An art fair, featuring some well-known artists, is being held in Devon next month to help raise money for the Trinity Sailing Foundation.
The Westcountry Art Fair will take place in Ashcombe over the weekend of June 2 and 3, with a wide-range of interesting artists exhibiting painting, photography and sculpture.
Showcasing their work will be Sue Peake, with landscapes in watercolour; Jenny Pery’s and semi-abstract country scenes in various media; Jonathan Walker’s sporting cartoons; Mark Fielding’s grand visions of Venice and beyond, Antony Mallaby’s fine marquetry and woodwork; Sally Derrick’s wildlife bronzes; Tony Williams’s marine paintings; Shirley Smith’s wood engravings; watercolours by Robin Armstrong, one of the UK’s most respected wildlife artists; Sophie Walbeoffe’s paintings from Africa and the Middle East; Alexandra Jacobs’s wild landscapes; Ama Menec’s bronzes; Edward Netley’s life-size galvanised wire sculptures.
All the pieces on show are for sale and entry is free.
Art Ashcombe’s hosts are also exhibiting: Ranulf Rayner has been painting on aluminium to create his ‘Birds of a Feather’ and ‘Blue Planet’ series; Annette Rayner is well-known for her pastel animal portraits; and there will also be photography by Ralph Rayner. In addition Giles Rayner, creator of the amazing Arches of Oman water sculpture for the Sultan of Oman at the Royal Opera House in Muscat, will be exhibiting some of his unique garden fountain designs.
A percentage of the sales will be donated to the Foundation.
The Westcountry Art Fair will be held at the Ashcombe Village Hall/ Club, Devon EX7 0QD on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 June 2018 from 11am to 6pm. A private viewing will be held on Friday 1 June from 5pm to 8pm.
The event will be signed from Ashcombe Cross on the A380 Exeter to Newton Abbot road. Free parking is available and a licensed bar will be open for refreshments.