I hope that you all have had a great start to the year? I know that mine has been so busy I have hardly had time to do anything other than work.
I said at the end of the last year that 2014 was about putting as much good as I can into the world by supporting as many charity initiatives and events as possible. I have got off to a flying start. My current participation is at 5 charities. Mainly cancer but I am open to others. If you think I could help a charity that you support then please let me know. No charity is too small. In fact I am keen to help the less well known ones become more known.
If you would like the chance to win one of these three pieces, then pop into the gallery buy a raffle ticket and cross your fingers. These are quality prizes well worth a dabble at £5.
The John Flower Bursary Exhibition is well under way and I am pleased to say that we have already raised a substantial amount. Anyone from the Purbeck area can apply to it and there is no age restriction. The only criteria is that you are going to develop your creative skills in any of the arts.
Just to also let you know that there are some absolute bargains to be had at this exhibition. The artists have been very generous and the exhibition looks great. We are already talking about how we can do it again next year. So that is also exciting.
My 'introducing' exhibitor this year is the very talented Mark Harris. He is local to Dorchester and has been painting for well over 20 years. He is passionate about what he does and has spent much time painting directly from the landscape whatever the weather. I am excited to be showing him and I hope that you will be able to come along and support this emerging new talent on the art scene.