Contemporary passions

£3000+ raised for Hope Cove lifeboat

The annual fundraising day for the Hope Cove lifeboat raised over £3000 and Anne and I were delighted to be supporting this event again this year.


Congratulations to the team

Everyone works so hard – the organisers, Graham and Hilary and their team, William and his staff of the Cottage Hotel, and all the stall holders.

In the photo, my wife Anne Rainbow (left) is with Sue Morgan, whose stall was next to ours as usual.Anne and Sue at Cottage Hotel

Sue had a display of crab pots and a collage of historical photos and records of local fishing. Fascinating!

The event wouldn’t have been such a success without the hundreds of people who come along to support. So, well done you, if you were there. (If not, make a note to come next year.)


Supporting fundraising events

Anne and I are keen to support local causes. If you are planning an event, let me know. Let’s get the date in the diary!



Salcombe RNLI are hosting an Art Exhibition 16/17/18 August at Salcombe’s Holy Trinity Church.

Some of my paintings and all of my cards will be available for sale.

Do come along and support this worthy cause.

Salcombe Art Club Children’s Competition: Draw the Regatta 2016

Draw the Regatta is an Art Competition for children who are inspired by the regatta events. It’s a unique opportunity for younger generations to learn about Salcombe Art Club.


Who can enter the competition?

Local residents and visitors alike are welcome to take part, and it’s free!

The competition is divided into two age categories: children up to 7 years old, and children between 8 and 12 years old.


Are there prizes to win?

The drawings will be judged by a panel of Salcombe Art Club members.

There will be a Winner prize and a Runner up prize for each category.

The prizes will consist of Art materials.


How can you take part in the competition?

To participate, all children must collect an official sketching paper from the Salcombe Art Club, Victoria Quay, TQ8 8DA.

The club is opening hours are 11am to 5pm daily.


When is the deadline for entries for the competition?

The submission deadline is noon on Wednesday 3 August.


Then what happens?

The winners will be decided by 2pm on Wednesday 3 August.

All competition pictures will be displayed to the public until the end of the Regatta.

Prizes may be collected from the Club once the winners are revealed.



Salcombe Art Club comprises a mix of artists: some professional artists such as those who teach our classes but also many amateurs and some very new to drawing/painting. Everyone is welcome!

Membership of Salcombe Art Cub is not limited to those living in Salcombe. Anyone within striking distance is welcome to apply for membership, but it makes most sense for those who live near enough so as to benefit from the classes in the winter, and – if they intend to become exhibiting members – to fulfil their stewarding obligations during the summer.

Step 1 is to enrol as a Lay Member – that’s the first rung of the ladder! Then Salcombe Art club has three categories of membership.

  • Lay members (for a subscription of £12 per annum) may take part in workshops, courses and social activities and generally assist in supporting the club but may not exhibit, nor vote at the AGM.
  • Associate members (for a subscription of £17 per annum) may exhibit in the Little Studio section (but not the main gallery) of the Annual Summer Exhibition.
  • Full members (for a subscription of £27 per annum) may exhibit their works in the Annual Summer Exhibition when they are required to carry out their share of stewarding duties.

Cards galore – all in a good cause

This time next week, the Hope Cove Fundraising Day will be just starting.


When is the Hope Cove Fundraising Day?

12 noon until 3pm on Thursday 4 August



The Cottage Hotel, Hope Cove


WHAT WILL I BE selling?

My fine art greetings cards, including the one of Hope Cove (featured above)


How much are the cards?

My full range of fine art greetings cards will be on sale at £2 each or 3 for a fiver.

However, there are 52 cards, and my twirly display stand only holds 48. So I’ve decided not to stock four designs once the current supply runs out. These four designs will be on sale at Hope Cove Fundraising Day, at a special price.


Special offer? How much?

£1.25 each or 5 for a fiver

Choose from these four designs: Rose Dawn, Leaving Ditch End, Morning Drift and The Creek.

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For less than 1% of the sales price of an original painting, you can invest in a fine art greetings card.

Send it to a friend or frame it for yourself. Whistlefish sell frames that fit … about £10 each.