Monday, September 14, 2015

ILLUSTRATION WONDERLAND EXHIBITION

I'm very pleased to once again be exhibiting with the SW Illustrators Group next week at 44AD Artspace  on Abbey St in Central Bath.



‘Illustration Wonderland’ presents the work of sixteen illustrators, artists and printmakers, which includes a special invitation to visitors to explore ‘down the rabbit hole’! Curiouser and curiouser, the hallway will be transformed to show a selection of ‘Alice’ or Lewis Carroll themed work, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’.

Artists participating are: Anna Ildiko Popescu, Christopher Dunn, Estelle Corke, Ivana Svabic Cannon, Jan Nesbitt, Jane Veveris Callan, Julia King, Kate Davies, Laila Hills, Lisa Kelly, Nick Shewring, Mary Hall, Penny Ives, Richard Deverell, Sally Barnett, Scott Joyce.

Original artwork, signed Giclee prints, picture books and greetings cards will be on sale.
The exhibition runs from Tues 22nd - Sun 28th Sept open from 10am-6pm
More information about SW Illustrators can be found on the WEBSITE  on FACEBOOK or TWITTER

My 'Alice' themed piece is a hand coloured woodcut entitled 'The Red Queen'

Friday, September 4, 2015

Go Betty!

Betty ( Star Grazer) the Herdwick ewe, finally has her fleece of 'stars' ready to take her place at the  Lake District Calvert Trust  Charity Ball at Low Wood Bay Hotel, Windermere on Friday 11th September.

Local businesses and individuals are invited to bid to sponsor her, and kick off the Go Herwick public art project, which will be introduced by a special guest, the 'Herdy Shepherd' James Rebanks.
Star Grazer is billed as Lot 10 in the grand auction, early bids can be placed on-line here by midnight on 10th September to get the fundraising rolling!



My design features a colourful close up view of typical Cumbrian meadow plants and insects. The grasses and plants follow the form of the beautiful thick fleece of a Herdwick ewe.



Wild flower meadows and grassland are an intrinsic part of Britain's landscape and its agriculture and yet a staggering 97% of Wild flower meadows have been lost since 1930 leaving only 1% of the UK covered by species rich grassland. With careful management of this environment Sheep help wild plants germinate, as they trample the seeds into the earth.