I was extremely lucky to be taught by John Minton, one of the kindest and most generous people I have ever met. I will be writing a later blogpost about John Minton but wanted to advertise an exhibition currently on until 27th January at One New Street Gallery in Herne Bay.
The gallery is run by Terry Sole and Helen Wilde and is open Friday and Saturday from 10am till 5pm. It is easy to find as it is just off the High Street by Casa Mia Restaurant. For more information call 07516756592.
The gallery says;
'It’s a must for illustrators as Minton taught and his short life was filled with commercial commissions. The show itself is a non selling one but the Catalogue, postcards and some prints are for sale. Martin Salisbury's splendid book 'The Snail that climbed the Eiffel Tower and other works by John Minton, published by Mainstone Press is now out and worth having.'
This is a great opportunity to see some of John Minton's work; his rich flowing lines, both lyrical and romantic, he was a huge influence on a generation of artists and a sad loss to those who loved him and his work.