Once again we’re holding our annual Bull Mill Christmas Open Studios from Saturday 3rd  – Sunday 11th December. Artists who work at Bull Mill will be throwing open our studio doors and there will also be a range of arty gifts from invited guest artists and makers in the Arts Bazaar.   .………….read more


We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Bull Mill Studio for our ‘First Saturdays’ Open Studios from 10am – 5pm on Sat 5th November (other times by arrangement). New pieces on show will include ‘Mira Redda’ above, .………….read more


I hope you’ve had a wonderful summer. Mine has been busy with commissions and project work and I’ve tried to make the most of the fine weather to be out by the river (and often in it!) drawing and getting ideas for new work.

Tanya and I are looking forward to welcoming you to Bull Mill Studio for our ‘First Saturdays’ Open Studios from 10am – 5pm on Sat 1st October and Sat 5th November (other times by arrangement). New pieces on show will include ‘Espa Truca’ above………….read more


It was great to catch up with so many of you during our Bull Mill Arts Summer Open Studios. I think the good weather helped to make it a fun and successful weekend!

Tanya and I are back to holding our ‘First Saturdays’ Open Studios. We look forward to welcoming you to Bull Mill Studio from 10am – 5pm on Sat 6th August and Sat 3rd September (other times by arrangement). New pieces on show include ‘Vare Stola’ above………….read more


We’re busy finishing off work and getting ready for the Dorset Arts Festival which is taking place from  Wednesday 29th June – Sunday 3rd July at Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington Lakes, Dorchester DT2 8QU. Tanya and I will be sharing a stand. 

This is an amazing award winning five day festival showcasing over 60 artists, crafters and makers who will be demonstrating their skills. You’ll be able to watch paintings being created, pots being thrown, jewellery being made and a whole range of other arts and crafts disciplines being demonstrated………….read more


I’ve been busy in the studio working on the folding screen above, based on a painting I made last year: ‘Dwfr Ial’, which is of the weir pool in Longbridge Deverill.

You’ll be able to see this screen in our next Bull Mill Open Studio.  However, this won’t be quite on the First Saturday of May. Tanya is taking me away for my birthday (she hasn’t told me where!) and I’m afraid we won’t be back in time! Instead, we’re holding it a week early, on Saturday 30th April 10am – 5pm (or other days / times by arrangement)………….read more


During the recent snippets of spring- like weather (between storms and frosts!), I’ve been taking the opportunity to make a start on my new ongoing plein -air drawing project: ‘Spire’. Over the next 18 months I’ll be making mixed media drawings of Salisbury Cathedral spire as viewed from the stunning landscape beyond the city, from 32 points of the compass………….read more

'Hibera' Acrylic on canvas 61 x 61cm

A selection of older paintings on canvas and paper from our studio browser (‘The Toastrack’) They are reduced by up to 60% of their original prices. Old friends that need a good home!…………read more


We’ll be throwing open the doors of Bull Mill Studio for 9 days from Saturday 4th – Sunday 12th December (10.00am – 5pm daily) for our annual Open Studios and Arts Bazaar…………read more

‘A Walk into Paradise’


Tanya and I are holding a joint exhibition at Shaftesbury Arts Centre from Weds 10th – Tues 16th November (see exhibition card here), entitled ‘A Walk into Paradise’, a theme which we are interpreting in a number of ways:……… more

Bloomsbury Festival


From this Friday (15 October) I will be in London for 10 days, making large drawings in the Bloomsbury garden squares as part of the Bloomsbury Festival, which runs from 15th – 24th October with the theme of ‘Shining Light’. For details see Large panels with my illustrations made for the ‘Bloomsbury Squares and Gardens’ book are being displayed as an outdoor art gallery at most of the garden squares …………read more

A Gap in the Market


I’m very much looking forward to setting up my ‘A Gap in the Market’ exhibition at Fisherton MillSalisbury. It runs from from 21 Aug – 25 Sept 2021 and will consist of the collection of drawings from my year long drawing project (including ‘Cafe corner, Salisbury Market 260621’, below). I have been drawing regularly in Salisbury since last September, documenting a year in the life of the historic Charter Market……… more

Summer’s around the corner!


