The Vertical – (and the horizontal)

For August we welcome the return of Jacqueline Hopkins to ‘art in the furniture store’. She uses interesting watercolour techniques to create paintings involving lots of ‘verticals’. Her favourite subject is trees.

Please come to the preview party

Fri August 2nd 6.30 – 9.00pm

in our showrooms

live music, art, Pimms & wines, furniture, friends…

The exhibition will run to the end of August

Wow…so hot!…have just returned from 4 days at The CLA Game Fair at Ragley Hall…sweltering!! Our stand was much admired and I spoke to visitors from far and wide, before collapsing ‘horizontal’ on to the slightly hard floor of our marquee to sleep (badly) amidst the clatter of the showground. Nice neighbours ‘Country Attire’ fed and watered me and the lovely boys from ‘Arterial Moving’ (best carriers in the land!!) moved me in and speedily out on the Sunday evening, such that I was sipping a chilled glass of white wine with friends in Woodstock by 9.30!!

Multi Media Event – ‘Inspired by Music’

July 5th saw us staging our ‘live painting to music’ evening with Rod Craig, which was compared by one visitor from Essex to seeing Pink Floyd in the late 70’s……..does it for me! You can view a snippet by clicking here .


and last few days of his ‘Inspired by Music’ exhibition…some great work on show!

Painting Holiday

The morning after the live painting to music event, I jetted off to the South of France for a short break to do some painting myself with lovely Lorna at had a lovely relaxing time and managed some ‘free’ stuff towards the end of the week…might even frame a few!! Sampled lovely Kronenbourg Tequilla Beer …(anyone know if it’s available over here??) and some nice Gaillac wines…

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Well…much to do, so must get on. Trying to finish the programme for The Woodstock Live Music Festival – 20 bands on the Town Square over the August Bank Holiday weekend, Sat August 24th & Sun 25th. Should be good. Full details will be up shortly at

See you soon


PS Next month…fantastic dog pictures and portraits by Shirley Cherry –

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