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Art in the Cottage - Gerard O'Keeffe

Gerard M O'Keeffe, received his first commission at the age of fifteen and studied art in London before teaching art for several years during which time a number of his pupils were awarded prizes in national competitions.  He has exhibited at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery and now lives in Cambridge, working primarily on private commissions.

‘ Like Clare, I was born and brought up in the leafy Northamptonshire countryside, working on a local farm as a child, taking long walks across the countryside between Northampton and Rugby, marvelling at the quiet beauty of my natural surroundings in “The Laurel Leaf County. ”

Just as the poet mourned the depredations and injustice of The Enclosures Act and its  impact on ordinary people in his day, so I seek to show the contemporary English countryside under attack - within its own context.

Like Clare, I am eager to entice “some friend to wander nigh” and to experience modern versions of the “bowering leaves” and “crowded fields”.

Purchasers will receive a small free painting of their choice while stocks last.

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January 2017

Overview
Thursday 26thAcoustic Cafe                                                                                                        

February 

Overview
Thursday 23rdAcoustic Cafe         PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS HAS BEEN RE-SCHEDULED DUE TO HALF TERM                                                                                        

March

Overview
Thursday 2ndAcoustic Cafe 
Thusrday 30thAcoustic Cafe                                                                                         

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April

Overview
Wednesday 26thArt Workshop with Saly Hamerton - Stil Life 
Thursday 27thAcoustic Cafe                                                                                       

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May

Overview
Wednesday 24th Art Workshop with Saly Hamerton - Painting Flowers 
Thursday 25thAcoustic Cafe                                                                                          

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June

Overview
Wednesday 21stArt Workshop with Saly Hamerton - The Cottage 
Thursday 22ndAcoustic Cafe                                                                                           
Wednesday 28thPantaloons - A Midsummer Nights Dream 

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July

Overview
Friday 14th - 16thJohn Clare Society Week-end 
Thursday 27thAcoustic Cafe                                                                           

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August

Overview
Wednesday 2ndArt Workshop with Sally Hammerton - Realistic Abstracts 
Saturday 5thOpen Crafts Day 
Thursday 24thAcoustic Cafe                                                                          

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September

Overview
Thursday 28thAcoustic Cafe                                                                                     

October

Overview
Thursday 26thAcoustic Cafe                                                                                    

November

Overview
Thursday 23rdAcoustic Cafe                                                                                

December

Overview
Thursday 21stAcoustic Cafe                                                                                

To reserve a ticket for any of the events or if you need any further details please contact Clare Cottage on 01733 253330.

Please note that on activity days the Cottage will be open for tours as normal with the usual entry fees applicable.