Thursday, 21 June 2012

Thringstone Art Society

Thringstone Art Society are a group of retired folk who book the studio at Derbys Arts Centre, Pear Tree Farm for three days each summer. This year they asked me to run a workshop on their second day, saying they wanted to do something 'different'. Most students very traditional water colourists and some had not painted since school. We had a wonderful time 'playing', experimenting with materials and getting our hands into the paint glue and sand.. This is some of the lovely work produced between several coffee, tea and lunch breaks... I look forward to working with this lovely group of artists again. :-)  

Solo show at Jack Sevens Arts Yard.

As part of the Barnaby Arts Festival in Macclesfield, I am having a solo show of work at Jack Sevens Arts Yard.  The body  work is a selection of Landscape and seascape paintings produced in all four seasons.... Needles to say, the show is called 'Seasons' I delivered the work this morning. Aghhhhh what a drive.... Isn't it supposed to be summer.  I drove through thick fog and heavey rain.  I was cheered up by David Richardson, Gallery owner who gave me coffee and the best carrot cake ever. 

Sunday, 17 June 2012

A Busy Month

Its been such a busy month so far, commencing with the four days of Derbyshire Open Studios over the  Bank Holiday. Judith Brunt (printer exhibiting at Beans Art Cafe in Bolsover) and I were the only artists to be showing our work in the area,  so I was pleasantly surprised with the number of visitors who went out of there way to visit my studio. 3 travelled from Altringham in Cheshire to purchase 2 paintings.  Over the 4 days I was pleased to sell 5 paintings and meet so many art lovers  who seemed to enjoy there visit to Ormscliffe Studio.   

Jessie my Studio Assistant.

Golden Acrylics. Nice and creamy
Jessie welcomes visitors. She was very good and only barked once in 4 days.
Inside my studio
I had plans to display paintings all over the garden, but
unfortunately the weather was only like this on 1 of the 4 days.

There was a wide selection of work on display including paintings
from the recently completed Woodland Light series.
Work hanging from the rafters.

Jessie watching me paint
I have just returned from Patchings Art Centre where I was exhibiting with hundreds of other artists from all over the country. Each artists was given a 10 x 8"space to exhibit work with an option to demonstrate their artistic skills. I had a very busy 4 days despite high wind and intermittent heavey rain. I managed to produce 4 pieces of work during the art fair and meet many friends, old and new.

This must have been taken early morning because my hands and arms are relatively paint free. 

I now have a day off to prepare for a one day workshop at Pear Tree Farm  tomorrow and a demo at Tamworth Arts Society on Wednesday evening. Somehow I need to deliver work to Macclesfield before Thursday where I have a solo show at Jack Sevens Art Yard as part of the Barnaby Festival.
Busy Busy.