Friday, 23 June 2017
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Algarve Life....October sketches from Edwin HagendoornEdwin Hagendoorn's favorite subjects are found in daily life, like his atelier, bedroom, kitchen and in life drawing: portraits, nudes and people in the street.

His sketches of locals in and around the famous Olhão market are completed with breathtaking speed and capture the character, movement and essence of the variety of shapes and sizes of Olhao's finest.

Algarve Life....September sketches from Edwin HagendoornEdwin Hagendoorn's favorite subjects are found in daily life, like his atelier, bedroom, kitchen and in life drawing: portraits, nudes and people in the street.

His sketches of locals in and around the famous Olhão market are completed with breathtaking speed and capture the character, movement and essence of the variety of shapes and sizes of Olhao's finest.

Art and photography in the Algarve - news from Alyson and Dave SheldrakeWow what a fab month July was out here in the Algarve - we hope that you enjoy this month's newsletter - it's full of colour - features - and love! To sign up to our monthly newsletter please register HERE.

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Mike Richards - Tattoo MikeMike Richards, originally from Swansea, is a tattoo artist with almost 25 years tattooing experience. It was a love and goal of his from a very young age.
Having worked all over the world - Germany, Amsterdam, England, Wales, America and Ireland - he recently ditched a cold and dreary UK for sunny Portugal. Creative Eye Tattoo and Piercing Studio, Vila Real to be precise.

jillstottnudeJill Stott - artist, teacher and long-term Algarve resident, is displaying some of her recent work in Olhão.

A small selection of Jill drawings, mostly people sitting around nude, are on show at the Cantaloupe bar on the waterfront in Olhão during the months of May and June.

A Bygone age - review of 'Down at the Old Bull and Bush'From the moment you entered the theatre, you were swept back to a bygone age, with ladies in bonnets and friendly staff in striped livery. And what a theatre. The Silves Mascarenhas Gregorio seemed to be waiting for such a production, to show off its apt and glorious splendour.

sheldrakeAlisonAlyson Sheldrake is a local Algarve-based artist that has quietly become known for her own unique style of acrylic painting, combining local landscape features and objects within her own 'New Wave' style of bright waves of colour and lines.

She was recently requested by a client to work on a private commission which stretched her style into a new and exciting direction - the brief was simple: "can you paint our delightful and very pretty Algarve villa and can you add your own 'New Wave' style to the sky and paths?"

oranges2The Algarve’s tourist authority has issued a rather charming e-booklet ‘45 things that characterise the soul of the Algarve’

Carob and fig, xarém, beaches, chimneys, Foia, Suilves castle, oranges are some of the 45 things that give the region its soul.