Leeds Craft Centre and Design Gallery

Last Saturday I was at Leeds Craft Centre and Design Gallery as part of a Meet the Maker day. I had a drawing space set up…

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Where I sketched and showed my notebooks, drawings and screens that I use to make my prints.

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I chatted to visitors about the exhibition. It was a great opportunity to explain the process behind the artwork.

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I am so pleased with how the prints are displayed.

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The exhibition also includes Jane Ormes and her prints look stunning;

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It was great to see my art work was on the gallery banner!

“All Welcome” is just the perfect statement for this gallery as the team are so lovely and made me feel at home. So not only do they have an excellent range of prints, beautiful jewellery, ceramics etc but they also create the best atmosphere. Do visit this little haven in Leeds City centre! The exhibition is on until the 29th of October.

Open Studios Hebden Bridge

A few weekends ago it was Open Studios in Hebden Bridge. This happens every year and is a chance to see what all the artists have been making behind closed studio doors.

It is the second year I have been in my studio and I still thank my lucky stars that I have such a lovely, bright space.

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Lots of new screen prints.

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Handprinted cards.

I share my studio with  Sarah Mason Photography and  Hannah Nunn. Sarah takes the most magical photographs and Hannah makes beautiful lamps like this;

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and wall paper and fabric;

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It was a really nice weekend and I was grateful for all the visitors that battled through the intermittent showers. I gained great responses for my new landscape paintings; these are the start of a collection for an exhibition at  Heart Gallery.It will be called “Under the Same Sky” and opens on 8th September.I am very excited.

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This one found a new home!

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These will be included in the Under the Same Sky exhibition.

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Lastly ….who ate all the jelly babies? Ahem.