Christina's exhibition at Dennis Kilgallon's 'The Gallery In The Hills' went well. Thanks to all the people who came to the preview and after. Christina sold some of her latest paintings and prints. Dennis still has one or two paintings, but the majority are back here, before going out to other venues, like the Robinson-Gay Gallery, The Forge, Allendale and for a few weeks at the Queens Hall, Hexham. Reports are still coming in about Christina's 'Listening To Curlews' being spotted on the side of Dennis's van.

Gallery Poster

Christina is getting on with painting from her studio in Allendale, with its view of the West Allen valley.

Christina's paintings are also on view at the Robinson-Gay Gallery in Hexham. The gallery exhibits the work of a number of top artists, so please visit, or check out their website.

More details about the Dennis Kilgallon gallery on their website. It can be found at NE47 8JP on your SATNAV. Please note that the gallery is open weekends from 11.00 - 5.00. You can arrange for it to open other times by calling 07496 754601.

The Allendale Forge is open every day, except a couple over Christmas and New Year. It has a lot of work by local artists and sells every kind of craft. It's entirely volunteer staffed, except the cafe which has lovely food and drinks.

The Queens Hall Arts Centre in Hexham is the major arts venue west of Newcastle. It has an art gallery alongside a theatre and features local and touring exhibitions. Well worth a visit.

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Looking forward

Christina writes: 'It is always an anticlimax when you have worked solidly for over a year, painting with the goal of an exhibition in your sights I find the recovery period gives me scope to think of fresh themes and different ways of looking at the world.

A Fine Evening

Whether you like it or not, everything gets into your head when painting. I mean, from Brexit to the very personal; my family and friends, or even the loss of people I have known. Sometimes these things creep into your work. Other times, you have to clear head space to allow you to work.'

There will be no overseas train odyssey again this year, partly due to us spending every pound and minute on our new home and workspaces So, no addition to our Travel Blog. Feel free to ignore it, but it has been the best way to recall the details of our recent journeys.