x Rachel Ducker’s Landmark Installation in Henley-on-Thames

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Alife size sculpture byRachelDucker has been installed at a landmark roundabout at the entrance to Henley-on-Thames.Landscape designer PaulTerroni won a competition run by Henley in Bloom to redesign the roundabout, which is sponsored by the Henley Standard. The idea is to show Henley as a “gateway to a healthy lifestyle” and create a vibrant welcome to the town.The roundabout design features Rachel’s sculpture, depicting a woman leaping out of water, surrounded by flower beds of Olympic-style interlocking rings planted in bright colours.

Henley town councillor Elizabeth Hodgkin said “The roundabout has exceeded my expectations and Rachel is a genius in how she makes the movement feel real.”


Rachel Ducker will be showcasing her work at ‘Art in the Garden’ at the Big Plant Nursery in Twyford as part of the popular Henley Arts Trail during 2nd, 3rd and 4th May 2015.  The first May Bank Holiday weekend is a perfect time to visit for inspiration and ideas on designing your outdoor space so ‘Save the Date’: 2nd – 4th May 2015.  The Big Plant Nursery is venue 17 on the HENLEY ARTS TRAIL MAP 2015

x SBA – The Society of Botanical Artists x

The Society was established in 1985 to bring together botanical artists of repute. Our Annual Open Exhibition is at the Westminster Gallery in London. We publish and exhibit our members’ works and provide education to all aspiring botanical artists.
Sandra Wall Armitage DA(Man) NDD SBA

x April at the Royal Academy x



Spend your Easter weekend (and holiday) with us

Catch Rubens and His Legacy before it closes on 10 April, or visit our recently opened Richard Diebenkorn exhibition for a “blast of fresh air” (The Telegraph). See Inflated Star and Wooden Star by Frank Stella Hon RA, on display in the Annenberg Courtyard until 12 May.
Plus, over the Easter Holiday, we’re hosting a variety of fun-filled workshops for all the family, exploring book making, life drawing and photo collage. Don’t forget to pick up a free Art Detective trail – a great way for families to explore the galleries together.
The RA is open over the Easter weekend as usual: 10am-6pm (Sun-Thurs); 10am-10pm (Fri); 10am-8pm (Sat).

x Marilyn Allis’s Watercolour Workshops April 2015

Watercolour Workshops
People aren’t Scary watercolour 23rd April
Big Brush watercolour  24th April (3 places left)
Complicated Scenes Simplified watercolour 25th April
(2 places left)


I have one space on the Hens, & Roosters mixed media workshop 22nd April

Don’t forget book 4 workshops and pay for 3.

Happy Painting.

Workshops are held at my studio in picturesque Dorset prices are £50 per workshop or special offer of £150 for 4.
please email if you would details of B & B’s

SKYPE marilyn.allis
Tel: 07789026546
The Studio
East Farm
Winterborne Whitechurch
DT11 9AW

x Brand New workshops in the Autumn – Marilyn Allis

Hi Everyone.
Seems strange to be thinking of Autumn when we have just entered into Spring. I have now updated my web site for Brand New workshops in the Autumn.
Including Chunky acrylics, brusho and mixed media as well as watercolour.


www.marilynallis.com under workshops
SKYPE marilyn.allis
Tel: 07789026546
Lower Courtyard
The Studio
Unit 2a
Rogers Hill Farm

x Marilyn Allis Exhibition 17th April – 18th April 11.00am – 5.00pm

Exhibition and a glass of bubbly  Come and join us in a glass of bubbly, to celebrate with us at my beautiful inspiring New Studio, Exhibition of very affordable ORIGINAL paintings 17th April – 18th April 11.00am – 5.00pm

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Lower Courtyard,
Rogers Hill Farm
www.marilynallis.comWorkshopsI still have one place left on a few of the April workshops.
23rd April – People aren’t Scary watercolour
24th April -Big Brush Water Colour
25th April-Simplify,its not complicated watercolourand a few places on Beginners taster morning in water colour, materials provided 20th April
Vibrant acrylics, materials provided 21st April.

SKYPE marilyn.allis
Tel: 07789026546

X Mark Duffin at CMK 17th – 19th April 2015 X


Mark Duffin at Milton Keynes next weekend , craft show in the shopping centre in front of john Lewis .17th-19th April 2015

More of Mark’s Artwork can be seen and purchased at :





X Clare Sykes Fabulous News…. X


This cheque has been generated by the fabulous artists that donated to the online art charity auction and by the fantastic people that bought them. Thankyou sooooo much, the cheque is making its way to Paws  Animal Sanctuary in Findon to help where it’s needed. Stacey McSpiritt you are amazing for what you do…we thankyou Kate CollinsiSimon BulluStaci Mendoza-QuinniScott BatemanmTina AshtontLaetitia Geraldine GuilbaudaDarrell EvanesnDarren West Neon ArtistiFiona ChampioniJonathan ShawhDuncan ThrusselleJocelyn RobertsrJack PennynDan CarmanmJilly BarraLynn HowarthrLee HendersonsSebastian SkerkarLizzie Fisher-GrantaDavid AppspDavid BournerMiker ArtAWendy Grayrayayayay Elaine Bob LayzelleElaine EvansaCecilia Forrest ArtACarol TaylorlMarily ValkijainennLisa RidgerseLeanne GilroyrMichelle Basnett TerrittiGareth Lloyd ArtistiPaul BoddydKevinHunter ArtsrMike PayneyJulie Burnett-KirkiRuth EdwardsrLucy ManfrediedClare Sykeses. love you all…here’s to the next one….thankyou  xx