TRAIL 2017 – 13th year
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In Nature’s Colours

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Daily until June 30, 2017

Jenny Day – “In Nature’s Colours”

From an early age Jenny has been captivated by the natural world, and drawing and painting have always been a constant joy and companion in her life. She has been painting on canvas for the last 10 years, and now works entirely in oils. She particularly enjoys exploring the use of colour within the natural shapes and rhythms of flowers, and in the land and seascapes that she loves to paints.

Jenny took up printmaking 3 years ago and has explored a variety of both relief and intaglio techniques including:monoprinting, collagraph, dry point, linocut, waterless lithography and etching. She is a member of Sarah Morris’s printmaking group at TAAG, working mainly with linocut.

Jenny is a member of Teignmouth Art Society and has taken part in a number of their exhibitions, as well as exhibited at the Spanish Barn in Torquay in 2014 with “Flying Colours”, at TAAG with “In nature’s Colours” in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and with the Teignwich Artists in 2017.






Clare Jenkinson

My paintings and drawings are inspired by my surroundings and my response to them. My background is in design – I trained and work as a carpet designer, and also have training in botanical illustration. These themes influence my paintings as I look for patterns and rhythms in colour and shape. I’m fascinated by fine detail in plants and natural objects, and paint collections of shells, flowers, insects and fungi, using watercolour.

I work in oils, experimenting with the marks, textures and powerful colours that the medium can create, and I love both the freedom of using thick paint and a palette knife, and in contrast the experience of devoting hours to a subject with a tiny brush and watercolour.

I like to try to capture a moment, a flower opening, a wave breaking.

I am a founder member of the Birmingham Society of Botanical Artists, and since moving to beautiful Devon joined the Teignmouth Art Society and also the ‘Flying Colours’ group of artists

Recent exhibitions include ‘Botanical Inspirations’ at RAMM, Exeter, regular exhibitions at TAAG centre in Teignmouth, and the South West Academy Open 2016. My work is also represented at Gallery Number 2 in Dawlish.





Wendy Dominguez

I have been interested in art since childhood; always fascinated by the many wonderful and different art exhibitions on in London, as I used to live close by. Although I consider myself ‘self taught’, I took advantage of the help offered by local art groups.

I also studied Life Drawing at Stamford College, Stamford Art Centre and The Princes Drawing School in London.

Since August 2012 I have been living in Teignmouth and after just 3 months I am in love with it. The sea and the moors are inspirational.

In 2014 I joined ‘Flying Colours’ in Bishopsteignton where I was taken back to basics. Brilliant. My painting has improved.

I like to paint from life or from a photograph that I have taken myself. My style is ‘fast and loose’ using vibrant colours which give life and movement to my paintings, with a sense of fun.

I find that painting is always a challenge and I can spend far more time thinking about my next picture than actually painting it.

Painting can make me despair on one day and celebrate the next.

I do hope you enjoy looking at my work as much and I enjoyed creating it.




Mike A Nicholls

I first painted a picture in Singapore around 1966 using cheap Chinese watercolours.   I still keep that small flower picture as a memento.

After that I didn’t pick up a brush for several years. During the early 80’s we invested in a canal narrow boat on which I painted traditional scenes of roses and castles. At about this time I enrolled for evening classes in portraiture with pretty poor results.

On moving to Devon I worked in the local theatre painting scenery.   I also started painting using watercolours and joined a class. We painted a variety of scenes and flowers and after a period of time I moved to acrylics and subsequently Oils which became my favourite medium. I became bored with painting scenes and turned my attention to abstract.

This art form had interested me for some time though I didn’t have the courage to put my ideas into practice until I visited an exhibition of Kandisky and Malekof with a hint of Miro,   These three artists just convinced me that I should pursue my dream.

As I thought more about abstract art, thoughts started to filter through the grey matter with my knowledge of electronics and travel in space/time as a basis I sketched my thoughts and used them as a basis for my paintings.




Alan Gregory

I live and work in Shaldon, Devon and have been drawing, painting and collecting art for many years. Having had a successful career as a senior academic, in 2014 I made the decision to work part time in order to devote more of my life to my art, following which I have become a full time painter.

My work is informed by the natural landscape, particularly the South Devon coastline with its ever-changing light conditions. Other landscapes that provide regular inspiration include those of rural Devon, North Mallorca and my native Wales. For me, painting is about helping the observer appreciate the beauty of the natural world, and to celebrate the environment that surrounds them.  But this beauty can sometimes be elusive, or not obvious at first glance, and it is this hidden element that I also seek to explore.  This is particularly the case in my more abstract work.

Whatever the subject, my intention is always to share the sense of uplift that I feel when looking at the landscapes from which I draw my inspiration.  In this regard, I hope that my work reflects an emotional response to what I see.

Iam a member of the “Flying Colours” Group of artists and have exhibited with them at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter in May 2016. I am also a member of the Devon Artists’ Network (, and was part of the Devon Artists’ Network “Open Studios” event in 2016. My work has also been shown at the South West Academy Open Exhibition, 2015, the “In Nature’s Colours” Exhibition, 2016, the Teignwich Village Artists’ Exhibition, 2015 & 2016, the North St Gallery (Ashburton) December 2016 Exhibition and has featured in Devon Life magazine. My work can be found for sale via my website:, and the Mason-Laurence Gallery, Dartington: .  I am also on Facebook at:




Elaine Best

I grew up in South Africa and have had an abiding interest in art and art history all my life.

Living in Devon one can’t but be inspired by the rhythms and shapes of our beautiful countryside.

I paint in oils using palette knives, rags and fingers. Expressing oneself in paint is completely absorbing and fascinating.




Carol Courtier

Having had a lifelong fascination with the mysteries of the human spirit, it’s not surprising that my sculptures largely attempt to reflect what lies beneath the surface, reflecting the character of my subject.

I began working with clay under the guidance of the late Brendan Butler whose talent and enthusiasm inspired me. I’ve subsequently had some of my work cast in bronze.



June 24
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Teignmouth, TQ14 8DD United Kingdom
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