If you follow me on Instagram, some of you may know that I’ve been taking the Creative Visionary Programme this year- an online 12 week course led by Nicholas Wilton. The premise is essentially trying out the principles taught each week on 30x30cm panels- using acrylics. This is quite a challenge for me-partly as I have never used acrylics, but mainly because it’s been so … Continue reading The Power of Play
The wonderful @bristol.market has asked me to be a part of this weekend’s beautifully curated online market. This market only includes up to 30 makers on one weekend and they’re all up to scratch ethically, locally, and sustainably. Most are offering a discount for this weekend only- including me. There’s 20% off all prints in my Etsy shop until 8pm Sunday evening with code BRISTOLMARKET. … Continue reading Bristol Online Market- this weekend only!
My topic this term is combining line and painterly marks. I’ve managed to make some pretty large drypoints by hand- which involves quite a lot of muscle power, by the way- essentially my arms are replacing the pressure of a printing press! I’m currently adding mono print to them and hope to have them finished soon. Some will go to Tincleton gallery’s exhibition and some … Continue reading New Hand Prints from the Garden Studio
In line with government guidelines, Tincleton Gallery will be re-opening on 17th May with a new exhibition ‘Lockdown Reflections’. I will be sending new work, made during lockdown(s) for it. They are also starting their programme of music from 25th June. See their website for more info. Tincleton Gallery is housed in a beautiful old schoolhouse, deep in the heart of Hardy’s Dorset (in fact … Continue reading New Exhibition at Tincleton Gallery, Dorset
Finally, the Royal West of England Annual Open Exhibition will re-open between the 17th April and 9th May. You can book a time slot here. One of the most diverse, interesting and exciting exhibitions in the Bristol calendar, I’m really glad it will have a short opening, after it was closed in November 2020. I’m proud to say my piece ‘Near, Avebury’ will be in … Continue reading RWA Open Exhibition to Re-open from 17th April
There are art events in the diary! So looking forward to showing new work at the below events, meeting everyone and talking art and life. Put the below events in the diary and let art creep into your life again. Bath Contemporary Art Fair 13th June- Green Park Station, Bath Newbury Contemporary Art Fair- 31st July- 1st August, Newbury Racecourse North Somerset Arts Week- 10th-19th … Continue reading Real live events! Dates for the diary
To make art, start printmaking, do something that fills your cup. We often feel we don’t have enough time, space or ‘stuff’ to do what we want to. But if the pandemic has taught me anything, it’s that you really don’t need much to make a start. Half and hour gleaned from home schooling… is enough to put a layer of ink on a print. … Continue reading You really don’t need much…
I must admit, what with homeschooling, home day jobbing and home homing, I’m really missing seeing art and artists at live events and exhibitions. We really need art at the moment to give us moments of stillness and joy, and remind us of the magic and beauty in life. Though I was deeply disappointed at all the events I had planned being cancelled, it has … Continue reading Are there any silver linings?
I’ve been working away in the garden studio (and have a month more of doing so now!) making some new mono-prints. I hope to have these ready to either buy directly from me or via Tincleton Gallery soon. I’ll be releasing these to buy via Instagram, specifically the #artistsupportpledge as we approach Christmas, so if you want to be the first to see them when … Continue reading New Hand Mono-prints from the Garden Studio