Special Offer TODAY

I’ve spoken with lots of @hampshireopenstudios visitors about the benefits of working ing in parallel…so here’s a small #timelapse example. If you’d like to watch me paint why not bring a fruit or vegetable along today and I’ll make you a small picture in Watercolour (£20 Today ONLY!) #watercolor #watercolour @royaltensuk @moleskine #asparagus

Gladioli

I’ve been having fun painting, wiping,repainting these between visitors and heavy showers 🌧 the last two days…might wipe this too. The colours are better and I love the sprouting shapes but the florets are making me cross!
If you want to see a cross artist please head on over…. long! ☕️🚽Open today and until August 22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbe @theartacafemy @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @sundaytimeswatercolourwatercolourcompetition

First day of Hampshire Open Studios 2019! 😊

This picture says it all – probably my busiest Hampshire Open Studios days ever for me yesterday. This is my 6th year. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME. I was too busy hosting to paint!

The flowers were a bit dead yesterday, I wonder if I’ll get anywhere near finishing it today before they completely die, or whether I’ll be wiping the board as a failure. 🤞It’s a failure and I have lots more guests today 😊THIS YEAR I have the option to buy a PRINT of my work if the original out of range. They are pre order-able….so ask me more when you come! ☕️🚽August 18-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbe @theartacafemy @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @sundaytimeswatercolourwatercolourcompetition

Open!

And we’re off….

Please come along and see!

HAMPSHIRE OPEN STUDIOS 🎉☕️🚽August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbe @theartacafemy @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @sundaytimeswatercolourwatercolourcompetition

Greetings Cards!

Pleased that my cards for Open Studios arrived in a timely manner yesterday!! I have two watercolours, two Oils and two Inks….singly or in various mixed packs, to add to my previous cards. Looking forward to seeing friends for a PV later (🤫- I’ve made 🍰🧁) and also excited to be opening the door to EVERYONE tomorrow from 10am 😍🎨

August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk ☕️🚽🎨🖼#hampshireopenstudios2019 @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth #Scotland #isleofskye #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbe @theartacafemy @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @sundaytimeswatercolourwatercolourcompetition

Ink

#pintarrapido
This year I have prints available
Boats and HMS Warrior.

Portsmouth
Ink all the way up the hall!

All my ink work is in the hall this year for @hampshireopenstudios and I’ve got the banner and arrows all set to put out on Friday evening to help guide visitors in! Looking forward to sharing this year’s output with you all. I’ve only two things out that were done before last Hampshire Open Studios so lots of new things to see!

#fareham #hampshire #ink #openstudios #boats @phdockyard #HMSWarrior @sloanestanleychelsea #chelseafirestation @tebayservices @crownpaintportsmouth Hampshire Open Studios starts Saturday Please come along! ☕️🚽August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk

Finishing Touches in Ink

So this rolled ink in the video needed finishing off. I managed that today and it will now hang opposite these two other inks – all from my time in Portsmouth @aspexportsmouth earlier this year – during Hampshire Open Studios.
Hampshire Open Studios BEGINS next Saturday August 17th – Please come along and see all about it! ☕️🚽August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome #stilllife #asparagus #prawns @aspexportsmouth @stbarbemuseum @theartacademylondon @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk #thesundaytimeswatercolourcompetition @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth

Open Studio Corner.

placeholder://Here’s another corner of my open studio set up with unframed studies…Hampshire Open Studios is next Saturday – Please come along and see all about it! ☕️🚽August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome #stilllife #asparagus #prawns @aspexportsmouth @stbarbemuseum @theartacademylondon @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk #thesundaytimeswatercolourcompetition @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth

Spanish pics PV video…

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Here is the first in a series on HampshireOpenStudios PV videos – this bit with my Spanish pictures I am showing. Hanging is mostly hung …..today! VERY DODGY FILMING 😬 So here’s a recap from my last post….. One of the good things for me about Hampshire Open Studios, is the opportunity to take stock and see where I am and the things that have happened in the preceding year; both as events and as developments in my work. What mostly strikes me is how busy and well travelled I’ve been this year! Directly after last year’s Open Studios we went to Northern Spain ⛰🏖🥂(back there soon so watch this space..!), done battle with self portraits👩🏻‍🎨and the #zornpalette over the winter , been to Rome 😘, ‘residented’ at Aspex Gallery, Scotland 🥾🥾and the Isle of Skye🏔🏕, spent time with my friends in Lymington ⛵️and The Art Academy in London 🎨 (for two different things!), been a judge at Pintar Rapido in Chelsea 🙏 🐩🐕🐾, painted in Dorset with @britpleinair, been to Somerset and visited with @david_a_parfitt_ri 🖼, I’ve been to my first proper art fair in Newbury 🐎, walked, camped and painted in beautiful Arundel 🏰, and have an exhibition in the Mall Galleries to look forward to ….Ahhh!!! There are a few bits and bobs still to do – but I’m mostly ready. Hampshire Open Studios is next week!!!! starting week Saturday – Please come along and see all about it! ☕️🚽August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @aspexportsmouth @stbarbemuseum @theartacademylondon @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk #thesundaytimeswatercolourcompetition @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth @sarahbezeee

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Busy Bee! And Instagram link!!

