Monday, 23 May 2016

Art at The Orchard interview with artist Moira Johnson

We're delighted that  local artist Moira Johnson has agreed to do a little interview for the blog, she's exhibiting a selection of her original paintings here at The Orchard during the month of May.

Moira please tell us about your work? What are you currently working on?

I currently work mostly in acrylics but also like to try other media, oils, ink and watercolour and pastel.

How did you decide to become an artist?

I went on a beginners painting weekend which I had seen advertised, I enjoyed it so much that I enrolled on a painting evening class run by the college. After that I became a member of Wisbech Art Club.

What's the best advise you've been given as an artist?

To take time to look, and notice varying colours and tones.

What do you do when you are not creating?

I do some part time office work and also volunteer in Peckover House Gardens.

What are your life and work goals for the future?

To take every day as it comes and make the most of it.

Moira you're currently exhibiting some of your original artwork here at The Orchard where else can we find your work?

I am a member of Wisbech Art Club and exhibit my paintings at their Summer Exhibition held in the Pump Room, Wisbech Castle during Rose Fair week, and also the Winter Exhibition held in the autumn at St Peters Church. I also take part in local exhibitions.

I have a page on the SAA Website (but need to upload some more paintings).

Many thanks to Moira Johnson for agreeing to be interviewed for The Orchard Tea Room and Farm Shop Blog. You can view Moira's art daily 10am -4pm during May 2016 at:

The Orchard Tea Room and Farm Shop
Redmoor Lane
PE14 0RN

Telephone: 07527 046184
Website: Twitter: @OrchardTeaRoom Facebook: The Orchard Tea Room

Friday, 20 May 2016

May at The Orchard Wisbech

May time is Blossom time here at The Orchard Wisbech:

we're open daily 10-4 if anyone wants to come along and see / photograph the blossom.

May and the 1st of the locally grown strawberries hit the farm shop, they're so delicious

and of course it wouldn't be Spring time without locally grown asparagus

fresh in the farm shop daily.

This May we have local artist Moira Johnson exhibiting her art in the tea room,
how's this for a typical Fenland scene?

This month of May has been dog show time here at The Orchard Wisbech, we've already had a Shaman's Legacy dog show at the beginning of the month

followed last weekend by the Sunshine Centre for Therapeutic Riding 's annual May Dog Show

and the final dog show of the month will be on 29th May for Shamans's Legacy.

We've been serving lots of Afternoon Teas in our tea room this month, they make a sumptuous birthday tea for any age and of course they make a lovely gift too.

We have afternoon tea gift vouchers for sale at £12.95 per head.

The Orchard Tea Room

Redmoor Lane
PE14 0RN

Telephone:  07527 046 184

Friday, 13 May 2016

May Art at The Orchard ~ Moira Johnson

We're delighted to be hosting an exhibition of originals by popular local artist Moira Johnson during the month of May.

Opening Hours 10am -4pm daily

Free entry

The Orchard Tea Room & Farm Shop
Redmoor Lane
PE14 0RN

Telephone: 07527 046184

Website: Twitter: @OrchardTeaRoom Facebook: The Orchard Tea Room