Friday, 7 May 2021

Last pic from Golders Hill

 Ann Kozlowski-Hunt sent in this pic of Diogenes from Golders Hill Park, that she wasn't able to finish on site and I have taken some time to get round to posting.


Monday, 3 May 2021

Tuesday 18 May: Queen Mary's Gardens, Regent's Park

This will be our first visit to Regent's Park and we are going to focus on the splendid planting which can be seen in Queen Mary's Garden inside the Inner Circle.   There are herbaceous borders, rose beds, a more desert style area with strong plant shapes, and a Japanese woodland and lake, so plenty of choice, as well as ponds and statuary.   Just outside the Inner Circle is a wetlands area which might contain interesting wildfowl, and other garden areas which sometimes have art installations. 

A map of the Park, which shows the possibilities, can be found here 

We plan to meet at 11 o'clock in the  Regent's Bar and Kitchen, which is a cafe on the western side of the Inner Circle.  The cafe has loos, hopefully working, if not there are some on the eastern side of the Inner Circle.   We will have lunch back at the cafe, depending on the state  of the virus regulations only 6 people can gather together at once so we may need more than one table.  

We look forward to another pleasant day out with our art gear, and hopefully warm weather.  Please send your images to Sue afterwards:  



Saturday, 1 May 2021

Golders Hill Park

And one I missed;

Maggie Pettigrew
Regents Park

Golders Hill Park, 27 April 21

This was a wonderful sunny day, just warm enough to sit outside in spite of the recent cold weather. Released from strict lockdown, 11 happy artists met up in the park and another 3 sent in pics remotely. A great turn out and some wonderful pics.

Thank you to everyone who sent in pics by email as this has made posting a lot easier and has improved the quality of the pics. Trying to photograph over a crowded cafe table is not easy.

Artists sketched trees in spring blossom, formal gardens, flowers, the bandstand and the pergola in the adjacent Inverforth House.

We had a jolly socially distanced lunch on the terrace outside the cafe and swapped artistic and lockdown tips:

Cathy Burkinshaw

Diane Umemoto

Elaine Kleinen

Janet Payne

Gafung Wong 

Gill Steiner

Gafung Wong
Cherry Blossom in Kew

Lindsay Topping

Lindsay Topping

Lindsay Topping

Priscilla Worley
London Fields

Priscilla Worley
Blossom Trio

Sara Meidan

Sue Lees

                         Tricia Sharpe