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Artists and their Gardens
16
Sep

Newsletter – Autumn 2021

Did you book a visit to a garden? In this edition of the Newsletter we are celebrating the return of the Buckinghamshire Summer Visits to a wide range of gardens and, parks and green spaces. Rosemary Jury has organised the sun to shine, not lost anyone and had tea provided where possible.  There is still...
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28
Jun

John Nash and the Dovecot

John Nash and the Dovecote Over the last year, we have all developed an increasing appreciation of our open spaces ranging from public parks, designed landscapes or rural countryside. They are places where we have enjoyed the beauty of nature, found comfort away from these difficult times and exercised our minds and our bodies. A...
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28
Jun

St Dunstan’s Park, Monks Risborough

St Dunstan’s Park, Monks Risborough Monks Risborough sits beneath the Whiteleaf Cross and the Icknield Way at the foot of the Chilterns.  The land here has always been predominantly arable with meadows and woodland and, being at the bottom of the escarpment, it is close to the spring line and a small stream runs through...
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18
Jun

Art at St Dunstan’s Monks Risborough – John Nash and the Dovecot

Art at St Dunstan’s Monks Risborough 19-27 June   Saturdays and weekdays 10-5 Sundays 12-5 see Events for more details Christine Bass, the co-ordinator of the nine  artists showing at St. Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough asked a member of the The Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust to create a mini exhibition in the south porch focusing on...
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08
Jun

John Nash and the Dovecote

John Nash and the Dovecote   Over the last year, we have all developed an increasing appreciation of our open spaces ranging from public parks, designed landscapes or rural countryside. They are places where we have enjoyed the beauty of nature, found comfort away from these difficult times and exercised our minds and our bodies....
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23
Feb

Cannan, Gilbert

Gilbert Cannan (1884–1955) & Mary Cannan (1868–1950) Artists who visited: Mark Gertler, Dora Carrington The Windmill, Rays Hill, Cholesbury HP5 2UJ The artists Cannan was a novelist and dramatist. He married Mary (a former actress) in 1910 after she was divorced from her previous husband, the author J.M. Barrie, because of her affair with Cannan....
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23
Feb

Foster, Anthony

Anthony Noel Henry Foster (1909–1957) Hilliers, Ellery Rise, Frieth RG9 6PH The artist Anthony Foster was a sculptor, woodcarver and one of a number of assistants to Eric Gill in the1930s when Gill required help with commissions for a number of large-scale works for London Underground and the BBC (MacCarthy). He worked with Gill at...
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23
Feb

Gill, Eric and Jones, David

Arthur Eric Rowton Gill (1882–1940) David Jones (1895–1974) Pigotts, Near North Dean, High Wycombe HP14 4NF The artists Eric Gill was one of the artists who were ‘pioneers of modern British sculpture’, revolutionising their field ‘in a burst of daring creativity’ in the years before the First World War (Cork). To this Gill added a...
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23
Feb

Hillesden Group

Eric Mellon (1925–2014) and Martina Thomas (1925–1995) Derek Davis (1926–2008) and Ruth Lambert John Clarke and Mary Mansfield The Old Vicarage, Church End, Hillesden MK18 4DB The artists The Hillesden Group 1951 – 1955–7 This group of artists, which comprised three couples, lived and worked at the Old Vicarage, Hillesden which they rented for several...
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23
Feb

Jamieson, Alexander

Alexander Jamieson (1873–1937) Burnside, Church Walk, Weston Turville HP22 5SH The artist Alexander Jamieson was born in Glasgow in 1873. He attended Haldane Academy (Glasgow School of Art) and won a scholarship to study for a year in Paris, where he developed a style broadly impressionistic in character. He met many of the French impressionists...
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