Sunday, June 10

THE CAMBRIDGESHIRE ART FAIR 2007



I spent a wonderful Saturday browsing hundreds of artworks with my dear friend Joan at the Cambridgeshire Art Fair held at Chilford Hall, Linton.

There were two artists that appealed to me greatly and both for the same reasons. Although their styles were quite different, the confident brushstrokes, courageous application, sense of motion and knowledge of subject made me stop in my tracks. These works called to me, appealing to my love of the figure and my passion for 'unfinished' or 'raw' pieces.

I was fortunate to meet Louise Mizen who was tending her own stand, her dancer collection caught my eye from an adjacent stand and I couldn't wait to feast my eyes upon her bold style. Her horses were also very appealing.

Marc De Corte was not at the fair but his art made a huge impression on many others as well as myself.

Joan and I lunched in the old barn restaurant where we were faced with a 'quiche' that tasted, looked and acted exactly the same as an egg custard with peppers in. I do not recommend this, a very unusual quiche in anyone's book! The coffee and the lemon cake were much nicer.

We broke for refreshments again at around 4pm, not realising how quickly the time had passed. This time we sat on the deck at the back of the 'Vineleaf' and this is where I managed to capture a quick sketch, my only sketch of the day, in my small moleskin. Chilford has it's own vineyard and winery, so a purchase was a must before we left, I chose a Sparkling Rose which is now chilling in the fridge.

It was a fantastic day and Joan and I returned home feeling both inspired and knackered!


10 comments:

laserone said...

OH wow, you always get out and do the most fun things. It sounds like a wonderful day! Love the drawing. :)

Jenny said...

Loving your sketches and comments, as always. You're having way too much fun. Enjoy your wine.

caseytoussaint said...

Sounds like a great day - and I love the sketch you did - the beam of sun (I assume) is very effective.

Anita said...

Thanx Laser, it was a fun and wonderful day!

Anita said...

Thankyou Jenny! We're having the wine with dinner tonight.

Anita said...

Thanx Casey, glad you feel it worked!

Joannie said...

Truly was a great day. Inspiration from so many artists and so many of them unique in their own style and interpretation of images. Also truly knackering, as you say Nitsa, took me a couple of days to get over the many hours on our feet. .. but well worth the effort. If other Art Fairs around the country are as good, I urge readers of Nitsa's blog to look out for them locally.
Joannie

Anita said...

Deffinately worth the effort Joannie, glad you agree.

phthaloblu said...

Sounds like a great day. Love your little sketch.

Anita said...

Thanx Phthalo!