Monday, 22 August 2011

From map to picture in just a few slices...


Just thought I'd put this on here, as I just finished it.

I had a slight panic the other day when I discovered that one of the frames I had ordered had been missed - I had a piece all ready to stick down and frame, in time for the Trace exhibition, and I wouldn't be able to exhibit it. It was too late to re-order the frame, but luckily dad (the great artist Ian Scott Massie) had a frame fairly close to the size of the one i'd ordered. But I wouldn't be able to use the picture I'd already made.

Not wanting to miss the opportunity to use a nice big frame, I set to work making a new piece from an idea I drew out a little while ago. I've worked fast, but I'm pleased to say I've got it finished and I'm really pleased with it!

Here's how the piece looks before I get my trusty scalpel out...

and here's how it looks after a few swift slices...

All the work I'm exhibiting in Trace is new - pop down to the preview this friday at The Gallery in Masham (7.30pm- 9pm) and get an exclusive first look!


Friday, 19 August 2011

One week to go...


It's one week today until the opening of 'Trace' - the exhibition I have been organising, and have work in, at The Gallery, Masham. I've just finished getting the majority of my pictures framed, and have a few more smaller pieces to finish off. This time next week I'll probably be buying wine and nibbles, for the preview which starts at 7.30pm on the 26th. Anyone who reads this blog is invited to come along to the preview, which gives you a chance to see the exhibition before the general public. It also allows you to take in the show while sipping wine and munching the finest of nibbles - how civilised!

I really wanted all my work for this show to be new, though I am now tempted to pop in a couple of older pieces which fit the theme. But the majority of my work in Trace has never been on display. Here's one of the bigger pieces you see there...

'Going Home', Deconstructed Map Collage

I want to say a big thank you to all the other artists involved in Trace - everyone has been so enthusiastic, and has worked hard promoting the exhibition on thier own websites/twitter feeds etc. I'm sure it's going to be amazing, and I can't wait to see all the work when it gets delivered to The Gallery next week!

The other artists featured in Trace are:

Josie Beszant
Charlotte Morrison
Amanda Mercer
Angela Davies
Phiona Richards

To see more of the work featured in Trace, click here.

Hopefully I'll see you on Friday evening, but if you can't make it, Trace is on Display at The Gallery,Masham, until September the 26th.

Rosie x

Friday, 12 August 2011

New work...

It's been nearly a month since I've last blogged - I'm currently living in two houses, trying to get my internet connection sorted out. Moving is fun!

Quite a lot has been happening in the last month; I've finished two commissions which I'm really pleased with, I ran a workshop on collage at ArtisOn, and I'm currently putting together all my work for Trace, an exhibition I've organised at The Gallery, Masham, which opens on the 26th of August. Read on for more...

As you may recall, earlier this year I journeyed to Saltburn-On-The-Sea for the day, and subsequently began working on a picture for a friend who owns a beautiful Victorian house there. It's taken a while to get everything right, but I'm really pleased to say that last friday, the finished, framed work was collected by a thoroughly happy customer. Here's the finished piece.

I have also been working on a piece based on an area of Staffordshire, for another friend (don't worry, I did get paid for both of these), which I also finished last week. This one I'm particularly pleased with, as I used a selection of colours that I very rarely use, and wasn't entirely sure how things were going to turn out. But it's great, if I do say so myself.

For the next few weeks all the work I'm doing is on the Trace exhibition, which also features the work of Charlotte Morrison, Amanda Mercer, Angela Davies, Phiona Richards and Josie Beszant. The exhibition opens with a preview on the evening of the 26th of August - 7.30pm - 9pm. Please come along for a glass of wine! Here's some of the work for Trace, to tempt you along...

Thats all from me for now,