Happy New Year! This month I have a new book published by Search Press...
August 30th 2016
At last a few spare moments to put some words into my blog, which has been sadly been neglected!
We've had a very successful 'Open Studios' this year, meeting lots of new visitors to our family Exhibition. We've met some really interesting 'arty' followers and lots of new friends. Several students have already signed up fo the 2017 classes, and even my 10 year old granddaughter Lily has sold 3 pictures! ...we hopefully will take part next year.
Have just had several exhibitions which were very keenly attended, but mixed with sales aspect! Am working on another book by Search Press, on sketching and Pen, Line and Wash, which has to be completed by July 2016..it sounds a long way away, but the months soon speed by!..Happy Christmas all painters and friends!
Paul and I have been busy submittting paintings for the 'Army' Painting Exhibition at Salisbury Library. It is open from 6th -21st Nov 10.00-5.00 daily. Paul was in the army for a while, and this admits us into this society.
Another show is now on at Swallick Farmhouse Winslade near Basingstoke RG25 2NG from 6thh- 8th Nov 10.00-4.00. This is in aid of Rural England, where my daughter Ros, Paul and myself are taking part.
Our annual BURSLEDON CHRISTMAS ART EXHIBITION, again to be held at the Village Hall, Bursledon, SO31 8BZ on Nov 28th-29th 10.00-4.00 daily. Paintings, pottery by many local and invited artists. Hope to see you sometime! I'll be doing a dem on Sunday afternoon on Magical mixed media!!
We did well at our exhibition, with the course bookings and enquiries, and a few sales. We managed to visit several other studios which were very inspiring. Lots of interesting folk came alon, even in the driving rain!!
I also took part in the Wallops open Studios, which took some organising as well as our own! At present I'm sorting out my last class of the year MASTERING ABSTRACTS and writing my last article of the year for Leisure Painter on Winter Still Life subjects. We are taking part in several exhibitions, Romsey, The Army, Denmead, and Winchester...quite a busy time ahead!! Bursledon Christmas Art Exhibtion has had it's first committee meeting, so this has been put into motion for Nov 27, 29 and 29th 2015....the last show of the year for us.
Have just finished our Open Studios, which were good in that we have met many lovely and interested people, who were intrIgued about the whole family were painters! I'm preparing my last course of the year for Oct on ABSTRACT, and have also just put out my 2016n course list. Do contact me if you have any queries.
At last I'm starting my blogg again !! 2015
We are having our Open Studios here at Richmond Lane, and although, like many studios, it is slow sometimes, we're had some lovely and interesting visitors and friends over. There are many more studios open to the public this year, so there's more scope for the public to visit.
Have done a lot of workshops this year, been abroad to Barcelona, and had a Star Clipper voyage around Greece, crotia, and Venice in July. Have had a commission to write another book, this time on Pen, Line and wash. This July, my painting was on the cover of Leisure Painter.
My course at Dedham Hall in April/May was very successful. Paul and I are doing it together again next year with a few variations! My courses at home were very successful too, so I've just prepared a new batch for 2016 which are now out on line.
Had an excellent ' Creating Abstracts' class at my studio last month. Have just had all our info about Bursledon Christmas Art Exhibition to be held at Long Lane Bursledon on Nov 29th and 30th 10-4.00 daily. It is always a very good show!
Have sent lots of my 2015 course lists out...so hoping that many will find something of interest..
Am going to the film 'Mr Turner' this evening!
Had a really good Open Studios event in August! Ros and I hve a good gallery in Hamble that exhibits our work and cards. This month I hve a front Cover Spread on Leisure Painter Magazine, where I've an art report on different brushes.
17th July 2014
In this month's PAINT MAGAZINE is an article "It's a Family Affair'....all about our family as artists, starting with my grandmother, then mother, my husband, my children, myself and lnow my 2 granddaughters! ... all artists!! ..even my son married a potter and painter!
Today we are in The Romsey Festival, with an exhibition in the centre. We are visiting ART IN ACTION at Waterperry this Sunday 20th...Full-on with all kinds of arts...
18th June 2014
Had a few issues in getting better results with my eyes…things are coming on ok now, at last!
I’m doing a demonstration for Lymington Art group in July.
Getting prepared for the Open Studios in August at our studio in Romsey, and The Best of Hampshire Artists at Hilliers in July.
I have a ‘Pen, Line and Wash course ‘ at Hilliers on Sunday 7th Sept this year!…….
If anyone would like a 2015 course list, do contact me soon.
I have a couple of spaces on my ‘In the melting pot’ this year..watercolours and pastels mixed together… a wonderful combination!
20th April 2014
Today I’m preparing for three exhibitions, before I have my cataract operations on this coming Thursday morning, and which will be spread over the next three weeks, as both eyes need attention! Three for Romsey Lee Gallery (dropping in this coming week), 4 for the Society of Floral Painters (ready for next month) and 4 for Stourhead Show. (needs to be ready for May delivery)…..so all go!
I’m hoping that my 2 eldest artistic grand daughters, Georgie and Ella, will be taking part in our show to be held here in Romsey under ‘The Open Studios’ scheme in mid August.
17th April 2014
Today I went on a photo shoot in a lovely bluebell wood in Midhurst with my daughter in law Nicole Phillips who makes and designs the most wonderful kitchen textiles. We had her 3 children dressed up beautifully so they could introduce and hold her tea towels cushions etc ready for publicity for her forthcoming shows in London, including Hampton Court very shortly. www.nicolephillips.co.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are now organising our ‘At Home ‘ Open Studios at present (at our Romsey Studios, for August 16th-24th, which now includes all our families…3 generations!
I have now belonged to another art group ARTLOOK which operates around the Godshill New Forest area.
13th March 2014
My first real day of blogging! Had a really good art course at my Romsey studio these past 2 days, and am off to Mosely to do a Demonstration tomorrow. I also ran a one day workshop at Hilliers last week “Atmospheric Watercolours” and had a super class of 15 students with a long waiting list. They have now booked me for 7th Sept this year, with a “Watercolour, Pen, Line and Wash” course.. .so busy as usual.
We are holding a family exhibition “Open Studios” again at 25, Richmond Lane, Romsey SO51 7LB on August 16th-25th, open from 11.00am – 5.00pm daily……you are welcome!!
Has anyone seen the latest SAA magazine, with my article on ‘My favourite Painting’?
3rd March 2014
I am very excited about my new website – I look forward to updating my blog and keeping you informed of my comings and goings in the art world!