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It’s a lovely park which adjoins Hampstead Heath – but is so different in character. There’s a small zoo, an enclosure for fallow deer and formal gardens. The cafe is welcoming and in all it’s a good place to walk and sketch, especially when the sky is so blue……….

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St Michael’s is at the heart of Highgate’s community. As well as being the parish church it encourages local involvement and hosts activities such as book groups, concerts. Of course a busy time awaits over the next few weeks. It was a joy to be commissioned to paint the church!

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In the mist the bridge looks more mysterious, so a broad brush seemed appropriate.

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…a definite favourite. The trees are only just beginning to turn but inside the greenhouses are some wonderful colours.

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Now preparing for the annual exhibition. Some likely candidates:

Two local views and two from further afield………

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Lots of outdoor work. A successful day last Saturday in Pond Square with non-stop visitors to our stall.

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This coming weekend the paintings will visit the Hampstead School of Art marquee by Whitestone Pond. On the second weekend of July we’ll be ‘Painting Out Highgate’ and hopefully selling some pieces to support Lauderdale House and in honour of 5o years of the Highgate Society.

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Hampstead has some great landscape and cityscape painting ops. Here are some recent paintings. (Seven actual paintings can be seen at the Old Bull and Bush on the walls of the restaurant as part of their refurbishment. See post below.)

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