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:-)
I am looking forward to tomorrow as students from Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University are visiting my studio and gallery space.
Murray Edwards College currently holds the largest collection of women’s art in Europe. Meanwhile, in the vicinity of the college, local artists work on a variety of projects. Charlotte Morrison has organised the student visits in order to merge these two worlds together.
You will find a selection of my greeting cards from my original solarplate etchings at Urban Larder on Mill Road.
At Urban Larder there is an emphasis on great local food and produce, good coffee, and they also display work from local artists and designers. Duncan, the owner is creating a fabulous space with an industrial edge to it so do swing by and take a look at the reinvention.
Urban Larder opens at 7.30am on weekdays and coffees are £1.50 before 11am on Takeaway Fridays.
With immediate effect Cambridge Contemporary Art in Trinity St, Cambridge will stock the complete range of myCambridge Walkabout polymer gravure original etchings. Please contact the Gallery directly to purchase. The Gallery will also stock my Cambridge Walkabout boxed sets of greeting cards.
The Rachel Dormor Gallery at Burwash Manor stocks some of my original landscape prints. Also you will find a selection of my floral and oil landscape greeting cards.
And while you are there you can purchase wonderful Rachel Dormor ceramics, crochet by Suzanne Hurst and jewellery by Bek Genery and Birgitte Brauun.
Every Friday, from April 10 2015 I will be at the Gallery from 10 - 5 pm. Drop in and say hello.
For more information visit the Burwash website.
Here are a few photos from the exhibition at Addenbrooke's Arts. The show is on until 7 May 2015.
All work is for sale and 25% of the proceeds will go to Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust.
In March 2012 my husband Luke, at the age of 50, had major heart surgery at Papworth Hospital. While waiting with him in the recovery room I watched 8 patients be revived by the most amazing team of nurses and doctors. During those five hours I made a decision to do something that I would find challenging while raising money for the British Heart Foundation. I set myself a target of raising £5,000 in one year from March 2012 – April 2013.
To challenge myself I enlisted on a self-funded 100km trek in the Sahara Desert in March 2013 to mark the end of my year of fund raising. The Glimpses solarplate etchings on exhibition at Addenbrooke's Arts represent walks I took during the 11 months of preparation while training for the Sahara trek. They range from Cambridge Colleges on a summer’s day, in the Peak District in snow, on the coastal paths of Norfolk, around the fields of Cambridgeshire and also a trek in the mountains of Coorg, Southern India.
At the end of my fund raising year I exceeded my target and raised £9,895. I split the funds between the British Heart Foundation, the Joe Herrington Memorial Fund (this funds screening for heart conditions in teenagers through CRY) and the American Heart Association. I finished the 5-day, 119km trek in 39ºC temperatures, with shredded feet- exhausted but happy.
This series of work is dedicated to those friends who walked, laughed, encouraged and inspired me during my year of fund raising.
My ‘Glimpses’ collection of eight small, square solarplate relief etchings are all in varied editions of 25. Some of my hand-pulled original print editions will include chine collé, gold or silver leaf, or might have some additions of hand colouring using watercolour pencils. All my work is printed on Somerset 100% cotton printmaking paper. I only use specialised lightfast oil printmaking inks.
Dedicated to the following people
Ali Woollatt, Julie Broomfield, Lisa Kennedy, Tiggr Dearden, Vicki Shepherd, Tania Brint, Gail DeFries, Ruth Nicholls, Rebecca Cicolecchia, Mateja Jamnik, Clarisse Briend, Diana Day, Shirley Shipton, Helen Druiff, Barbara Taylor, Ute Semrau-Boughton, Karrie Fuller, Lesley Tubb, Tricia Beasley, Penny Chudleigh, Christine Latham, Karen Austin, Elaine Robinson and Beth Aplin.
You will find etchings and monoprints on display and some selected solarplate etchings. The Gallery opened its doors last week after taking over the Burwash Art site from painter Cheryl Warren who is soon to be off on an exciting travel schedule.
I will have 26 etchings on display at Addenbrooke's Arts from 12 March 2015. More details will follow but here are 4 etchings from the range.
Forest Walk 1/25
Fragile Stems 12/25