Narrative @ Williams Art

March 29 2012

There’s a great exhibition currently on at Williams Art – NARRATIVE – showcasing work by the members of Cambridge Creative Network (CCN).  There’s an exciting and diverse range of artworks in a variety of media 2-D and 3-D.  I had a lovely chat with Karen and Mandy who set up CCN.  I am inspired by their energy for promoting artists and designers from all disciplines.  This is their first group exhibition, and Williams Art is a great gallery space to do this. I highly recommend a visit – it’s on until Sunday 1st April with Drinks on Friday 30th March 6.30 – 9pm.

Also, I’ve made more sales of my Handmade Originals greeting cards at Williams Art…will need to re-stock again!

Spring Exhibitions

March 28 2012

The brochures for the Asthma UK House & Garden Fair have been printed and they’re all ready to go.  They look great.  Our team will be distributing them over the next few weeks so you will see them appearing in lots of locations in and around Cambridge.

The Spring Exhibition at the Darryl Nantais gallery has opened and features a selection of my artwork alongside limited Edition prints by Rolf Harris.

I’ve submitted for the Fowlmere School 14th Spring Art Exhibition, Fowlmere, Cambridge, from 18th – 20th May, so another forthcoming exhibition to add to my calendar of events this year.

Planning Charity Fair and exhibitions

March 11 2012

As I mentioned in my previous blog on February 25th, I’ve been proofing and editing the Asthma UK House & Garden Fair brochure.  Eventually, by Friday last week, all edits were complete and the brochure was ready to go to the printer.  The brochure looks really good so I’m looking forward to seeing the final printed version in just over a week’s time.  That’s when our committee will next be meeting to do the envelope stuffing so the brochure can be sent out to our mailing list, as well as being distributed in the Cambridgeshire and surrounding area to promote our forthcoming Fair in May at Chilford Hall, Linton.  I really enjoy being a part of this committee – we make a great team!

Another deadline last week was for my participation in Cambridge Open Studios July 2012.  I’ve uploaded new images and copy to my on-line gallery on the COS website for inclusion in the printed Guide which will be ready for circulation beginning of June.  I also signed the contract for the Artists’ Marquee at Burwash Manor, which is where I will be exhibiting with fellow artists for Cambridge Open Studios.  It’s definitely time to update my Exhibitions page!

David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture

March 5 2012

I’ve been so looking forward to visiting this exhibition at the Royal Academy in London, and yesterday Sunday 4th March was the day.  It was STUNNING!  Having seen quite a lot of the press commentary and interviews, collected press clippings, and seen the brilliant Andrew Marr interview on the BBC2 Culture Show, I felt well prepared to make the most of the visual experience on the day.  The scale and size of most of the works is just awe inspiring, and the use of such a vivid colour palette is so captivating.  I loved to see the application of paint “slapped on” with a great sense of complete freedom.  Sketchbooks and iPad prints a delight and the films too.

I am particularly drawn to the natural world/landscape with my own work at the moment so this was a very special, even emotional experience for me.  Hockney’s philosophy seems so straightforward and makes so much sense to me.  The whole experience has deeply enriched my soul.


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