Saturday, 19 August 2017
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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.

Casa Do PovoThis series takes place in the village of Santa Luzia in Portugal. Hidden along the south coast, overlooking the Gulf of Cadiz, the humble community of Santa Luzia seem somewhat distant from the rest of the Western world by embracing their traditional roots and rebuking technological advances.

The result of its sheltered position means this Portuguese village is a time warp of 17th century churches, bright azulejo tiled walls and sleepy residents.

jillstottdrawingWelcome to the network of professional artists based in the Algarve who support each other through the exchange of ideas and skills.

The Algarve Artists Network began to meet at the end of 2006 with Charlie and Hilary Holt, John Lamonby, Kerstin Wagner and Brigitte von Humboldt.