‘Two Artists in the Garden’ – A Celebratory Evening

Upstairs at the Chapel

Friday 29th July 2022, 5pm onwards

A Private View, Talk and Summer Supper at the Chapel, Market street…

5pm  Join us downstairs for a PRIVATE VIEW OF PAINTINGS BY GEORGE ROWLETT of Sarah Price’s studio garden, Abergavenny. George spent a week one summer, during a heatwave, in Sarah Price’s garden, immersed amongst swathes of hollyhocks, verbena bonariensis, fennel, quaking grasses and dahlias to name just a few varieties. Using only the 3 primary oil colours and white, he produced a dazzling, rich body of paintings.

Exhibition continues until 24 September.

6.30pm   A TALK WITH SARAH PRICE, who has established herself as one of the most prominent and sought-after garden designers in Britain. Drawing on her fine art degree training and a life-long love of wild and natural environments, her gardens have an immersive quality and are often described as ‘painterly’. She designed and planted the Chapel garden, transforming a bleak and empty yard into a magical space.

Sarah has won numerous awards and gold medals at RHS Chelsea. She is contributing editor for Gardens Illustrated, House & Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts Magazine and The Telegraph. “Violets and purples are unusual colours to see in a garden painting but where we live in South Wales you see these colours at sunset. At that time of day you can look at a garden and see it in a purely visual, sensual way. I step back and enjoy being propelled into that moment – a joyful moment. This is why I make gardens.”

7.30pm onwards. A delectable ‘SEASONAL SUMMER SUPPER’  £45 for 3 course and a fizz.

Booking essential for the supper, please phone 01873 736430 or email events@artshopandchapel.co.uk