Although we are now entering our 21st anniversary year at Double Elephant, we always look to keeping fresh and moving forward. At the moment we are having skills exchanges with each other and upgrading our skills.
Since perparing to move house and actually moving house last year I have not been updating my website as much as I would have liked. BUT I have been sending out my occassional newsletter to keep people up todate with my projects and other activities. If you are not in receipt of my newsletter but would like to there is a signing up button to you left. Or click here
If you would like to see what you’ve missed :-
Newsletter 13 is out and about – possibly lurking in an in box near you.
The main focus for this newsletter is info about this weekend’s art fair in the Arnolfini. I am one of 80 artists taking part in The other Art Fair – Bristol. I shall share some photos of my stand on FaceBook when it is all up and running. Plus there are additional notes of a few other activities I’m involved in – plus more links than you can shake a stick at.
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Every now and then people from various parts of the world get in touch to ask q few questions about my artwork or with technical questions. I do my best to answer – even though writing really isn’t my thing. Oddly – this month has been little crazy with questions every couple of days. So when a student from Barbados asked me nicely is I could answer some questions for a school based assignment. I said that seeing as she asked so nicely, I would. I was a little taken aback to get 14 quite chalenging questions – but in answering them the exercise was helpful in making me think.
I’ve had a nice message from someone called Katie Sharples in Perth, Australia. She recently ran some workshops with young school children using my work for inspiration and has kindly shared their resulting prints.
My old website had a page in the “galleries” section where I would show case some of my work in progress. Rather than having this under “portfolios” in this website, my intention it to have irregular looks at my work in progress in order to give glimpses of my working process.
So that my previous posts about my work in process are not lost and will remain searchable on this website, I’m posting them here as rather ‘old news’.
Here’s the first one I posted a while ago –
The Devon Guild of Craftsmen’s Summer Show for 2015 had the theme “Celebrations” to mark 60 years of the organisation – a landmark birthday. Members were invited to use the title Celebrate to articulate the notions of festivity and reflection that such milestones bring. I wanted to produce some work specifically for this exhibition while creating something in keeping with my own body of work about Devon ecosystems, hedgerows etc. Read More
As soon as I saw Yume Martin’s jewellery featuring dragonflies and sweet little flowers, I knew she would be a good fit for Urban Bees: Working together. And indeed when I approached her with the proposition, her response was say that it was already in her mind to include bees in her current range of individually hand crafted designs. Read More