Three Galleries

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.

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They still have one piece of mine there, a fox on gold leaf that is being ‘sold on’ ┬áby 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

About Jackie

I am an artist and writer. I live in a small house by the sea in Wales where I write, paint, walk and watch and dream of bears and whales. I love to read, have a wish for wings and prefer the company of animals to that of humans, though at times I can be quite friendly. I am learning how to work with wood engraving tools and hoping to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
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3 Responses to Three Galleries

  1. Karin says:

    Lovely soothing beauty for a frantic days sit down and lunchtime read… Thank you. I covet it all!

  2. audrey hetherington says:

    Thank you , thank you I’ve been looking forward to this blog, all wonderful I love Lavenham and was lucky enough to be given the Winter Hare book as a gift. Definitely going back in July when I visit my niece. Did you buy anything?

    • Jackie says:

      Only a silver dragon bracelet. Would have loved the hare book but didn’t want to look too close at such a strong voice. It’s utterly beautiful. And Jeremy’s big hare, just lovely.

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