St Michael's Mount

Here's a painting I did a few weeks ago of the wonderful St Michaels Mount at Penzance.  It's in watercolour colour on board, with a little white body colour for added sparkle. I wanted to capture that mythical quality about The Castle on the Rock as well as the incredible colour and clarity of the

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Open Studios at Sampsons Farm

Image of Tawny Owl, Bristish Birds, Watercolour Painting Painting Technique, by Sarah Bell

 It has been such a lovely weekend at Sampsons Farm meeting “My Public” (Darling….!) from my open studio. Over 60 people have come to say hello and have a look at my work over the afternoons of today and yesterday, and it has been really good fun. I have been painting in the afternoons, and

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Devon Open Studios

Image of Blue Tit, Illustration from The Archers Cookbook, original watercolour painting technique by Sarah Bell

Devon Open Studios 2013 will take place from Saturday 7  – Sunday 22 September. Devon Open Studios is a unique opportunity to meet artists in their studios in some of the most beautiful, unexplored parts of Devon. In addition to being able to buy art direct from the creator, many demonstrate, give talks or give

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Basil and Rocket, our Pygmy Goats

It will not have escaped the notice of any visitors to Sampsons Farm Hotel in the past eight months that we now have two resident Pygmy Goats. Basil and Rocket (so named because their house is near the herb garden,) are terribly charming, but as my farming mother in law foretold before they arrived, they

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