Sunday, 8 March 2015


I'm pleased to say that 2014 was my best year yet and look forward to a really busy 2015.
I was over the moon with the reaction I got for my first ever calendar produced for 2015, selling all 150 of the print run. Preparation for the 2016 calendar is underway. It will be for sale from September at Sheffields Art in The Gardens.

Having been ill  for most of January, loosing nearly a month of studio time, I am now working hard to catch up as 2015 is going to be my busiest year yet.

Early Morning at Pendennis Point in Falmouth
Preview Image

My first show will be the Spring Show at Lyndhurst Gallery in The New Forest.  I have had some excellent sales from Lyndhurst who have taken some of my larger canvases which are now in new homes somewhere in the South of England. 

Early Morning Promise. 122 x 155 cms Lyndhurst Gallery

Autumn Firelight  122 x 155 cms. Lyndhurst Gallery 

 Here's some of the work destined for Lyndhurst Spring Show.

Springtime Walk 100 x 100 cms Spring Show Lyndhurst Gallery

Derwent Sparkle 30 x 40 cms or Spring Show Lyndhurst Gallery

'Light Shines Through'122 x 155 cms for Spring show Lyndhurst

'Godrevy Wave' for Spring Show Lyndhurst Gallery.

Spring Light 450 x 60 cms for Spring show Lyndhurst Gallery 
Spring Time Blues 40 x 50 cms For Spring Show Lyndhurst Gallery

In April 25th and 26th I will be showing at  This will be my 4th year at Reading and am once again looking forward to it. Meeting new people and seeing old friends makes it a great weekend.  

In May  I have a Solo show which I am calling  'Seasons' at St Johns Street Gallery in Ashbourne. The show opens 8th May to 31st May. Here's a little taster of what will be in this show.
Also on 5th and 6th May  I will be running a 2 day workshop on Trees and Woodland  at St Johns Street Gallery  . To book a place on this course please contact the gallery using the link provided above.

Dont let the Bailiff Catch you.

Winter Sunset

Pendennis Sparkles



Snow Melt

Springtime  Walk Study

Stanage Edge for SJS Gallery.

Derwent  100 x 100 cms For SJS Gallery

 OPEN STUDIO  I will be opening my studio to the public on the 30th May to 1st June. Here you can come and have a look around and pick up a bargain or two as I will be having a 3 day studio sale.

On 4th to 7th June, I will be exhibiting and demonstrating for 4 days at Patchings Arts Centre. It  be my 4th year at Patchings and I look forward to meeting lots of like minded artists who collectors who visit the show.

Im back at  St Johns Street Gallery July 7th and 8th July  running another 2 days workshop. This one will be about Colour, Light and Texture in the Landscape.
AND on the 6th and 7th October I will be running a 2 day workshop on 'Dramatic Seascapes' at  St Johns Street Gallery.

On 11th to 13th September I will be one of the Premier Artists  exhibiting at Sheffields Art in The Gardens.   My 2016 Calendar will be on sale fro the first time at this event which is one of the largest Open Air Arts fairs in the country with well over 100 very talented professional artists and crafts people exhibiting their work.

Last Years 2014 Art in the Gardens

On 4th to 27th September,  Lyndhurst Gallery are taking several pieces of my work to Manchesters Buy Art Fair.

My second solo show  of the year will be at Leabrooks Gallery in Somercotes, Derbyshire from 1st to 16th November.

November looks like being a busy month as I am exhibiting at Windsor Art Fair on 14th and 15th November followed by Harrogate Art Fair the following weekend on 21st and 22nd November. This is the first time I have done Harrogate so fingers crossed it goes well. It will be lovely to be back in my home county. :-)

As well as the  above,  I am extremely grateful to the following galleries who continue to represent me  showing an  ever changing collection of my work throughout the year. :

Leabrooks Gallery 36 Leabrooks Road, Somercotes, Derbyshire DE55 4HB

St John Street Gallery 50 St John Street, Ashbourne. DE6 1GH Tel: 01335 347425

Cromford Studio and Gallery Unit 4 Howards The Market Place Cromford DE4 3RE

Lyndhurst Gallery 68 High Street, Lyndhurst SO43 7BJ

No Naked Walls  6a Windsor Street, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 8AS Tel 01932 561758

No Naked Walls 
24 High Street, Bramley, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 0HB  01483) 894466

D'Art Gallery.  4 Lower Street Dartmouth TQ6 9AJ Telephone 01803 834923

Jack Sevens Art Yard  23a Chestergate Macclesfield Cheshire. Sk11 tel 01663 740982

Old Courthouse Gallery Market Place, Ambleside, Cumbria. LA22 9BU

Gallery Fiftyfive High Street, Hartley Wintney. Hook. Hampshire. RG27 8NY

These galleries have also shown my work and may show more at some time during 2015

Harrison Lord Gallery 5 Bradford Road, Brighouse, HD6 1RW Tel. 01484 722462

Gallery Top Chatsworth Rd, Rowsley, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 2EH, tel 01629 735580

Calder Gallery 20 Market Street, Hebden Bridge. West Yorkshire. HX7 6AA Tel 01422 843832

Thank you for taking the trouble to read my blogg and a big thanks for your continued support.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014


November 2014 has definitely been my busiest month ever. I didn't just double, but  triple booked myself by mistake during the first half of the month.

