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Just a quickie today - when I started doing these bogs a few weeks ago, I hadn’t realised to what extent a certain member of my  family would want to become involved and to what lengths she would go to become the centre of my attention. Meet Jasmine, my beautiful springer – she’s the very pretty looking spaniel on the left of this painting .     And in full gorgeous glory in this painting     We have now renamed her in honour of her enthusiastic homage to my new vocation, as Peak...
Peak District Blog Posted on Wednesday, 09 February 2011 09:09AM
The Swamp Monster OF Stanton Moor
Well it’s the last week of January and it’s frrrrrreezing.  Working in an old stable block in the middle of the Peak District sounds so romantic, I know, but the reality often means I have to wear my thermals, 3 pairs of trousers, 9 jumpers, 2 hats and a pair of gloves. Have you ever tried painting in a pair of gloves? Not easy.       My little compact and bijou studio has kept me quite warm this winter though. I moved into the cobbled courtyard studio at Caudwell’s Mill, last...
Peak District Blog Posted on Wednesday, 02 February 2011 09:33AM
Procrastinating Artist Wears 4 Pullovers in Peak District
Welcome to my first Blog. Isn’t “Blog” a weird word? Why do they call it that? It makes me think of mud and slop (ohhhhhh that’s bog). Sorry the jokes won’t get better I’d better warn you now. Anyway, introductions.   Hello, my name is Helen Clark, I’m an artist and I have a compact and bijou little studio and gallery in the Peak District. You may know me already but if not I’m at the Gallery in Rowsley, between Bakewell and Matlock. Go through Chatsworth? Then past Beeley? Got...
Peak District Blog Posted on Tuesday, 01 February 2011 11:05AM
Rowsley Artist Blags her First Blog
Well Christmas has come and gone with the usual too much eating, too much drinking, too much sat around trying to make myself relax and not paint. That’s really hard for me I can tell you. I want to paint all the time. I think about it whilst doing the ironing, dusting, shopping at my local Tesco’s in Chesterfield. Shopping can be a very challenging prospect if I’ve got a painting I’m itching to do. It sort of takes over my brain, I zone out and go on auto pilot and all I see is the subject I’m going to do. I...
Peak District Blog Posted on Tuesday, 01 February 2011 08:58AM
Woman Found Comatose in Chesterfield Superstore
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Peak district art
Peak Art The Peak District and its peaks, dales, valleys, rural landscapes, farms, rivers and rich cultural heritage offers inspiration, to a wide range of artists.
The Peak Districts vast sources of natural materials are used by the many established Peak District craft workers to create and inspire. With its 22 million visitors every year Peak District artists and craft workers are able to produce and offer their work, from hand-made gifts, furniture to paintings of the landscapes and wildlife.
The Peak District is also a home for many artists and Craft workers offering Art courses and training in their individual fields including pottery, painting, woodcraft and photography. All this makes the Peak District an ideal holiday destination for any budding or professional artist or anyone wanting to visit and appreciate many of the Peak Districts art galleries.