Monday was the day I was picking up work from The Imagine Gallery in Long Melford and signing books in The Lion House Gallery in Lavenham.
I love the work in The Imagine Gallery. It’s one of the best collections I have seen in a contemporary gallery. Below are images from the gallery, and a photograph of the fields and sky beside the road as we travelled there.
They still have one piece of mine there, a fox on gold leaf that is being ‘sold on’ by a buyer.
The road from Halesworth to Long Melford and Lavenham is not an easy one to travel and Mr Stenham did a fine job navigating me along narrow lanes as wide as a dragon van, grass growing up the centre and hedges filled with bright yellowhammers. More than once I stopped the van to watch the birds.
From Long Melford we drove to Lavenham, a place that looks frozen in time. First to the Lion House Gallery where Lizzie has loads of signed copies of my books now, and beautiful paintings by Catherine Hyde.
I also called in to the Wildlife Gallery in Lavenham. There, in the middle of the gallery was a magnificent bronze tumbling hare by Jeremy James. On the walls, work by Andrew Haslen who had the great honour to raise two orphaned leverets. His book is a sheer joy, filled with hares. Beautiful owl sculpture too. Such a lovely gallery. They have an exhibition coming soon of the wood engravings of Colin See-Paynton. They are sublime.
On the way home Mr Stenham navigated via fields filled with brown hares. We stopped for a while to watch them, stretched out in furrowed fields. He’s beginning to get the hang of this.