I live in rural North Norfolk. Working with oils, I paint landscapes in which I try to capture the drama and atmosphere of huge Norfolk and Fenland skies. I also paint bright, illustrative paintings in celebration of colour.

Oil painting courses available - from a gentle introduction to painting in oils for beginners, to advanced tuition. Please contact me on 07582 414743, or email vandarichards29@gmail.com for more details.


At present, I am exhibiting some of my work in Wood End Gallery, which is a beautiful little gallery set within a 300 year old barn complex in rural Bedfordshire. The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday. Their contact details are; Wood End Gallery, Wood End Lane, Pertenhall, Bedfordshire, MK44 2AS. Telephone 01480 861915. www.tabwood.co.uk The exhibition runs until 25th March.

I'm busy organising a Festival of Angels and an art exhibition. It will take place the weekend of 12th/13th May in St. Mary's church, Colkirk, Norfolk. NR21 7NR. 10.00am - 5.00pm each day, with free admission. There will be angels on display made from various materials, all unique and individual, many life-size. Alongside the angels will be an art exhibition. All the paintings on display are by local artists, and all work will be for sale. There will also be a refreshments table selling hot/cold drinks and cakes.

26th - 30th July, exhibition with 4 other artists in Brancaster Staithe village hall, Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk. PE31 8BY. If you would like tickets to the preview evening on Thursday 26th, please contact me. There is a £3 admission charge on the preview evening only, but every penny of this is dontated to Tapping House, a local hospice. Last year our exhibition raised over £800 for this worthy cause.

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