Paintings of Transylvania
A fundraising Event and Exhibition 6 - 8 November for Fundatia ADEPT's pioneering work in preserving the traditional landscape of Transylvania
Tuesday 6th November
6 - 9pm
Palinca, Wine, Romanian Aperitive
Please give donations of £25 or more
Wednesday 7th November
Music, Wine and Viewing
6 - 9pm
Any donations will be gratefully received on the night or by cheque or bank transfer:
Fundatia ADEPT Ltd
Thursday 8th November
Slow Cyclists' Reception
6 - 9pm
Meet the Artists
Clare InskipClare Inskip lives between Wiltshire and Sri Lanka. She takes groups to paint in Romania during May and June and arranges for painting holidays in Sri Lanka during the winter.
Richard FosterCurrently president of the Royal Society of portrait painters – fine landscape painter in both watercolour and oils. Lives in London and Norfolk. Former Royal tour artist
Hugh Dunford WoodStudied at the Ruskin in the 1970s and as well as painting imaginative pictures he is well-known textile artist and also designs pottery and wallpaper. He has been artist in residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Globe Theatre and his work is in the collection of the V&A among others. He lives in Lyme Regis.
Lindy GuinnessA prolific painter who also finds the energy to be a leading conservationist, Lindy runs the Clandeboye estate in Northern Ireland where with her late husband, Sheridan, she entertained many of the great artists of our age.
Dione Verulam(Countess of Verulam) Accomplished artist well known for collages created from sketches on site and her designs for carpets, metalwork and needlework. Just retired from being Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire – lives outside St Albans at Gorhambury. She is having a solo show at Cricket Fine Art, 2 Park Walk, Chelsea, London SW10 OAD the week following the Transylvanian exhibition.
John JamesBorn 1947 largely paints landscapes some depicting the beauty of industrial dereliction – currently showing at the Piers Feetham gallery.
Lucy PortmanYoungest member of the party – 31 – studied at Cecil's in Florence but has broken loose from their restricted style and paints impressionistic landscapes.
Tim Scott BoltonA trustee of ADEPT and instigated this exhibition. As well as Romania he travels widely especially to India and has recently had an exhibition on the Himalayas. In 2016 he wrote and illustrated a book on ‘Capability' Brown.
Katie BuckettAn oil painter who specializes in large-scale hyper-realism, Katie is 34 years old and got her BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NYC. She has been living in London for 7 years, 5 of which as a full-time professional painter.
Fundatia ADEPT Transilvania is a charity registered in UK and Romania. It has been working since 2004 to protect the nature-rich, farmed landscapes of Transylvania, and to support the traditional farming communities who have created them over centuries and who maintain them today. It recognises that the only way to protect these landscapes is to give the farming communities an economic future and relevance in the 21st century without sacrificing their sustainability and productivity - a model of wider significance in Europe. These landscapes will only be preserved for the future if linked to economic benefits and decent living standards for the communities that manage them. ADEPT's work has been recognised internationally.
In 2017, ADEPT was given the opportunity by Fauna & Flora International and Grass Valley Trust to purchase and manage a farmed valley in central Transylvania. ADEPT is raising funds to educate children about their natural environment and to promote traditional farming methods. The Angofa farm provides the opportunity to do both. Wildflower-rich hay meadows which have almost disappeared in Europe will be restored and preserved here.
Many thanks to the artists who are donating 30% of their sales to ADEPT. All funds raised at this Exhibition will help re-build the former Angofa school and farm house. The old school will be a field and educational centre for children, students, botanists and visitors to the Angofa farmland; the farm will offer a model of sustainable and profitable land management which can be replicated across the area, to the benefit of nature and farming communities.
We are delighted that The Slow Cyclist, whose Transylvanian tracks include this special valley, is supporting us in this enterprise.
The Slow Cyclist
We take small groups of discerning travellers on incredible group and tailor-made cycling journeys in Transylvania. We believe travel is worth taking time over; that a great holiday means getting under the skin of a place by delving into its cuisine, history, customs and getting to know its people. Whether you like pottering along dusty back-roads, across rich wildflower meadows or riding the forest trails, you'll get the most out of your time in, and out of the saddle.
The event is kindly hosted by the Romanian Cultural Centre in London.
Romanian Cultural Centre
Manchester Square, London
Paintings of Transylvania can be viewed at the Romanian Cultural Centre during the day from 10.30am – 5pm, 6 – 8th November 2018.