https://www.instagram.com/p/B06h-3WnVxP/?igshid=ufj4ov1x9ued
It’s been a busy year! Almost as busy as this bee on my hollyhocks ! I put these pictures in my window today. Hanging is hung …..today! (video PV’s soon!)
One of the good things for me about Hampshire Open Studios, is the opportunity to take stock and see where I am and the things that have happened in the preceding year; both as events and as developments in my work. What mostly strikes me is how busy and well travelled I’ve been this year! Directly after last year’s Open Studios we went to Northern Spain ⛰🏖🥂(back there soon so watch this space..!), done battle with self portraits👩🏻‍🎨and the #zornpalette over the winter , been to Rome 😘, ‘residented’ in Aspex gallery, Scotland 🥾🥾and the Isle of Skye🏔🏕, spent time with my friends in my Lymington ⛵️and The Art Academy in London 🎨 (for two different things!), been a judge at Pintar Rapido in Chelsea 🙏 🐩🐕🐾, painted in Dorset with @britpleinair, been to Somerset and visited with @david_a_parfitt_ri 🖼, I’ve been to my first proper art fair in Newbury 🐎, walked, camped and painted in beautiful Arundel 🏰, and have an exhibition in the Mall Galleries to look forward to ….Ahhh!!! There are a few bits and bobs still to do – but I’m mostly ready. Hampshire Open Studios is next week!!!! starting week Saturday – Please come along and see all about it! ☕️🚽August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbemuseum @theartacademylondon @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @Aspexgallery #thesundaytimeswatercolourcompetition @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth

Sanding boards for Recycling.

Feeling a little intrigued by some of my post sanded boards. I’m finding a few of them visually interesting whilst at the same time an alarm in my head has gone off …very loudly… lest I should turn into one of those faux ‘Turneresque’ type painters who sand things down and splatter paint to “get a nice effect” ❌❗️🔊 Anyway….have repainted the first coat of gesso on the other 50 boards after a sanding epic last evening!

Cull!

A necessary sort out….for Hampshire Open Studios….for space….for peace of mind….and for boards to recycle to take to Northern Spain in 3 weeks time! I’m doing Hampshire Open Studios first though in two weeks 😬Please come along! August 17-22nd. ☕️🍪10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 #imhavingaclearout #hampshire #painting #watercolour #ink #drawing

Asparagus Time Lapse

Time for a #timelapse Still wet as you can see! We (my students and myself) made small watercolour studies on Saturday @theartacademylondon – Asparagus is a particularly good subject matter where the wetness of the Watercolour can be exploited to carry the colour variations of the paint up the stems. Remember guys “the clue’s in the name – ‘watercolour’! ” My photography needs some refinement…seems to be mostly inverted but you get the idea. Really liking the change in my paint brand, I can see a big difference in the pigment quality; so a big thanks to Royal Talens for this travel set. #watercolour #watercolor @royaltalensuk @royaltalens @moleskine #Asparagus #stilllife #observationalart ##rembrandtwatercolor #rembrandtwatercolour

*I’m doing Hampshire Open Studios very soon. Please come along! August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019

Beetroot – no tops!

I had to screw the tops off the beetroot today as it had gone a bit floppy! Tried working in #watercolour and #oilpaint at the same time but wiped the oil in the end. Needless to say – a wet rainy day outside🌧

New watercolours.

Been playing with some new Watercolour the last few days between making coffee for external decorators!….anyway they are rather nice! The watercolours that is….decorators very well behaved! #watercolor #watercolour #beetroot #peonies #pomegranate @royaltalensuk #observationalart #stilllife

Recent sketches.

No 1 and video – A quick sketch while the van gets its MOT in Port Solent Marina! And another speedy one from the Isle of Wight on Saturday before attending a D Day 75th memorial event linked to Shanklin. No 2. This is the beach and cliff at Shanklin. Met some amazing 90+ aged veterans too!

Newbury Private View

So it’s finally here! Newbury Art Fair and the PV held this evening! Heaps of gratitude to all who travelled especially to see me 🙏 and lovely to meet other fair visitors too. Thank you new collectors ❤️ So looking forward to tomorrow and Sunday….😍 I’m rather tired after a long set up day and PV….beauty sleep required now before my Ink demo tomorrow afternoon ✒️💕 1-2pm @contemporaryartfairs @princestrust

Boarhunt in the Sun.

Second and then first of my time out in the sun yesterday. I’d like to do this again and bigger so there would be more tree, more field stripes and more scaffolding! #pleinair @britpleinair #observationalart #trees #Spring #scaffolding @clipscaffoldingsouthern #Hampshire #Fareham #Boarhunt – that’s a place!

5 minute sketch.

#coffeebreak sketch….happier with this 5 minute effort than yesterday’s longer things….it’s funny like that sometimes. The chalk looked quite golden in the Spring sun today. #springiscoming #coffeeshop #cafe @seawhiteofbrighton #Portsmouth @trafalgarwharfgroup @thebeachhutcafe

#Portchester watercolour #sketchbooks

Small dog 2!

So as to be completely fair and protect myself from any family accusations of favouritism- Another small dog sleeping on a rug….by the fire of course!! Fluffiest dog in the uk! #workingfromlife #zornpalette #workonpaper #saunderswaterford #watercolor #watercolour @st_cuthberts_mill @winsorandnewton #jackrussellterrier #afganrugs #rug

Sleeping dog on a rug.

Small dog sleeping on a rug….by the fire of course!! Well it is rather cold today for dogs and people. #workingfromlife #zornpalette #workonpaper #saunderswaterford #watercolor #watercolour @st_cuthberts_mill @winsorandnewton #jackrussellterrier #afganrugs #rug

Review!

Having a review! I knew that self portraiture had captured my interest – but seeing most of my efforts laid out in the hall – all 29 of them – is really a bit alarming!! And scary. Good to focus on one thing for a while though. #ink #watercolour #watercolor #saunderswaterford #mirrorselfie #selfportrait #workonpaper #profilepictures #profile #oilpainting #workingfromlife #portrait #drawing #zornpalette @st_cuthberts_mill @winsorandnewton

Ink and paper.

