Sunday, 19 June 2011
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
We've just got back from a lovely trip to London for our 2nd wedding anniversary. It was great to catch up with friends and we visited the Natural History Museum, Tate Britain and the National Portrait Galllery. The NHM had a temporary butterfly tent in the grounds and, as you can see, the big blue butterflies were extremely friendly! The collection of work by John Craxton at the Tate was fantastic, especially his later landscapes and I loved this painting of cats.
Saturday, 4 June 2011
If you're near Steep Hill you should (obviously visit our shop!...and then) pop along to the Illustration Degree Show at Chad Varah House which is just around the corner on Wordsworth Street. There is a fantastically diverse range of illustration style on show, including 2d and 3D. The show opened on 4th June and runs until 17th June. See a selection of work here. The Conservation & Restoration exhibition is also in the same building and is worth a look as they have been working on some amazingly old and beautiful objects for their final projects. I took these photos of some of the paintings and prints that are hung in the corridors of Chad Varah, from the art college's collection. The print in the middle is of the town of Beverley but unfortunately I forgot to take down the artist's name.