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I Wonder What Enamel Artist Julia Ares Is Doing Now

Early this summer, we spent a couple of weeks driving along the northern coast of Spain as far as A Coruña. It’s a working town, lacking the glamour of San Sebastian, or Barcelona. However, it has great food and wine, a surf beach and a huge waterfront path.  We walked it from the beach past the Roman lighthouse and down to the old town. The last part was lined with peach-coloured lampposts from the mid nineties, each of which had 4 ceramic (oops – enamel – thanks, Verónica!) works of art. They were all by the same artist, Julia Ares.
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Frome With a View: Work in Progress

At the end of last year, the boyf, dog and I moved to Frome, a small town in Somerset (and thankfully, given the deluge, on a hill.). It’s a creative place and I found out about Frome Open Studios through a meeting of artists in The Old Bath Arms (most meetings seem to happen in pubs here – I went to Green Drinks last night and that was in The Archangel). A couple of weeks later, I was enrolled and committed to doing an exhibition in July. It’s called Frome With a View (Frome is pronounced Froom) and it is going to be about the town from a cartoonist’s perspective.
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