Samford and Surrounds Arts Trail and Open Studios 2022
The Samford and Surrounds Arts Trail and Open Studios is now in it's 8th year. I will be taking part again this year. My studio will be open for the first 3 weeks of the Trail and I'd love to see you. This year I will be showing a lot of new work. I have been very busy since last June with several IG online challenges plus taking part in CVP 2022 as an alumni. The Strada Easel challenges in September and January invloved an en plein air painting everyday for the full month. I am almost finished with the #100dayproject. I have drawn from life in my garden every day since February. Just in case I didn't have enough to do I have also produced a play piece in acrylic every day too. During the Trails I will be running workshops and the details are here. I have learnt so much from my 100 day project and am looking forward to sharing it all in my Amazing Acrylic workshop. I have run my encaustic workshop many times now. I love sharing everything I know about this beautiful media. If you have joined me before, I will show new techniques and help you refine your process. Details and booking are on my website. https://www.thearttrain.shop
Custom Canine and Equine is a new body of work which I started in 2019.
I love dogs and I started to think about how they had often featured in my work. Then I had a look back at my old work and remembered that animals have been part of my practice virtually since the beginning. My BA thesis was about artists who used animal imagery, something I had completely forgotton about.
So here is the stroy of how I have used animal imagery throughut my career.
Booking and paying on line for classes was my original plan for the new website. For the longest time that seemed too far fetched but here we are, finally.
A friend had suggested I sell classes on line. She is very enthusiastic and positive, she even thought I should supply the paint. Initially I wasn’t very keen, although I kept nodding and smiling, she is very hard to say no to.