NEWS ARCHIVE

Open Studio - November 2018

Bridget will be opening her studio at Simshill (address below) again in November, as part of the Barley Wood Walled Garden Open Studios event.

 

her studio will be open for you to browse through original paintings, fine art giclee art and canvas prints, greeting and Christmas cards, her books*, including the new book in collaboration with a local poet, 2019 calendars and more...

*The two books will be discounted at this event.

 

Friday - Sunday, 23rd - 25th November 2018

11.00am - 4.00pm

 

Simshill

Ropers Lane

Wrington

BS40 9NH

 

Bridget now has her studio as an all-year-round gallery. If you can't make the open day dates you can contact Bridget and arrange a viewing by appointment. Please contact her on her here if you would like to arrange a viewing outside of open day dates.

New Classes in Wrington - October 2018

Painting classes with Bridget starting on Tuesday 9th October 2018 at Barley Wood Country House, Long Lane, Wrington BS40 5SA

 

Join her on Tuesdays - come with an open mind to explore and experiment. No experience is needed.

Morning session 10.30 – 12.30pm

Evening session 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Cost - Pay as you go £15 per two hour session or £80 for block of six sessions.

There are a limited number of spaces so booking is essential ~ please contact Bridget using the contact form on this website. See link below.

Click here to download the workshop information.

The Complete Picture - New Exhibition in Bude

Exhibition at The Castle Bude, Bude, Cornwall

Saturday 4th August - Thursday 30th August 2018

Free entry

 

This is Bridget’s fourth solo exhibition at The Willoughby Gallery in Castle Bude, Cornwall. Taking inspiration from Cornwall and her home in Somerset, Bridget will showcase her latest paintings, fine art prints, cards and books. With her love of the great outdoors, she explores the beauty of secret and secluded places, from remote beaches to meadows, woodlands and hedgerows. These special places are where she finds captivating and exhilarating subjects to paint throughout all the seasons.

Open Studio - 8th & 9th June 2018

A chance to see Bridget's latest original paintings, fine art and canvas prints, books, cards and more...

 

Friday 8th and Saturday 9th June 2018

12pm - 4pm 

Simshill, Ropers Lane, Wrington, BS40 5NH 

 

Bridget now has her studio as an all-year-round gallery. If you can't make the open day dates you can contact Bridget and arrange a viewing by appointment. Please contact her on her here if you would like to arrange a viewing outside of open day dates.

'Easter Hope' Exhibition at Locking Castle Church

Exhibition at Locking Castle Church, North Somerset

Monday 26th March - Saturday 31st March 2018

Free entry

 

Bridget was delighted to be asked to show three pieces of artwork in a forthcoming exhibition at Locking Castle Church.

They asked for artwork that would fit the title 'Hope' which is a theme that encompasses Easter and the hope of new life. Bridget chose 'In Pastures Green', 'Reach for the Light' and 'Spirit of Spring' as they offer hope in this way either by coming out of Spring or looking towards the light!

Bridget will be there on the evening of the 26th. Click on the poster or the Locking Castle Church website link below for more information.

Original Artwork Showing at Tinca Gallery, Portishead

UPDATE March 2018 - Unfortunately Tinca Gallery has now closed. Thank you to all of the staff there for all their support.

 

You can see many of Bridget's artworks at Tinca Gallery in Portishead. They stock several of her original paintings alongside prints, a selection of cards and her book.

 

See the link below for Tinca Gallery opening hours.

North Somerset Arts Week 2017

It really is nearly two years since the last North Somerset Arts Week! This year it takes place 28th April - 7th May 2017 and Bridget will be exhibiting at her Simshill venue in Wrington.

Open 11am - 5pm each day and packed full of colourful and unique paintings, prints and cards. Pick up a brochure locally or you can download it from the North Somerset Arts website.

Pop the dates in your diary!

New Website Published

And here it is, the brand new shiny website! Bridget is very pleased with her new clean looking website, just in time for NSAW 2017, which now includes an easy to use shop and galleries showing all of her work.

The website was created by RSBusiness. If you would like an affordable, professional website contact RSBusiness using the button below or visit on Facebook.​

Exhibition at Castle Bude, Cornwall - Summer 2016

I am very excited to announce that Castle Bude in Cornwall have asked me to exhibit my work in their Willoughby Gallery again this year. This time I will be exhibiting for a whole month. My exhibition, 'A Breath of Fresh Air', runs from 30th July to 25th August 2016 . Click below for details.

Workshop for Breakaway Arts Group

I had lots of fun teaching painting techniques for Breakaway Arts Group at Churchill Academy and have been asked back!

If you would like me to run a workshop at your venue then please contact me.

Christmas Cards & 2016 Calendars For Sale

You can now buy Christmas cards and calendars of my paintings from The Little Red Beetle Coffee Shop on Broad Street in Wrington or from my new online shop on this website (click on the link below).

Paintings Exhibited in Seventh Wave Gallery, Bude, Cornwall

I am delighted that I have two more paintings being exhibited in Seventh Wave Gallery in Bude, Cornwall again. This time they have 'Through the Tangled Bracken' and 'Seventh Wave' in their window.

