I have been working on a new collection of products using my solarplate etchings that will be launched at the Cambridge Showcase exhibition on 23 November 2015.
'Twittering' is all about the birds. They fly free and I always lose my sense of time while watching them against the ever-changing skies.
You will find ten new oil paintings available to purchase at the VK Gallery until Saturday 31 October 2015. The exhibition is all about Autumn and I am exhibiting alongside Nicky Chubb with ceramics by Sarah Went.
The Gallery is situated right by the Bridge in the historic city of St Ives. For directions please go to their website.
I will be at the Gallery from 10am until 12 noon on Saturday 24th October 2015. It will be nice to see you there.
From 1 October 2015 you will be able to purchase my latest collection of paintings from the VK Gallery.
They range from framed oil on wood panels 43 x 33cm to the largest canvas of 90 x 90cm.
I will be in the Gallery during the afternoon of Saturday 24 October. For more details please go to the VK Gallery website.
I am currently working on a new range of small solarplate etchings. They are quite a departure for me as they feature a series of birds.
In September 2015 Cambridge-based bookbinder Edel Hopkin will be running daytime bookbinding classes from my Gallery area.
These will be followed in October by my brand new one-day solarplate printmaking class and in November with Further Bookbinding.
The Beginners class will focus on four very different books along with a matching slipcase in which to store your prototype collection. They are (l to r right) Journal, Quarter, Leporello and Japanese Stab bindings. Each class deals with one book and you leave with the skills, confidence and instructions to repeat the process at home or 'mix and match' to come up with your unique design. This is a great opportunity to learn a new craft which can easily translate to a lifetime of gorgeous notebooks or personalised gifts!
Edel has used my etchings as inspiration for the covers and as a lining for the slipcase. So many practising artists have attended Edel's bookbinding classes in the past year. She hopes this will inspire them further and those wishing to diversify and use their work in new or different ways.
If you would like more information, visit edel.uk.net or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Places are getting booked up so book your slot now.
I will be opening my doors from 11 am until 6pm this weekend for Cambridge Open Studios 2015.
You will find lots to see. Oil paintings, solarplate etchings, gifts and greeting cards.
Come along and say hello. Refreshments and easy parking throughout the day.
From Thursday 2 July my new workshops in solarplate fine art etching will become available.
To book please go to my Eventbrite page.
It will be a great way to create something unique and learn a new skill as well as meet new people. The workshops will begin in my studio in Cambridge but I will be available to take classes elsewhere from October 2015.
I have four solarplate etchings on display at Heffers Bookshop until Monday 20 July. This small display, in the art section is part of Cambridge Open Studios.
Tess Ainley and Emma Bennett, also Cambridge-based Artists have work on display too.
Many thanks to Heffers.
On Saturday 11 July from 10 - 1 pm I will be taking part in a 'live window' at Cambridge Contemporary Art in Trinity St. More details to follow but come along and watch me ink up plates and etch with a portable etching press.
Details of my new solarplate etching workshops will be released during my Cambridge Open Studios exhibition. My studio and gallery will be open during the 1st and third weekend - 4/5, 18/19 July 2015. I have a mixture of work on sale, however new oil paintings will be released at the exhibition at the VK Gallery in St Ives from 1 October 2015.
Drop in and say hello:-)