Pictured above Freya Pocklington who has also shown at the V&A and the British Museum.
opens its doors again next month (14-21 November) with its unique and inspiring take on the art show – think exhibition and festive house party rolled into one.
Twice a year, Moorwood Art founder Camilla Drinkall, turns her beautiful, rambling house on the outskirts of Bruton into a pop up art gallery, covering every inch of wall space with her growing stable of artists.
The art parties have become deservedly popular – you arrive via a long tree lined drive to a garden lit by flares and fire sculptures.
Once inside, glass of wine in hand, you’ll find a broad and brilliant mix of oils, watercolours, sculpture and new for this year, photography from Seamus Nicholson who has also shown at Tate Britain.
Many of our West Country favourites are here Charlie Baird, Lucinda Storm, Luke Piper and Chloe Cardozo to name just a few.
New names to Moorwood include one of our favourite West Country painters Lesley Slight who reinvents the Dorset landscape with her mesmerising trees painted entirely from her imaginings. See below Placid Empire by Lesley Slight.
There's Alice Lynch, who has worked for John Galliano, Christian Dior and Sonia Rykiel, honing her craft of stitching and beading to make wonderful, whimsical characters such as Felia Cat (below).
We are also looking forward to seeing the work of James Lynch (featured below) who works in the ancient medium of egg tempera which he makes himself from raw ground pigments and egg yolks from his own chickens.
Moorwood Art: private view Sat 14 Nov 6pm and Sunday 15 Nov 11-3. Open house 16-20 Nov 10-4 and end of show party Sat 21 November 6-8 pm.
Below: The Clouds that are so Light (Othery from Turn Hill) by James Lynch