Apologies if I’m failing to surprise you…it’s ink again today! 😬#workonpaper #saunderswaterford #profilepictures #mirrorselfie #selfportrait #ink #portrait @st_cuthberts_mill @winsorandnewton

Ink Self Portrait

#WIP The bones of this one are in place…of course I managed to drip …so I’ll need a solution in that area (no prizes for spotting them!) but the daylight is fading here so that can wait until next time. #ink #watercolor #saunderswaterford #watercolour #selfportrait #profile #mirror #mirrorselfie @st_cuthberts_mill

Newsletter and Teaching Dates 2019!

PHEW! Christmas Newsletter has launched! IF YOU’D LIKE A NEWSLETTER and didn’t get one DM me! It contains the details of my first lot of 2019 teaching “I’ve really enjoyed my watercolour this year…from speeding through the dramatic Spanish scenery to visit Portugal ….to dramatic Hampshire Autumn colours…..to countryside commission surprises…

Why not brush up your watercolour, or your drawing or painting… by joining me in a workshop or two?

I’ll be teaching at the studio, in Lymington and after Easter I’ll be back in London at The Art Academy….so plenty of choice…see my website for full information on the Teaching pages! http://www.kimwhitby.com #watercolour #ink #sketchbook #painting #pleinair @briteinair #artworkshops #Hampshire #Spain @stbarbemuseum @theartacademylondon @skyartsartistoftheyear @hantsculture @davidwatson.uk @moleskine @st_cuthberts_mill

Thank you and Teaching News!

THANK YOU and TEACHING – A belated thank you for all who came to my Winter Open Studio…with a colourful #WIP to cheer us all up on a very dull day here in Hampshire! – a reworking of an autumnal trip to Stanstead Park. I had SO MANY requests for TEACHING over the open weekend – so I will be putting more teaching on my last News Letter of the year. Cross your fingers we can find mutually acceptable timings 🤞If you’d like to receive a News Letter and are not registered please message me with your email and I will add you personally ….you can do this via any contact page on my website. http://www.kimwhitby.com and THANK YOU again for popping over! #watercolour #sketchbook @moleskine @britpleinair #pleinair #workinprogress

Self portrait #6

Today’s #WIP #workinprogress – Less glum? Open Studio final day Sunday 2nd December …informal ‘Works In Progress’ Open Studio 🎨….lots to show and share from the Autumn…find out about my newest work…seasonal shopping opportunity🎄…and a chance to find out about my exciting plans for 2019!….and have a coffee☕️! ….Thank you to today’s visitors! #HampshireOpenStudio #Hampshire #OpenStudio #pleinair @britpleinair

#details #allaprima #face #eye #chin #neck #workingfromlife

#oilpainting #selfportrait #portrait #observationalart #artoninstagram @skyartsartistoftheyear @hantsculture

Wet and Windy #WIP Open Studio!

Well it’s rather grim here today…rain and wind…but if you are brave enough to venture out, it’s cosy here at my Open Studio! And the kettle is on! See you later!

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL…Open Studio 1st and 2nd December 10-5pm

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL! – Open Studio 1st and 2nd December …I’ve been really enjoying the paint with my recent self portraits but I’ve been working without my glasses (as I would generally outside) so it’s interesting for me to now zoom in close and see how the paint is sitting. Fancy a close up look too? Head over this weekend 10-5pm to a very informal ‘Works In Progress’ Open Studio 🎨….lots to show and share from the Autumn…find out about my newest work…seasonal shopping opportunity🎄…and a chance to find out about my exciting plans for 2019!….and have a coffee☕️! ….What’s not to like? #HampshireOpenStudio #Hampshire #OpenStudio #pleinair @britpleinair
#details #allaprima #face #eye #chin #neck #workingfromlife
#oilpainting #selfportrait #portrait #observationalart #artoninstagram

Eucalyptus trees and rocks.

Reworking and enlarging this from September in Spain. Thinking about brightening the paint and working more gesturally …..“The great outcrop of rocks on this amazing #surfersbeach – from the other direction … simple yet complex colours…and hazy spray afternoon light with the typical and tall eucalyptus tree shapes on the shore. Interesting to paint the sand markings of footprints and pitch lines.”

#asturias #sanvicentedelabarquera #oil #pleinair @britpleinair #oilpainting #allaprima #Spain #beach #rocks #marine @Jacksons_art @WinsorAndNewton #galifornia

Winter Open Studio #WIP Works in Progress 2018

This time next week I shall be setting up for a very informal ‘Works In Progress’ Open Studio Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December 10-5pm 🎨….lots to show and share from the Autumn…find out about my newest work…seasonal shopping opportunity🎄…and a chance to find out about my exciting plans for 2019!….and have a coffee☕️! ….What’s not to like? If you can’t make that some of my work from Jane Austen’s House Museum and Hampshire Cultural Trust will be in Winchester Museum from December 5th (more on that another time)…..or contact me for a PV at my studio another time if you can’t make the weekend 🙏 Hope to see you soon!

#Spain #galicia #asturias #galifornia #pleinair @briteinair #Hampshire #fareham @skyartsartistoftheyear #sketchbooks #inktober #wninktober @moleskine @hantsculture @janeaustenshousemuseum

#SketchesAndSips

Please remember to PREBOOK your place. #SketchesAndSips 7-9pm-ish for next Friday 26th October !! and last Fridays of the month.

Just for fun – teaching and advice on an individual basis IF WANTED – or come along and draw with other artists. Bring your own sketchbook. EMAIL kiminthecloud@me.com TO BOOK or ask questions. Central Fareham. Bus stop X4 and 3 right outside the door or walk to Fareham station. £15 per session.

