Saturday, 2 December 2017

Caversham Artists present their Christmas Gala


Caversham Artists are holding their Christmas Gala tomorrow at St. Andrew's church hall.
Come and buy handmade and original gifts and Christmas cards.  My handmade cards and
stitched pictures will be on sale.

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Sunday, 12 November 2017

November at Harcourt Arboretum

November must be one of the best times to  visit Harcourt Arboretum . The acers were showing their full glory on the Acer Walk. 













Saturday, 21 October 2017

Birthday Cake For Oscar Wilde

I am involved in a collaborative art installation in Reading. Designed by Caversham florist, Marc Allridge, and featuring more than 80 lilies handmade by local artists, it takes the form of a birthday cake for Oscar Wilde. It is on display at Haslams Estate Agents in Reading until the end of October, and then will be at Reading Museum.

The birthday cake showing my lily

The birthday cake


The birthday cake

My lily

Close up of my lily

Wrapped stems and flower parts

Monday, 16 October 2017

Lilies for Oscar Wilde

Starts today! A collaborative art project I am involved in.

Lilies for Oscar Wilde

More information and photos will follow.
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Friday, 29 September 2017

Negative Space Painting

Some pages from my sketchbook. This week I have been working on a Matisse theme, painting
negative space. I used black gesso , which covered the page well, and white acrylic which was not as successful.The writing was done with a PebeoMixtion pen and gold foil.


Painting negative space with black gesso and white acrylic
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Black gesso and Pebeo Mixtion pen with gold foil

Sketchbook pages





Monday, 18 September 2017

Reading on Thames Festival

Reading on Thames Festival has been taking place this week. A new arts festival, there were a number of events. I went on a trail at View Island, armed with a map and i pod, walking round the island, stopping at the marked points to listen to the soundbites. I liked the idea of it, but question the relevance of some of the chosen texts to the setting. The Life of Pi is about the open ocean, and the Banyan Tree is native to India, which is a leap in one's imagination. "Echoes Around View Island" was created by "Beautiful Creatures".The soundbites are available to download online.
You can read about this festival here:_ 
http://readingplaceofculture.org/reading-on-thames-festival/



Friday, 8 September 2017

Pebeo Art Supplies

This week I attended a demonstration of Pebeo art supplies. The best bit was when we got to test the products
I was very impressed with all the products I used.
The approach I had was just to experiment with them in my sketch book and see 
what happened.

The products I used were:-
acrylics
black gesso
Mixtion Relief 
Modelling paste
Texture gel (sand)
Bindex
Gel gloss
Deco markers
stencils