New York Hotel, Rotterdam

May 9th, 2011

Spent Sunday in Rotterdam. Last time I was here I didn’t make it across the Erasmus bridge due to high winds and lack of time. Great to have the afternoon to explore in  glorious sunshine.

The New York hotel on the banks of the river Meuse is really eye catching. Its towers and stripy blinds immediately caught my eye. I made a bee line for the deckchairs outside, enjoyed a drink and sketched the exterior. I liked the contrast between old and new and drew the neighbouring high rise buildings. Hiding behind my shades I sketched other visitors lounging in deckchairs.  Had a peek inside and saw old posters, maps and impressive Art Nouveau decoration. There are many reminders of an era of travel when europeans departed from this point and travelled to New York.

Brighton Open Houses

May 2nd, 2011

The Brighton Festival and Brighton Artist Open Houses start on Saturday 7th May 2011.

www.brightonfestival.org/
www.aoh.org.uk

I’ll be taking part in a group exhibition at the Cherry Tree Bungalow, 30 Greenfield Crescent, Brighton BN1 8HJ.

There will be lots to see including jewellery, textiles and prints. Also tea, coffee and cake!
Easy on street parking, 5B bus route.
Runs for the four weekends in May 11am-5:30pm
(7th, 8th, 14th,15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th May).