#sketchbook #sketching #drawing #art #artist #Fareham #Hampshire #landscapeartistoftheyear #hampshireopenstudios

Sun on the Spanish Mountains.

Sun on the mountains in today’s effort with watercolour from my Spanish travel sketchbook…painted on the move. #Spain #Galicia #watercolour #sketchbook #galifornia #mountains @moleskine @st_cuthberts_mill @winsorandnewton

Autumn colour and field shapes.

Out with my sketchbook this afternoon. I know it’s supposed to be ink…but the squeeze of sun under the clouds and Autumn colours got the better of my intentions. #ink #inctober2018 #wninktober #inktober #watercolour @moleskine @winsorandnewton #Fareham #Hampshire #Autumn

#SketchesAndSips Friday!!!

Please remember to prebook your place. #SketchesAndSips 7-9pm-ish this Friday!! and last Fridays of the month.

Just for fun – teaching and advice on an individual basis IF WANTED – or come along and draw with other artists. Bring your own sketchbook. Email kiminthecloud@me.com to book or ask questions. Central Fareham. Bus stop X4 and 3 right outside the door or walk to Fareham station. £15 per session.

#sketchbook #sketching #drawing #art #artist #Fareham #Hampshire #landscapeartistoftheyear #hampshireopenstudios

Fabulous Art Materials for my Adventure!

Anyone joining me on my trip? I’ve spent the last couple of days packing up for an adventure. About 4 years ago I made my first wet painting carrier from a design shared by the great #pleinair artist I follow @marc_dalessio and I have just repeated the plan (slightly adapted) in a larger scale. I attended a fabulous course by him in 2016 at #TheWelshAcademyArt. I also had a lovely delivery from @jacksons_art to go with my @moleskine sketchbooks and favourite @winsorandnewton #drawingink and #oilpaint . I will be trying out some @jacksons_art #linenboards , #watercolours and @rosemarybrushes for the first time. I am taking the same @seawhiteofbrighton sketchbook that my #royalsocietyofmarineartists entry came from! (So excited to be heading to @mallgalleries later in the Autumn …..I’m very random in how my sketchbooks get filled up!) really looking forward to getting off later today. Who’s coming too?

Different day…

A very different day here…no visitors…no excuse to eat cake!….as I have been updating my website following on from Hampshire Open Studios. However I realised too that I’ve never blogged this …and it’s much less fattening!

I have fresh work available and news about my teaching which is booking fast so DON’T DELAY! kimwhitby.com @st_barbe.org.uk

I’m looking forward to a campervan adventure starting Friday and then new teaching, with #SketchesAndSips starting last Fridays of the month! 7-9pm See my teaching page for details kimwhitby.com

#teaching #watercolour #ink #teaching #sketchbook #flowers #Hampshire #artclasses #artcourse #welshcakes #artteacher #hampshireopenstudios

Goodbye and Thank you Hampshire Open Studios 2018….see you in St Barbe?

And so it’s time to turn off the lovely “Georgian- ish blue glass” daylight bulbs, take down the ribbons and call time on #hampshireopenstudios 2018!

An exhausting week for me as I had so many truly interesting – and well informed – visitors to keep me on my toes. A real pleasure to talk with you all and welcome you into my space. Thank you for taking the time to to come and see my work. 🙏

I look forward to renewing my acquaintance with you all in November!

In the few quiet moments during the event I have had a chance to explore sharing my work (with those who couldn’t make it in person) in a virtual way; online and in #timelapse . The time lapses have proved popular – so here is a short clip from a real time video. Which do you prefer?

BOOKING NOW – at St Barbe Gallery and Museum in Lymington (New Forest) for my 5 week Watercolour and Ink course which starts in mid Sept. DON’T MISS OUT! Kim Whitby BEd Hons MA

https://stbarbe-museum.org.uk

Also give me 2 or 3 days and my teaching at home will be online – I am especially looking forward to #SketchesAndSips last Fridays of the month!

#teaching #watercolour #ink #teaching #sketchbook #flowers #Hampshire #artclasses #artcourse #artteacher

Sunset on West Street in Fareham

“Looking up Fareham West Street in the Evening Light” (oil on board, 20x20cms)- what a beautiful Summer we have had! – remember I am open until 9pm tomorrow 🍾🥂 so why not plan ahead and make a night of it? Fareham has several great independent, quality restaurants just a few hundred meters from my door. Antonio’s, Lauros, Villa Romana, Truffles.

http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #Fareham

I’m open August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙! 11-13 East Street, PO16 0BW

Really hope you can pop by!

☕️🖼🖼🖼🖼🖼👩🏻‍🎨🎨🚽🙏

http://www.kimwhitby.com

#ink #painting #allaprima #sunset #landscapeartistoftheyear #oilpainting #pleinair @britpleinair

Open Studios is Open!

A warm welcome an invitation to my Open Studio starting now! I am part of #hampshireopenstudios for the 4th year since my MA; it’s a FREE county wide annual event so please tell all your friends. Come and meet me – maybe see me work or any of the other 249!!!! artists taking part at

http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #Fareham

I’m open August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙! 11-13 East Street, PO16 0BW

Really hope you can pop by!

☕️🖼🖼🖼🖼🖼👩🏻‍🎨🎨🚽🙏

http://www.kimwhitby.com

Can hardly believe this is really part my life!

