Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Some news....

I didn't get placed in the OXART competition - but they did ask me to exhibit at the ARTS-INC Gallery alongside them so I feel very chuffed!! Its a really lovely gallery so please if you're nearby - pop in and take a look. There are some marvellous art works on show (I feel very honoured).
I have also been asked to join the Oxford Arts Society so I'm currently exhibiting some work in their Winter Exhibition at Art Jericho.
And perhaps the biggest news of all, is that I am "finally" in a gallery.
Wilton Art Gallery - newly opening to showcase contempory UK art in Wilton just outside Salisbury. The opening preview evening is next week so I'm looking forward to that. In fact I am really looking forward to seeing my Dreamtime series finally hung alongside each other as they were always intended. I just don't have the wall space since each of these is a metre square...and most small galleries don't - so I'm very excited. I shall be posting pictures.......but to give you an idea, here are the three together. I also included some other florals which I won't reproduce here.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Back to black - change your shoes, change your life V

Finished and framed.
Phtographing paintings behind glass needs better studio lighting than I have - but you get the idea.
This one will be exhibited and for sale at the Eynsham Arts Group Winter Exhibition which opens on the 21st November.

The original boots belong to Marmalade Kiss (lucky devil!)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


This is going to be my submission for the Eynsham Arts Group Exhibition which opens on the 21st November in the Bartholomew Rooms.

These boots are not quite finished...I need to refine the background ( I keep changing my mind) and the highlights on the patent leather need bringing up.
I have the most gorgeous gothic black swept frame to put these in, and all should be completed by tomorrow. I have decided to just enter one painting, and for the first time have pushed the boat out and had some limited edition giclee prints done of my other shoe paintings. I have never tried selling prints before so this should be quite a learning curve. I have also got some more fridge magnets made up - again of the shoes. Hopefully these will offer an interesting alternative to cards.
No news yet on the OXART competition - watch this space. All busy in the studio otherwise as I have been asked to submit paintings for a new gallery. Details to follow!!