27 July, 2017

Solo Exhibition at The Hop Inn, Old Town

I am currently exhibiting at The Hop Inn, in Old Town for a month. Here's a link to their Facebook page for more information. If you are in the Swindon area, its well worth a visit.
Here are some photos.

I won't be exhibiting elsewhere till September when I do the Swindon Open Studios. Now that I'm off work I'll be focusing on spending time with my family and in the studio. 
Have a wonderful summer.
Bye for now.

27 June, 2017

WIP and The Wroughton Carnival

I know its been a while since I last posted on my blog, so I apologise. I've been really busy with work  and had been sick on and off for the last couple of months so haven't had much time in the studio.
But here is an update on a diptych I started a while back. There is still more work to be done on it, I will wait till it dries a bit more before I add anything else to it.

Also, I wanted to let you know I will have a stall at the Wroughton Carnival this Saturday, 1 July from 12-6m. It will take place at Weir Field and there will be loads of activities for families to enjoy including food, games, live music and a dog show.For more information please go to their website:
So if you are in the area, stop in and say hello. Fingers crossed the weather will cooperate with us. 
Bye for now.

01 May, 2017

Solo Exhibition at Intel Corporation

I just wanted to let you know I'm exhibiting my artwork at Intel Corporation's Art Gallery space for the month of May. It is not open to the public I'm afraid, but have taken photos so you can have a look at what's in the exhibit. 
Thanks go out to Pete, Benoit and Agata for their help and support in setting up the exhibition. I could not have done it without them. If you have any questions regarding the work shown, please email me at carmen@carmenbnorris.com.
Bye for now.

20 April, 2017

New Work in Progress...

 Here are some various works in progress which I wanted to share with you. I'll be exhibiting in Swindon again next month so hopefully these will be ready in time.
Each are in different stages of being finished.

Bye for now.

24 February, 2017

Art Marks 30 Day Challenge Giveaway

As you all may know by now the Art Marks 30 Day Challenge has come to a close. I would like to thank all those who supported me on this challenge by holding a giveaway. I will be offering the originals sketches free of charge but only for a limited time at a first come first serve basis. I will post them here again to refresh your memory with the day and word prompt. All you need to do is email me- carmen@carmenbnorris.com, the day you would like and why you chose it along with your mailing address and I will post it to you; you have until Friday, the 3rd March.
 1. Petal-like, 2. Needlework, 3. Concentric
4. Just 3, 5. More than One, 6. Gridded
7. Dozens, 8. Rings, 9. Chevron
10. Criss Cross, 11.Lines, 12. Puddled
13. Patterned, 14. Dashed, 15. Loose
16. Assorted, 17. Reverse, 18. Circular
19. Hashed, 20. Suspended, 21. Bold
22. Reflective, 23. Simple, 24. Primary
25. Hidden, 26. Singular, 27. Continuous
28. Painterly, 29. Confined, 30. Shiny
Once I hear back from you I will let you know if you were successful.
Bye for now.

19 February, 2017

Art Marks 30 Day Challenge Has Come to an End-Days 21-30

So here are the remaining days of the art challenge. Now that its come to an end I can say I've had mixed feelings about it. There were times when I really enjoyed it because the prompt spoke to me and I could get in the flow of things other times I struggled because I couldn't relate to the prompt of that day. I also gave myself a challenge of just working with a limited amount of art supplies- watercolour paints, watercolour crayons, acrylic markers and pastels; I found I really missed using collage and adding layers in my work.
It also forced me to make art when I wasn't in the mood or was tired. Afterwards, I realised I enjoyed what I made in the end. But if I enjoyed or found everything easy; it wouldn't have been much of a challenge. So I would really like to thank Rae Missigman for creating this art challenge.
Thanks also go out to all of you who followed me during this journey and have given me some positive feedback. I hope this has inspired some of you to do more art, even if its 10-15 minutes a day!
Day 21-Bold
Day 22- Reflective
Day 23- Simple
Day 24- Primary
Day 25-Hidden
Day 26-Singular
Day 27- Continuous
Day 28- Painterly
Day 29-Confined
Day 30- Shiny
I would love to know which were your favourites.
Bye for now.

14 February, 2017

Art Marks 30 Day Challenge-Days 16-20

Here's a look at Days 16-20, if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you might have seen these already.
Day 16- Assorted

Day 17-Reverse

Day 18- Circular

Day 18-Hashed

Day 20- Suspended
Hope you are inspired!
Bye for now.