For us at Bull Mill Studio it was definitely the best and most successful Wylye Valley Art Trail ever! Huge thanks for visiting, bringing your enthusiasm and contributing to its success!

A fantastic but exhausting 9 days and now, gluttons for punishment, we’re preparing for a busy summer ahead of open studios, exhibitions and events……….read more

Wylye Valley Art Trail.
1 – 9 May 2021

The past few months have been taken up with organising the 11th Wylye Valley Art Trail, which runs from Saturday 1st  – Sunday 9th May. All the studios at Bull Mill are throwing open their doors, so, here is what to expect! …….
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Happy New Year! And the (Lockdown) ‘Toastrack’ Sale!

Nick-Andrew-Ripara-acryliI had just finished setting up the annual ‘Toastrack’ sale exhibition in the cARTshed when the latest lockdown was announced, which meant that it can’t go ahead as a physical event! So I’ve spent the last couple of days putting together a video which will give you a ‘virtual tour’…….read more

Bull Mill Bazaar And Open Studios 2020!

Nick-Andrew.-Rosacasta-AcWe’ll be throwing open the doors of Bull Mill Studio for 9 days from Saturday 5th – Sunday 13th December (10.00am – 5pm daily) for our annual Open Studios and Arts Bazaar. As well as the 8 artists who have studios here, there will be 30 invited artists and makers in Olivia’s old pottery (find a link here to her Arts Bazaar page and the exhibition card here)…….read more

Line, Colour, and a few words!

Salisbury-Market-220920I’m really enjoying my latest plein air drawing project ‘A Gap in the Market’, exploring Salisbury’s historic Charter Market throughout this coming year. All the drawings, including ‘The Happy Fruiters Stall, Salisbury Market  220920’, above, will be exhibited at Fisherton Mill, Salisbury next September (read more about it in last month’s newsletter here), but you can have a sneak preview of the pieces so far, along with other recent drawings at our forthcoming ‘First Saturdays’ Open Studio exhibition on Saturday 7th November (10am – 5pm)*……read more

Drawing into Autumn!

Nick-Andrew.-AcquilareaWe’re now back to our regular ‘First Saturdays’ so will be opening up again on Saturday 3rd October (10am – 5pm)*. There will be recent paintings on show, reworked pieces (including ‘Acquilarea’ above) …Last week I started my latest plein air drawing project: ‘A Gap in the Market’, exploring Salisbury’s historic Charter Market throughout this coming year. All the drawings will be exhibited at Fisherton Mill, Salisbury next September… more

Bull Mill [ OPEN ] Studio relaunch!


It’s been a pretty busy couple of months: the Dorset Arts Festival in early July was a great success, with lots of visitors (despite the high winds!). It was lovely to meet and chat to those of you who came along. Since then I’ve been undertaking several drawing commissions (more below). And in the studio I’ve been working on new pieces and also reworking and updating existing paintings (see ‘Talia Terida’ above)….read more

Bull Mill (virtual) Open Studio


I don’t need to remind you how much has changed since my last newsletter at the end of February! Needless to say, sadly, there won’t be any ‘First Saturdays’ Open Studios at Bull Mill Studio for a few months! 
With galleries closed and arts events cancelled, we’re trying not think too much about how business will be affected for the rest of the year! Instead, we’re keeping busy and making the most of these beautiful spring days.

Anyway, you can still see our work, without breaking your self- isolation: I’ve built a hasty virtual Open Studio Exhibition which takes you on a visit at any time through Bull Mill Studio and the cARTshed. Just tap on the studio doors above…read more

‘The Winter Visitor’


‘THE WINTER VISITOR’ Book + Exhibition… 

I know the first of March is supposed to be the start of (meteorological) spring but I hope you don’t mind that we’re extending winter for just a little bit longer with our forthcoming exhibition: ‘The Winter Visitor’ at the Shaftesbury Arts Centre, which runs from 26 February – 10 Marchread more




To celebrate my 40th year as a freelance fine artist, a selection of 40 paintings on canvas and paper from my studio browser (‘The Toast Rack’), reduced to 40% of their original prices. Old friends that need a good home!.. read more

‘It’s that time of year!’