North Somerset Arts Week 2015

It really is nearly two years since the last North Somerset Arts Week! 

North Somerset Arts Week is a biennial event which celebrates both the visual and performing arts across North Somerset. Since its inception in 2003 the event has become a significant feature of the cultural landscape of North Somerset.

 

This year the event will be held from 1 - 10 May 2015. Come and see my work in my beautiful barn venue which will be open on each of these days from 11am to 5pm. I have some wonderful guests joining me this year. 

 

Willa Ashworth - Metalwork

 

Paul Hardy - Painting/drawing

 

Touchmark Guild of Contemporary Jewellers - Jewellery

 

Keep up-to-date with me and the event on my Facebook page.

 

You can pick up a brochure locally or see the NSAW website or the NSAW Facebook page for more information.

Made in Wrington Christmas Art Fest 2014

It's that time of year agian....how time flies!

 

This year the popular Made in Wrington winter event will be held on Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd 2014, 11am - 4pm each day.

 

Come and see my work in my beautiful barn venue. Amy Shiner, another Made in Wrington member, is sharing my venue this year and I also have several guests joining me. 

 

There will be paintings, prints, sculpture, jewellery, cards and more.....a great chance to buy those unique gifts.

 

There will also be a pop-up cafe selling cream teas from vintage chinaware. 

 

See the Made in Wrington website or the MIW Facebook page for more information and to download a map.

Art to Inspire Book Published

I am so proud and excited to announce the publication of my first book 'Art to Inspire'.

 

It is now available to buy (signed) for £25.00 plus P&P.

 

Please click here for more images of the book and information on how to order a signed copy.

'Art to Inspire' Exhibition in Bude ~ May 2014

I will be exhibiting new work at The Willoughby Gallery at The Castle in Bude for four weeks from Monday 19th May - Friday 13th June 2014.

 

There will be original paintings, prints, cards and my new book 'Art to Inspire' for sale.

Please see The Castle Bude website for more details www.thecastlebude.org.uk

'Clifton Arts Club' Exhibition at RWA, Bristol ~ 12th - 26th July 2014 

I am delighted to announce that three of my paintings have been selected to be exhibited in the Clifton Arts Club Annual Open Exhibition. The venue is Bristol School of Art next to the RWA in Bristol and the exhibition runs from 12th - 26th July 2014. Please see the Clifton Arts Club website for more details www.cliftonartsclub.co.uk

Exhibiting in Seventh Wave Gallery, Bude, Cornwall

If you are in or around Bude it is worth visiting the Seventh Wave Gallery. It is a lovely, spacious and airy space and they only sell local art.

 

They have kindly asked me to add four of my paintings to their gallery.

 

Their ethos is to commit to showcasing art of all kinds by Cornish artists (although the tag line on their shop sign says some of the art is from Devon!)

Shell Seekers Exhibition Celebrating Novelist Rosamunde Pilcher

Two of my paintings have been accepted for exhibition at the Shell Seekers Exhibition at Castle Bude, Cornwall.

The exhibition will be held at The Castle, Bude, from Thursday September 11th until Saturday October 4th 2014 (10am-5pm). Created by Budeworks and Seventh Wave Gallery the exhibition celebrates Ms Pilcher’s 90th birthday and 25th anniversary since first publication of The Shell Seekers.

 

Over 30 artists from across Cornwall are taking part with more than 60 pieces of original artwork for sale.

 

Why I wanted to exhibit

 

Inspiration is close at hand in the countryside around me so I am never short of a subject to paint. I am fortunate to have grown up in, and still live amongst, the stunning back-drop of the Somerset countryside. A second home by the sea in Cornwall provides endless additional inspiration. Over the years I have developed a special bond with Cornwall where I spent a lot of my childhood and still spend as much time there as possible.

 

After reading “The Shell Seekers” I saw similarities between my life and the main character as she lived in Somerset but longed to go back to her family home in Cornwall. She often dreamed of this so I have based my paintings on the following extracts:

 

Sapphire Seas ~ 'The road ahead curved white & dusty, and in the distance was a sea blue as sapphire'.

 

Sea Breeze ~ 'She filled her eyes with the blue of the sea and sky, then felt the salty wind; smelt seaweed and damp sand; heard the screaming gulls, the drumming of the breeze in her ears'.

Another Very Successful Made in Wrington Event in November 2013.

It was wonderful to have yet another very successful Made in Wrington event in November 2013. Thank you to all who visited the 'Made in Wrington Christmas Art Fest' and to everyone who took part.

 

The 'Pop up Tea Rooms' added a little extra and provided refreshment and a look at the map before the visitors continued along the art trail. I am already looking forward to the next event in 2014.....

 

Click on my Facebook page 'Bridget Winterbourne ~ Art to Inspire' to see more photos and to stay informed about future exhibitions. 

Made in Wrington Christmas Art Fest 2013

Come and see my latest artwork at the Made in Wrington Art Fest in November 2013.

 

I shall be exhibiting and selling my work along with guests artists. There will be a pop-up tea room too!

 

For more information go to:

the Made in Wrington Facebook events page

the Made in Wrington website www.madeinwrington.co.uk or

my Facebook page Bridget Winterbourne - Art to Inspire.     

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