It’s actually happening! The Wylye Valley Art Trail is just days away and I’m SO excited! As it only happens every two years this is a huge event for us and other artists in south Wiltshire. With months of preparation and this being one of the first events of the year we’re hoping to see many familiar faces and make new friends too!
I won’t waffle too much through this newsletter and instead use the space for more images to give you an idea of what you can expect to see in our studio!
We shall also be serving tea, coffee and cake with outside seating in the lovely Bull Mill green space!
'Night Walker’ oil and silver leaf on wood 40x92cm. ’Selkie’ oil and gold leaf on wood 61x46cm
I’m also really pleased with my new website, https://tanyahinton.co.uk/please take a look!
It’s been built by Mike Palmer of Warminster Web and he is a god amongst web designers! If you’re thinking of getting a website, look no further (and no, I’m not on commission!)! https://warminsterweb.co.uk/
'Toyotama' Oil and gold leaf on reclaimed wood panel. 84x57cm
Above we have Toyotama the turtle! I've named her after the daughter of the Japanese sea god Watasumi (whom I painted last year) The story, titled 'Ryujin' can be read here !
'Lord of the Loch' Oil and gold leaf on wood panel, 180x90cm
Now this big fellow (above) has been painted on the side of a dismantled shed, he is treated with a mat exterior varnish so if you choose he can live outside as a piece of garden art!
'Urge For Going' Oil and gold leaf on wood. 85x36cm ‘The Watchmen’ Oil and gold leaf on wood 95x36cm.
‘Aerial’ Oil and gold leaf on wood 85cm dia. ‘Herman’ oil and gold leaf on wood 61x46cm.
The geese I have named ‘Urge for going’, a homage to Joni Mitchell https ://youtu.be/ZvSvTRhAJxg ! Painted on a section of window shutter from the Royal Crescent, Bath!
Also on another section of shutter I have painted ’The Watchmen’, I love the noisy chatter of Jackdaws!
Then ‘Aerial’, painted on the end of a cable reel, I adore to watch the spinning, swooping and diving of swallows.
And not forgetting ‘Herman’ the disapproving hare painted on a vintage pallet!
’Asallana'. Acrylic on canvas 102 x 102cm. Nick Andrew
Nick has been working flat out organising this year's Wylye Valley Art Trail (www.wvat.co.uk). He started it back in 2001 with just 34 venues exhibiting. Since then it has grown considerably and launched the careers of many artists, friendships have been formed and pleasure brought to visitors and participants alike.
‘The Courtship’ .Oil and gold leaf on wood panel 51 x 46cm