Sunday, 26 April 2009

The Leeds Art Fair

If any of you are in the North of England next weekend you might want to pop along to the Leeds Art Fair. I shall be represented there by The Bowery Gallery from Headingley in Leeds. My work will include these two pieces - 'Ground Flora, Widdop Road' (above) and Higher Crimsworth,(below) each 40cm square and mixed media. The Art Fair is from Friday 1st to Monday 4th of May at The Light Shopping Centre, Leeds.

Young Back Door 25/04/09

Ran my First Ever couple of childrens workshops at Northlights Yesterday. I really did enjoy it and it seemed the kids did too - they came up with some great results as you can see from the examples below. They made paper puppets/dolls that were magnetised and painted their own background boards that i'd previously painted with magnetic paint. It was wonderful to see what different and surprising styles they all had. It was quite a challenging day but rewarding - I shall definately do it again. I just want to say a big thankyou to Amy for helping me out :)

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Childrens Workshop

I'm running the first of three children's art workshops this Saturday at Northlight Studios, Hebden Bridge. ( The second two will be the following two Saturdays and will be led by Paula Chambers)

At present there are still places for the morning session for under 8's (accompanied by an adult) and afternoon session for 9-13's. Places are limited so book now!

please email Northlights if you are interested and want more information

or contact me direct

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

2.73 Miles

2.73 Miles...

an exhibition of paintings by Tina Mammoser

at the Calder Gallery from 28th April until 24th May

I'm looking forward to seeing this exhibition next week. Have seen some of Tinas work before and I love it. I'm also quite in awe of her quest to cycle around the coast painting the landscape, whilst I continue to plough the same furrow along the Haworth Old road and back. Maybe one day...

Here's what the Calder Gallery says:

"We first saw Tina’s work at a show in Harrogate and we were captivated by her beautiful use of colour and the atmospheric qualities of her work. Known as the ‘Cycling Artist’, Tina is showing a selection of work from her ongoing project to cycle around the entire coast of the UK, making paintings as she goes. She is fascinated by light, space, simplicity and abstracting the landscape. Tina says that her paintings attempt to ‘capture moments, impressions, a more real memory than the detailed one we might create in our mind’ or see in a photograph. We’d love to see you at the preview of these lovely, soft paintings." Sue and Phil

20 Market Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6AA 01422 843832

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Treasuries and Treasure Hunts

Just Discovered That my painting 'International Buffet' of Chinatown, Manchester is currently featured in an Etsy Treasury - 'No one does it like you' by 'hillarietasche' Thanks Hillarie! ( I've also just discovered (finally) how to post a hidden link here in my blog - not rocket science is it but quite a breakthrough for me. ) I have a print of this painting in my Etsy shop but the original can be seen at Artzu Gallery, Great Ancoats Street, Manchester. (Link-Mania Now!)

I had intended to be shopping in Manchester with the girls yesterday as an Easter Holiday treat but we were all so tired out from two intensive days in the Peak District. We stayed in a Youth Hostel in Edale - just for one night but managed to pack in a lovely bike ride on the Tissington Trail, (stopping halfway for a Deryshire Cream Tea, yumm!), followed by a Table Football Tournament at the Hostel. Then the second day we walked over Losehill to Castleton where we went down one of the Blue John mines. There are several but we picked the Speedwell Cavern which you travel through by boat. It was great fun and the kids loved it (though they weren't so pleased about having to find our way back to the Hostel and the car- we didn't drag them back over the hill but it still involved too much walking! Luckily we had lots of biscuits with us!)

Really looking forward to a week on Uist (The outer Hebrides) next school Break. It'll be lovely to spend Ten nights away - we are really lucky to live where we do but it can feel really busy here and its good to have a change. Finally got round to booking the Ferry last night so starting the count down now - Only six weeks to go!

Thinking of countdowns though, have just worked out I've only Twelve working weeks till the Summer Holidays and my Calder Gallery Show is in September. I also have other Commissions to finish- so some serious painting to be done after Easter. I did manage to finish two Landscapes in that last week of term. (No photos yet.) I need to be working on some new ideas now.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009


A genuine HAT containing names of the fifteen contestants! And the Winners are...

Congratulations!!! to Jo Bradford, SF ( Sarah ) and Dovedale! Winners please notify me of your postage details through my shop or Email You will soon receive the archival print of your choice!
Sorry to those that didn't win. I'm sure to do something similar again. Watch this space!