Affordable Art in Blandford – The Friends of Blandford Hospital


The Friends of Blandford Hospital are absolutely delighted that their incredibly talented shop volunteer, Joan Capron has agreed to stage another of her Affordable Art Exhibitions this summer in their Blandford Charity Shop. Joan’s charity exhibitions are always held on the basis of 100% donation and this will be her 4th exhibition for the Friends but follows many previous exhibitions for other charities.

By Joan Capron

It has been a difficult year in which to prepare for an exhibition, particularly so for an artist instructed to Shield.  Joan found herself shut away from many sources of inspiration and variety of art materials.

By Joan Capron

However, a very determined lady rose to the challenge and experimented by painting on anything that came to hand ……including slate, silk, stones, canvas, textured wallpaper and even cotton sheeting! She  used pastels, inks, acrylic paints and powder, oils, pencil and collage and had great fun in doing so! To add to the variety of original art, other charity volunteers have offered to donate some examples of their work.

By Joan Capron

So lockdown not only affected the subject matter and style but also the costings.  The exhibition  has always been “affordable”, bringing art within everyone’s reach and of course  prices will remain low.  However, this year Joan has made it even more affordable by offering, alongside framed original paintings, many mounted and signed prints at a fraction of the cost of the original. There will also be a large range of greetings cards produced by Joan.

The exhibition will run from Friday 30th July to Saturday 7th August From 10am -4pm In the Hospital charity shop in Barnack Walk.


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