It had taken me 9 years to make my studio the wild, crammed full, art haven it was until just a week ago. There has been so many trips to the dump, so many boxes stuffed for family and friends, so many collections dismantled and charity shops pleaded with to take just 'one more box'!
And now it is a shell. The only surviving things are pieces of work I feel sing and offer value to the World - but even these will need to find new homes as I'll not have the space when I move next month and it may be some time until a new studio space is found.
So - at the upcoming Dorset Art Market on Saturday June 29th I'll be having a SUPER SALE! I'll be posting more info in the run up to it on my social media - be sure to keep a look out. All work is original and therefore can only sell once!
After a rather stressful week my work is all hung - and, even if I do say so myself - it looks blooming lovely!
It's so wonderful when a body of work comes together to find that it all makes sense and has the same language - especially when there are so many voices in my head :)
I've got the whole corridor, there's plenty of work there but also space to breathe between the pieces so you can really be with each one. I'd really love to know what you think if you can visit. The exhibition is open daily from 10 am - 4 pm at the:
There's so many venues across Dorset taking part -
take a picnic, take the kids and go experience some art today!
60 artists in aid of Weldmar Hospice care!
Many venues in the Poundbury/Dorchester area, come visit!
There's lot of lovely videos hopping up on Facebook and my Instagram stories. Please give me a shout if you'd like to ask any questions!
On my studio table as I type, loving the lines, the circles, the monochrome and texture. These are works on 8" x 8" card and will be box framed, I've worked in 3's as seems to be the flow lately, with added thread and some raised areas.
Bridport and West Dorset Open Studios start tomorrow - I'm nearly organised, just a few labels and sign posts to sort. Am looking forward to meeting visitors old and new... I've new paintings, framed and unframed, and new small scale sculptures to share to share... I wonder what you'll love the most :)
Here's a pic of the 'working' side of the studio, all the new goodies are exhibited on the other side - much preetier!
Excited to announce I'll be exhibiting in my home studio again this year as part of Bridport and West Dorset Open Studios event!
Thrilled to be back in the studio now the weather is cooler - truly was a sauna the last couple of weeks.
I'm working on textures and layering using paints, tapes, plaster and charcoal, Always experimenting and discovering.
In response to so many requests during art weeks I have decided to run a few workshops from my home studio for the very first time.
I am so looking forward to sharing tips, tricks and techniques with you in an easy, encouraging and friendly space.
Classes are limited to 4 people - so there'll be plenty of one-to-one time with tailored and individual support.
All materials will be provided - just bring an apron.
Tea and coffee and cake supplied too.
Tickets are booked through my other website Handmade Dorset - find out more by clicking the button below!
Thank you to everyone that visited, and commented, and encouraged me during Dorset Art Weeks! I was bowled over by your responses to my work and my studio, and thrilled that some of my work travelled home with you.
Had some fab conversations today, lots of engagement and interest - makes the days and weeks preparing worthwhile.
14 days to go, come along if you're in the area - there's over 300 artists exhibiting - well worth a visit.
The brochure is out!
So excited to see there are 7 artists in my tiny village with another 2 very close by.
Beginning to collate the work I've done since last Art Weeks in 2016, seems so long ago. Gathering the threads of commonality from the seemingly unconnected reams of papers, half-assembled sculptures and fraying sketch books. I'm really looking forward to placing my work at the forefront of my life for the next month or so, it's been too long.