Thursday, 22 November 2012

Demo and Workshop with Matlock Arts Society

The 2 hour demo and 4 hour workshop with Matlock Arts Society had proved to be very popular amongst its members.  27 artists had booked for the workshop with as many again wanting to attend the demo.

The room was almost full and it was lovely to see so many artists all eager to learn new techniques and to explore, (some for the first time) the use of acrylic paint. There was a lovely friendly atmosphere with everyone working really hard  to complete at least one piece of work in the afternoon.

This was just a taster workshop with Matlock. At least two more workshops have been pencilled in the diary for next year.   I shall be running acrylic and mixed media workshops which will involve the use of a wide variety of media and collage materials. 

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50% of the artists had left before I managed to charge my camera phone. Here are some photographs   that reflect the high standard of  work produced in under 4 hours .. 

NB some of  this work is not 100% complete

2 hour Demo Painting 

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Windsor Contemporary Art Fair

Just had a very busy weekend at the Windsor Art Fair. Its always good to meet up with old friends and make new ones ( and  as well as meet lots of new people who visited my stand.

The preview was extremely busy with lots of people showing interest in my work. I sold 7 paintings and lots of my newly designed cards so the weekend was a great success. I am now finishing off some new woodland paintings that I will deliver to Lyndhurst Gallery in the New Forest in time for there xmas exhibition. 

SOLD Hell Bay
SOLD Hollyhocks in May
SOLD Morning Light Pendennis
SOLD Pendennis Colours
SOLD  Sunshinesnowshadows

SOLD The Edge
SOLD 7.15am Pendennis Point

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Workshop with Thringstone Art Group

I had another great day with 15 members of Thringstone Art Group. Having already worked at Derbyshire Arts, Pear Tree Farm in June with some members of this group, I was really looking forward to running a workshop on their home territory in Thringstone. 
As expected, the group all worked really hard and we had lots of fun playing with materials.... which were mainly acrylic paints, inks, sand, bits of plastic netting and lots of lovely PVA... To say that some of the group had never worked with acrylics before, the results were amazing.... 
I am now looking  forward to going back to work with the second half of the group  on 1st December....  

More fun.... More coffee and LOTS more cake...... MMMMM Lovely.   It's December so there might even be a few mince pies around... 

Hint hint... 

Heres a few photos taken on my iphone... Great work.. Great day. :-)