Here are some of my favourite pictures from the Open Working Test for the Bucks Area of the United Retriever Club held on the Portman Burtley Estate, Beaconsfield on Sunday 20th May by kind permission Mr John Blakeston. The test was a qualifying event to select the Bucks Area team for the URC Area Finals to be held on July 15th.
You have to be pretty quick to capture the labs and retrievers racing about but all good fun and a nice day out in a wood! Lunch was a full blown buffet served in a gazebo in the middle of the woods which was much appreciated after a ‘challenging morning’. By the end of the day I was exhausted but I bet some of those dogs could have done it all again!
A great event last night with artist Gary Benfield at The Lemongrove Gallery, Henley on Thames. Gary is an incredibly talented artist painting anything from figurative works, landscapes, beautiful hare studies and great horse paintings too. My pictures do not do the work justice so pop along to The Lemongrove Gallery to see Gary’s work and other DeMontfort artists work upstairs. Details on how to find the gallery are here.
The exhibition of Gary’s work continues to the 11th May