Sunday, 26 April 2009
Thursday, 23 April 2009
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
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
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 http://www.caldergallery.co.uk/
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
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.