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Bath Society Open Exhibition

My goodness, time flies and the Bath Society of Artists 107th Annual Open Exhibition is already underway.  Click here  to visit the website and for information re opening times and location.  Admission is free and the show continues until 19 May 2012.

I'm delighted to have had two paintings accepted this year:

'Jug of Anemones', oil on canvas

and 'Waves Piling Up', oil on board.  SOLD
Again fingers are crossed that they'll sell.  Visit if you're able, as there are hundreds of diverse artworks displayed, with something for every taste.

Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes.  Happy Easter. x


  1. They are both lovely good luck with selling them.

  2. congratulations on having both of these beautiful pieces accepted.
    i love the light in the anemones piece and the textures in the waves piece. your work is always beautiful. wishing you luck on a sale.


    p.s. i have another give-away going for note cards. i'll be drawing a name on the 9th and i'd love to have your name in the mix.

  3. they are both lovely, but my fave is the bottom one. Love the texture! Good luck and Happy Easter. xo

  4. Congratulations on having your paintings accepted. Both are lovely!

  5. Thanks All - and Happy Easter. Will visit soon. Lesley x

  6. Both stunning Lesley - Love your work. xxxx

  7. Hoping these two beauties sell. Hoping you had a wonderful Easter Lesley.

  8. Hope you enjoyed a lovely Easter. Lovely paintings, good luck with the show.
    We have had some really high tides plus showers and stormy winds, my flowers have had a real bashing! I must get some more drawings before they are over. I expect you have similar high tides and huge breakers with the spring tides, good surfing ?

  9. Hi Milly, thanks very much. Yes, definitely good conditions for the for the surfers. Although there's a cold wind blowing from the North, we've enjoyed a lot of sunshine today - and yesterday. Monday was a different matter, with continuous rain. x

  10. Dear Lesley, wonderful paintins! I love the colours so much and the vase is lovely! My grandmother had a similar one! Greetings and see you soon:) surprise**surprise**

    1. Thank you Andrea - sounds intriguing?! Bye for now. Lesley x

  11. Congratulations on having those two paintings chosen. I love the anemones - I loved it when you first showed it on your blog! I still love it!

    Hope they sell to someone who will love them too!

    1. Oh, thanks so much Gilly - I hope so too! x


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Click images to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes
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