Friday, 30 November 2012

Winter Song exhibition

I've been busy this week preparing for a group show at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking, opening on Monday. I'm looking forward to exhibiting in this unusual venue! The show will also include work by Lisa Metcalfe, Helen Locke, Sandra Howgate, Alison Orchard, Frankie George, Marion Deacon, Lindsay Beaton and Susan Czoper, comprising printmaking, painting and ceramics. Show open: Monday 3rd December - Saturday 8th 9.30 - 5.00; Sunday 9th 10 - 5. At Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking RH5 6AA. There will also be a Christmas craft fair and late opening on Monday night until 9pm.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Stansted House pics

Here are a few photos from A Christmas festival at Stansted house, where I had a very busy but lovely few days selling my wares. The house is on the West Sussex/Hampshire border and was a beautiful and very Christmassy setting for the show. I was lucky enough to be sitting in the amazing blue drawing room, which actually appears gold but has a faint bluish tinge if you look closely! The house has family connections, and by complete co-incidence, the organisers sat me underneath a portrait of my 5-greats Grandfather!

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Christmas cards!

I have a few new Christmas card designs now available in my online shop. My own take on a partridge in a pear tree - 'Partridge pear', is available as a card and also as a screenprint. My turtle doves design is also now available as a card, plus a 'Happy  Christmas' tree design. All cards are priced at £1.50 plus p&p and come with white envelope included.

Monday, 12 November 2012

A Christmas festival at Stansted House

I am very much looking forward to taking part in 'A Christmas festival' at Stansted House in Hampshire, where I will be selling my wares next Friday and over the weekend of 24th - 25th November. The festival is a fantastic feast of all things Christmassy, with a vast array of tempting food stalls, decorations, wreaths, cards and crafts, a gift marquee, Santa's Grotto, activities, demos and entertainment. The festival is open from 12noon-8pm on Friday 23rd, and 10am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. For more information on the fair, visit the festival website. Hope to see you there! 

Monday, 5 November 2012

Draw the Line

I currently have work on show at Bar Lane Studios in York in their gallery/shop, just relaunched and opened as 'Draw the Line'. The space showcases the work of several great artists and illustrators including beautiful prints by Jane Orme, Amanda Colville and Cat O'Neil. If you're in the area have a look - great for Christmas presents!

Friday, 2 November 2012

Flamingo screen print

I decided to turn my recent zig-zag flamingo image into a 5 colour screen print, and here is the result. Partly inspired by flamingoes I saw in Chile, although they didn't have legs quite like this...!