A quiet drama created through field and footpath – Sue Lewis-Blake



St John Street Gallery invites you to

Field and Footpath

A Private View of the solo exhibition by


Friday 7th April from 5:00 – 8:00pm.
Wine and light snacks will be available.

The exhibition will be on from
7th to 22nd April.

The exhibition will consist of a series of agricultural landscapes, the patterned environments these create and the paths that take us through them. Although based on sketches made from direct observation, most are evocations rather than exact representations of particular places. A quiet drama is created through strong compositions, subtle colour variations and the use of light and shade.

Sue is an experienced artist and teacher, an elected member of the National Society of Graphic Fine Arts [the drawing society] and a member of the Peak District Artisans. Work has been included in prestigious exhibitions including those at the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. She exhibited in France and Germany as well as the UK. Pieces have been selected for inclusion in Open Exhibitions at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Derby Museum and – most recently the Derbyshire Open at Buxton where her accepted entry has gained a commendation.

Read this insightful interview we had with Sue last year.


LOUISE JANNETTA WORKSHOP – 5 April: Woods in Springtime will investigate the use of colour. The workshop will cover Louise’s unique watercolour and ink methods but alongside this participants will be taught to consider the use of colour. One day workshop £75, includes lunch, refreshments and materials.

WENDY DARKER WORKSHOP – 20 April: Walk on the wild side and paint a magnificent lion. A really wild day workshop painting a lion with his tremendous mane, in Acrylic on canvas. Suitable for all abilities. £75 includes all materials, lunch and refreshments.

SUE LEWIS-BLAKE WORKSHOP – 27 April: ‘The Impact of Colour’. Demonstrations will be followed by an opportunity to experiment with coloured pencils, ink, watercolour, pastels and other graphic media. We will also consider the colour of the surface and the impact this can have on a finished work. One day workshop £75 includes lunch, refreshments and some materials.

Special Offer for all Workshop Participants! Buy any original painting for £500 or more and automatically qualify for a 10% discount.

Other Offers and Events:

Join a loved one for a Cream Tea with real Devon clotted cream, jams and topped off with honey glazed British strawberries, served with a pot of loose Tea. £4.95

Celebrate with our delicious Afternoon Tea for two at £25: homemade cakes, scones and sandwiches, clotted cream and a selection of our luxury loose teas or cafetière coffees.
Booking is essential: please phone 01335 347425.

Don’t miss our Early Bird Breakfast – 9am – 11am. Toasted Muffins, Scrambled Egg, Bacon, Pan roasted Tomato with
FREE Tea or Cafetiére Coffee. £6.95

Our Book Group meets every 1st Monday of the month at 10am. Anyone is welcome – please contact Louise Sykes if you want to join or for further information: louise.sykes5065@gmail.com.
Please jot down these dates for our future meetings:
1 May 1984 by James Orwell
5 June The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Dates to remember for May

5th May: Anna Thomas Exhibition Preview
Songs from the Land – 5:00-8:00pm.
The exhibition will be on from 5th – 20th May.

26th May: Colin Halliday Exhibition Preview 5:00-8:00pm.
The exhibition will be on from 26th May – 10th June.

2nd May: John Connolly workshop – Trees, Woodlands & Forests
15 – 17th May: Lewis Noble workshop – Sketching and painting the Derbyshire landscape.
23 – 24th May: Wendy Darker workshop – Highland Cows with thick painted textures.

See our events page for further details on all events.


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