The Blackbird Cafe

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The Blackbird Cafe  is a cute little cafe in Chaple Row, Bucklebury, RG7 6DP. Drop in if you are around for delicious and creative home cooking!


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 Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7AR
'Remove nothing from this Park, Except ... Nourishment for the Soul ...
Consolation for the Heart ...  Inspiration for the Mind'
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It has been a heart-warming journey fulfilling the brief proposed last October. Much of the work on display is bespoke to the National Memorial Arboretum as I charted this beautiful park through the seasons.
My brief included the themes: Sacrifise, Grief, Reconciliation, Rememberance, Freedom, Love amongst others.  I've tried to reflect the deep sentiments of this park and also pay homage to the arboreturm as a living entity in its own right.  So, true to the symbolic nature of everything on the site, nothing in my paintings are depicted by accident.
Cultures throughout time have developed a visual vocabulary associated with the flora and fauna around us. I've encorporated some of them within my paintings.  Welcome to my exhibition and enjoy discovering the story behind the imagery.


To view exhibition catalogue of paintings click here
Look forward to seeing you there.
 Meet the Artist:
From 11am to 3pm on:
Opening weekend: Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st of September
Saturday 14th September
Saturday 21st September


Lichfield Society of Artist - Exhibition 2014

Lichfield Society of Artist  -  Exhibition 2014 

Lichfield Library Gallery -

Third Floor , The Friary, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6QG


The Lichfield Society of Artists dates from 1945; it's purpose is to bring fellow artists together in a friendly atmosphere, to promote & encourage the visual arts in the Lichfield area. Art students, others accomplished amateurs, beginners, leisure artists and professionals make up the current 240 membership. Join them on facebook.

I was originally introduced to this friendly society in the 1980's. Then as an amateaur and now as a professional artist I support their good work for each other and the Lichfield area. This year I have entered two paintings from my NMA series in the members Spring exhibition 2014.






The exhibitions always display many forms of stunning art work, including paintings in oils, acrylics and watercolours, drawings, sculptures and ceramics. This year is no exception!

It will take place in the 3rd floor Gallery at Lichfield Library on The Friary, from Saturday, March 15 until Wednesday, April 9 during library opening hours. I will be stewarding from 9 - 11 am on Friday 21st March & 9th April. Look forward to seeing you then!


Festival of Artists 2016


at Curborough Hall Farm Countryside Centre

Always a great day for all. My display and artist's station was in the Conservatory.


Visit me on my video: “This video shows contemporary fine artist Sunny Eades and other exhibiting artists at the Curborough Hall Farm Countryside Centre's 'Festival of Artists' (May 2016)” by Reakes Jason

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I will be joining an exciting exhibition of talented Staffordshire Artists in ACTION working with Oils, Pastels, Acrylics,Watercolours, Mixed Media and Graffiti; come view our work in progress as well as new and original art works for sale.

See you in the Conservatory, Oodles of temptations await you!

Curborough Hall Farm Countryside Centre,

Watery Lane, Lichfield, Staffs. WS13 8ES

Exhibition News

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 Visit the Erasmus Darwin House September online art exhibition: 'Around Lichfield' . 



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The Blackbird Cafe  mini exhibit October-November 2018.  

'The Blackbird Cafe'  Chapel Row, Bucklebury, RG7 6PD  

Opening times are:

Tues - Fri 8:30am until 3:00pm. Sat. 9:00am - 3:00pm.

Sunday and Monday they are closed. 




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National Memorial Arboretum 2013 

   Little Hearts Matter 2012
Tabitha Homes for Hammers - House Build 2011


M o r e  A r t i c l e s

T r i b u t e s


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The Majestic Sea - Dana Point  After having one of “Sunny's” beautiful ocean scenes of San Clemente, CA on our wall, I asked Sunny to create a Dana Point scene of my special place where I often sit mesmerized on the other side of the rocks (foreground of painting) and enjoy what is in store for me that day. 

Sunny captured one of those days for me in this remarkable painting when the tide was high and breaking majestically over the rocks.  Also, in the background she captured Dana Point's prominent landmark that we fondly call the “headlands”. 
She meticulously packaged my painting in a customised crate and shipped it all the way from Staffordshire to California! 
Many people have admired these paintings that Sunny so lovingly created and that we proudly display.
Penny Smith - Dana Point, California, USA


'Niki'  We opened our package this morning, and there was our beautiful Niki smiling up at us. You have captured the essence of the Samoyed, the black around the eyes, his shaggy mane and his lovely smile. You've incorporated the beach (his domain) the sea and the blue sky. The soft colours remind me of the Edinburgh Winter scene which is always pink and blue because the sun is so low in the sky. Thank you so much for him. We Love our Painting. We will now have a bit of him (and you) with us always.


Joyce Halsan, Edinburgh, Scotland



'High Bridge'  was commissioned as a retirement present for me by colleagues. It brings back many happy memories of my childhood walking along the river bank with my family. A much preferred gift to a tankgard or gold watch and it captures the strength of the bridge and the tranquility of the river flowing beneath.


Peter Conway, Armitage, England



'Rowboat'  is one of my treasured possessions which I was fortunate enough to acquire at a charity auction in 1995.· This 'little boat' was my second painting by Sunny and both have been much admired by many people over the years. 


Patricia Moore, Yoxall, England



'French Corner'  Sue and I would like to express a sincere thank you for the lovely painting you created to celebrate Sue's birthday. We are both delighted with the finished product that has far exceeded our expectations, It is proudly displayed in our lounge. The Scene is a view of our 16th century Weavers House set in a beautiful village in Brittany. Sunny you have captured the warmth and character of this beautiful Breton building, in particular the afternoon sunlight on the mellow stone and foliage. With your expert eye and creative brush style you have depicted a true and perfect reminder for all time of this special relaxing part of the house. Sue and I would be delighted to recommend any future commissions. With our Kind Regards and Best Wishes,


David & Sue Clift, Garenton, France



'Clear Run!'  Thank you so much for the wonderful painting of 'Gus' and our daughter Corinne we are all thrilled with it. You have captured his looks and character perfectly as well as their special relationship. It was the ultimate 21st present and is now proudly hanging on her bedroom wall. ·Many thanks again for such an accomplished piece of work.


Lindsay McLardy Smith, Oxford, England



'Treasues'  Thank you so much for the wonderful painting of Holly and Natasha, my·little treasures on the beach! It was both a wonderful surprise and·great fun discovering the 'hidden' elements within the painting. The painting is a snapshot in time that will stay with me for all time.


Warren Jackson, Lichfield, England



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