belynda Sharples 2

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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.


Peter Joyce

Jim Malone

Rosemary Vanns

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I briefly visited the International Art Fair at the Royal College of Art of Saturday and was amazed at the number of stands and the range of work there. As ever, it reminded me how difficult it is to choose art, particularly when confronted with such variety, and just like shopping, much depends on the quality of the stand and the way that the work is presented. My golden rules with picking art, both for myself and as part of an interior design project, is to know your style before you start looking and to ensure that you really LOVE the piece before you buy. Try not to buy a piece based on size of space you want to fill or colour of the room – you run the risk of ending up with a compromise.

Of course I would say that my friend Lynne Strover, who runs the truly wonderful Strover Gallery in Fen Ditton had the best stand but I was also delighted to see that she has found a wonderful new artist Rosemary Vanns and I was/am sorely tempted by her work.

Strover Gallery - Clive Blackmore Lynne Strover - Peter Joyce

Clive Blackmore                                               Peter Joyce

Lynne Strover - Rosemary Vanns Strover Gallery - Maggi Hambling

Rosemary Vanns                                             Maggi Hambling

Other stands that for me were worth noting were the Lime Tree Gallery based in Suffolk (Long Melford) and Bristol

Lime Tree Gallery Lime Tree Gallery

Lime Tree Gallery – Gareth Thomas           Lime Tree Gallery – Robert Newton

and Dominic Kemp who has a great range of good prints.

Dominic Kemp Prints

Dominic Kemp Prints – Terry Frost         Dominic Kemp Prints – Edward Dawden

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