Anne Bannock - Artist

Anne Bannock Artist in the Nelson Region

Get Lost in the Nicest Possible Way     
Anne Bannock's Gallery and Cottage Accommodation

Up in the Orinoco Valley, Anne has had a go at just about every art media: etching and print making, painting with oils, stained glass, weaving and knitting.

At the moment she is absorbed in pastels and watercolours.

Inspired by her bright, colourful, casual garden "it’s a real garden with some weeds in it" Anne says in her cheery manner. "I like to go with what ever is happening and paint what comes."

She delights in the creative process. 

"Some of my past paintings I think… Well how did I do that? I don’t think I could paint like that again. Its like that. You start off with an idea but somehow it comes out different when it leaves your fingers."

In her Gallery she has 8 costumes that were accepted by the Wearable Art Awards.

An arty visitor can browse in peace while other members of the family explore the Hedge Maze and get lost in the nicest possible way.

Anne Bannock is inspired by her colourful garden. You are invited to explore her 26ha property, the Orinoco Stream meanders by with lovely picnic spots and small swimming holes.
The mature hedge maze is a challenge, feeding the eels is fun, and the art gallery inspiring.
Get lost, in the nicest possible way.
Orinoco Valley, Nelson Region

A self contained 3-bedroom cottage, well away from traffic noise.
The water supply is sourced from a pure underground spring.

Excellent art and craft outlets, vineyards and restaurants are virtually on the doorstep. Anne and Mike can point you to great trout fishing, picnic and swimming spots. There are numerous bike riding trails, both on and off the quiet roads.

The cottage has beautiful mountain and pastoral views.

1 Queen, 1 Double, 3 Singles and 2 Sofa beds

$85      The Orinoco Cottage
                ● accommodation for 2 people, $10 per extra person

$270    New Zealand Summer Romance
            ●2 nights accommodation  2 dinner hampers with wine
Run away to the hidden seclusion of the Orinoco Valley for 2 nights. Take pleasure in crafting your own delicious meal from a hamper of local vege, garden herb and poultry, complimented by a local white wine. Let your creativity flow or follow Anne's easy, tried and true Lemon and Herb Chicken recipe that comes with you provisions. Continue the indulgence with a luxurious, aromatic soak in the deep ball-and-claw bath to finish the bottle of wine. Bliss.

$500    Art Retreat / Group Workshop
            ●3 nights accommodation for up to 4 people
Stay at the cottage and spend two full days on location working up a composition with casual tutelage from Anne. Bring your own art materials and food.
Autumn is a lovely time to capture the colour & texture of the deciduous trees.
Early spring is inspiring, when you can still see the bones of the trees, highlighted by verdant new growth and blossom.

$595    A Week away in the Valley
                ●7 nights accommodation for two
Turn your mobile phone off and escape for a whole week up the Orinoco Valley. Bring your fishing rod, sketch pad, hiking boots and a good book.

 - Specials -
$510    Between Autumn and Spring             ●stay 7 nights for the price of 6

Anne's Pamper Hamper* - stay 4 nights or more and receive a special, creative treat.
*Not available in conjunction with any other offer
 - Events -
On Thusday mornings, Anne attends a social gathering of neighbours.
Anne says they have a casual approach, "we puddle along, going with the flow and picking up hints." Anne helps where she can but mostly it’s conversation while holding a pencil or brush. The group meet as a way of getting to know each other. "Too often, in the country you can live next door but don’t see enough of each other."
                ●You are invited to come along with Anne, what a lovely way to meet real local people.

October          Garden Ramble - Anne and Mike regularly open their garden for this event.

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