Wednesday, 29 July 2015


There was no actual club meeting this week due to the hall being used for other means I believe. so instead we all went to lunch at The Chequers Inn at Ledsham , and what a nice day it was despite the horrid weather.

So with no paintings to view I thought I'd have a chat about blogging.

If you get these posts as an email and all you do is view the email without actually visiting the blog then it doesn't register on the blog's statistics page and hence I'm seeing a decrease in viewings , so please take the email as a reminder that there has been a posting then visit the blog.

I think this link will take you to it.

However there is another reason other than the statistics. If you only view the email without visiting the blog you are missing the links to other websites and blogs I have on there.

Currently I have a link to Robert Brindley's blog, the Wistow Parish council website , Emily Harvey's  Collagraph website and Jane Duke's website.

Also there are reminders  down the right hand side of our most poplar pages.

There is also the fish to feed , they are looking a little slim !

So there's more to see other than just our work. I will also be updating the links to include many more very soon, and here's the exciting bit.

Do you want a blog ?

It costs nothing , it is easily updated from a PC, Laptop , Tablet and even a suitable mobile phone.

If anyone does want one just tap me on the shoulder next time you see me and I'll be happy to give some advice.

Below this paragraph there is a link to one of my favourite blogs that then has numerous other links to many other blog's which in turn have.... I think you get the picture. I start looking and find that days have passed without  my knowledge , lost in the web !! (press the home button when this happens or snap your feet together and repeat, "There's no place like home" three times)  :)

If that doesn't work just type "Carol Marine artist" into Google and you'll find her.

Once you are in any blog there is generally on the top tab a link that says "next  blog" you can press that repeatedly to get a random but similar blog , another way to lose a few hours ! However be warned the more you press the more the similarity to the initial blog lessens.   I swear I eventually found a blog that showcased a lady who made Teddy Bears from navel fluff and another that made jewellery from toe nail clippings. I hope they never meet !

Lastly before I go here's my blog. All visits gratefully received.

Ciao for now where's my toe nail clipper ?


Tuesday, 21 July 2015

The exhibition cometh closer every day.

It's not long now, down to weeks rather than months , well nearly.

Sept 26th Thorpe Willoughby village hall nr Selby from 10am 

So here's a few more member's paintings some of which may appear in the exhibition.

Don't forget to check out Facebook page to see completed paintings that will be in the exhibition.

The above two will be in the exhibition and are in Facebook. 

Look good together don't they.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Blog News

Hi ,
I just wanted to give a little news on the blog. I was looking at the stats today and saw that we have had over 14000 views in fact 14650 to be exact over 175 posts.

We also seem to get some big interest from the USA , see the list below by country for last  month.
It seems someone may have friends or family over the pond ?

What I'd like to do is start putting artist names under the paintings and also titles and prices.
I occasionally (very occasionally that is ) get asked about paintings and if they are for sale etc.
I'm sure if I included this we would get more interest.

Just a thought.

So who has the American friends and for that matter the German ones, Ukraine, Russia etc ?

United Kingdom 62
United States 41
Germany 32
Ukraine 13
Russia 6
France 3
Italy 3
China 2
Czech Republic 2
Portugal 2

Monday, 13 July 2015

Free painting 13th July

Dear members , 
I really need some completed exhibition paintings for the Facebook page and this blog please. 

The Facebook page (Monk Fryston Art Club) will be publicised in the run up to the exhibition so I'm only putting exhibition paintings on there.

If you have some ready please bring them on Monday 20th July.

Thank you


Friday, 3 July 2015

Free painting 29th June and Aesthetica magazine comp news

As well as the paintings I promised you news of a comp. this is the email I got from Aesthetica art magazine.




Aesthetica Art Prize 2015: Call for Entries



Dear Karl,


I hope you are well. I wanted to share with you at Monk Fryston Arts Club our exciting news that the Aesthetica Art Prize is open for entries, in the hope that you can share this with your artists.


Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the award is an internationally renowned prize that presents an opportunity for emerging and established artists to showcase their work to a wider audience and further their involvement in the art world.


Prizes include a group exhibition, £5,000, publication in an anthology of 100 contemporary artists and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine (186,000 readership worldwide).


We are also delighted to announce our new panel of judges, which includes influential figures from the National Portrait Gallery, Design Museum and Yorkshire Sculpture Park among others.


It would be fantastic if you could share this opportunity with your network. Please find some copy and a suggested tweet below.


Facebook/ Website/ Enewsletter

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 is open for entries. The prize is a major event for established and emerging artists, now in its eighth year, and is awarded by the international art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine.

It is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world and offers artists the opportunity to showcase their work to wider audiences and further their involvement in the international art world. 

Judges include influential figures from major organisations such as the National Portrait Gallery, Design Museum and Yorkshire Sculpture Park among others.

Prizes include:

  • £5,000 Main Prize courtesy of Hiscox
  • £1,000 Student Prize courtesy of Hiscox
  • Group exhibition in partnership with York Museums Trust
  • Publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology
  • Editorial in Aesthetica Magazine (186,000 readership worldwide)

Categories for entry: Photographic & Digital Art; Painting & Drawing; Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, and Video, Installation & Performance.

Submissions close 31 August 2015. To enter, visit 


Entries are open for @AestheticaMag #ArtPrize - win #exhibition #editorial #publication + more. Submit by 31 Aug

Images can be downloaded from or you can contact me.

Image used in this email: Suzanne Mooney, Come away O… 2013. Courtesy of Aesthetica and the artist.

If you have any questions please do get in touch.

Best wishes,