Thank you for coming!

What an absolutely wonderful weekend we had at the ABC Art Trail 4th & 5th September.

It was so good to reconnect with people again. Attenborough, Beeston and Chilwell was buzzing everywhere. A great atmosphere and very sociable time whilst staying safe was had.

We were supported so much by our wonderful local businesses and a team effort to get the publicity out was invaluable.

I want to thank everyone who came to see us, especially those who came to The Red Lion Pottery where I was hosted by Alan Birchall (potter) and joined by fellow artist Helen Domleo (silversmith).

A very special thank you to all those who purchased one of my pictures!

Wild and Wonderful Flowers

After such a lot of wet and dreary weather this last May, it’s been a joy on my local walks around the Nottingham Canal, fields and woodlands to see the abundance of wild flowers everywhere!

The delight of seeing close up the red campion, may blossom, buttercups, daisies, speedwell, vetches and the beautiful cow parsley to name a few.

And so, I have decided on my next art venture by sketching and making stensils and print blocks to provide the base for my machine embroidery.

I look forward to sharing my work soon…events and opportunities to display work are coming up like new shoots!

Giclèe prints actually on display!

I have recently accepted a kind invitation to display my collection of framed prints in the Tea Room at the wonderful Canalside Heritage Centre at Beeston Lock on the River Trent, Nottingham.

They will be on display until the end of May 2021 and you can see them on your way into the garden after purchasing your refreshments.

I started having my work digitally captured some years ago and found that the process suited some but not all of my pieces. I didn’t go for the limited edition stuff as watercolour artists do but just had a small number (under 25 of each). I’m now running low and finding it hard to source a printer who can produce them to the highest standard I need.

It’s a great opportunity to have some work on display…its been such a long time.

The Teasles in the Grass is the last one left!

Spring is in the Air!

How wonderful to see all the signs of Spring emerging. Going for walks everyday opens my eyes and reminds me of how wonderful nature is.

And so, I’m busy in my work room when I have time tidying up and preparing a space to get on with new ideas. Though, half of my dining table is my favourite space at present.

I did invest in some good storage and shelving not too long ago to keep all my small pieces and scraps of fabric in colour themed boxes. This makes it a lot easier to find that perfect match…a good investment!