Joyous July!

'Selene' Oil and silver leaf on wood panel. 81 x 25 cm
Joyous July!
'Litha' Oil and gold leaf on wood panel
When I titled my last news letter 'Flaming June' I didn't actually expect it to be a flaming June, this is Britain after all! However, wow, we could be in the Mediterranean and I'm currently writing this whilst sitting in the garden surrounded by bird song and the scent of summer flowers.

Our studio stays blissfully cool, too cool in winter but now its a blessing. Most of my work has gone off to various galleries recently so I've been enjoying putting together a new body of work to show during our Bull Mill Open Studios event this coming weekend (7 + 8 July)!  
'Alcyone' Oil and gold leaf on oak panel

So, the aforementioned Bull Mill Open Studio Weekend! Not just Nick and I this time but all of the Bull Mill Studios will be opening too, this is one not to miss! Whats actually on then I hear you ask? Well...

 Most of the other artists and craftspeople who work at Bull Mill are also opening  their studios over that weekend (7 + 8 July) + one or two invited artists, from 10am -5pm both days: 

Nick Andrew: Painting, drawing
Tanya Hinton: Painting
Ed Duckworth: ceramics
Olivia Clifton Bligh: linocuts (from 'Tree Ogham' project)+ sculpture
Joanna Sims: Painting, drawing
Philip Leevers: Painting, drawing
Stephanie Gilbert: Jewellery
Trevor Parry: Woodturning
Jill Swan: Carved spoons

There is also an evening piano performance on Sat 7th at 6pm of 'A Calendar of Trees' by Dean Brodrick and a woodland stroll and tree talk with Charlie Noton (founder of 
Tree Research ) visiting the great oaks and hollies in Southleigh Wood. 

Definitely one not to miss, I'm really looking forward to the guided walk and piano performance! 
Why not bring a bottle of wine and really get into the spirit of our beautiful summer event, I'm thinking Woodstock meets Spring Watch, though this could just be in my head...
See details at 
The dates you need!
Saturday and Sunday 7 + 8  July - Open Studio 10-5  piano performance and woodland stroll starting at 6pm!  bullmillarts 

7-9 August Nicks Summer Art School at Stourhead
Nick Andrew 'Southleigh Summer 310518' Mixed media drawing (detail) 
Nick is also producing an utterly beautiful collection of drawings based on the woodland surrounding Bull Mill 'Southleigh woods'. All drawings are done on location in the woods and also contain notes on Nicks observations whilst drawing. The body of work is being produced for our joint show in August at Shaftesbury Arts Centre (more on that next news letter) but will be previewed this weekend! If you're familiar with Nicks 'Sticks in the Smoke' project nickandrewblog.wordpress. , you'll know this is not to be missed!
Nick still has some spaces left on his 3 day Summer Art School at Stourhead 7-9 August. He is taking bookings now!!! Amazing location with an amazing tutor, whats not to like?!
Please also visit to see lots more. And to view Nick's work.
If you would like more information, please call me on 07713 277083 or 

Find us off the A350. 1 mile south of Warminster. Look out for our sign and balloons. Follow the lane to the studio. Bull Mill Studio, Bull Mill Lane, Crockerton. Wiltshire. BA12 8AY

My work can also be seen at the following galleries;

 Bull Mill Arts Crockerton Wiltshire. First Saturday of each month 10-5 or by appointment.

First-View Stourhead Wiltshire Abbotsbury Dorset Salisbury Wiltshire

bluestone gallery. Devizes Wiltshire

obsidian art.Stoke Mandeville Bucks 

the salt marsh gallery Lymington 

glastonbury galleries Glastonbury Somerset 

a2gallery. Wells Somerset