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Today I was in Cornwall and West Devon.

The weather has been typical, rain, strong winds and some calm beautiful days too.
Sploshing_IMG_7650_wp.jpgThis day started with a swim at 07.00. at Plymouth Central Park pool before going on to the Art Centre at Kelly Bray, Callington in Cornwall (Tel:01579 383523, www.artistsmaterialsonline.co.uk) .

I have been a customer for over 30 years at the Art Centre, formally Westward Art Frames, which I have seen evolve into a thriving business with an excellent selection of materials and probably unbeatable framing service; Jen and Roz Roz_n_Jen_IMG_7657_wp.jpgwho now look after the shop and framing respectively are much better looking than Ian and Darren!

I have been a customer with the Art Centre at Kelly Bray, Callington, for some 30 + years so they know me quite well and vice versa.
The objective was to drop off some French landscape paintings for framing, to discuss framing including for my limited edition and prestige prints and to buy from their extensive range of art materials.

The early morning dip at Central Park was inaugurated about 15 years ago by a keen few and has gradually become very popular across the age range.
I used to take my 2 children for a half hour, usually they wanted more but the drill was home to make them breakfast, often porridge,  then walk them to school thus giving them a good start and my beloved x an easy morning before she went to work.

Into the bargain en route to Callington I had the painter David Folley for company.

David Folley, best known for his portrait art and who paints great landscapes also wanted some supplies from the Art Centre.W_Devon_2_d.jpg

We enjoyed a drive through fabulous blossom and wild flower rich countryside in glorious lighting hence the photo of me looking far to pleased with myself!GF_IMG_7663_wp.jpg

I had lunch in Plymouth with a good friend, the composer Bob Brennan who tells me he had just returned from Amsterdam having attended a Christian Judea conference.
Bob has composed music inspired by my paintings, unfortunately not on the web site; maybe I can find a way to place music on the blog?
Bob has also helped me several times, with expenses when I made an exhibition in Jerusalem, Israel and more recently with historical research for the large marine painting “Plymouth Cattewater“.
On this occasion after lunch I was able to show Bob Brennan the original painting of “Plymouth Cattewater“.
This afternoon I was in Plymouth seeing people in the Plymouth Museum and Naval Library about the painting “Plymouth Cattewater” including Nigel Overton and Ian Criddle.
They have kindly said they will recommend “Plymouth Cattewater” for exhibition and mention it to the regional press.
Not a bad day’s work?