I had a solo show at Leabrooks Gallery which ran for two weeks, a solo show at Cromford Gallery which ran throughout the whole of November and during this I went to Windsor Art Fair for the weekend of 8th and 9th November. Think I need to employ a PA or a diary secretary to avoid making such a mistake again.

 When the page likes reached 2000 on my Facebook page, I  made a prize draw and the winner could commission me to paint a favourite place. The Month started with me presenting Myrilla, who commissioned me to paint a sun set over Lake Windermere.

Presenting Myrilla Cavanagh with her free Commission.

Preview Image


This was the third year I have exhibited at Windsor, and once again I enjoyed meeting other artists and lots of people visting the Fair. Both Windsor and Reading Art Fairs  are extremely well organised  by Sarah McAllister and Deborah James and the publicity generates lots of business.

Windsor Art fair

Windsor Art fair


 The Last three weekends of the month were taken up by workshops with the lovely Bollington Art Group followed by 2 weekends with the very talented and friendly Thringston Art Group.
I am running a series of workshops in 2015 so look at my website, for dates and further details. 

Bollington Art Group

Bollington Art Group

Bollington Art Group

Bollington Art Group

Thringston Art Group

Thringston Art Group

15 paintings and 150 calendars  found a new home this month.

 I have been very pleased with sales this month, having sold 15 paintings which all found new homes around the country. One also went to Sweden and another to the US.

This year was the first time I have produced a calendar, so I was very pleased with sales. Its very difficult to know how many to have printed so I think my guestimate of 150 was just right.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

John Connolly ART CARDS for Sale

Greetings Cards for Sale

92 different designs to select from.

Card Size 
160 x 160 mm
High Gloss 300 gsm card
Cello wrapped.

Prices. Minimum order is 10 cards.

1 card is £2.50
10 cards for £22.00 inc postage and packing.
20 cards for £40.00 inc postage and packing.

To order, simply email me with delivery address and state cards required to 


2 x no 3
1 x 27
2 x 22
1 x 11
4 x 32

Total 10 cards

Cost £22.00

Payment via Paypal 
BACS Transfer
or telephone  07967 316622 for credit or debit card payment.

Spring Collection.

1 6am Bluebells

2 A Fugue of Notes that Rustles the Leaves

3 Blue Dreamland

4 Can you hear the cuckoos Dad

5 Cuckoo Calling

6 Maytime Blues

 7 Neiper Woods

8 Spring Colours

9 Spring Woods Godolphin

10 Whitley Woods in May
25 Spring Time Cherry
24 Quiet Morning Walk

11 Leaflight

Autumn and Woodland 

12 Alice saw Fairies

13 Autumn Colours

14 Autumn Glory

15 Autumn Sun

16 Fairy Light

17 Fire Light

18 Golden Aura

19 Hollands Wood Autumn Colour

20 Hollands

21 Morning Gold

22 Morning Walk

23 Night falls

26 The Warm Glow of Autumn

27 They will stand after we are dust

28 Trees and Ferns, Mossy Green

29 Trees are your best antiques. copy

30 Whitley

31 Whitley Wood Spring

32 Whitley Wood


33 Early Morning Promise

34 Fairies Live Here

35 Gone Fishin Mirror Pool

36 October Colours
37 Shining Through

38 Pebble Crossing


39 After the Storm

40 Blue Sparkle

41 Autumn Light Jenny Cliff

42 Carrick Roads Sunrise

43 Crashing Waves

44 Pendennis Rocks

45 Trevose Storm

46 To Falmouth Bay

47 Early Morning Falmouth

48 Evening Splendour

49 Hengistbury Head

50 Floral Sunset 

51 Summer Colours

52 I can see the sea Dad

53 Last Light

54 Just the Two of Us.

55 May Sunset Mull 
56 Mounts Bay Sparkles

57 Mylor Sparkles

58 Sandsend 

59 Pendennis Colours

60 Maytime Colours

61 St Mawes Sunrise

62 Storm Passed

63 Storm over Hayle Bar

64 Swanpool to St Anthonys Head

65 Sun Setting JennyCliff

66 Sunset Carn Galva Mine 
67 Sunset Gower

68 Sun Setting

69 To St Mawes 7am

70 Towards Lands End

71 Windy Day

72 Wild Hedge


73 Autumn Pink
74 Peak Colours

75 Autumn Heather

76 Im about to Get Wet 
77 Highland Stream

78 Highland Stream

79 Heather 
80 Lakeland Light

81 Liminality

82 Peak Heather

83 Peakland Colours

84 The Edge


85 Bleaklow Snow

86 Kinder

87 In the Peak Mid Winter

88 In the Bleak mid Winter 
89 Peak District Snow

90 Teggs Nose Snow

91 The Castle in Snow

92 A Light Flurry