The Barn Scrubbed Up Well...

That funny old cart shed with the seventies sliding patio doors on (yep, I know!) looked great this weekend - all clean and clear - to show my work in a little 'at home' sort of exhibition.
Here are a few pics of the 'getting ready' stage, taken a week ago:

The canvas wall was already hung - to hide all the stuff behind - but there was still lots to be done..
Yet, at the weekend it looked like this:

Well - not quite like the wobbly panoramic one with an artwork-eating window and a ghost table...but you get the idea..

I was chuffed, big style with my homage-to-Malevich wall. 
Look how that cheeky little window is even pretending to be a pastiche of the Malevich black square:

A great big Thank You to all those lovely people who helped out to make it happen and THANK YOU to those who came along to support me as well. I was surprised and delighted by your positive responses and generous feedback.
I'm planning to do Norfolk Open Studios next May and a joint exhibition in Norwich sometime next Spring too - if I can find one or two people who work in such a way that our pieces will compliment each other...
So, if you missed this show, I'll keep you informed here and on my website. Be lovely to see you at the next one.

Planning For 2015? - Make Time For You....

Very important
That's why I have planned some fun, creative, self-indulgent workshops, just for you...

Happily they'll take place in two venues - so you have a choice of dates and places.

I'll run four full-day workshops at The Art Trading Company - which is in Bungay...on Saturdays in Spring and Summer next year:

Recycled Paper Collage with Gold Leaf - 
combine the pragmatism of re-use with the indulgence of precious metal
- 23 May

Painted Paper Collage - 
painting techniques on paper, then using them to collage
- 6 June

Chine Colle Mono-prints - 
collage and mono-printing techniques combined
- 4 July

A Letter to...(a loved one) - 
working with type and hand-written elements 
- 15 August

Details and booking at The Art Trading Company website

To compliment these, join me at my studio for some shorter-day workshops during 2015, with the following themes:

Collage - explore using Gold Leaf - similar but different from Bungay
Saturday 28 February

Experiment with Mixed Media - create a painted collage art piece
Saturday 21 March

Creative Collaborations - bring a friend and create together!
Saturday 9 May

'And I Quote' - explore various techniques to create lettering and make a creative quotation
Saturday 20 June

Check out more information on the workshops page of my website

Bye-Bye Collage - Across Europe....

This week I sent a collage on it's little way to Europe, in a carefully constructed cardboard folder / parcel:

The Post Office have a good system where I can track the package as it travels south..

It's not there yet... Bye collage - safe trip!