Can you believe it? Pinch me please…..It really struck me yesterday as I updated my bio etc, ready for Open Studios, how amazing it is to work in the same building as these fabulous artists …let alone appear as a fellow tutor! Thank you @ArtAcademy and especially #taishanscheirenberg

#painting #watercolour #ink #Fareham #teachingart #teaching #London #arttutor #BoroughMarket http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #Fareham

I’m open August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙! 11-13 East Street, Fareham

Over the M27 #Fareham #Hampshire

Over the M27 on the footpath and very soon you are in beautiful rural #Hampshire. I was after the downwards facing fan of stubble in the far field, and the upwards facing fan of nettle plants…..but this is how it came out.

Tried out my new @CassArt titanium white too…seems v good!

Want to see it for real? –

http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #Fareham August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙?

#Fareham #pleinair #oilpaint #artoninstagram @britpleinair @place_to_paint

#HOS18 #folio #worksonpaper #ink #watercolour

A flick through my folio which is now ready for #hampshireopenstudios #pleinair #ink #sunlight #Fareham @britpleinair #artoninstagram @place_to_paint Why not come along to see it ??? during http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #Fareham August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙?

#framing #sunflowers #hampshireopenstudios #oilpainting #allaprima

Framing today …I wasn’t sure about this one but now it’s framed there are bits I see much clearer. Why not come along to see it ??? during http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #Fareham August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙? #sunflowers #hampshireopenstudios #oilpainting #allaprima #artoninstagram

#viaduct #pleinair #ink #sunlight #Fareham @britpleinair #artoninstagram @place_to_paint www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #Fareham August

Getting excited ….and preparing….to show my new local work during #hampshireopenstudios I love the architecture and structural shape of the viaduct #pleinair #ink #sunlight #Fareham @britpleinair #artoninstagram @place_to_paint

http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #Fareham August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙!

55x75cm ink on paper @St_Cuthberts_Mill Saunders Waterford paper

#crops #barley #pleinair #oilpaint #allaprima #sunlight #Fareham @britpleinair #artoninstagram @place_to_paint

Returned yesterday to the colours in the #sun on the #crops #barley – not sure about this one ….would like to go back before they are cut #pleinair #oilpaint #allaprima #sunlight #Fareham @britpleinair #artoninstagram @place_to_paint

#hampshireopenstudios #Fareham August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙!

Hot hot hot ….again here today. Amazing colours in the #sun on the #crops. #pleinair #oilpaint #allaprima #sunlight #Fareham @britpleinair

Hot hot hot ….again here today. Amazing colours in the #sun on the #crops. #pleinair #oilpaint #allaprima #sunlight #Fareham @britpleinair

#hampshireopenstudios #Fareham August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙!

Working from life #pleinair #oilpaint #cornflowers #markmaking #allaprima #sunlight #Fareham @britpleinair

Working from life trying to capture accurately the essence of shapes, colours and tones; I have lately been rather taken with some flowering pot plants at home. Here are our cornflowers in pots at the sunny front of our house. #pleinair #oilpaint #cornflowers #allaprima #markmaking #sunlight #Fareham @britpleinair #artoninstagram

Yesterday I hung the #bunting for #hampshireopenstudios for the first time. August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙!

@cobandpen #Wallington #Fareham #cottages tall #chimneys. @britpleinair #pleinair #oilpaint #artoninstagram #pub #allaprima

And here is the result of #MyStory this am the @cobandpen #Wallington #Fareham where there is also a striking row of #cottages with great tall #chimneys. @britpleinair #pleinair #oilpaint #artoninstagram #pub #allaprima

Really difficult to get an on-site photo of this as I was working into the #sun. #trees #cricket-pitch #Fareham

Really difficult to get an on-site photo of this as I was working into the #sun. #trees #cricket-pitch #Fareham #oilpaint #pleinair @britpleinair #Farehamcreek #Hampshire #artoninstagram

#KyffinWilliamsDrawingPrize #landscapeartistoftheyear @SkyArts @WE_EnPleinAir

Delighted to receive this photo from a Landscape Artist of the Year viewer today- a photo of my two exhibition pieces in the Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize Exhibition 2018. If you can’t get to Oriel Ynys Môn on Anglesey, maybe you can get to Windsor Castle, where En Plein Air takes place on Saturday? My first time there. Come and say hi!

@britpleinair #pleinair #artoninstagram #Bath #TheCircusBath #Fareham #UpperCreekFareham #Hampshire #LondonPlaneTree #boat #WindsorCastle #castle

More #ink on #SaundersWaterford from @StCuthbertsMill in #Fareham. #viaduct #Hampshire #bridge #arch #georgianarchiteture @TarmacLtd #TrafalgarYatchServices #pleinair @britpleinair

More #ink on #SaundersWaterford from @StCuthbertsMill in #Fareham. #viaduct #Hampshire #bridge #arch #georgianarchiteture @TarmacLtd #TrafalgarYatchServices #pleinair @britpleinair

Teeny weeny 10x15cm #twilight #night #oilpainting of the viaduct in #Fareham #Hampshire with #CamsHall lit up from last evening.

#nocturne

Small detail of Teeny weeny 10x15cm #twilight #night #oilpainting of the viaduct in #Fareham #Hampshire with #CamsHall lit up from last evening.

PV @orielynysmon this evening for the #kyffinwilliams #drawingprize2018

Sadly I am unable to make the PV @orielynysmon this evening for the #kyffinwilliams #drawingprize2018 and see these two pieces by me on the wall. Good luck fellow exhibitors! #drawing #ink #Bath #thecircusbath #Fareham #boats #LondonPlaneTree

Thank you @CASSART and @SkyArts #landscapeartistoftheyear #pleinair #watercolour #Greece #Athens recent trip.