It’s feeling decidedly wintery! We’ve already had one or two bright and frosty mornings such as the one depicted in ‘Auregana’ (above). This painting, along with six others will be on exhibition at.. read more

‘Art in October’


‘FIRST SATURDAYS’ OPEN STUDIO / COMMISSIONS / the cARTshed / PROJECTS.  Click here to read newsletter

‘September News’



‘May News’



‘Flying into February!’ news



‘Happy New Year!’ January 2019 news



‘Bull Mill Arts Bazaar’ December 2018 news


ART MENTORING GIFT VOUCHERS.  Click here to read newsletter

‘Pumpkins, Puffballs & Paintings!’ November 2018 news

Nick Andrew. Teridea. Acrylic on canvas. 107 x 60cmEXHIBITIONS / “YOUR PLACE!” DRAWINGS / FIRST SATURDAYS OPEN STUDIO /
ART MENTORING GIFT VOUCHERS.  Click here to read newsletter

‘Art in the Autumn’ October 2018 news

'Castabeia' Acrylic on canvas 60x60cm..

ART MENTORING / ‘STICKS IN THE SMOKE’.  Click here to read newsletter

‘southleigh summer + wildwood!’

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‘SOUTHLEIGH SUMMER + WILDWOOD’: 22 – 28 August, FIRST SATURDAYS OPEN STUDIOS: 1 September, ART MENTORING New Season.  Click here to read newsletter

August 2018 Newsletter!

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FIRST SATURDAYS OPEN STUDIOS: 4 August, ‘SOUTHLEIGH SUMMER + WILDWOOD’: 22 – 28 August, ART MENTORING New Season….And more…! … Click here to read

July 2018 Newsletter!

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‘SOUTHLEIGH SUMMER’ Drawings, BULL MILL Summer Open Studios- 7 + 8 July, Summer Art School at STOURHEAD
And more…! … Click here to read

June 2018 Newsletter!

Nick Andrew. 'Manteia' Acrylic on canvas 122 x 71cm

‘First Saturdays’ Open Studio- 2 June / Summer Art School at Stourhead. And more… Click here to read

May 2018 Newsletter!


‘All the Art of the Fair’

Bath Art Fair / ‘First Saturdays’ Open Studio- 5 May / Art Mentoring. And more….! Click here to read

April 2018 Newsletter!

'Nesalea' Acrylic on canvas 91 x 51cm..

 Spring into April!

New Galleries / Bath Art Fair /’First Saturdays’ Open Studio- 7 April /The cARTshed. And more…! Click here to read Newsletter

March 2018 Newsletter!

Laria Ruba. Acrylic on canvas. 107 x 56cm

 Getting back to Painting!

‘First Saturdays’ Open Studio. 3 March. ‘RAISE’ exhibition, Frome. The cARTshed Spring season and more..! Click here to read Newsletter

January 2018 Newsletter!

'VITERA' Acrylic on paper. 72 x 72cm 2001

New Year News!

Town Hall Arts Prizewinners’ Exhibition, Trowbridge. ‘TOASTRACK’ Sale! The cARTshed new season and more..! Click here to read Newsletter


toastrack..A range of paintings on canvas and paper from my studio browser (‘The Toast Rack)’ at prices reduced by up to 50%. Old friends that need a good home! Until 3 Feb 2018.

DECEMBER 2017 Newsletter

Bazaar Behaviour!

Final week of our Round Tower Exhibition, Bull Mill ART BAZAAR, cARTshed art mentoring and Painting retreats, ‘Sticks in the Smoke’ prints, and more..! Click here to read Newsletter

NOVEMBER 2017 Newsletter

November in the Round!

Round Tower Exhibition, FIRST SATURDAYS’ Open Studio, cARTshed art mentoring and Painting retreats, ‘Sticks in the Smoke’ prints, and more..! Click here to read Newsletter 

OCTOBER 2017 Newsletter

'Castabeia' Acrylic on canvas 60x60cm

I’m into the third week of Art Mentoring in my new cARTshed teaching space and really pleased with how it’s working! Read more about Art Mentoring, Painting Retreats, Painting clinics and cARTshed Gift Vouchers on my teaching page where you can also find out how to book.


