WIN a watercolour original of Maylandsea
PUBLISHED: 09:51 31 March 2020 | UPDATED: 15:59 01 April 2020
James Merriott continues his watercolour tour of the county with thoughts turning to a very special landmark in his life
I was thinking of starting this column with words along the lines of, ‘at this time of the year’. However, having thought about it more deeply, I decided it should start with something more appropriate, like, ‘at this time of my life’.
I’m very mindful of my stage of life just now as, during April, I am finishing preparations for an exhibition that will last for the best part of a year, up until February 18, 2021, when I shall hopefully celebrate my 80th birthday.
These watercolours of the tranquil marina at Maylandsea I hope to feature in the exhibition, alongside many more original watercolours that have not only graced the pages of previous Essex Life magazines, but also the pages of Hertfordshire Life magazine.
I’m especially excited to be exhibiting new large paintings, not seen before, along with reproduced paintings as cards, notelets and prints, and also my book entitled Eighty Years of Art.
During May and July, I’ll be at the beautiful Ingatestone Hall, open Wednesdays and Sundays from May 6 through to July 15, as well as both the May Bank Holidays on Friday, May 8 and Monday, May 25, from noon to 5pm.
The exhibition then moves to my home Gallery and Garden, on display every day up until February 18, 2021.
You’ll see the address listed below, but please make an appointment. I do hope you enjoy these paintings of Maylandsea.
For your chance to win James’ original painting answer the following question:
Terms & Conditions
The competition closes at 6pm on April 30, 2020. Usual promotion rules apply.
For full terms and conditions, visit www.essexlifemag.co.uk
You can contact James at Cottage Corner Art, 9 Byron Road, Hutton, Brentwood CM13 2RU. Call 01277 210728