Artists are reminded that they must collect any unsold work between the 1st and 4th of Jun. Similarly Buyers must collect their purchases at the same time. Most important...Where items were ordered buyers must telephone beforehand to ensure that their items have been delivered to Delamore and are ready for collection.
Delamore Arts 2015 is now open to visitors...
exhibition is open every day in May, 1030 to 1630. Fantastic art and
sculpture in an amazing garden and house. This year also features a
woodland musical art trail, and an animal themed exhibition in the new
gallery at Delamore Park a short walk across the valley. Admission at
£7.50 includes a superb catalogue and keepsake of the exhibition.
Deliveries for Delamore Arts 2015
are now well under way with artists working hard to install and site
their work in the gardens and everyone here wondering how we will hang
all the beautiful paintings we have so far received. Our eagerly
anticipated printed Catalogues will be arriving shortly and we hope to
get the online catalogue online by the middle of next week.
Mount Wood Snowdrops
owners of Delamore are pleased to announce that the Mount Wood with its
fabulous display of snowdrops will be open to the public during the
weekends of 14/15 and 21- 22 February 2015. The wood is located
close to the office complex at Delamore Park, Cornwood, PL21 9QP with
plenty of free parking. Visitors are welcomed from 10 am until dusk.
Please keep dogs on a lead. A circular path around the mount
(approximately 20 minutes) offers relatively easy access to see the
full extent of snow drop coverage as well as a fantastic view of the House across the Valley from the 'Major's Seat'
Drawn to the Valley - Open Studios
forget Drawn to the Valley's open studios. Lots of great work to see
and lovely artists to meet. Finishes on Sunday 31 August. See www.drawntothevalley.co.uk for more info.
Michael Morgan RI SWAc
A Tribute by Professor Alan Cotton Hon.
D.Litt (Exeter), FRSA, SWAc
first met Michael at an exhibition of his paintings at the Gordon Hepworth
Gallery in Newton St Cyres. We talked much about his work and met shortly
afterwards for a meal – the first of many.
Gradually we became friends and this friendship developed when we came
together as founding members of the South West Academy. As one might imagine,
in setting up such an organisation, with far-reaching ambitions, there was much
to do. Apart from his work as an artist,
Michael had so many talents. When
formulating the rules, and applying for Charity Status for our Academy, his
knowledge of organisations and procedures was awesome. Yes, he was a pedant and his attention to
detail was extreme, but alongside this, his impish sense of humour illuminated
all our conversations. This humour surfaced on many occasions. At a crowded Private View, when looking at
the work of a well established artist, he would say mischievously, “Rather a good painting that. Had you thought
of taking it up professionally?” This was said with such a twinkle in his
eye that I’m sure no one was ever offended. I know I wasn’t when he said it to
me ..... many times.
had a distinguished career as a painter, after a very successful life in
education, culminating as Principal of the Froebel Institute at Roehampton and
as a founding Trustee of the American University in London. As an artist, Michael was largely self
taught, but writes that he was inspired by the artist John Blockley and the art
historian, Ernst Gombrich. He developed a very individual approach to
watercolour painting and was elected a member of the Royal Institute of
Painters in Watercolour, which meant a great deal to him. Talking about his
paintings Michael said, “I like to think
that the images I paint tell their own story for the viewer to unravel. Like
Gustav Klimt, I believe that anyone who wants to find out about me – as an
artist, which is all that is of interest, should look attentively at my
In the late 1990’s Michael met Mike and Rosemary
Lambert, who were just about to open a new gallery, The Marine House at
Beer. They exhibited his paintings and
formed a close working relationship with him and a firm friendship with Michael
and his wife Jill. He had a long series of successful exhibitions there,
establishing a large following of purchasers and friends. The gallery continues
to sell his paintings, prints, and books about his life and work. The most
recent, all published by Halsgrove, were “The Paintings of Michael Morgan RI”
(2004), “80 @ 80 - The Paintings of
Michael Morgan” (2008) and “The Road Less Travelled” (2012).
and Rosemary write,
of his death ends 17 years of close friendship which developed between Michael,
his wife Jill, and us. There are many good times to reflect on: his bemusement
on first meeting in 1997 and being invited to exhibit at the shortly to be
opened Marine House at Beer gallery in out of the way Beer; convivial lunches
in a little Japanese restaurant in Dorset; enlisting his expert guidance in
selecting the John Blockley prize at the RI; enjoying sharing his pride in his
wonderful garden; his frequent visits to the gallery so pleasurable for all the
staff; the exciting process of selecting and evaluating new paintings for his
solo shows; his introduction of new artists to the gallery. These are just a
few of the host of pleasurable events and time spent with Michael and Jill
which will always remain in our memory."
I can echo what Mike and Rosemary Lambert say
about his generosity towards other artists, including myself. He rejoiced as I
do in the success of others and gave unstintingly of his time and energy to
arts organisations. He was President of the Honiton Art Society, Patron of the
Doddiscombsleigh Art Show and a stalwart of our Academy. Throughout our
friendship together, we have enjoyed so many happy times, infused with humour
and purpose. I will always have a huge
affection for him, value the time we spent together and I, with his many
friends and colleagues, will miss him greatly.
DELAMORE ARTS PRESENTS A SOLO EXHIBITION BY RENOWNED LANDSCAPE AND SEASCAPE ARTIST ALAN KINGWELL
7 Nov 2013
Arts are supporting local landscape and seascape artist Alan Kingwell
in a solo exhibition to be held in the Royal Western Yacht Club in
Plymouth 28 - 30 November 2013. Allan is a well liked artist based in
Cornwall, who as well as painting teaches his techniques to small groups
and regularly publishes lessons on YouTube. Following his recovery
from prostate cancer Alan is pleased to be supporting the Chestnut
Appeal and will auction one of his paintings valued at £650 for the
charity. Sealed bids in excess of £450 are invited either during the
exhibition or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alan will be in residence
throughout the exhibition demonstrating his work. Hope to see you
ARTISTS SUBMISSIONS AND APPLICATIONS FOR MAY 2014 ARE NOW BEING WELCOMED
1 Sept 2013
artists are encouraged to apply for next years exhibition. The
application process is moderately painless and costs nothing other than a
little bit of time. Artists are asked to submit up to 5 images
of their work along with the title of each piece, approximate size,
media and sale room price. These can be either emailed, or sent by
snail mail, electronic images are preferred. It is appreciated that some
pieces may not be ready or otherwise may be sold before the exhibition,
so images submitted should be representative of your work (as much as
possible). Our emphasis is very much on fresh art, i.e new and unique
pieces that have not been seen before.
Artists are selected
by committee in October and subsequently invited to attend. There is
small entry fee and commission is charged on successful sales. For all
enquiries please contact David on 01752 837663 or email
Will Carr sets to work on his installation "Interactions"
Paul Vanstone sculpture for Delamore 2013: Olive Torso (marble)