Apparently everyone will be wearing hot pink for the FEVA Arts festival in Knaresborough! On Tuesday I delivered two new pieces, The Viaduct and The Moorings to Art in the Mill. The preview for their Ten on Top exhibition previews tonight (August 12th 2010) and Elaine, the gallery owner, was baking pink buns ready when I saw her on Tuesday. Both images were taken from photographs and sketches I did on the day of the open gardens in Knaresborough earlier in the summer. The FEVA festival runs for ten days, and there are all sorts of fantastic things going on….
I began supplying Art in the Mill in Knaresborough with prints a month or so ago and am now preparing some new pieces for a group show called “10” which begins in August. It meant we all got to have a lovely day out in Knareborough a few weeks ago under the heading of research…. It was an occasionally hot / occasionally wet kind of day but we all worked along the opposite side of the riverbank. I took lots of pictures of the open gardens and the boats. (more…)
Yesterday I delivered my Songbird prints to The Harrison Lord Gallery, ready for framing. Once the inks were finally dry i set to with a pen and ink, gold leaf and my sewing machine. They’re nothing like my other work. I think this counts as ‘personal development’ or an interesting experiment!
I’ve just come back from an Easter week down in Wiltshire and Surrey with my family. Before I left I spent the day on back grounds for lino prints, knowing that they would have a full week to dry, and that I could leave my studio in this much chaos! Every surface was covered and the house smelt of white spirit and linseed oil which I liked, but Daniel and Hattie didn’t. (more…)
Busy again this week. Not only completing 2 more pictures, but, having been shopping with Hattie and bought a play dough ice cream factory, having some splendid pretend picnics too. Two and a half hours on Wednesday morning. I wasn’t even allowed to get dressed first! (more…)