Of course, it's not quite like your usual art exhibition.

But anyone can enter and see their work displayed...

You'd normally have to go to a gallery to see the entries, but these will all be shown on our website.

And we'd like to see anything that you've done, you think will be interesting for others to see. A painting, wood carving, sculpture, pottery, photograph, scale model of Holy Family church in matchsticks, an artistic/creative corner of your garden perhaps, It is only limited by your imagination.

It's probably not such a good idea to bring in the original, just take a picture and email or post it to the Parish Office and we'll do the rest. Try and make sure it's as sharp and bright as you can get it so it looks its best.

Give us a bit of information about it, and, please, tell us who you are!

We're starting off with John Bowers' painted roof tiles and Maggi's blankets. Was your tile painting inspired by Van Gogh, John?

Painted roof tiles by John Bowers

John Bowers writes:

"My best friend has a house in France and when we stayed his wife asked me to paint an old roof tile off the barn. I’ve done them for years and they look nice in the garden bringing extra colour
They improve with age when weathered."
There's no answer to that!











Although Maggi would never claim these as 'all her own work', she sews them together from squares that she, and others, have knitted. They become lovely, colourful works of handmade art, to be sent abroad to benefit the less fortunate. 






Bike Ride Deb Cannell  Bike Rides Deb Cannell 
 Bike Ride Deb Cannell 

A few lovely photos taken by Deborah on bike rides around Southport. Keep your eyes open and you, too, can see all this first hand.


The great weather is certainly getting us out and into the sunshine. Tess Newton sent these pictures of poppies (and a bee or two...)




And now some great sketches from Ewa. Apart from the monochrome sketch they are all Disney or Pixar creations. Perhaps you can name them?

And who is depicted in the monochrome sketch? 

 EwaSketches6No 6 EwaSketches1No 1
No 2 EwaSketches2
EwaSketches3No 3
 EwaSketches4No 4 EwaSketches5No 5
 EwaSketches7No 7 EwaSketches8
 No 8


And now some embroidery from Joanna Smith. She did this piece with the fox as a relaxation whilst working from home. Now there's a good idea, although we might not all be able to match her standard.

Joannas embroidered fox

Kathleen likes to experiment with acrylics and compressed pastels. Here are some of her designs. Brilliant!

 Kathleen's acrylic/compressed pastels  Kathleen's acrylic/compressed pastels
  Kathleen's acrylic/compressed pastels


Podge poem
From Cath and Claire Ribchester. 

Hedgehog Poem

(A delightful tale and it conjures up a lovely image…)
“Much time has been spent in the garden - watching all the life in it and imagining....... 
So, a short poem about its inhabitants grew into a longer one! Then we thought it would be fun to illustrate it too - hope it makes you smile!”

How could it do anything else?

And now our next submission is from one of our younger artists.

'One of our young parishioners has been busy making the Hogwarts Express Train from the Harry Potter books.

It is made from Lego. There are little characters to go inside including their animals like Hedwig the owl and Scabbers the rat. He followed the instructions and built it himself.

He built it whilst listening to Harry Potter too! It took a few nights to make but it’s fun to play with now it’s done. 

(Photo used with permission)CK Lego Train

John Bowers roof tiles

And John Bowers, whose entry started this exhibition page, has sent us an update, just to prove he isn't slacking!

I love the richness of the colours. Don't forget these are simple terracotta tiles. Imagine plant pots, troughs, even flagstones. You've really no excuse... And make sure you send us the photos...


Travelling to God
This may be slightly unusual under the heading of an 'Art Exhibition' but we're looking for creativity... so thanks Minna, I just love the idea of waving as we journey together. Click on the picture for a more readable version.


Sean has been out and about on the beach. It's when you see photos like this you are reminded of what a beautiful coastline we have, and so near to us. You feel sorry for people who don't have access to real life views like this. I can almost hear the seagulls!... Love the way you have combined multiple pictures with a single theme...

