Where on earth did May go? One day I was working my socks off painting and then suddenly I was laid low with a cold that really outstayed it's welcome. Next thing I know it's June and my work is stacked up waiting for me to do double time!!!
I did manage to squeeze in a trip to the Wickham Horse Fair. It's a smaller version of the Appleby Horse Fair, where the Travelling community of Romanies gather to sell or exchange horses. The whole village of Wickham is taken over for the event with many of the shops protected behind huge metal screens while the horses are picketed in front. The road becomes a display area for the horses to be shown at speed! There are of course lots of stalls selling tack, clothes and there is even a small fairground at the top of the village square. It's quite an amazing spectacle and I've captured a good many photos that hopefully will become paintings.