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 2024

Saturday 4th May 2024 - Spring Garden & Craft Market  10am to 4pm. The Village Hall, Church Street, Lavenham, Suffolk. CO10 9QT
Event organised by Simply Events

Saturday 20th July 2024 - Southminster Flower & Fun Dog Show.  10am to 3pm. Southminster Playing Field
Event organised by Dengie Hundred Horticultural Society.

Saturday 26th October 2024 - Sawbridgeworth  Christmas Craft Show.  10am to 3pm. Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall, The Forebury, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. CM21 9BD
(CM21 9AX for Sat Nav)

Saturday 21st November 2024 - Christmas Craft Market  10am to 4pm. The Village Hall, Stoneham Street, Coggeshall, Essex. CO6 1UH. Organised by Simply Events.

Saturday 16th November 2024 - Blackmore Christmas Market.          10 am to 3 pm. St Laurence Church, Church Street, Blackmore. CM4 0RN

Saturday 23rd November 2024 - Christmas Craft and Gift Fayre.  10 am to 4 pm. South Hanningfield Village Hall. South Hanningfield Road, South Hanningfield, Essex. CM3 8HL Organised by the South Hanningfield Village Hall. 

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