Friday, 24 May 2013

Last weekend in May!!

This weekend sees the last chance to view my exhibition Resonance.  This exhibition features my tapestry needlepoint using secondhand wools and is based on how many years ago I was told that "colour is a killer".  Now we all know which colours we like and we all have colours we love to wear and so maybe there is some truth in it. I have trouble with blue, I know it's the colour of the sky and the sea but it sometimes fills me with dread when I look in my secondhand wool box and find so much blue to use up!  

Talking of Blue if you are in Brighton this weekend after visiting me (!) why not head to Fabrica and see Karina Kaikonnens exhibition "The Blue Route" where she has filled the old church with shirts, shirts and more shirts.  Also alongside this exhibition artist in residence Stig Evans will continue to compile names for the colour blue.  So maybe blue really is the colour in Brighton this weekend!

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

So May is rumbling on at quite a pace!  Along with having my own exhibtion here in Brighton I have found a little time to visit some Artists Open Houses here in the City - there is such a wide array this year and I have particularly enjoyed Tichborne Gallery and From Brighton with Love as they have both satisfied my love of texture, colour and process.

This week I am at Made in Clerkenwell selling tapestry kits, patterns, printed homewares and available to talk to about commissioned stitching.  

I am really looking forward to going up to Clekenwell there's always something new to see there.  I am especially looking forward to meeting the other studio owners and sellers.  Craft Central really is a great group to be involved with as they run courses to help with business planning and marketing as well as providing opportunities for members to sell and display their work - check out the Cloud Leopard which is on display there this May.

So maybe I will see you at Clerkenwell or if you are in Brighton please take a look at my exhibition in JAG Gallery whilst visiting the Open Houses.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

So May is here and the sun has shone (a bit!!)

Here in Brighton the May Festival is in full swing.  The children's parade was the usual colourful mass of excitement - it really is the parade the weather can not spoil!

The first weekend of Artists Open House saw many visitors to JAG Gallery on Madeira Drive in Brighton and my Resonance Exhibition met with good reactions.  My exhibition continues throughout May.  I am at the gallery most days so if you come in and I am not downstairs just ask for me and I will pop down to see you.  The only exceptions are 11th May and 16th-19th May when I will be away from the Gallery.  

16th-19th May I will be at Craft Central for Made in Clerkenwell, this is a big step for me because I will be displaying my tapestry kits and printed homewares alongside my bespoke stitching (I'm covering all the bases!!).  I am just working out where to put everything and as usual worrying that I will have too much or too little to display.  I will be selling my kits and my Use Your Stash range, I'm really looking forward to it!

JAG Gallery Artists are being promoted throughout May, here is my entry into their hall of fame!!  Louisa White is a fantastic Artist and so it is great to be on the same page as her!

JAG Gallery Artists Louisa White and Tina Francis - copyright 2013

Just one last thing if you do come down to see me at Clerkenwell be sure to visit The Big Forest they have a new bear and he is an astronaut!!!! Hope to see you there!