 Beach Scenes SeanS  Sky SeanS
  Duneflower SeanS


Philippa Bowers obviously has a good eye and nimble fingers. Just take a look at some of her recent work. Maybe you can have a go. If you look through our offerings here you will get inspiration on colour, shape and texture. Don't worry about perfection, we'll be chuffed to see them. And once they're on our website, the whole world can see them too! Your very own time in the spotlight!...

PhilippasArtWork1   Philippas Art Work
  Philippas Art Work


Now these 2 photos really give you that carefree feeling of summer and fun. Sent in by Rose. Brilliant!

You can feel the sand, and smell the salt... This is how Rose describes them...

"These are pictures of my Grandson and his dog Zelda enjoying the beautiful Cornish Coast.

Our Grandson loving the freedom of the sun, sea and sand with his best friend at his side......"  Says it all!!

On the beach

Loving life on the beach


Grace Churchouse has been busy during lockdown making knitted baby clothes which have all been donated to the SVP and will go to be used at a Mother and Baby unit. Such an array of colours! And also sizes. Just think of all the children who will love to wear them. Thanks Grace, keep on going, you'll never run out of little ones to give them to...

Graces baby clothes   Grace's baby clothes


And now, sent to us from Anne, we have a picture painted by her son.

"My son, James aged 12, would like to share a piece of work for the website, which represents lockdown for him.

He was asked to do it over the summer by his art teacher at Christ the King." What a talented young man...

Lockdown by James S

Just in case you think there's a limit to the number of items you can send in...there isn't! Within reason anyway. We love seeing what you send us, and are really proud of the talent that's come forward. We all knew you had it in you!

And to prove it, a couple more photos from Tess.

Tess Sunset  Tess Dahlia 


Like Deborah, Tess is obviously a girl who appreciates a good sunset, and has a good eye for a photo. Just a few more ... love the mouse picture. You must have been very quiet not to scare it off...

You know, it was a great sunset the other night, pity I never thought to take a picture... there's a challenge for you!

 Cheeky mouse  Amaryllis

David Coleman is well known for his virtual backgrounds on ZOOM. Here we have a selection of photos taken at Kew Gardens, from the Dale Chihuly exhibition. Mainly from glass and steel, these are truly superb pieces! Just sit back and let the pictures change by themselves,

Beluga Boat(Blown glass and wooden boat)
Cattails and Copper Birch Reeds(Blown glass)
David Coleman Kew Gardens
David Coleman Kew Gardens
David Coleman Kew Gardens
David Coleman Kew Gardens
David Coleman Kew Gardens
David Coleman Kew Gardens
David Coleman Kew Gardens
Fiori Verdi(Blown glass)
Lime Crystal Tower(Polyvitro and steel)
Niijima Floats(Blown glass)
Opal and Amber Towers(Blown glass and steel)
Red Reeds(Blown glass)
Sapphire Star(Blown glass and steel)
Yellow Herons and Reeds(Blown glass).jpg
Beluga Boat(Blown glass and wooden boat)
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Here we have another submission from Sean, or, more accurately, Joanna and Sean. Let him tell you about them:

“My daughter Joanna suggested we do an art project together, so we did! Her suggestion was that we attach a canvas to an electric drill, put paints on the canvas then spun it at high speed to get the radial effects. Had to do that in the garden. Paint everywhere. A lot of fun! 

They represent the four elements - Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Of course the Greeks actually thought there were five elements. The fifth - Quintessence - was the material above the sky, where the stars and planets were. What we might call 'space'. They didn't know about vacuum. It's where the Music of the Spheres came from. Not sure how that could be painted but the question didn't come up - we only had four canvases!

The Greeks weren't so far out in their theory of elements it seems to me. Earth, Water, Air and Fire map directly to the four states of matter known at the time ie Solid, Liquid, Gas and Plasma (flame). Smart cookies! “

4 elements Joanna and Sean