Monthly Archives: July 2014

A note from the Steinway

The Olveston Steinway was quite happy to be the subject of a poem.  After several failed attempts I gave up and acknowledged the Steinway was right all along. It had to be a rhyming poem.  So in honor of the … Continue reading

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The Steinway sings

If there are any pianists in a tour group they’re frequently invited to play the Steinway before they leave the drawing-room and continue on upstairs. Today the pianist was playing for ages so I popped downstairs to ask Astrid what … Continue reading

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PoARTry @ Olveston – the book

I’ve got the proof of PoARTry @ Olveston back from the printer. On Monday I’ll call in and give him the go ahead to print. It’s a beautiful little book – 53 pages of poems,  photographs of the artworks in … Continue reading

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Rob Piggott

I took this photo of Rob when I was interviewing him two years ago for the When North meets South exhibition blog.  Click on The Artists and select Rob Piggott to see some of his current works.

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Janie Porter

This is the second time Janie has contributed to one of my exhibitions and she’s already working on a painting for the Poems in the Waiting Room October exhibition, A Palette of Poetry. Click on The Artists and select Janie … Continue reading

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Questions and Artists

There were two groups touring the house while I was there this morning. I overheard two people say they wanted to come back for an Art Tour. That’s exactly how I felt after my first tour through the house – … Continue reading

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Kevin Dunkley

Kevin had two works of art in last year’s exhibition and they were the most talked about works in the show. It wasn’t just talk either, one was purchased and the other had several near misses. Click on The Artists … Continue reading

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