I'm not too sure where the year is flying to! I’ve waited a while to write a blog as I wanted to get a few fair dates finalised so I was able to share with you what was coming up - hopefully there will be more to share very soon; it’s also been a busy start to the year for one reason or another. I’m finally getting round to some new linocut designs too – here's a little sneak peek at my sketchbook to show you what's coming up - there's a couple more at the end of the blog.... I have a carving day booked in to my diary for tomorrow to start him!
I was incredibly proud to have two of my linocut pieces chosen for the Coventry Open at the Herbert Art Gallery – the exhibition ran until 24th February, and I received some lovely messages online; my favourite being from a chap whose son had been to the gallery and had drawn his own version of my White-tailed Sea Eagle. It really made me smile – you can find the post on twitter (that should link you through) if you wanted to see.
I am very excited to announce some new venues both for fairs and workshops; here’s where you can find me over the next few months - you may have noticed a few changes and additions to the website layout in terms of tabs and page changes and additions.....
Saturday 16th March: The Farthing Workshop in Kenilworth: single colour linocut workshop.
Thursday 28th March: The Farthing Workshop in Kenilworth: two colour reduction linocut workshop.
£65 for a day’s tuition (10am – 4pm approx.), all materials for the day are included and Helen provides lovely tea and cakes too! Please contact The Farthing Gallery on 01926 851481 if you wish to book a place. All workshops are limited to six people to allow for plenty of attention and guidance.
You can also book on The Farthing Workshop listings on Eventbrite - Single Colour HERE and Reduction Workshop HERE.
Sunday 7th April, Friday 10th May and Saturday 13th July: NEW VENUE!
Bonds Lifestyle near Stratford-upon-Avon –Single colour linocut workshop.
£70 for a day’s tuition (10am – 4.30pm approx.), all materials for the day are included as well as a light lunch, morning coffee and afternoon cake. You can book on my website HERE and can find more information on the Workshops page. Again, the workshops are limited to six people.
Art Fairs and Events:
There are links to more information for each event on the 'Events' page.
Spring Makes Art & Craft Fair – Saturday 23rd March (10am-4pm) at The Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry.
Bird and Wildlife Fair – Saturday 27th April (10am-4pm) at Focus Optics near Coventry.
This is the ornithological centre’s first wildlife fair, and Simon King, the naturalist, will also be there for the day to give tours around their nature reserve.
Earlsdon Festival – Monday 6th May (10am-4pm) Earlsdon High Street, Coventry
My second time at the festival – the High Street will be full of lots of different stalls, music and entertainment. A really great day out – let’s see if it’s as hot as last year!
Warwickshire Open Studios – 15th – 30th June
This year I have a new venue! You will find me alongside four other artists as part of ‘Artists at the Sheep Dip’ in Princethorpe. There will be another blog on it’s way with more information about the event, but if you wanted to whet your whistle, please visit our venue website at www.sheepdipart.weebly.com to find out more about the venue and who you can find there!
I think that’s just about everything caught up! Here's another couple of sneak peeks at my next linocut.....and it’s not a bird! Although the one after this one will be!!!
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The ramblings of a linocut printmaker.... and other artistic adventures!