It will be great to see you at our Saturday 7 October Studio Exhibition from 10 – 5. There’s much to see, from very recent work (including ‘Castabeia’ Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60cm, top), to older pieces and Tanya’s wonderful wild wood paintings.


Edge of the woods and Job's Mill stretch. Acrylic on canvas. 137x58.5cm..EXHIBITIONS

Between Tanya and myself, we have a lot of work out on exhibition at the moment. Lat month several of my pieces went off to Artique Galleries in Brightoin, Tunbridge Wells and Cambridge. Contact Artique Galleries for more information.

Tanya has a wonderful range of her ‘wild wood’ pieces, including ‘Kurma’  (Oil on wood 52 x 22cm) below, at First View Gallery, Stourhead, as part of the ‘QUARTET’ exhibition. She will also be featuring at the John Leach Gallery Christmas Exhibition in Muchelney, Somerset, from 21 October 23 January  (

We’re really looking forward to our joint exhibition at The Round Tower, Black Swan Arts, Frome, from 11 November – 3 December, which will include ‘Purlieu’  (Acrylic on canvas. 137×58.5cm) above.


SEPTEMBER 2017 Newsletter


I’m really enjoying getting back to painting after 6 weeks or so building my new CARTSHED teaching space. I’m currently working on a range of canvases (see above: Unfinished painting of River Frome. Acrylic on canvas 107 x 71cm ) based on the River Frome to be shown in a joint exhibition with Tanya at the Round Tower at Black Swan Arts, Frome in November. More details in next month’s newsletter but you can have a sneak preview if you like at our ‘First Saturdays’ open studio exhibition on Saturday 2 Sept.

Bookings have been coming in for Art Mentoring and my ‘draw, Draw, DRAW’ workshop, see more at my teaching page.

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Once again, it will be great to see you at our Saturday 2 September Studio Exhibition. There’s much to see, from very recent work (see top), to older pieces such as ‘Masyma’ Acrylic on canvas 92 x 46cm (above). Also wonderful new wild wood paintings from Tanya Hinton, including ‘Kurma’ Oil on wood 52 x 22cm (below).


AUGUST 2017 Newsletter

Chamala. Acrylic on canvas. 86 x 122cm.


I spent the best part of June and July working on the build for my new CARTSHED teaching space. Thankfully I managed to get it watertight before our rainy season started! So, it’s pretty well ready for action (apart from the plumbing!). I’m really pleased with the feel of it and will be starting teaching there in September. Go to my teaching page for photos and details of Art Mentoring (starting from Sept 18) and my ‘draw, Draw, DRAW!’ weekend course (30 Sept / 1 Oct).  Come and have a peek inside during our Open Studios on Saturday 5 August and Saturday 2 September.


We’re hoping the rain eases for our FIRST SATURDAYS Open Studio on 5 August (and hoping it then continues to stay dry as we’re going camping next week!). We’re throwing open our doors again Saturday 2 September. There’s plenty of work to see, including ‘Chamala’ above and ‘Bacelia’ below (Acrylic on canvas 61x61cm), one of the last in the series of wild garden paintings I painted in 2014.

Nick Andrew. 'Bacelia'. Acrylic on canvas. 61x61cm..


JULY 2017 Newsletter
Ambria-(triptych) 41 x 128

It was really good to meet so many of you at our studio during the Wylye Valley Art Trail! It was definitely the busiest ever! Thank you for visiting. And if you purchased a painting, I hope you’re enjoying living with it and it’s behaving itself!


And if you missed the Art Trail, don’t worry, simply come along to our FIRST SATURDAYS Open Studio on 1 July! Lots of work to see, including ‘Ambria’ (triptych 41 x 128) above, and Tanya’s captivating ‘Marmaduke and Myrtle’ (Oil on wood) below.

We’re open from 10 – 5. It will be great to see you.



Well, with this good spell of weather, I’m busy hammering the roof onto my new teaching studio and only hit my thumb a few times! There’s still lots to do but I’m aiming to open in the autumn. Exciting!

