When the staff at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen’s shop at Bovey Tracey asked if I could contribute some work to a themed display
they are calling Botanical Discoveries, I decided to discover the importance of Nettles. We all love butterflies but most of us hate caterpillars and we’re not exactly fond of nettles. And if we don’t allow space for the nettles, there will be no caterpillars to transform into some of our most loved butterflies.
I have been very lucky to have two brand new opportunities to display and hopefully sell my artwork.
The first opportunity is a brand new gallery in Axminster. This is The Light Gallery and Studio recently opened and run by Joy White and Drew Yapp. What with the River Cottage Café, the Marle Gallery and White Space just around the corner there are even more reasons to visit Axminster. Read More
I love open studio events.
For Exeter Open Studios 2013, my studio is venue 25 at 46 Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LQ.
I’m open for Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March – 11am to 6pm. There are a couple of special items that are only available during open studio events. I would love it if you could come during Exeter Open Studios which is happening in March for the very ambien no prescription first time. But do remember that studio visits can be arranged at other times if you can’t make it this time.
It undeniably a lot of work knocking my studio into shape, but I think it’s worth it. Take a look here for a fun VIDEO!
For more about Exeter Open Studios take a look at their website.
Last year I started a Mailchimp Newsletter.
My intention is to only send out 4 or 5 a year and I have now produced Newsletter 3
If you missed the earlier ones – here’s the first one
And here’s Newsletter 2
If you would like to get futures Newsletters from me here’s an easy signup form
Hope you enjoy!!
A major event in 2012 was the creation of some demonstration videos with Double Elephant Print Workshop.
You can see them all HERE!
I did the demonstration for the Collagraph video. It took a WHOLE DAY! In true Blue Peter style I had prepared my project at various stages in its development so that I didn’t have to waste time waiting for paint to dry.
You can see a proof being pulled valium from the finished plate in the video. And here is one of the finished prints I made shortly after – when I had time to fuss about colours and add mono print plant material too.
To go with the Collagraph video is another short one of “Top Tops”.
Do take time to look at my colleagues videos for drypoint, mono print and relief print too.
In September I took part in Devon Open Studios (DOS) for the first time in years.
I had been quite happy taking part in just Exeter Open Studios (EOS) for the past few years. But I was aware that there was a strong possibility that EOS wouldn’t take place this November. This was mainly due to the person who organised EOS for the past couple of years being seriously ill. That person has since made a good recovery, but my hunch was correct and EOS has been postponed to spring 2013.
One of the prints I have enjoyed working on most recently has been an etching I’ve done of a hedgehog. We all love hedgehogs – they are such engaging characters. The etching went more or less as planned (which isn’t always the case with etching), plus I allowed plenty of scope for happy accidents!