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…)
I’ve been a hot bed of production this past fortnight and I’ve finished 7 pieces for the exhibition at Harrison Lord in May. This is one of my favourites, from when the snow fell and stayed for a week or more and it was cold and wonderfully sunny back in January. (more…)
We all went to stay in Robin Hoods Bay at half term. It was so cold – I slept in a hat on the first night! It was all frost and bright sun though, and very inspiring. I’m working on a commission of Whitby, but want to paint two pieces from Robin Hoods Bay too. Hattie and Daniel and I ate fish and chips wrapped up in a blanket on the beach. It was wonderful. Daniel took these nice photos. My photos tend to be functional! (more…)