30 August, 2016

Swindon Open Studios-SOS 2016 Begins This Weekend

I'm back from the US now, after being away for most of the summer. So I'm busy getting ready for this year's Swindon Open Studios... It begins this weekend and if you are around the Swindon area, stop by and say hello. I will be showing new art and work in progress.

For more information and a peek at other artists who are also taking part, go to the Swindon Open Studios website
Bye for now.

29 July, 2016

Works in Progress and Getting Ready for Swindon Open Studios

With Swindon Open Studios slowly approaching, I've been doing some work to get ready. Here are three pieces I've been working on recently as the summer holidays have begun.  Each one at very different stages of being "finished".
I will be away for most of the summer with my husband and son visiting family and friends in New York and New Jersey as well as Mickey and Minnie in Disney World. Then I will be back and will be busy getting ready for this year's Swindon Open Studios. I will write more about that in the coming weeks. 
In order to advertise the SOS, some artists will be displaying their artwork in Swindon's Old Town businesses. I was lucky enough to have two of my mixed media pieces selected by Jessie of Glamo Rose Cakes to go in her shop window.
If you are in Old Town and have a sweet tooth, I highly recommend going there.
 Bye for now.

13 July, 2016

Work In My Sketchbook...

Sorry I have been quiet...
Here is some work I did in my sketchbook back in April which I meant to post but never got around to it. They are all about 9"x 12" using mixed media-collage, acrylic paints, sprays, pencils, pens, stamps and stencils. I may change some of these or leave them as they are.
Bye for now.

07 June, 2016

Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration at Swindon's Queen's Park

Our local park is having a birthday party to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. There will be loads of activities for the whole family to enjoy which include-
Stalls and exhibits
Sports activities
Raffle prizes
King and Queen fancy dress
and of course birthday cake.
I will also have a stall selling my artwork. So if you are in the neighbourhood, do stop by. Hopefully the weather will hold out. We've had really beautiful summer weather for the past three days so hopefully it will stay for a bit longer.
Queen's Park
165 Drove Road, Swindon, SN1 3AG
Sunday, 12th June 
Bye for now.

01 June, 2016

WIP Wednesday 10

Here are some pieces I'm working on, mixed media on canvas-
 And yes, I did find my scissors, but not the ones I was looking for. Need to do a bit more tidying up :-).
Bye for now.

30 May, 2016

New Artwork, Work in Progress and Scenes From The Studio...

Here are three new pieces I wanted to share. They were inspired after seeing a video by a wonderful artist Laly Mille .
 And here are some work still in progress...
Here is one of my frequent studio visitors and a bit of the state of my studio at the moment. Half term is here so maybe I will have more time to tidy up and find those scissors I've been looking for:-).
Bye for now.

15 May, 2016

Art Challenge- 15 Days of 15 minute Mixed Media-15/15

Here is 15/15-
Acrylic inks, gelato crayons, magazine and paper collage, stencils. 
This is the last mixed media piece of my Art Challenge- 15 Days of 15 Minute Mixed Media. It has been a bit tough at times to do as well as posting about it afterwards. Trying to stay within those 15 minutes was a challenge in itself. In a couple of days I think I will need to go back in the studio and do a big tidy up. These have provided me with lots of great ideas for larger paintings. Thanks for coming along with me on this artistic journey!
 Bye for now.