I’m currently having a 10% off sale on prints over at my Etsy shop. I have my first solo exhibition over at the Grant Bradley Gallery at the start of October, and I need a bit of extra cash for framing, transportation etc, so I thought it would be a nice thing to do to thank people for helping out. If there is a picture on my site that you would like a print of but isn’t in my etsy shop let me know and I can get one made for you. The sale will continue until the end of September, so check it out here!
In other news, the piece I am currently auctioning on ebay to raise funds to help the people fighting the badger cull is on £56 with 3 days left, which is great news!
This is a piece I will be showing at the Hamilton house pop up shop and gallery, which is running from this Wednesday to Sunday (June 5th to 9th). It was inspired by a Swedish folk tale about a boy who isn’t afraid of anything, and so when his family’s cow is stolen by trolls he doesn’t hesitate to venture into the forest to get it back. In the forest, he meets a few beings who try to scare him, but when he proves to be immune to them they decide to help him on his quest. The first being he meets is the Witch of the forest, with wild green hair. Here she is trying to be as scary as she can. The piece is 80cm x 40cm and is entirely needle felted.
At the pop up shop I will also be selling prints of this and other work, as well as greeting cards and figures.
I thought people might be interested in how my work comes together, so I took pictures of the witch as I was making her. Here she is all the way from a weird Gonzo-like creature to her full glory.
Greetings to you all, and I hope you are enjoying the recent warm sunny days! Lots of things are changing at the moment, and I am stepping into the new season with a few announcements of upcoming events and exhibitions.
Firstly, I will be taking part in the “In House” pop up shop as part of the Coexist open day on Stokes Croft, Bristol (where I have my studio). It runs from June 5th – 9th with the open studios on Sunday the 9th. As well as having one of my big pieces and several dolls in the shop I will also be selling greetings cards and prints, and there will be lots of other lovely things made by my studio mates to see and buy.
Starting around the same time as that, I have had a piece accepted for the New Visions III exhibition at the Grant Bradley gallery in Bedminster, Bristol. This is a large open submission group exhibition showcasing emerging and established artists and runs from the 8th of June and the 27th of July 2013, with the private view evening being held on the 7th of June.
Thirdly, and most excitingly, in October I have my first solo show at the Grant Bradley Gallery, where I will be showing a mix of work I have produced to date, including large wall-mounted pieces and smaller art dolls and other figures plus some site specific works. All pieces will be for sale, and I will have prints and cards available also, including limited edition full size prints of my large pieces.
Greetings all! I have been very quiet on here for the last few months, first there was Christmas then recovery from an operation, but I’m back in the studio now and I’ve been working on a few new pieces. I need to have a day of photographing to have some more pictures to share with you all, but this is my latest creation, completed just a few days ago and inspired by the Swedish folk tale of Princess Cottongrass and Leap the Elk.
This piece measures 40x60cm and is entirely needle felted.
Edit: I had the wonderful David Robinson photograph some of my work yesterday, so I have updated the picture with a much better quality one that he took.
Sulis Minerva is the goddess of Bath Spring. The Celts worshipped Sulis at the spring, and when the Romans invaded they combined her with their own goddess of healing Minerva. They built a huge complex around the natural spring to honour the goddess and take advantage of the healing waters.
This piece is entirely needle felted and will be displayed in a huge vintage glass jar.