A lovely reminder and mention at the start and end of this article on my Cass Art email yesterday. Thank you @CASSART and @SkyArts #landscapeartistoftheyear #Athens #Parthenon #Agora #Pnyx #nocturne @HantsOpenStudios

https://www.cassart.co.uk/blog/art_on_the_go_travel_tips_techniques.htm

Three things that start with F and none of them are #football … #flowers and #flags in #Fareham at #TheGoldenLion #pub #publichouse early this morning #HighStreet #Hampshire #plienair #britpleinair #allaprima #oilpaint #art #townscape #artist

#detail

#detail

Three things that start with F and none of them are #football … #flowers and #flags in #Fareham at the #GoldenLion #pub #publichouse early this morning #HighStreet #Hampshire #plienair #britpleinair #allaprima #oilpaint #art #townscape #artist

It’s time to start getting geared up for @hampshireopenstudios @hantsopenstudios #HampshireOpenStudios #HOS18 #Hampshire #Fareham

It’s time to start getting geared up for @hampshireopenstudios @hantsopenstudios #HampshireOpenStudios #HOS18 #Hampshire #Fareham

I’ve #free brochures available in East Street if you are passing please help yourself. Look forward to seeing you in #August #art #artist #gallery #artwork #FreeEvent 🎨

I will be open 20-26th August 10-5pm 🌞 except Thursday 23rd when I’m opening 11-9pm🌙 Now I must get out shopping for 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈as they attracted most visitors last year! #balloons

Too hot #30degrees to do much but sit in the shade and look at the #lavender #Fareham #pleinair #britpleinair #Hampshire #oilpaint #oil #garden #sunlightandshadow

Too hot #30degrees to do much but sit in the shade and look at the #lavender

#Fareham #pleinair #britpleinair #Hampshire #oilpaint #oil #garden #sunlightandshadow

If you fancy working outside too join me on July 16th (a few places left maybe??😬) www.stbarbe-museum.org.uk

En plein air drawing and painting group with Kim Whitby

Using St Barbe as a base, Kim Whitby will take you out and about in Lymington to draw or paint in the open air. Participants will work on individual projects with tutor guidance and are to bring their own easels and sketching materials.

Price: £35 per session. Limited places available

(with 1 hour break for lunch – not included)

To book please call 01590 676969

#pleinair #StBarbeMuseumAndArtGallery 16th July outdoor drawing and painting course. #Lymington #NewForest

Out and about earlier today.

If you fancy joining me, or like the idea of working outdoors but have never tried? Maybe you’d like to work outside in s Grouo?Or would like to meet some new arty friends I am running a day at

http://www.stbarbe-museum.org.uk/ on 16th July and we have a couple of spaces left! Book now!

#Fareham #pleinair #britpleinair #Hampshire #barn #farm #sunlightandshadow

www.stbarbe-museum.org.uk

En plein air drawing and painting group with Kim Whitby

Using St Barbe as a base, Kim Whitby will take you out and about in Lymington to draw or paint in the open air. Participants will work on individual projects with tutor guidance and are to bring their own easels and sketching materials.

Price: £35 per session. Limited places available

(with 1 hour break for lunch – not included)

To book please call 01590 676969

#reworking and #enlarging my #watercolour #pleinair from #@MottisfontNT #NationalTrust #Hampshire

Reworking and enlarging my #watercolour #pleinair from #@MottisfontNT #NationalTrust #Hampshire that I wasn’t very happy with back in #Fareham

Today’s studio was outdoors too and our eldest captured me from the bedroom above!

#watercolour #details from some #secret #surprise #newart #commissions #Hampshire

Having some fun with lovely #watercolour Here are #details from some #secret #surprise #newart #commissions made this week in #Hampshire. Sorry I can’t post the whole of the pictures #Sshh!

#dog #drawing #sketches #ink and #pencil of my #jackrussel studio assistants

#dog #drawing #sketches #ink and #pencil of my #jackrussel studio assistants or should that be #models ? I did quite a few recently but these are the ones suitable for a square crop on Instagram.

#watercolour #sketching #peony #flowers #blooms

#watercolour #sketching #peony #flowers #blooms I bought some marked down peonies in #Tesco again this year….it must be #Summer. These are pale and #scented but I’m looking forward to the lipstick pink ones hitting the shops as they have fabulous centres; I painted them last year.

#ink #watercolour #journal #sketchbook @SeawhiteLtd

I had a lovely #gift and surprise from @seawhiteofbrighton @seawhiteshowroom over Christmas- some Watercolour journals! I had the great pleasure to trial one earlier in 2017 with both #ink and #watercolour #excellent #performance and am heading to #France to try them next week! So following an unexpected, unplanned and unwelcome break to my artwork, in late 2017…..here goes for posts in 2018….with best wishes to all ❤️

#OpenStudio #today December 2nd and 3rd 10-5pm East Street #Fareham #OriginalArt #UniqueGifts #handmade

The balloons did the trick and bought in so many passerby that I am opening my studio again this weekend December 2nd and 3rd 10-5pm 11-13 East Street Fareham #ink #watercolour #OilPaint #sketchbooks #Handmade #OriginalGifts #cards #gifts #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth Gifts for all budgets, all unique and handmade 🎨#landscapeartistoftheyear

Why not head over to my #OpenStudio #Fareham Just past Soothills Bakery. All welcome to browse and chat!kimwhitby.com

#OpenStudio December 2nd and 3rd 10-5pm East Street #Fareham #OriginalArt #UniqueGifts #handmade

Well these balloons 🎈🎈🎈did the trick and bought in so many ‘passerbys’ that I am opening my studio 🎨 again this weekend December 2nd and 3rd 10-5pm 11-13 East Street Fareham #ink #watercolour #OilPaint #sketchbooks #Handmade #OriginalGifts #cards #gifts #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth Gifts for all budgets, all unique and handmade 🎨#landscapeartistoftheyear

