Appledore Book Festival

Artist in Residence 2023

I am absolutely delighted to let you know that I will be this year’s Artist in Residence at Appledore Book Festival, following in the footsteps of fabulous artist, Debs Last, who was the festival’s first ever Artist in Residence last year.

The festival takes place from 15 – 24 September, and I will be live painting at many of the author talks. This is a really exciting opportunity for me and I can’t wait to be part of the event!

I am looking forward to setting up my easel and painting the authors and other speakers as they talk, producing original sketches which will be available to buy immediately after the talk. Part of the money raised from these sales will go towards the Appledore Book Festival charity which supports the local community and helps run their Schools Week Programme.

I will also be painting live portraits of members of the audience after some of the events, and during the Family Fun day on 16th September.

As part of the festival, I will be running a couple of painting workshops, details of which are below.

Friday 15th September: Appledore Sketch Walk | 4pm-5.30pm | £18

Saturday 16th September: Live portrait painting at the Family Fun Day | 10.30am – 3pm

Friday 22nd September: Sip ‘n’ Paint (Book Festival version!) | 6pm – 8.15pm | £25

Tickets for all of these events and more are now available to book via the Appledore Book Festival website – please visit the link below.

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