Nick Andrew’s virtual First Saturdays

ARTISTS Nick Andrew and Tanya Hinton are unable to hold their regular First Saturday open studios at Bull Mill Studio, Crockerton, near Warminster, until the autumn at the earliest, but you can still see their latest work at their website

Nick says: “Even though galleries are closed and arts events are cancelled, hugely reducing our selling opportunities, we still feel lucky and privileged to be able to continue our creative work in these uncertain times.

“But we appreciate how difficult life is becoming for many people. So, while the crisis continues we’re donating 40 per cent from sales to the Trussel Trust, a Salisbury-based charity which supports a network of more than 1,200 food bank centres across the country to provide emergency food and compassionate, practical help to people in desperate need. We’re pleased to have donated £431 to the Trussell Trust so far.”

Nick and Tanya recently published their book, The Winter Visitor, and have donated more than £100 to the Wessex Rivers Trust from the proceeds. Nick’s book of paintings, Bloomsbury’s Squares and Gardens, has been published by the Association of Bloomsbury Squares and Gardens. The book launch was planned for the London Open Gardens weekend in early June. The launch was inevitably postponed and the books are now sitting in storage. Nick hasn’t even seen a copy yet! For more on the books visit

Pictured: Three images from a series of studies based on the nearby woods, meadows and river through the spring.