01 October, 2019

Quick Recap of the Swindon Open Studios 2019

Just a quick recap of this year's Swindon Open Studios- 

The Swindon Open Studios 2019 came to a close last weekend.  I'm really glad I did it this year, last year I took a break and just went around and visited other artists. Meeting other artists and seeing what and how they create motivated me to take part again. This year the turn out was a bit quiet, but some of that had to do with the Swindon Marathon taking place on one of the Sundays and wet weather which kept some people away. 
Having said that, I had really nice feedback from people who came to see me and some even said I inspired them, which was great to hear. I had a few sales and gave some demonstrations on creating mono prints using a gelli plate.
Here are some photos of my set up and of a piece I was working on while at the library.

 These are the prints from the art challenge I was doing in September.
This was a piece I was working on at the library.
Now I need to take a break and recover. But not too long of a break-I need to get ready for Christmas :-).
Bye for now.

17 September, 2019

Invitation to Swindon Open Studios 2019

This weekend is the start of the Swindon Open Studios.
If you are in the Swindon area, please stop by.
I will be displaying paintings, prints, cards and work in progress.
I've also been busy this month with an art challenge initiated by Birgit Koopsen-Bernstein.
I will be displaying these examples as well.
Hope to see you then.
Bye for now.

05 September, 2019

A Visit to Swindon Museum and Art Gallery


I went to visit the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery over the summer to see the art exhibition Connections: An Exhibition by group 7 . The museum's curator gave a talk about the work and about each artist and their inspiration for this exhibition. It was very interesting and I'm glad I went. I took some sneaky photos. If you can make it, its worth a visit. Unfortunately it closes this weekend. More details can be found on the museum's website
Bye for now.

My Summer...


Over the summer I spent a few days in Cornwall, near Land's End with my husband and son. 
Here are some photos-
 It was bit overcast and cold that day, but I still enjoyed being by the water.
Too cold to go in though :-).

Here are some photos of the garden surrounding the house we stayed in. I loved all the textures and colours. They are great visual references.
This is where I sat to paint.
And here I am enjoying a cup of coffee.
 Here are mixed media paintings I did in my sketchbook.

Bye for now.

01 September, 2019

Preparations for Swindon Open Studios

Over the summer I’ve been getting ready for the Swindon Open Studios. They will take place on the last two weekends in September. If you click on the link, you can learn more about it, the artists participating, as well as where you can visit them. Here is a sampling of some of the work in progress.
These are mono prints on paper.
Mixed media on canvas
Bye for now.

12 April, 2019

Studio Update-WIP

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I have been really busy with work so didn't have much time to post onto the blog let alone make any artwork. Now that I'm off for Easter break, I have a bit more time to spend in the studio. Here are some pieces I've been working on lately. They are a mixture of new paintings on fresh new canvases and old paintings which I've painted over and reworked.
These started off as mono prints on mixed media paper; I've added more paint and collage onto them.
Bye for now.

09 February, 2019

In My Sketchbook Lately and WIP

So here are some entries I made in my sketchbook when we had all that snow and it was too cold to work in my studio. I really should make more of an effort to work in it everyday even if its for 10-15 minutes. Some of them were old sketches which I reworked and tweaked a bit. 
Here they are-
And this is a piece I've been working on for a while but can't seem to resolve it. 
I've added some more papers to the background so now just need to let it dry a bit before I continue.
I will update you once I've made more changes.
Bye for now.