It’s been a busy couple of weeks whilst I have been exhibiting at The Artists’ Marquee, Burwash Manor for Cambridge Open Studios. This has been my second year exhibiting in the marquee, and yet again it has proved to be a really good experience all round. I’ve met so many really interesting visitors, welcomed customers back and acquired new customers too – all very rewarding – a big thank to all.
The featured image shows “Burwash Sheep” – my first sale at the Preview evening. This is part of a new collection of ink & water colour original paintings – Sue’s Originals – each ink & water colour painting being unique, highly collectable and individually signed by myself, the artist, offering the opportunity to buy original art at an affordable price! This collection has certainly proved popular. More images from this collection will be added to my website shortly.
The great thing about being part of Cambridge Open Studios is the people and the experience of being there with your work – to engage with the public, bringing art to everyone. I have shared my exhibition space with a lovely group of fellow artists, all of us offering a wonderful array of different artwork. Thanks should also go to Kathryn Brown of Nest who has helped to project manage this successful event. I have completed my two weekends but the final weekend is coming up so do go along to see for yourself.
Cambridge Open Studios at the Artists’ Marquee, Burwash Manor is now up and running with the 1st weekend down. Thank you to all who came along to support our Preview Evening at the Artists’ Marquee last Friday 6th July. Early evening sun with Pimms to drink and music playing created a great atmosphere. There was a buzz from visitors both local and further afield who came to take a look at all the visual delights on show. The girls from Cambridge Edition were there to support our event and run the raffle with all proceeds going to the Rosie Hospital £10K Appeal. Representatives from the Rosie Hospital Campaign gave an illuminating talk on expansion and funding plans – it feels really good to have been able to support this really important charity through my donated artwork.
As Cambridge Open Studios continues through July, I will be exhibiting a full range of artworks at the Artists’ Marquee on weekends 2 & 3, 14th-15th and 21st-22nd July from 10am – 6pm. For reference my details are listed in the Guide on page 11 G5 Burwash Manor, and individually on page 47 111A. For a taste of what you will see at my show please take a look at my previous blog post to see what has inspired my latest collection of paintings.
Cambridge Open Studios is almost upon us, and I am really excited about our Preview Evening at The Artists’ Marquee, Burwash Manor this Friday 6th July from 5 – 8pm. This year Cambridge Edition is sponsoring the Preview, and we have a charity element to the event – there will be a ‘posh’ raffle to win artworks donated by the exhibiting artists. All proceeds from the evening will go to Cambridge Edition’s chosen charity, the Rosie Hospital £10K Appeal. Do come along and join me for drinks and a jazz band. Hope to see you there.
I will also be exhibiting weekends 2 & 3, 14th-15th and 21st-22nd July. For reference my details are listed in the Guide on page 11 G5 Burwash Manor, and individually on page 47 111A.
I will be showing new artworks at The Artists’ Marquee. Building from the success of my poppies paintings through last year, I have continued with this theme to produce a new series of paintings. The wheat fields around Barton where I walk the dogs are absolutely abundant with poppies this year (apparently this is something to do with the sustainable farming processes adopted here), and this has inspired me to continue with the poppies theme. On a recent visit to Cornwall, I went to the exhibition at Tate St Ives – Alex Katz – Give Me Tomorrow, from which I have also drawn inspiration and ideas. The themes represented in this exhibition, particularly the landscapes, seascapes and flower studies, together with the Hockney landscapes at the Royal Academy earlier this year have definitely been a strong influence in my new collection of paintings.
The Artists’ Marquee is now constructed and ready for exhibition – all we need now are the artworks and of course, the artists!
It’s been “all hands on deck” over the weekend to get the Artists’ Marquee ready. Between the 15 exhibiting artists we have been able to share the workload, so I was at Burwash Manor all day Saturday, putting up the marquee on the grass and constructing the gallery space within. Lots of physical labour shifting the large display boards and screwing them into place to make secure exhibition stands. This was a big job to get done in one day but we did it! It’s all down great team work, and particularly to Matt who has been our “architect” leading the layout and construction. Then, on Sunday the rest of the group came to paint all the boards to make everything look clean and white – ready for the artwork!
We have worked out where everyone will have their stand space so now I can begin to plan and design how my exhibition will look. It’s all taking shape…