Sunday 16th - Saturday 22nd August 2015 (Friday 21st - 10am to 7pm)

DEAN PRIOR LIFE DRAWING GROUP ~ Summer Exhibition 2015

Established over twenty years ago this is the Group’s sixth annual exhibition of work which draws its inspiration from the human figure. Although drawing is focus of the work this will often lead to more developed work in different media so the exhibition shows a wide range of technique and interpretation. Each artist exhibiting has their own unique style and so this further adds to the variety of work on show. All work is for sale.

Dean Prior Life Drawing Group includes artists of all levels of skill from professional artists to beginners. The sessions are pay as you go and everyone is welcome to come along. There is no teaching but with the common aim of improving drawing skills through regular practice artists are happy to share their knowledge.
Working with professional models, A typical session will begin with quick, dynamic poses with longer poses towards the end.

For further information contact Ken Irvin on 01626 779291/0776711142 or


Monday 24th  - Saturday 29th August 2015

Luci Coles ~ 'From Where I Stand...'

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Monday 31st August - Saturday 5th September 2015

David Thurston ~ Photography

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Sunday 6th - Saturday 12th September ~  Open 10am - 5pm daily
Totnes and Dartington Open Studios are celebrating another year of exhibiting together. All thirty four members will show an example of their recent work at Birdwood House Gallery.
Monday 13th - 19th September 2015

Living in South Devon, they have painted together for several years and share an appreciation of individuality whilst treading their own creative pathways. Although diverse in style and interpretation, they will show a harmonious collection of artwork, presented professionally and with originality.
Wendy’s passion for painting (which began less than 10 years ago) has grown over the years whilst exploring different mediums to capture the essence of the moment in her artwork. She enjoys long rambling walks with her trusty dog Tyler, armed with a sketch book and camera, capturing images especially from the sea and rugged coastlines, to moody Dartmoor and the animals that roam across it. Light, atmosphere and colour are really important to Wendy which becomes evident from the unique, atmospheric interpretations and dramatic scenes in her collections of visionary artwork.

Cherry, since moving to Devon in 1999, has developed into an experimental mixed media artist, favouring the dynamism and unpredictability of watercolour alongside pastels, acrylics and printmaking when inspired by fleeting atmospheric moments in time. Her paintings interpret colour-drenched textures inspired by nature’s rich tapestry, especially powerful seas and moorland, animals and world-wide encounters. She explores the creative process from gathering information, conceptual planning, media choice and colour selection, all critical in achieving the unique collection of final artwork.

For this 2015 exhibition at Birdwood House, Totnes, they have specifically searched out the unusual, sketching and developing ideas to demonstrate their passion and versatility as artists. They planned a fresh, new approach for View-Points of natural scenes and phenomena as though seen through an artist’s viewfinder. Their discoveries are developed into cohesive bodies of work in an exciting variety of media and sizes.

Always striving to improve the experience for visitors, there will be informal opportunities to watch them at work. Sketchbooks and a narrative to accompany the artwork collections will be displayed to give an insight into their creative process. Exhibits will include box canvas, framed and unframed original paintings, original hand-made artists’ prints, limited edition fine art prints, greeting cards and other giftware reproduced from their own artwork.