Well, it seems like only yesterday that another Mill season as Artist in Residence came to an end, yet here we are into the Festive period almost! Let us be the first to wish you the best for Christmas and the New Year.
Unless we hear otherwise, the mill will be re-opening on Easter Friday, April 19th 2019 . Hopefully, you can come down and see the latest paintings at Christchurch Quay – we are open Tuesday to Sunday, 11.00am to 5.00pm (plus Bank Holiday Mondays) until Sunday September 29th. As per usual, there will be a mix of originals, limited edition prints, open prints, table mats, coasters and greetings cards to have a look at.
Our exhibition year for 2019 will be starting once again on January 25th through until February 24th at The Ark, Compton Acres near Canford Cliffs in Poole – as always, we are made very welcome by the team, Linda, Monica, Rachel, Mel and Delma. They will make you most welcome too.If you have not had the chance to visit then pop it on the list of things to do. As well as Gifted Moments at The Ark with a great array of gifts, the plant centre is excellent and there is an award winning cafe on site, as well as the magnificent Japanese themed Gardens themselves of course.
My partner Clive’s short story ‘The Lost Sole’ , about a characterful shoe that has been washed away to sea, has been adapted into a short animation film suited to both adults and children. The trailer is available on YouTube and if you like it, you can buy the film for 99p from www.clivemjenns.co.uk or Vimeo. It has already won two awards!
A lot of people from all over the country who saw Cherie featured in the BBC’s ‘Home Away from Home’ series where Devon (Paignton) was pitched against Dorset (Christchurch) came down to see what Place Mill on Christchurch Quay looked like for real, where Cherie’s painting activity was filmed. For those who didn’t see it– Christchurch came out on top, with Cherie’s painting activity getting top marks!
Cherie also featured on Louis Theroux’s new documentary on BBC 2 in October 2016 – this was regarding her traumatic time as a Jimmy Savile victim when she was a teenager, whilst recovering from severe burns to her hands at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. Also, October 2017, Cherie was interviewed on stage by Dame Esther Rantzen in connection with Childline and the NSPCC to help raise awareness whilst discussing her own ordeal at the hands of Savile and a senior medical professional. This was featured also in the Bournemouth Daily Echo.
We have recently launched a series of lovely high quality melamine table mats and coasters from Cherie’s paintings – local scenes, sunsets and animals. They are now available (see brief image above) at all the exhibitions and online and can be bought individually or as sets or mix and match…..whichever suits.
Cherie and Place Mill are featured in a new book that came out recently called ‘Lesser Known Christchurch’ by Steve Roberts. The ISBN number is 9781906651-268. It is published by Roving Press and costs £11.99. If you would like more details, please email us and we’ll let you know any more information. It gives some of the unusual tales of Christchurch people and places.
Whilst on the subject of books, in case you missed it…
Clive has completed topiary gardener Keith Howkins’ life story called ‘The Garden House on the Corner. the story of a Berkshire lad’ and is available now (ISBN 9781906631512)through Amazon and all good book shops. For more information on the book or to order a signed copy while stocks last, please visit his website at www.clivemjenns.co.uk
We hope you are enjoying the new easy to ‘navigate and buy’ website. We will be adding any new paintings and news at our earliest opportunity. We are very pleased with the site and hope it gives an ‘added dimension’ to Cherie’s work.
If you do have a commission in mind for the coming year or next, please let Cherie know in good time.
Hopefully, we’ll see you at one of the exhibitions and it goes without saying, but thank you very much for buying any paintings, prints or cards and don’t forget to just come in for a chat.
Clive & Cherie
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