Delamore Arts and Sculpture Park is based at Cornwood in South Devon. Each summer, during the month of May, they bring art and the public together in the Estate's idyllic setting on the fringes of Dartmoor.
The imposing house was built in 1859 and the gardens, which are rarely open to the public, were laid out at a similar time with plantings of newly imported rhododendrons and magnificent trees. Seen at their best during May, they are an ideal backdrop for sculpture large and small, from Henry Moore Foundation prize winners to emerging artists. The light rooms in the house make a superb gallery for paintings and indoor sculptures.
Wonderfully, last year over 8,000 visitors came to see the art, sculpture park and gardens. They are open every day in May to view over 120 paintings in the ballroom and over 100 sculptures around the park and garden and down towards the lake.
Sculpture all packed up and ready for collection for onward delivery to Delamore Arts
This year I am showing a few pieces and today they set off on their voyage to Devon. I always find this a rather anxious time - as the sculptures are loaded onto the carrier's transport and disappear on their journey. Until I know they have arrived safely I will have a niggling worry.
You are, of course, all invited to the exhibition, and to the preview, which is on Sunday the 28th April between 2 and 6 pm - if you would like to visit on this day please let me know and I will send you one of these beautiful cards.
Can't wait to see my stone pieces in estate's beautiful garden setting - it will be a wonderful treat to view my sculpture (well, all the sculpture) outdoors in the landscape, amongst established planting, greenery and flowers.