Here’s what I’ll be offering…

Art Mentoring, Painting Retreats and courses: Develop your individual approach to making art in a purpose built and fully equipped painting studio in the creative ambience of Bull Mill and surrounded by stunning riverside, woodland and meadow landscapes.

Book for a regular day every week
A weekend painting retreat
A week’s painting retreat
I’ll also be running some themed drawing and painting courses. Watch this space for more information, but you’re welcome to register your interest, just contact me.

And if you come to our Open Studio , I’ll give you a guided tour!


MAY 2017 Newsletter

Pteridea Acrylic on canvas 135 x 59cm

WELCOME TO MAY! In my opinion the best month of the year! A month of riotous new growth, wall to wall daylight and, hopefully, letting the rayburn go out until the autumn. Not to mention, of course, my birthday month!

We’re now entering the run up (or countdown) to the Wylye Valley Art Trail from 27 May – 4 June. We have lots of preparations beforehand, commissions to complete and…

‘FIRST SATURDAYS’ Open Studio 6 May

Once again we’re clearing up the debris and wanton devastation of this past month’s work in the studio so we can welcome you to our ‘First Saturdays’ exhibition on 6 May from 10am – 5pm. I’ve been working on some river triptychs, see image below, still unfinished and the photo only taken on my phone, but it will give you an idea.


It will be great to see you if you can make it.

WYLYE VALLEY ART TRAIL 27 May – 4 June 2017

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The free brochure for this year’s Art Trail is available in Wiltshire Tourist Information Centres, Libraries, Arts centres and lots of other places. Or you can pick one up from our studio. You can also view the trail website at

There are 73 venues set in some of the most stunning landscapes of South and West Wiltshire. Over 360 artists and craftspeople taking part.

The other artists at Bull Mill will also be opening their studios and workshops for the 9 days. See details at, teas and cakes will be available in aid of the  Wiltshire Wildlife Hospital.










APRIL 2017 Newsletter

awardI’m over the moon to announce that on Friday I won the Individual Artists Award at the Wiltshire Life Awards! A real surprise, a boost and validation! It was a great evening (even though black tie isn’t really my style!)

We have a busy time coming up over the next few months, starting with our First Saturdays Open Studio on 1 April (no joke!). We’re also starting to think about the Wylye Valley Art Trail at the end of May.

‘First Saturdays’ Open Studio 1 April

‘Selena’  Acrylic on canvas 76 x 76cm

We’re hoping for some beautiful spring sunshine next weekend so we can throw open our studio doors for our ‘First Saturdays’ exhibition on 1 April from 10am – 5pm. I’ve recently had a change- round of paintings at several galleries, so will have a fresh range of work on show, including ‘Selena’, above and ‘Whivara’ below.

MerlaAfter a hugely successful ‘Wild Wood’ exhibition in Shaftesbury earlier this month, in which half the work was sold, Tanya will be showing a selection of unique and stunning pieces, including ‘Merla’ left.

You’ll also be able to see where my new teaching studio is going to be (we now have a concrete base for it and I’m waiting for the surrounding walls to be fixed before I can start putting up the building).

It will be great to see you if you can make it. 


Nick Andrew. 'Whivara'. Acrylic on canvas. 107 x 56cm..
‘Whivara’. Acrylic on canvas. 107 x  56cm

WYLYE VALLEY ART TRAIL 27 May – 4 June 2017

WVAT logo. BY. lo-resI’m still involved with organising this exciting biennial open studios event, but now as treasurer and a bit of work on design and publicity. The free brochure  for this year’s Art Trail is currently being printed and will be ready by the second week of April.

There are 73 venues all over South and West Wiltshire and over 360 artists taking part.  The other artists at Bull Mill will also be opening their studios and workshops for the 9 days. The Art Trail website is up and running at



Nick Andrew. Sketchbook 2 (pages 53 and 54)

After the sad news of the closure of the Curwen Gallery, which I told you about last month, I’m still researching and negotiating alternative possibilities for my ‘Sticks in the Smoke’ exhibition next year.

