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Cambridge Christmas - my last show for 2014

So, tomorrow doors open at 12 noon.  The fairy lights will be up, the mulled cider on, mince pies at the ready and I'll be at the back on the stage waiting to greet you.

So venture down to Victoria St, off Christ's Pieces and look for the fairy lights.  The Hall is behind the Unitarian Church that faces onto Emmanuel Road.

Victoria St is situated between equal distances between Grand Arcade, Park Street Queen Anne and Grafton Centre west. Otherwise, cycle or walk - it's going to be a nice day tomorrow:-)

Doors close on Cambridge Christmas 2014 at 8.30pm.

See you there.

New Cambridge etching

I have been working on some new A3 solarplate etchings for a commission for apartments in central Cambridge.  It has been a great project and here is one of the etchings. It is called a Single Study.  This particular version is difficult to ink up due to the white space but it was a lot of fun to do. I will have a few colourways in my browser at my last show for 2014 - Cambridge Christmas.  Doors open at 12 noon on Monday 24 November 2014.

Ideal teacher gifts...

Why not come along to the Cambridge Christmas show on Monday 24 November at the Unitarian Church Hall, Cambridge CB1 1JW, just off Emmanuel Road, and pick up some teacher gifts.  My new range of notebooks and pens make ideal presents for those who have everything - there is even a greeting card inside the pack!

Cambridge Christmas

Cambridge Christmas is now in its seventh year. How time flies!

One of the reasons I started Cambridge Christmas was because as a self employed independent Painter and Printmaker I don't get to attend a 'work' Christmas party.  So I decided to create my own with a group of friends but use it to sell our collections in a fun, quirky environment. It has now been voted by the Cambridge Evening News as the Number 1 place to buy unusual gifts straight from the makers.  So the party just got bigger!

I will be showcasing a new range of products that make ideal Christmas presents. Notebooks and pen sets, calendars and a very small collection of mini oils. But there are only six of them so get there at 12 when the  doors open!

Also I will have my Glimpses range framed in wood and perspex and a selection of greeting cards individually sold or in boxed sets.  My Cambridge Walkabout set is now in limited supply due to popular demand.

Doors open at 12 noon until 8.30pm on Monday 24 November.  Unitarian Church Hall, Cambridge, off Emmanuel Road, CB1 1EW.  Come along and enjoy a mine pie, a glass of mulled cider and purchase some wonderful work straight from the makers.

Nearly finished

Not long to go now before I finish this painting that is bound for level 9 at Addenbrooke's Hospital. Here it is a while ago now so watch this space to see the finished painting...

Exhibition at the Over Gallery

The exhibition of oil paintings, prints and greeting cards continues until 15 November 2014. The Gallery is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 until 4 pm.  For more information please go to the Over Gallery website.

You will also find ceramics, sculpture and jewellery at the Gallery.

Private Preview at the Over 16 October

Doors open at 6pm until 9pm on Thursday 16 October 2014. Cambridge Street Bakes have made me a specially commissioned biscuit that guests who arrive tomorrow evening can nibble on.  For directions on how to get to the Gallery please go to the Over Gallery website.

You will find on display my new oil paintings on wood and canvas, a small collection of solarplate etchings, both framed and unframed, cards and some of my boxed cards too.  Also in the Gallery René Viner will be showcasing some of her ceramic pieces that complement my work so beautifully.  You will also find some of Janet Powell's jewellery in the display cabinet, Anine Cockwell sculpture and Katharina Klug ceramics.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Jo.

New Cambridge Walkabout card stockist - Fitzbillies

I am thrilled that I have a new stockist of my Cambridge Walkabout greeting cards.

Fitzbillies, famous for it's sticky Chelsea Buns has a selection of my Cambridge greeting cards within the bakery area.

Painting the Blues - solo show at The Over

17 October - 15 November 2014

Helen Taylor, owner of the Over Gallery has described my work as 'creating space and landscape into which your imaginations can wander. Under her huge skies there is a sense of palpable pause; an expectation hanging in the air.' My solo show starts with the Private Preview on Thursday 16th October then the Gallery will be open every Thursday - Saturday from 11am - 4pm. 

I will displaying new oils on canvas and Douglas Fir wood panels and a collection of my solarplate etchings will also be available.

René Viner, a South African mixed media artist who I exhibited with a few years ago will also have some select ceramic pieces on display.
To find the Gallery please take a look at the map here.



Painting the Blues is a line from one of my favourite songs Solid Air by John Martyn.

 

 

Cambridge Original Printmakers

Back in February 2013 I held an Auction of Promises raising funds for the British Heart Foundation. When collecting donated prints I had a conversation with two Printmaker friends about creating an exhibition in central Cambridge solely to showcase Printmakers and the enormous variety of techniques that encompasses them.

Both of these friends, who had not met each other previously properly had both independently had the idea before so this time we got together and decided to really make it happen.

Sue Jones, Anthony Hopkinson and myself then started meeting regularly devising plans, budgets, approaching venues and tentatively asking fellow Printmakers if they thought it was a good idea or if they thought we were barking mad.

In January 2014 nearly 100% of our invited Printmakers took their places - we didn't expect that all but that proved to us that we were doing the right thing. The three Print Houses where many of the exhibitors trained were also enthusiastic about launching a show together.

Now we are nearly there. It has been a mammoth task, but so worth it.

Doors open at the Pitt Building, opposite Fitzbillies at 10.30am until 5pm every day from Saturday 27 September until Saturday 4 October. On Sunday 5 October we are open from 10.30am but doors will close at 1pm.  We are holding a Private Preview on Friday 26th September for invited guests - we are limited on numbers to the Preview but if you would like to come then please contact me by email.

For all the information you need please go to the Cambridge Original Printmakers website.

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