It's Opening Night at 'The Bailiwick In Bloom' Exhibition at Sula Framing & Gallery in Guernsey tonight! Great to have Hotspur (a particularly flamboyant Nerine!) in the Exhibition as one of the sixty pieces on show. ‘The Bailiwick in Bloom' has work from artists of all ages and is being held from 4th - 20th May 2023 with opening night tonight! See a little glimpse of the Exhibition here on Facebook.
Hotspur is for sale in my Art Print Shop, as well as a variety of Nerine Fine Art Prints. You can see a selection of similar work on the Nerine section of my blog.
I still have a good hundred or so to go... but my Wainwright list had Fleetwith Pike added to it this weekend! Such a beautiful and varied landscape - man and nature, but all beautiful.
There's always something a little bit special about a Royal guest at a anniversary or event - it rightly marks out and highlights what a charity, organisation or school has been quietly getting on with for decades. I've had the great privilege of photographing these sort of events on a number of occasions and I love the little buzz in the air you get before the guests arrival as well as the warmth of celebration that emanates across the event during the visit.
Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland is a charity I've been involved with for a number of years. For their 20th anniversary, we made a number of films with interviews from those giving and receiving Hospice at Home care. There's nothing more powerful than people sharing their lives and stories with you.
With all that in mind, the 14th of March saw a fantastic opportunity to capture the 25th Anniversary Celebrations at Askham Hall with HRH The Duke of Gloucester. What a wonderful day as the Duke greeted and congratulated all the different people who come together to make Hospice at Home happen. You can see a selection of images below as well as our film from the day. Congratulations on 25 years Hospice at Home!
To finish off 2022, we are giving away an Art Print from our new shop - winner's choice - and one of our sitting vouchers. You can choose between the two, or enter for both! The winners will be drawn on Monday the 2nd of January 2023, let's start the New Year right.
The small print - no purchase necessary and the winners will be selected at random. You may enter for either or both prizes. The prizes are as described on this post and can't be exchanged. For the Nerine Print, the winner can select their favourite print from our Shop. For the Voucher, the photo session is to take place in Cumbria so please only enter if you are able to attend or can pass on to someone who can. One entry per person. Winners will be notified once the competition is drawn on the 2nd of January 2023. Please contact us for more information.
It's that time of year! Across the de la Mare Creative Instagram accounts and Facebook, I'll be posting my favourite images of the year, one each day for the next 24 days. There'll be two from each month to take us through the year and celebrate lots of beautiful days, places, collaborations and people. Thanks to all the people I've had the privilege to spend time with, and creative with, this year. Here's to a fantastic 2023!
You can see the posts on my Instagram or on the hashtag #delamarecreativeadvent22
Thank you to Plant Heritage Guernsey who gave me access to their beautiful National Collection of Nerines again this year during the annual Nerine Festival in October. Here are a few of my favourites from this year! Fine Art Prints of my photographs of the Nerines are now available online.
What a month! Being the Elven Queen is always amazing - the Fairyland experience is hard to describe but you can see from these photos that it's a magical thing to be involved with. The team (photos below!) have been amazing, from our Fairy Queen to all our fairies, pixies and Wizards who make Fairyland so much fun for the hundreds of fairy families who visited. A special shout-out goes to the team who made our beautiful Dragon (I only did a few scales here and there!) - isn't he gorgeous and he actual purred wisps of smoke! Thank you to everyone who came!
A few phone photos from the Opening Night at my Nerine Exhibition at Sula Gallery - you can see some of the Nerine Prints on my Gardens page and there's a little article from the Guernsey Press on another blog. Thank you to everyone who came, thanks to Hayley and the team at Sula and to Plant Heritage who loaned a Nerine Corusca Major for Opening Night.
A little write up on my Nerine Exhibition in the Guernsey Press - though I think I waffled a little confusingly about where I live and the fact I wasn't over for a baby shower this time, must be less bumbling in future!! Thanks to the Press for the article and to Sula for hosting my Exhibition!
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