Welcome to my newsletter, keeping you up-to-date with the latest from my studio.
My next exhibition is fast approaching, and I am really looking forward to this one. Fragile With Attitude will be taking place in the Great Oak Hall at Westonbirt, the National Arboretum from 21-25 April.
This exhibition is part of the ‘Re-Storying Landscape for Social Inclusion’ collaboration – a project led by Dr Sarah Bell at the University of Exeter in collaboration with Art Shape, Zoe Partington, Natural Inclusion and Westonbirt Arboretum. I began working towards this exhibition, with other ArtShape artists, in autumn last year, and it will be wonderful to see all our artworks in place in the Great Oak Hall.
There are more details about how to find the exhibition on the Westonbirt website.
I discovered the wonderful Twitter Art Exhibit last year, when it took place in Cheltenham. Each year, artists from around the world are encouraged to donate a postcard-sized piece of art. These are then exhibited and sold for £25 each, with the proceeds being donated to charity. This year the exhibition will be taking place in York, with funds being raised for the Encephalitis Society.
I have created two postcards, and am trying to decide which one to send. The favourite is currently Blossoms.
The events in Ukraine have also driven me to create a piece of art for charity. I have created a small linoprint called Sunflower for Ukraine. I am selling this for £12, with £10 of that being donated to the British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal. My first print run of twenty prints sold out, but I have now printed some more, and they are available to buy on my Etsy shop. I am really grateful to everyone who has helped me to fundraise for this cause.
Looking forward to later on in the year, I am delighted that my painting Breathe: Sunset has been selected for inclusion in the Landscapes curated show at Sixteen Gallery in Cheltenham. The exhibition, from 7-17 May 2022, will bring together rural and urban landscapes in what promises to be a wonderful exhibition.