Remembrance Day – Sketchbook from the Somme.

In 2004 Elizabeth Haines travelled to the Somme with the David Jones Society, returning with a full sketchbook.Sketchbook from the Somme
Sketches relate to Mametz Wood, the Ulster Tower (memorial to the men of the 36th (Ulster) Division), the memorial to the 38th (Welsh) Division and to the Somme.
“The men of the first wave climbed up the parapets, in tumult, darkness, and the presence of death, and having done with all pleasant things, advanced across No Man’s Land to begin the Battle of the Somme.” (Masefield).
The 56-page facsimile sketchbook is 150 by 110 mm and printed on quality 170gsm cartridge with board covers.
You can still order your own signed copy for £25 directly from Elizabeth Haines.
Telephone 01437 532498 (from the UK), +44 1437 532498 (international)
or email: Haines_Studio@hotmail.com

Charente Painting Week, 2009

During the first week of September, 2009, Elizabeth organised a painting week for 6 artists Charente painting weekat John and and his wife Sarah’s house near Cognac. TCognac painting workshophis was a hugely enjoyable; two of the participants were already experienced painters, but the other four were comparitive beginners. All produced outstanding work and felt they had made significant progress, as well as having a great time.
An informal show was held for the neighbours on the last day, which was much admired; the weather was perfect, the food (thanks to Anita and Tom) was fantastic.
We will be going again next year, and possibly having another week in the spring.
Please contact Elizabeth for details.