Amanda Watson joined us on Saturday whilst her new body of paintings was on view in the Blencathra Gallery for her solo exhibition.

One gentleman had travelled from County Durham after seeing our Instagram or Facebook feed / posts regarding her art and was clearly moved by what he witnessed here.

"The best paintings I have ever seen of the Lake District". Quite a statement and I know Amanda too was delighted and humbled by such a remark. 

Which rather plays into the whole philosophical debate on what art might be for or what purpose art serves, just don't get me started as we'll be here 'til forever!


After photographing every image I can better asses what's needed for "the hang", that's when I knew that the floor, the skirting boards & three walls needed to be all one colour. It's had a favourable response..... so far.

Every painting in this exhibition ('til 17th June) including this sculpture by Philip Hearsey are available to both view & should you wish, purchase, via the


Lastly, because we several-times-daily upload artwork onto our Instagram & Facebook feeds, have an iPhone gimbal (intake of breath all 'round), this results in video posts of up 45 sec' plus the traditional stills images.

See you soon we hope.

Marina, Jean, Tim


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