ArtQuartet News – Spring 2023

Spring 2023 by Sally Parker

Salisbury Hospital Open Exhibition 2023

A painting from my book ‘Four Noble Ladies of the River Garden’ has been selected for Salisbury Hospital’s annual spring exhibition. The exhibition is from Friday 28th April until Thursday 22nd June, providing colour and upliftment for staff and visitors. This exhibition consists of high quality diverse artworks across various mediums by local artists. Commission on all sales helps fund the ArtCare programme.

Cropped Section of ‘Sand-lilies of Knossos’ Painting by Sally Parker, Artist & Author
Section of ‘Sand-lilies of Knossos’ ©Sally Parker Acrylic painting and mixed media 61cm x 51 cm (unframed)

New Forest Fairy Festival 2023

An exciting event for your diaries! I have been selected to exhibit at the New Forest Fairy Festival 2023 in Burley on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th August. The themes for the weekend are; ‘Fairy Kings & Queens’ on Saturday and ‘Flower Fairies & Elves’ on Sunday. My original paintings, limited and open edition prints, and cards will be for sale as well as copies of my book ‘Four Noble Ladies of the River Garden.’ Tickets for the event are on sale now – New Forest Fairy Festival 2023

ArtQuartet - Fairy Festival, New Forest 2023
ArtQuartet – Limited and open edition prints and giclée cards by Sally Parker

Spring Update

Watercolour painting 'Daffodils' by Sally Parker ArtQuartet
Watercolour painting ‘Golden Line’ ©Sally Parker | @ArtQuartet

For those of you who did not get the opportunity to attend my book signing I thought I would feature some highlights in my spring blog. My book signing/art exhibition took place in the morning of Wednesday 15th March at the Garden Room, Cranborne Garden Centre.

Event Highlights

Book Signing/Art Exhibition Sally Parker
I was looking forward to meeting visitors…
Signing copies of my book ‘Four Noble Ladies of the River Garden’ (photo: ©L Robinson)

Book Cover Inspiration – Cranborne Manor Garden

White Garden, Cranborne Manor

Cranborne Manor’s White Garden inspired the painting on the cover of my book ‘Four Noble Ladies of the River Garden’. In summer it has such a tranquil atmosphere, with the beauty and purity of white flowers.

©Sally Parker | @ArtQuartet

Hardcover of 'Four Noble Ladies of the River Garden' #fournobleladies #book
Hardcover ‘Four Noble Ladies of the River Garden’ ©Sally Parker

For further details of my book please follow this link. Signed paperback copies can also be purchased from the shop at Cranborne Garden Centre

Venue – Garden Room, Cranborne Garden Centre

The Garden Room is a lovely, light and airy space – perfect for showing artworks.

Garden Room, Cranborne Garden Centre
Garden Room view – Winter 2023
Photo: ©Sally Parker | @ArtQuartet

A #bee heralding the beginning of #Spring
‘Heralding Spring’
©Photo: Sally Parker | @ArtQuartet

Art Exhibition

Although I was hoping for a sunny, spring morning, the weather was still rather cold and rain was forecasted to be on its way. However, this did not deter people and I was able to greet a steady flow of visitors throughout the morning who enjoyed looking at my work.

‘Beautiful paintings, mystical and really calming’
Discussing the painting 'Pan pipes and lilacs' with a visitor
Sally & a visitor discussing the painting ‘Pan Pipes & Lilacs’ ©Sally Parker | @ArtQuartet (Photo:©Adrian Parker)

A Thank You Message

Sincere thanks to all of the people who attended my event – it was lovely to meet you/see you again. Also I am grateful for your kind thoughts and feedback written in my visitors’ book (quotes are featured in this blog). Thank you to the visitors who bought copies of my book ‘Four Noble Ladies of the River Garden’ – I hope that you enjoy reading it. Thank you to those who bought my artwork – I hope that the work will look stunning in your chosen place(s). Thank you to everyone who helped and supported behind the scenes to install the exhibition. Your support contributed to making the morning a success – thank you!

‘An inspiring vision of nature’

‘Absolutely beautiful paintings, a very talented lady’

#Book #signing #art #exhibition Sally Parker

Preparing paintings for a customer to take home

Photo: ©Adrian Parker

‘Loving her book, it was very special to see the original paintings with their wonderful glowing colours and textures – inspirational’

Wishing you all a very happy Spring-time 2023!