Monday, 8 May 2017

National Mills Weekend at Marsh Mill

Wow, can't believe a year has gone by since the last National Mills Weekend! For those who aren't already in the know, it's a Nationwide event that helps to celebrate all Windmills and Watermills around the country (and of course, just another excuse to highlight our beautiful Mill in Thornton)! So please do come in and support us. Guided tours up the Mill will be free, (children must be age 5 or over), but as it tends to get really busy, be prepared for a bit of a wait - (plenty of time to browse the ground floor milling history exhibits, the Thornton Gala memorabilia exhibition upstairs, The Kiln House Art Gallery exhibition by Chris Knapman, and don't forget you can also get your caricature portrait done by Chris too whilst you wait)...!

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

New season - Chris Knapman Exhibition

Come and see the exciting opening exhibition for the new season at Marsh Mill’s Art Gallery, in the Kiln House: Chris Knapman boasts a successful career as an artist spanning over 20 years. His talents encompass portraiture, mural work, illustration and caricatures.
Chris is also available to take commissions. He says “I find this especially rewarding as it allows me to capture my clients’ special moments on canvas to enable them to last a lifetime”. In addition to being highly skilled in traditional media including pencil, watercolour, gouache, pen and ink, acrylic and oils, Chris is now creating “Digital Caricatures” using digital art that can be downloaded straight onto your computer. Chris’s work is utterly bespoke, if you would like to discuss a potential commission, a personalised caricature or a caricature gift or would like a quote, please don’t hesitate to contact him - 07826 533676 or view more of his work online http://www.caricaturewithattitude.me/

Clients: Yakatak Football Messenger, freelance commissions for political blogs, anniversary gifts, live caricaturist at parties and social events, speaker and demonstrator to art societies and other groups.

This exhibition, which runs from Saturday 15th April until Sunday 14th May, includes some of his most diverse, satirical, often controversial, humorous and technically impeccable work.
Free Admission. Open 10.30am - 4.30pm.

Also meet Chris on the opening weekend, as he will be in the Mill doing caricature sketches for visitors (small fee applies). Chris is also more than happy to talk about his career, techniques and any unique commissions you may want. For updates Facebook Friends of Marsh Mill, Thornton (or here www.thekilnhousegalleryupdated.blogspot.com) or email ann.lc@sky.com
Hope to see you inside.
Ann - Curator