I thought I'd write a post to tell you what I've been up to of late, a little insight into my working days here in my Yorkshire.
For those of you who don't know, I work from a little wooden studio which sits at the bottom of my garden by a river. We are lucky to have visits from all kinds of wildlife, and it's a pleasure to sit with the door open, listening to the birds and the bubble of the water over the stones.
So what have I been up to of late?
I've done a lot of work this year for private clients and a publishing company, and it's been a pleasure to create many varied commission pieces and a lovely body of coastal themed work for the publishers. You can find a collection of prints and cards available through Whistlefish Galleries, including this new collection of Christmas cards which I did earlier in the year.
Whistlefish Christmas Cards
Work has started on a couple of new paintings which will be heading to a new gallery! I'm really excited to have been offered the opportunity to work with The Robin's Nest Gallery, and as well as two brand new originals, they will also be stocking a collection of my cards, prints and mugs.
Riverside - work in progress for The Robin's Nest Gallery
Behind the scenes I am also busily working on preparing for my first workshop which I'm hosting in Hoylandswaine in Yorkshire, on November 25th. Already almost sold out and only two places left available, I am so looking forward to spending an afternoon with a lovely group of people as we create Christmas Heart decorations together. Would you like to join us? You would be so welcome! There is a lot more information about the afternoon over on the Eventbrite website where you can book your place - just enter the code: get my ticket to find out more.
Finally...as most of this year has been spent working on commissions and publishing art, I've not managed to get many originals finished for myself. However, I recently finished and had framed this colourful and summery piece - Hidden Shores which was inspired by drives down to the beach along high banked country lanes, full of grasses and wild flowers and every now and then that tantalising glimpse of sparkling sea in the distance.
This painting will be available in my online shop early next week, however you are very welcome to reserve it if you are interested, just get in touch and I'll send you more details.
So, the rest of the day sees me heading back down the garden to hopefully finish up the Riverside painting and start some sketches for the next piece. I'm also hoping to start a collection of Christmas Hearts next week, so plenty to keep me busy and out of trouble!
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