Having taken up Canal Art many years ago, I found there are only so many times you can give work away as presents without people getting feed up with it. So if the hobby was to continue, the question was, what do I do with the work and how can I continue to finance the hobby? The answer was to try selling a few items at Craft Shows but that become a catch 22 situation as I need to keep painting to provide enough variety of work to put into a show. Success at Craft Shows is rather up & down and its rare to get back what you have put in if you were to take account of the time spent on painting each item.

My Canal Art work and Photographs can be seen and purchased at a number of Craft Shows in the Essex area, throughout the year.

I apply Canal Art decoration to a variety of items and in most cases the design is unique to that particular item. As photography has interested me for many years  I also take a variety of photographic prints and A5 greeting cards to Shows.


Shows & Dates for 2022

Saturday 21st May 2022 - Craft Show We Are Handmade - Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow. CM6 1DG 10am to 4pm. Marble Events


Thursday 2nd June2022 - Queen's Platinum Jubilee Village Fayre- South Woodham Ferrers, Village Hall Playing Field. CM3 5PL10am to 4pm. Marble Events

Sunday 19th June 2022 - Blackwater Country Show, 10am to 4pm. Traditional Country Show including a Craft Marque.Chigborough Road, Heybridge, Essex CM9 4RB.

Saturday 16th July 2022 - Southminster Flower Show including a Craft Show, King George V Memorial Field, Southminster. CM0 7GG. An afternoon event by the Dengie Hundred Horticultural Society.

Saturday 19th September 2022 - Craft Show, Venture Centre 2000, Lawford, Manningtree. CO11 2JE. 10am to 4pm. Put on by Simply Events  Facebook  Website

Saturday 3rd December 2022 - Sawbridgeworth Craft Show, The Forebury, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9BD. A traditional Christmas Craft Show with refreshments available.

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