Monday, 11 July 2016

First weekend of Cambridge Open Studios

Here are some of the visitors I had at my studio in Milton this weekend.  I think there were nearly 100 over the two days with good sales and interest in my work.  I had lots of requests for printmaking workshops so I will look into the feasibility - watch this space for any announcements!

Looking forward to doing it all again next weekend or by appointment during the week.

Art Auction for Arthur Rank Hospice

All the artists taking part in Cambridge Open Studios this year, have been asked to decorated a heart template. These will be auctioned later in the year to raise finds for the new Arthur Rank Hospice currently being built at Shelford Bottom (no sniggering at the name please).

I decided to do a paper drypoint print featuring blackbirds and a smaller heart highlighted with silver metal leaf. Click on the above photo to see the process involved.

And here is the finished print, titled 'Every Moment Counts'.  There are eight prints in the edition, a framed one going to the auction.  I will also be donating £5 from the sale of each of the remaining prints to the hospice as they have been instrumental in the care of several family members, so I know at first hand the valuable work they do.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Cambridge Open Studios 2016

It's the first day of July and open studio season begins. My studio is having it's annual tidy, ready for opening next weekend, come rain or shine.  Do come along if you can, there are other studios open the same weekends in Milton and surrounding villages.

The yellow guides featuring over 300 artists taking part are available in shops, galleries and libraries around Cambridgeshire.  My studio has disabled access and is listed as studio number 102 on page 38.  I look forward to seeing you, the middle two weekends in July or by appointment during the week in-between.