From The Royal Fans website:

Prince Charles attended A Show by the Society of Caithness Artists, at Thurso High School, where he met craftsmen who have made just about 400 displays – which incorporate two painted by Charles himself.

Despite the fact that The Prince’s are not available to be purchased, most of alternate bits of fine art are, with stickers running from £15 to £2,000, and including figures, glass-symbolization, and stoneware.

Artist Elaine Rapson-Grant said: “When the duke identifies with me about my work, he knew it was a watercolour and gouache – it takes a master to realize that. Her associates concurred, Barbara Myatt including: “It is decent to realize that he is so intrigued by our general public and we are exceptionally lucky.”

Visual Artist Jenny Bruce said "He enquired if I had professional training and he was aware of a change in style, as my work this year reflected my own long standing interest in industrial archaeology"





I discovered Sculpton Jenny Pickford at the Chelsea Flower Show.  Jenny Pickford is a contemporary artist blacksmith designing and making unique sculptures, water features and architectural ironwork. Her designs combine forged, galvanised steel, with spectacular blown glass. In particular I loved her 4-5 metres Agapanthus and for a measly £22,000 it could be all yours.  I know it would look wonderful in my garden!  For more information see www.jennypickford.co.uk .......... Elaine Rapson-Grant




Exhibitions: one I recommend if you ever find yourself in Belfast

"Art of the Troubles" at Ulster Museum and Art Gallery
www.nmni.com/um   until September 7th 2014
Moving and thought provoking was my impression! ...........Ian Pearson

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