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place of peace


Emeritus Worcestershire Poet Laureate Maggie Doyle & Sara Hayward MA (RCA)


Pilgrim Poetry Workshop in the Crypt at Worcester Cathedral Worcestershire Literary Festival 2014

The Pilgrim workshop at Worcester Cathedral was shared between artist Sara Hayward and Worcestershire Poet Laureate Emeritus Maggie Doyle. In the atmospheric crypt the journey of The Worcester Pilgrim was discussed as poets and writers set about discovering their own pilgrimage. Ms Hayward brought along a piece of her artwork as inspiration.


new work


my exhibition at winterbourne show cases eight new abstracts and i will be talking about them this thursday during the lunchtime lecture. i’ll also be showing behind the scenes photographs taken during the making of our film, remembrance of things passed, and talking about the making of the portraits which are a new addition to the walls of winterbourne house. previously unseen photographs of winterbourne house & garden taken in the snow last january will also be seen when three feet of snow fell whilst the house was closed; a magical landscape. i have put together 100 odd images to show and just need to find now a memory stick with enough memory to store the material so i can bring it over on thursday. there was  mention of the exhibition in saturday’s birmingham mail. hope to see you there! birmingham mail article

Illustrated Lunchtime Lecture


Roll up! Roll up!

Well I am pleased to say the free illustrated lunchtime lecture this Thursday (1.30-2.30pm) at Winterbourne (13/2/14) is nearly finished; I have been tweaking it all day and I think there will be 150 images that I will run through in an hour so it certainly won’t be boring! I am a visual learner and really appreciate images and I think you will enjoy the drawings, illustrations and photographs saved from my year at Winterbourne. If you’re free pop along and gain an insight into the sketch book studies behind the paintings, the imagery behind the film. I really hope to see you there. Come along – all welcome – even if you can only stay for  a short while.

Illustrated Lecture

evelyn nettlefold


i am rooting though my plan chest drawers looking for paintings of pots and gardens in my archive  that are relevant to be current exhibition at winterbourne. i shall pop them into a browser and they’ll be available unframed. i watched a programme late last night about exercise and it said for general well being to keep moving so that is what i am trying to do. this update will therefore be short as in order to write it i have to sit very still and that is just about the worst thing for the human body. i have pilates this evening so there is some slow movement in that and on a wednesday evenings i’ve joined a life drawing class so i shall have to use my imagination to work out how i can move about in that one; maybe i’ll strap my board around my neck and move around like an ice cream seller. this is one of my favourite portraits of the nettlefold children as i can just imagine evie running up and stopping still for just a second to have her photograph taken before dashing off to get on with what she really wants to do. most probably buy an ice cream.