Friday, 27 April 2018

Emsworth Arts Trail 2018

The Emsworth Arts Trail kicks off tomorrow morning with local artists opening their studio doors around the town. With a wet weekend forecast, my show will be tucked in the studio for the first Saturday and Sunday with (hopefully) a sunny bank holiday the following weekend where I can drag out the gazebo and hang some extra work for everyone to see.

A selection of reproduction cards with new hand printed cards

Paintings hung ready for the Arts Trail 2018
This year I will have some paintings and prints at reduced prices as I need to make space for new works. I have also added some hand printed cards to my stock. I was very pleased with these 'Octopus' cards that I created from Linocut. I love the black on cream design that always looks so smart. Over the next few days I will be posting this in my Etsy shop.

Hand printed 'Octopus' cards

I am very excited to start new botanical/still life paintings with photos and studies already underway. New subjects and a new palette is like a breath of fresh air and a welcome change to painting landscapes. The natural forms of the flowers are really beautiful and interesting as well as the many combinations of colours.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

One Week To Go.....

Would you believe there is one week before this years Arts Trail kicks off. 
Nearly all the work is done with a few prints to get ready and the long and painful task of emptying out my studio has begun.

'Cloud Formations' Series
If you've been following my Instagram you may have noticed that I couldn't resist and have managed to squeeze in at least one small study of a pomegranate. Loved working with different colours of pinks and reds that normally I have very little use for in the landscape paintings. I don't think it will be long before I embark on a few more studies in preparation for some larger paintings that I have already made notes for. 


There will be a few stormy landscapes in this years arts trail inspired by some very blustery visits to Cornwall this year, along with wintery scenes of snowy fields and small botanical studies. 

Stormy Weather
Over the next few days I will be looking to hang the work and make some hand printed cards. All we need is some sunny weather and this years Arts Trail will get off to a great start.