Meanwhile I’ve been discovering, exploring and drawing more London parks and gardens. Most recently, last week, at Brunswick Square in Bloomsbury, where one of my drawings was of the ancient and gnarled Brunswick Plane (above): the second oldest plane tree in London.

On the same day I had a meeting about possibly creating illustrations for a booklet about all the garden squares in Bloomsbury, which will be presented to the Queen next year. Exciting!

You can read my ‘Sticks in the Smoke’ blog at


MARCH 2017 Newsletter

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A scent of Spring!

This time of year I love to see those tantalising early glimpses of spring! Makes me impatient to get out there to capture the season’s changes in some new canvases!

News below about forthcoming events. But first of all an important update about my ‘Sticks in the Smoke’ exhibition: As you know, this was due to take place in April at the Curwen Gallery. Sadly however they’ve had to make the difficult decision to close the gallery from the end of next month (after 35 years!) which means my show won’t be happening as planned! They’ve been struggling with the downturn in the London art market for months now and it’s no longer sustainable. I’m especially disappointed as Curwen gave me my first London exhibition back in the 80s (when they were the Upstairs Gallery at the Royal Academy).

But anyway, I’m really trying to see the positive side: I’ve been getting some good publicity with the ‘Sticks in the Smoke’ project recently, with a feature coming out shortly in London Landscapes, the London Parks and Gardens Trust publication. I’m continuing with the project and the blog throughout this year and hope that interest will grow further. I’m currently contacting other galleries to host the exhibition next year. I’ll keep you posted. I was at Lincolns Inn Fields last Thursday while Storm Doris was raging overhead! See the drawing below.

I’m also planning to get some prints made of my sketchbook pages. More about those in future Newsletters.


Tanya Hinton ‘Wild Wood’ Exhibition 1 – 14 March

Tanya’s exciting ‘Wild Wood’ exhibition at Shaftesbury Arts Centre is running from 1 – 14 March. A stunning ‘must see’ show, full of her unique paintings of characterful creatures on wild and weathered wood, including a collection of Arctic inspired pieces, such as ‘Skol and Hati’ (Oil on ancient door), below. Go to for more information and images.

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‘First Saturdays’ Open Studio 4 March

After our very busy Winter Sale, we’re getting back to our regular ‘First Saturdays’ Open Studios, starting on 4 March, from 10am – 5pm. Most of Tanya’s work will be in her Shaftesbury exhibition so this Saturday I’m taking over the whole studio! New pieces on show will include ‘Parrea’ Acrylic on canvas 107 x 61 cm (at top). Less recent will include ‘Athyria’ Acrylic on paper 46 x 46cm (below).

Nick Andrew. Athyria. Acrylic on paper. 46 x 46cm. Framed


FEBRUARY 2017 Newsletter

Nick Andrew. 'Lower Grosvenor Gardens. 28 09 16' Mixed Media Study. 21x21cm

It’s going to be a busy year!

Only 3 weeks into the New Year and there’s already a lot to report!… about my ‘Sticks in the Smoke’ exhibition, Tanya’s Wild Wood exhibition at Shaftesbury Arts Centre, the last 2 days of our WINTER SALE. And, I’m really excited about my New Teaching Studio! To find out more, read below.

Meanwhile, I’m over the moon and honoured to be shortlisted for the Arts and Culture category in the 2017 Wiltshire Life Awards. The ceremony is in March, so I’ll let you know how it goes. Hmm, that gives me a month to get my suit dry cleaned!

There’s an illustrated interview about my work, featuring in The Artist Magazine  this month. Click here to view the article.

WINTER SALE- ends 4 February!

We’ve had lots of visitors and some good sales at our Bull Mill Studio WINTER SALE over the past three Saturdays. Now only 2 Saturdays to go: 28 January + 4 February, 10am – 5pm.  It will be great to see you if you can make it, we promise to keep the woodburner roaring for you, so you can stay as long as you like, with a plentiful supply of tea and coffee!

In the back studio we have a mixed selection of pieces, prices reduced by up to 50% (In the front we’ll be showing recent work which will be at gallery prices.)

‘STICKS IN THE SMOKE’ Exhibition..

