Hi Everyone.

I hope you are all well as we move into bluebell season and all the wild flowers are emerging in abundance over here.

It’s been a wonderfully full few months this end with me running several residentials.  The first one for HF Holidays at Freshwater Bay House with a lovely group of people I met for the first time, but who got on so well, painted some excellent paintings and had fun.  Not only that, the first week in April and it was hot here on the Isle of Wight – t-shirt weather!  

The second residential was my own, run for the first time at The Beach House in Mundesley.  A beautiful and quiet location.  Once again we had great weather walking on the beach first thing in the mornings before settling down to paint or set off on some of the many local trips available.

The latter was such a lovely week, I have booked The Beach House for next year.   For obvious reasons, I have needed to move at the speed of light to secure an available week and already have a full group for May 2023. However, I was wondering if any of you would be interested in a week away in this location Friday, 30th June to Friday, 7th July?  We will be painting with acrylic and inks with some possible mixed media.  

Whether you are a beginner or someone who has painted before, every age and every ability is welcome.  For those interested, please get in touch and I will send over some details or maybe there’s someone reading this who has a group of friends who wish to learn to paint together in which case, I will taylor make this holiday to specifically fit your painting requirements.   The link on the website is as follows:  https://www.sophiaflowers.com/2020-united-kingdom/

In the meantime, I have my first Art Exhibition in two years at Quarr Abbey since we had the pandemic.  I can’t wait to return and exhibit not only my artwork but items I have made.  If you live locally and would like to visit, it starts Thursday, 28th April to Tuesday, 3rd May inclusive and all are welcome.  Entry is free and there are some lovely walks around the Abbey itself, animals/wildlife to see and of course the café with delicious home-made food.

Until the next newsletter, I wish you all a happy Spring and remember to include some creativity in there whether it’s painting or getting the garden ready!

Sophia x


Sophia xx