A glorious sunny day for Paul’s Winter exhibition this year! It made a change from trying to off load paintings in high winds and rain – or a thunderstorm, which we had one year! The sun shone in on Paul’s beautiful paintings and made them look lovely. People came and strolled around, some bought draw tickets for the ‘Bantham Blues’ print, some bought cards and some bought paintings There were lots of babies this year as well, and quite a few children. We’re always amazed that children like to look at paintings – I guess ours were saturated with art at an early age and then rebelled! Our son is allergic to art galleries now and will loudly air his opinions on modern art. It was wonderful to see everyone on such a busy day in the year. With everyone’s support we raised around £500 for St Luke’s Hospice in Plymouth. Thank you!
Paul is still busy teaching his winter workshops – Seas and Trees, Big Skies, Sketching Figures and Sailing Boats – quite a choice! The first 2 filled up almost immediately, but there are one or 2 places left on the final two workshops.
This week we’ve had a wonderful Christmas lunch with one of Paul’s longest standing classes – they take us both out every year and we have a great time. There were 20 of us at the Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club, where we held the exhibition and it was wonderful to see such close friendships which have lasted over so many years. One student has been with Paul since 1984 – quite an achievement. We’ll have to start giving out long service certificates!