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Herts Visual Arts Launches Herts Christmas Showcase

Mon 01 Nov 2021

Herts Visual Arts Launches Herts Christmas Showcase

Herts Christmas Showcase 2021 has certainly been different, but it’s brought into even stronger focus the wide-ranging benefits of the arts: creating, experiencing, enjoying. Browsing and shopping on-line, and a renew.....Read more

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Thu 06 May 2021

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COVID 19 Re-Opening I am pleased to announce that my studios will once again be opened from April 12th. The building and studios are subject to cleaning after every class and the number of students are restricted to m.....Read more

Draw an oak tree step-by-step

Sun 01 Aug 2021

Draw an oak tree step-by-step

Thank you everyone who turned up to Facebook this weekend for our live fundraising drawing event. It was great fun and actually really relaxing, drawing with you and raising funds at the same time. The recording is go.....Read more

Watercolour Tulips Workshops

Wed 28 Jul 2021

Watercolour Tulips Workshops

How gorgeous are these watercolour tulip paintings?! Thanks to everyone who came, you were absolutely marvellous. ..Read more

Paint Pouring comes back to Hertfordshire

Mon 02 Aug 2021

Paint Pouring comes back to Hertfordshire

Paint pouring is back on!
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How to Video- Finish the back of your canvas with D-rings & cord

Sat 16 Oct 2021

How to Video- Finish the back of your canvas with D-rings & cord

Are you a beginner artist looking for help on how to finish the back of your canvas painting so that it’s ready to hang on a wall? Not sure about materials, or which knots to use? Let's break the process down from start .....Read more

Berkhamsted cemetery wins Green Flag Community Award

Thu 14 Oct 2021

Berkhamsted cemetery wins Green Flag Community Award

Dead Space to Living Place: Berkhamsted’s once-neglected cemetery wins Green Flag Community Award Rectory Lane Cemetery in Berkhamsted has been awarded a Green Flag Community Award, after a huge volunteer-led restora.....Read more

Dead in 10 available from Waterstones

Fri 19 Feb 2021

Dead in 10 available from Waterstones

I'm pleased to announce that my novel Dead in 10 is now available in paperback from Waterstones. Some recent reviews from the book's Amazon listing: 'Enjoyed reading this. Satisfying plot with plenty of twists an.....Read more

Wonderful Weaving and Monster Faces

Thu 11 Feb 2021

Wonderful Weaving and Monster Faces

Weaving is a very relaxing mindful process. As so many of us are spending a lot more time at hope at the moment I have produced two short videos showing you how easy it is to create woven pieces using materials in the ho.....Read more

Museum's reopening - visit from Oliver Dowden MP and others

Sat 22 May 2021

Museum's reopening - visit from Oliver Dowden MP and others

To mark the Museum's reopening to the public, Hertsmere MP Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, and Laurence Brass, newly elected Hertfordshire County Councillor, visited to see the art display.....Read more

Bushey Museum's 'Artist of the Month' - Myrtle Broome

Mon 01 Mar 2021

Bushey Museum's 'Artist of the Month' - Myrtle Broome

Myrtle Broome studied art in Bushey with Hubert von Herkomer’s cousin, Bertha Herkomer in the early 1900's. She studied Egyptology in London and then had a fascinating career in Egypt as an artist and epigrapher. She als.....Read more

'Artist of the Month' - Algernon Talmage

Thu 01 Apr 2021

'Artist of the Month' - Algernon Talmage

He was born at Fifield, Oxfordshire in 1871, and in 1892 joined the Herkomer's Art School in Bushey. Around 2 years later he moved to St. Ives, Cornwall and became part of St. Ives School. He was an Impressionist, primar.....Read more

Bushey Museum reopens on 20 May

Thu 29 Apr 2021

Bushey Museum reopens on 20 May

We are glad to say that we plan to reopen the Museum on Thursday, 20th May. This is in line with the government's roadmap. Visitors will still be required to wear a face covering in the Museum, observe social distancing .....Read more

Display of 'Linen testers'

Wed 07 Jul 2021

Display of 'Linen testers'

Some people collect the oddest things: Bushey Museum is currently displaying a collection of thread counters, also known as linen testers. Over many years Christopher Jordan has collected these items. Their purpose is in.....Read more

Artist of the Month - Ernest Borough Johnson, 1867–1949

Sun 31 Oct 2021

Artist of the Month - Ernest Borough Johnson, 1867–1949

Ernest Borough Johnson was a painter in oils, watercolours, tempera and pastel of portraits, figure subjects and landscapes. He was also an important lithographer, etcher and charcoal draughtsman, and was distinguished a.....Read more

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