A fabulous day was held on Saturday 1st July in a stunning private garden in Surrey thanks to Juliet and Mark who opened their garden for the second time in aid of Kids for Kids and Transverse Myelitis. Painters of all abilities came to join in the wonderful opportunity to paint in this beautiful garden with views across farm land.
We were treated to a watercolour demonstration, and guidance, from Karen Pearson www.karenpearsonart.com who organised the entire event. The weather held beautifully to create the perfect conditions for the day. Twenty four keen artists brought picnic lunches and enjoyed Karen’s delicious cakes. “It was an inspirational day” said Patricia Parker “I had wanted to concentrate on art and had set up a studio at home when I then started Kids for Kids. The studio is the office and I hardly ever get a chance to paint. This was a dream day and I even have a picture I am proud of! Thank you Karen. You are a fabulous teacher and artist and thank you Juliet and Mark for what must have been a huge amount of work to get your garden into such peak condition. We loved it.”
We raised a spectacular £357 for each charity (Kids for Kids and Transverse Myelitis).
Fingers crossed we can Paint and Picnic again next year!