From September the 15th I shall be starting a new venture; a Masters in Critical Creative Practise at Southampton Solent. This will enable me to take my study of fabric further and enhance my ability to critically evaluate my work in progress. I recently watched a BBC documentary about Hokusai who continually wanted to improve his work over each decade. He lost his house, and artwork due to a fire and by 80 was still thinking he could improve. I think that is something we can all learn. I post an inspiring painting, Dragon flying over Mount Fuji 1849. Copyright: Hokusai.

 

Along side this I will be teaching Arts and crafts  at the Adult Community Learning Centre teaching a range of creative classes such as Watercolour, pom poms and cake stands! I look forward to sharing my passion for Art and networking with other like minded people!

I have a new page Craftanoon tea which involves the teaching of lots of up cycling projects. Please see the below flyer for more info!

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Commisions

 

Open Arts had a fantastic turn out this year and I was very pleased to chat to many interesting people. Some great feedback and sales made over the three days.

In the fast few months I’ve been busy doing a lovely wedding commission for a couple which involves illustrations of the couple in special scenes for the wedding breakfast. All will be revealed in September. Exciting! I have also been working on some new summer print designs for scarves/cushions.

I am now taking on commissions for summer weddings, pet portraits, custom paintings or bespoke printed fabric from August 1st 2017. Send me a message if you have a project, big or small, and I would be delighted to help. Many examples of the style of my work can be found in my online collection page. 

 

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We would love to see you there and please feel free to bring your fury friends to the Open Arts Event from the 14th-16th of July.

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Isle of Wight Traders

I am pleased to announce that I will be having a collection of my art work and products for sale at Isle of Wight Traders next week.

This delightful shop is situated in 23 Holyrood St, Newport (IOW) PO30 5AZ, Isle of WIght.

The shop sells many local artists work and every piece of art is the hard word, moments of frustration and moments of sheer joy created by the artist.  You will be able to buy a range of my  illustrations, frames, cushions, silk/cotton scarves and mugs . Pop by for Christmas shopping that is unique and supports local artists.

 

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