The exhibition for my ‘STICKS IN THE SMOKE’  project will open at the Curwen Gallery, Windmill Street, London on 5 April 2017 and runs until the 29th. The Private View will be on 4 April, 6 – 8pm, it would be great to see you there if you’re able to make it. On show will be around 60 studies ( like ‘Lower Grosvenor Gardens’ at the top of the page), based on drawings made at 60 public green spaces in London over the past year. There will also be a few larger works but I’ll be producing a collection of larger pieces for a follow- up show in 2018. My sketchbooks will also be there (see below, a recent sketchbook drawing at Millbank Gardens), but I’ll be happy to show you them beforehand at my studio. View my ‘Sticks in the Smoke’ blog here.


A proportion of the exhibition sales will go to support the SENSORY TRUST, a charity which aims to make green spaces more accessible and enjoyable for all people, regardless of age, ability or social circumstance.

For more information about the ‘Sticks in the Smoke’ exhibition, please view the News Release here. If you know anyone who might be interested, or any contacts you might have in the arts news media, I’d be very grateful if you could forward this to them. Thank you!

TANYA HINTON ‘Wild Wood’ Exhibition..

Tanya is working hard towards her exhibition at Shaftesbury Arts Centre  from 1 – 14 March 2017. I can see already that it’s going to be a stunning ‘must see’ show, full of her unique paintings of characterful creatures on wild and weathered wood, including ‘Bombur’, below.  Go to for more information and images.


NEW! Teaching Studio at Bull Mill..

teaching studio

Over the next few months, I’m going to be putting up a new, fully equipped Teaching Studio (similar to the one above), alongside my own studio , in which I will be offering art studio space and ‘Art Retreats’ for up to 3 people at a time, who I can work with on a mentoring basis.

I can’t wait to get started and will let you have more details in forthcoming Newsletters, so watch this space!



WINTER SALE 7 Jan – 4 Feb 2017

'Hazel path to may'. Acrylic on canvas. 69 x 69cm

Our Bull Mill Studio WINTER SALE! will be open every Saturday from 7 January – 4 February 201710am – 5pm. In the back studio I’ll have a selection of mostly older pieces, dating back to the mid 1990s, including the pieces illustrated here (Above: ‘Hazel Path to May’ Acrylic on canvas 69x69cm. Below: ‘Osaria’ Acrylic on paper 71x62cm, ‘Concella’  Acrylic on canvas 51x51cm, ‘Capreola’  Acrylic on paper 61 x 50cm). Prices reduced by up to 50%. (In the front will be recent work which will be at gallery prices.).

osaria.-nick-andrew   concella. acrylic on canvas. 51 x 51cm   capreola

 Tanya Hinton also has some of her fantastic Wild Wood paintings in the WINTER SALE (including ‘Bastet’ 132x75cm, below). Go to for more information and images




December 2016 Newsletter

Nick Andrew 'Hibera' Acrylic on canvas 61 x 61cm

‘Brushstrokes for Christmas!

It’s back to the wellie- wearing season again here at Bull Mill – heavy rain over the past few days turned the lane into a torrent and brought a flood outside my cottage! The last few hazel leaves are clinging on in the woods and turn almost fluorescent yellow in the late autumn sunlight (I have in mind a series of paintings based on those. I’ll let you know when they materialise!)

Meanwhile, we have our exciting Bull Mill Christmas Bazaar starting on Saturday 3 – Sunday 11 December. I will have a wide range of work on show including three winter seascapes, including ‘Pagura’ Acrylic on canvas 101 x 81cm at the bottom. Also a wall of small ‘Christmas present’ paintings. Tanya will be showing lots of new pieces, including ‘Inari’ Oil on wood below (see more of Tanya’s work at

Come and join us to celebrate the run up to Christmas with a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine. There are lots more Christmas gift ideas in the rest of Bull Mill, see the card here for full details..



I’m showing a range of winter- themed paintings for inclusion in the Christmas Exhibition at the Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3LN. Tel: 01935 815261. It runs from 26 November – 23 December. It includes ‘Hibera’ Acrylic on canvas 61 x 61cm at the top.

