If you haven't been to the English Inn - you need to drop by this amazing facility. The English Inn manor, originally called “Rosemeade”, was built in 1906 for the Yorkshire-born realtor and developer Thomas Harry Slater, who brought over artisans from England and Scotland to work on the project. Victoria’s most renowned residential architect, Samuel McClure (a one-time Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Company telegrapher) designed the Tudor revival home. The manor displays fine examples of the trademark characteristics of McClure’s design, including the expansive roof with large front gables and bracketing finials, stone bas and tapering columns to the roof-line, and the large paneled front hallway and grand staircase.
Besides having paintings and cards on display, the following activities have been planned:
Friday December 16, 2016 OPENING RECEPTION 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Please come and enjoy the artwork, the stunning English Inn decorated for the festive season and chat with the artist. FREE admission, complimentary appetizers and cash bar.
Saturday January 7, 2017 OIL PAINTING DEMO 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Lynda will demonstrate her plein air set-up and palette, discuss the challenges of painting outdoors and outline and demo her lay-in process. FREE admission.
Sunday January 15, 2017 ARTIST BREAKFAST TALK 9:00am to 10:30 am "Good Artists Copy: Great Artists Steal" A discussion of the role of copying as a learning tool in the Western art world. $10 charge for continental breakfast.
Saturday January 21, 2017 PAINTING WORKSHOP 1:30pm to 3:30pm Create a small still-life painting with the focus on composition. Artists should bring their own water-based paints, brushes and small canvas or paper. An acrylic kit (small gessoed board, acrylic paint, and brush) will be available for $10. FREE admission but limited spaces.
Call me to reserve a spot at 250 390-1883.