Why not head over to my #OpenStudio #Fareham Just past Soothills Bakery. All welcome to browse and chat! #Hampshire #Portsmouth kimwhitby.com

Amazingly busy #artist #OpenStudio #today -5pm Here are the best sellers – Please contact me to also order them! or NEW EXTRA DATES NEXT WEEKEND DEC 2ND + 3RD #Handmade #OriginalGifts #cards #gifts #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth

Amazingly busy #artist #OpenStudio #today -5pm Here are the best sellers – Please contact me to also order them! or NEW EXTRA DATES NEXT WEEKEND DEC 2ND + 3RD #ink #watercolour #OilPaint #sketchbooks #Handmade #OriginalGifts #cards #gifts #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear

Why not head over to my #OpenStudio Sunday 26th in #Fareham 11-13 East St. Just past Soothills Bakery. All welcome to browse and chat ! kimwhitby.com

Thank you to all my visitors today so far ❤️

All ready to go #artist #OpenStudio #ink #watercolour #OilPaint #sketchbooks #Handmade #OriginalGifts #cards #gifts #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear

All ready to go #artist #OpenStudio #ink #watercolour #OilPaint #sketchbooks #Handmade #OriginalGifts #cards #gifts #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear

Why not head over to my #OpenStudio today 10-5pm Saturday November 25th and tomorrow Sunday 26th in #Fareham 11-13 East St. Just past Soothills Bakery. All welcome to browse and chat ! kimwhitby.com

Here’s a little online #PV #ink #watercolour #OilPaint for my #artist #OpenStudio #Handmade #OriginalGifts #cards #gifts #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear

Here’s a little online #PV #ink #watercolour #OilPaint for my #artist #OpenStudio #Handmade #OriginalGifts #cards #gifts #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear

Why not head over to my #OpenStudio November 25th and 26th in #Fareham TOMORROW!!! Really hope some of you can make it; I’ve been busy getting ready for you! All welcome! kimwhitby.com

11/13 East Street…just past Soothills Bakery

Revealing my #unique new printed #gifts #GiftsForGuys #ArtistGifts that will be available first at my #OpenStudio #Handmade #OriginalGifts #cards #gifts #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear

Revealing my #unique new printed #gifts #GiftsForGuys #ArtistGifts that will be available first at my #OpenStudio #Handmade #OriginalGifts #cards #gifts #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear

Why not head over to my #OpenStudio November 25th and 26th in #Fareham ITS THIS WEEKEND!!! Really hope some of you can make it. All welcome! kimwhitby.com

A Facebook reminder that this went out a year ago….such a hot day in #Margate #OpenStudio #Fareham #Hampshire

Open Studio this weekend in #Fareham see kimwhitby.com for info xx

#Finished #watercolour #Pomegranate #Fareham #OpenStudio #Hampshire

I think it’s #finished #CouldntResist

#watercolour #pomegranate but should be preparing for my #OpenStudio #cards #gifts #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear

Why not head over to my #OpenStudio November 25th and 26th in #Fareham and see the final results? All welcome! kimwhitby.com

#watercolour #Fareham #OpenStudio #colour #red #Hampshire #pomegranate

#CouldntResist

#watercolour #pomegranate but should be preparing for my #OpenStudio #cards #gifts #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear

Why not head over to my #OpenStudio November 25th and 26th in #Fareham and see the final results? All welcome!kimwhitby.com

First proofs of my #GreetingsCards as I prepare for my #OpenStudio #gift #LimitedEdition #LimitedEditionPrint #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear#printing #lino #tone #pattern

First proofs of my #GreetingsCards as I prepare for my #OpenStudio #gift #LimitedEdition #LimitedEditionPrint #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear #printing #lino #tone #pattern

Why not head over to my #OpenStudio November 25th and 26th in #Fareham and see the final results? All welcome! kimwhitby.com

Out #sketching #drawing #ink #Fareham # Hampshire #markmaking #tone #pattern

Out #sketching #drawing #ink #Fareham # Hampshire #markmaking #tone #pattern

Why not head over to my #OpenStudio November 25th and 26th in #Fareham and see the results? All welcome!

#HappyBirthday #Snowdonia #mountain #GlyderFawr #cantilever #rocks #Eryri #YrWyddfa #Wales #BritPleinAir other #watercolour #gifts #OpenStudio #Fareham #Hampshire

#HappyBirthday to the recipient of this #Snowdonia #mountain #GlyderFawr #cantilever #rocks #Eryri #YrWyddfa #Wales #BritPleinAir other #watercolour #gifts at my #OpenStudio #Fareham #Hampshire 25th and 26th November 10-5pm see kimwhitby.com for details.

On the easel #pomegranate #WIP #StillLife #Oil on #linen #OilPaint #Red #Gold #Copper #flyer for my #OpenStudio #Fareham #Hampshire #details


On the easel #pomegranate #WIP #StillLife #Oil on #linen #OilPaint #Red #Gold #Copper and the #flyer for my #OpenStudio #Fareham #Hampshire 25th and 26th November 10-5pm see kimwhitby.com for details. And #details from recent pictures I might use for something….

Another #pomegranate #StillLife #Oil on #linen #OilPaint #Red #Gold #Copper #show #OpenStudio #Fareham  #BigBrush 

Pomegranate, oil on linen, ©️KW 2017
Another #pomegranate #StillLife #Oil on #linen #OilPaint #Red #Gold #Copper which will be on #show at my #OpenStudio #Fareham 25th and 26th November see kimwhitby.com for details. It’s a little larger than my more recent oils #BigBrush and a little larger than life size too. 

