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A Magical Night at the Private View of Fabulous Beasts

On Friday, Janec and I hosted a Private View/Party at Powderham Castle to celebrate our Fabulous Beasts exhibition. It was a magical, memorable night! City Steam Jazz provided upbeat music to create a wonderful ambiance as people explored the castle … Continue reading

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Dante and More Problem-Solving!

The shipping of Dante to Italy proved rather a nightmare due to new Brexit rules and the need to classify every shipment by content, detailing all materials used. I could find no code which fitted my work and, with crossed … Continue reading

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News of the Show, and a New Work

It’s been a hectic couple of weeks, trying to sort out a few last minute issues at the exhibition. The castle is packed with items of interest, each with its own audio description. Our work is dotted around the castle … Continue reading

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The Imaginative World of Janec van Veen

Here is the introduction to our audio-guide for Fabulous Beasts: This castle is full of magical creatures. Look around and you will see them everywhere; on the arms of chairs, on fireplaces, on the feet of bookcases, on bannisters and … Continue reading

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Fabulous Beasts Show – Opens Today (and almost ready!)

Well we’ve finally made it – art set up yesterday at Powderham Castle, ready to open today. Janec and I are very happy with how it all looks in the stunning castle surroundings – we agree it’s actually a far … Continue reading

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Splashing the Cash for Sir Timothy

So … the show will go on at the castle in August! I’m so happy and relieved after all the time and money invested in it.  The image left was taken at the recent photo shoot. I’m holding the unframed … Continue reading

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Fabulous Beasts Exhibition – Back On!

Hooray! Fabulous Beasts is back on, albeit in a different format but still at Powderham Castle. The intended exhibition space cannot be renovated in time (and we now fully understand the dilemma faced by the castle) so Janec and I … Continue reading

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Marmite Finally Finished!

I think I’ve struggled more with this picture than any for a long time – eventually reverting to a background of mixed green ‘stuff’ with an occasional hint of pink/purple to echo the tongue.  The right hand side of the … Continue reading

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Plug pulled on Exhibition at Eleventh Hour

I am so sad as I write this post: Three days ago, I received an email from the manager of Powderham Castle with the devastating news that the Fabulous Beasts exhibition will not go ahead this year.        … Continue reading

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Still No Decision!

Still undecided about Marmite – the paint will be so thick by the time I’ve finished! I added the crumpled tissue background and tried a pale icy blue colour, but wasn’t happy with it. Then reverted to green but it’s … Continue reading

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