Open Studios..previews

In a weeks’ time Hebden Bridge Open Studios will begin.This is when the public get to see all those creative spaces and the beautiful work that is made in them.

I will be opening my studio along with the super talented Hannah Nunn.

To celebrate and to give a sneaky peak of what will be in my studio I am going to feature a piece of artwork each day on my blog.

So without further ado, first up are lots of handprinted cards…

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I have been thinking about the colour palette of each of these cards; I wanted them to have their own identity in their ranges but still have some running thread.I have already made prints to sit along side the Kingfishers and I am particularly excited about making the hummingbirds into prints. I used metallic green ink for these-it made me very happy to see how it shined against the matt grey recycled card (it is the small things)!

Hold on to your seats for the next instalment…


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.