#pomegranate #StillLife #Oil #linen #OilPaint #Red #Gold #Copper #OpenStudio #Fareham #BigBrush 

Pomegranates and Copper Dish 41×30.5 Oil on Linen, POA
A #pomegranate #StillLife #Oil on #linen #OilPaint #Red #Gold #Copper 41×35.5cms which will be on #show at my #OpenStudio #Fareham 25th and 26th November see kimwhitby.com for details. It’s a little larger than my more recent oils #BigBrush 

#ink @pintarrapido #SaatchiGallery piece on the #wall @lanewaycoffeeleeonthesolent #LeeOnTheSolent #Hampshire #Gosport #yesterday 


Lovely to see my #ink @pintarrapido #SaatchiGallery piece on the #wall @lanewaycoffeeleeonthesolent #LeeOnTheSolent #Hampshire #Gosport #yesterday alongside its sister artwork #LanewayCafe #commission.

Also made time for lovely #coffee but held back on #delicious #cake 😇

Thanks for collecting #original #artwork and supporting an artist ❤️

#OpenStudio 25th and 26th November. See website for details kimwhitby.com

 #farewell to this #Fareham #ink #Hampshire #Viaduct which along with my #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear #WhiteParkBay is #sold 

And it’s also #farewell to this #Fareham #ink #Hampshire #Viaduct 55x150cms which along with my #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear piece #WhiteParkBay #Ireland #coast #beach #watercolour which is a smaller version of my final #commission work on @landscape_artist_of_the_year in 2016, has gone to a new home. Especially sad to see this one go…#markmaking #tone #pattern…..thank you and enjoy!I updated my website yesterday – new things big and small on my for sale page 🎨 🖼 🎁 🎄?

Or head over to my #OpenStudio November 25th and 26th in #Fareham #Hampshire. All welcome!

#pomegranates #watercolour #pomegranate #Fareham #windowsill #Autumn #drawing #shadows 

I have been recently looking at #pomegranates #watercolour #pomegranate #Fareham #windowsill #Autumn #drawing I find the multiple #shadows interesting …and the spiky shadows from the flower end of the #fruit

#VeryWindy #UpperQuay #CricketPitch looking into the #sun #drawing #ink #Fareham #Hampshire #sketching #trees #PleinAir #FarehamCreek I’ve been itching to paint these trees!

#VeryWindy #UpperQuay #CricketPitch looking into the #sun #drawing #ink #Fareham #Hampshire #sketching #trees #PleinAir #FarehamCreek I’ve been itching to paint these trees – I love the way they are framed with a halo of remaining leaves. Only time for a sketch in ink today….whilst battling with the unhelpful wind!

Today in #Fareham #Autumn @rnrmcharity #pleinair #britpleinair #watercolour #sketchbook @royalmarines @royalnavy #fundraising #weightlifting 

Today in #Fareham #Autumn @rnrmcharity #pleinair #britpleinair #watercolour #sketchbook @royalmarines @royalnavy #fundraising #weightlifting I am willing to donate this to the cause if someone contacts the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and gives them a decent donation and they let me know ???

It’s been #StillLife #watercolour and #oilpaint here this week with plenty of #’s to add…#welshcakes @TanYCastell1 #honey #jam #BaraMenyn #Wales #bread #butter @LeCreusetUK @BurleighPottery #England

It’s been #StillLife #watercolour and #oilpaint here this week with plenty of #’s to add…#welshcakes @TanYCastell1 #honey #jam #BaraMenyn #bread #butter @LeCreuset @burleighpottery Inspired by great artists @Adam_Ralston and @MichaelW450 😉

#ink #drawing #GlyderFach #GlyderFawr #Tryfan #Eryri #YrWyddfa #BritPleinAir #watercolour #Wales @moleskine #SaundersWaterford @StCuthbertsMill


Thank you to #FairOakArtAndCraftSociety for inviting me to #demonstrate on Wednesday evening using #ink I used my #sketchbook #drawings from my recent trip to #Snowdonia and walk up the #mountain routes of #GlyderFach #GlyderFawr #Tryfan #Eryri #YrWyddfa #BritPleinAir #watercolour #Wales and used my favourite #HPpaper #SaundersWaterford @StCuthbertsMill from my favourite #sketchbooks @moleskine

#ItsAWrap #Cheers 🥂@hampshire_open_studios in #Fareham 2017 #OpenStudio 25th and 26th November! #DateForYourDiary 👍


#ItsAWrap #Cheers 🥂@hampshire_open_studios in #Fareham 2017. Thanks to all who bought and supported an artist and visited 😍. Great to meet you all and also many of our new neighbours! Already looking forward to my Winter #OpenStudio 25th and 26th November! #DateForYourDiary 👍

Good morning all! Another day of @hampshire_open_studios in #Fareham Many thanks to visitors yesterday and of course buyers especially 😍

Good morning all! Another day of @hampshire_open_studios in #Fareham Many thanks to visitors yesterday and of course buyers especially 😍. So sorry if I missed you in the afternoon as I slipped out early to see #stereophonics and @feederofficial and @jakebugg 😱at #victorius. All excellent artists in musical terms not sure if they draw too or not? I’m here all day today and tomorrow. See you soon I hope x

#HampshireOpenStudios #FirstDay #PVTour

All ready for my first day of @hantsopenstudios in #Fareham. Looking forward to meeting everyone….in fact I met a few yesterday (while I was setting up) who arrived early in error….one an amazing lady of 92 who gained her Art BA at the age of 74!Don’t worry if you are a little more ordinary than that – all welcome!