Three new canvases will be hanging in the Quartz Visual Arts Festival at Queens College, Trull Road, Taunton, TA1 4QS. It runs from Friday 16 – Thursday 22 December from 11-5pm. Tanya will also be showing some work there. Find out more here

Please do contact me if you’d like more information, prices and purchasing options.


Nick Andrew. 'Pagura' Acrylic on canvas 101 x 81cm



November 2016 News

Nick Andrew. 'Filipenda' Acrylic on canvas. 107 x 107cm

‘The nights are drawing in..!

On these chilly mornings the first task in the studio is to light the fire before any kind of creative activity can take place! Then brew a pot of coffee to sit on top! And from this week it’ll be dark when we close up in the evening!

We can’t even think about hibernating, though! At least not yet, there’s just too much to do! I have to get new work ready for delivering to galleries around the country in November. But before then, they’ll be on show (and available for purchase) at our ‘FIRST SATURDAYS’ Open Studio, on 5 November from 10am – 5pm. October’s new crop include: ‘Filipenda’ Acrylic on canvas. 107 x 107cm (above) . It will be great to see you if you can make it (we’ll have the log fire blazing!)

A collection of pieces have already gone out to Westover Gallery, 4 Westover Road, Bournemouth. BH1 2BY. Tel: 01202 297682. Click here to see the paintings they have on show.

I am working on a series of winter- themed paintings for inclusion in the Christmas Exhibition at the Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3LN. Tel: 01935 815261. It runs from 26 November – 23 December. I’ll include some images of these in next month’s newsletter.

Tanya Hinton is showing some new pieces at our Open Studio on 5 November. See ‘Song of Summer’ Oil on Wood. 67 x 15cm, below. She also has work on show this month at the ‘Dansel Gallery’ Abbotsbury. . and ‘The Old School Gallery’ Yetminster. Find out more at:

Tanya Hinton 'Song of Summer' Oil on Wood. 67 x 15cm


August 2016 News

'Emphyta' acrylic on canvas 56 x 51cm..

We’re enveloped in the colours and moods of Summer: the riverbanks a riot of colour and pattern; the cool woods full of bracken and dapples of light; the morning mist with dewy cobwebs catching the morning sun.

I’ve spent the past few weeks in the studio working on a new collection of canvases which celebrate the summer, including ‘Emphyta’ acrylic on canvas 56 x 51cm ‘(above). These will be delivered to galleries around the country over the next couple of weeks, but before they go, I’d love you to have a preview of them in our forthcoming ‘First Saturdays’ Open Studio at Bull Mill Studio. Also see Matutea’ Acrylic on canvas 137 x 71cm  (below)

As usual the studio is open from 10am – 5pm. Or please do let me know if you’d like to call in at any other time. It would be great to see you!

After her extremely successful exhibition in early July in Shaftesbury, Tanya Hinton is busy producing more wonderful wild wood paintings, including: ‘Herne’ (below),  which will be in our open studio, painted in oil on a panel from a 200 year old door. See more of her work at





July 2016 Newsletter



agrimea. Acrylic on canvas. 76 x 76cm

This is to let you know about our forthcoming Bull Mill Arts Open Studios on Sat 2 + Sun 3 July 10 – 5pm, in which everyone who has a studio here throws open their doors! The full list as follows:

Joanna Sims – Painting
Nick Andrew – Painting
Tanya Hinton – Wild wood paintings
Olivia Clifton-Bligh – Printmaking and sculpture
Philip Leevers – Drawing and painting
Sally Alexander – Gilding and drawing
Stephanie Gilbert – Jewellery

I’ll be showing new paintings that I’ve been working on over the past month or so, including ‘Agrimea’ Acrylic on canvas 76 x 76cm  (I know it’s not a very summery piece but I still have plenty of ideas from the winter that I want to work on!). Also lots of other work on show, including in our Sale rack!

Tanya will be showing some of the pieces that are going into her exciting exhibition of wild wood paintings at Shaftesbury Arts Centre from 6 – 12 July (see details below).

Tanya Hinton Exhibition. Shaftesbury Arts Centre