Monthly Archives: January 2020

Castle and Countryside: in and around Bardi

January 12, 2020

The dates have been finalized for another painting holiday at the Casa Bezzia studio in the hamlet of Pietracervara, just outside Bardi in the Parma Apennines. Such a delightfully undiscovered part of Northern Italy!

It will be 13th to 20th May, see the events page of this website for more details.  Meanwhile I’m adding a few more photos of the time spent there last May and you can see more pictures of the wild flowers, Bardi and the surrounding countryside on previous blog posts by visiting the “Italy: in the Parma Appennines” blog category.










The B&B at Pietracervara




An Artists’ View of Maidenhead

January 2, 2020

The Thames in Winter at Maidenhead looking upstream toward Boulter’s Lock

Jo is delighted to be included in this show curated by Kirsty Brooks, which in addition to paintings, prints and sketchbooks includes several children’s books wonderfully illustrated by the late Juliette Palmer, based on the area around Cookham.

Jo is showing a watercolour and sketchbook of the topiary garden at Cliveden made several years ago, alongside recent drawings of the boathouses from Ray Mill Island, a mixed media painting of a shed in the Blackamoor Lane allotments and another mixed media work of a wintry view of the Thames looking upstream from a point between Maidenhead Bridge and Boulter’s Lock.