Monday, 30 April 2012

New Work in New Places

hello there!

I've been working away for the last month or so, trying to finish my new work for my two new stockists, the New Leaf Gallery in Monmouth, South Wales, and the Leeds Craft Centre and Design Gallery.

Countless childhood holidays in South Wales meant that I was really excited to be invited to take part in the New Leaf Gallery's current exhibition all about Wales. It gave me a chance to seek out old holiday snaps and remind myself of the places I really loved. I've produced 3 pieces which are on sale in the gallery now, here they are:

Tenby Harbour

Whitford Point Lighthouse

Laugharne Castle

This week I will be dropping off 7 pieces at the Leeds Craft Gallery. I am supplying them with a mixture of my usual style of collages and some of my new linocuts. The gallery in Leeds will be only the second place to have some of my new linocuts, which are also on sale in The Gallery, Masham. I have made 3 new collages for Leeds too, featuring some good old Yorkshire landmarks, such as Bootham Bar in York and Settle train station. Drop in there from this wednesday onwards to check them out.

Lastly, I am starting to get really excited about the North Yorkshire Open Studios, which is drawing ever closer! I shall be displaying and selling my work, demostrating papercutting, and probably drinking lots of tea at ArtisOn along with Charlotte Morrison, Ian Scott Massie and Josie Beszant over the two weekends in June. For more information visit the open studios facebook page.
I have also just found out that I am going to be exhibiting and selling at Art in The Pen this year in Skipton
this August. Watch this space for more info...

Thats it from me, have a good week!

Rosie x

Monday, 2 April 2012

New work and new galleries!

Hi there

It's been far too long since my last blog - a few weeks with a slightly altered routine can really shake things up! I've been working hard on my growing linocut collection and had my first day of printing with a press last week, which produced some great results! I have also been working on some pieces for two new stockists - I'm really excited to say that soon my work will be available in the Leeds Craft Centre and Design Gallery, and Monmouth - based gallery The New Leaf Gallery.

The New leaf Gallery are holding an exhibition called 'Painting Wales - Home and Away' from April 26th to May 21st, in which I will be showing three new collages. Luckily, I know the south coast of Wales very well from childhood holidays, so I'm really excited to use the area as inspiration. I have already completed one piece, based on Tenby harbour.

A selection of my collages and my new linocuts will be available from the Leeds Craft Centre from the beginning of May, including my latest print of Walmgate Bar in York.

I took a very brief trip down to London last week, to drop off my pieces for the Royal Academy Summer Show. The pictures have to be judged, and I will hear the outcome at the end of May, Fingers Crossed!

My next job is to choose a piece to enter into the North Yorkshire Open Studios taster exhibition 'Secret Places, Hidden Gems', which will be held at the Royal Hall in Harrogate from May 31st to June 17th. don't forget I will be taking part in the open studios event this year at ArtisOn near Masham, on the 9th/10th and 16th/17th of June!

Thats all for now, have a great week.

Rosie x