Wednesday, 28 July 2010

New Forest Show

I'll be drawing at the New Forest Show. There's loads to see if you're in the area. Let me know if you can make it over.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Pastel workshops at Stewarts Garden Centre, Wimborne.

Gillys been working on a fab picture of Badbury Rings. Finished just
in time for Summer holidays. We're now off to find more views for
inspiration ready for September when we'll start again!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Emmanuel Middle School - Flowers and Feltmaking

We've been working with felt provided by Stewarts Garden Centre, to
make flower meadows, we've looked at different artists to get some
inspiration including Van Gogh and Monet. These iris's look fantastic!

Friday, 9 July 2010

Artist in residence at Stourfield Junior, Bournemouth

I was lucky enough to be selected to work as artist in residence with Stourfield Junior as part of The Mermaid Princess project with Poole Lighthouse. I was asked to design a wall hanging with the children that responded to the Italian theatre company, Teatro Kismet, production of The Mermaid Princess. The children enjoyed the production and wanted to make a beautiful mermaid with a shoal of recycled fish alongside which was displayed with a beautiful woven background on an old fishing net. It was much bigger than we first thought it would be as the children loved weaving the net with the different materials to create the background – it just kept growing! The final product looked fantastic and far exceeded my initial ideas, the children added so much more than I could I have ever imagined, their enthusiasm was amazing! If you get the chance to see it pop in, it’s on display along with other art products from other local artists from tomorrow until the middle of September.

More information here The lighthouse poole.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

My creative development day in Bridport

I had a great day out at West Mead Creative with Ros Fry and Letty, her new pup. Ros has a wide range of experience in arts marketing and development and offers mentoring and advice for artists and creative businesses. Creative Dorset are supporting local artists with funding for career development. I’ve been to a number of Ros’s workshops and always come away feeling inspired so a one to one session was a great treat! Ros and I had a brainstorming afternoon and have now come up with some exciting plans for the next year. Dorset is a great place for artist’s, we get lots of extra support through Creative Dorset. I’ll be working on some new ideas, more to follow.....

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

More from Manor Park

Manor Park School Arts Week

Little Green Fingers Art Projects took silk painting to year 3 and 4
with Stewarts funding. The children worked together to make some
lovely silk panels. We made 15 over three days! The children were
fantastic at working together and designing the panels.