TOUCHING THE PAINTINGS MAKES ME HAPPY

TOUCHING THE PAINTINGS MAKES ME HAPPY

Prior to the opening of the exhibition in the Gallery at Salisbury Library  I felt I had to be proactive and make sure the public knew that it was on.   I sent details   to Meridian South, BBC Radio Solent. the local press, local blind clubs and organisations. I also said that I would attend every day […]

12 months and 22 tactile paintings.

12 months and 22 tactile paintings.

It was only a matter of weeks after my first show  that I was able to secure a second  solo exhibition in one of the Art Galleries at the Salisbury Library.    This time the show would run for three weeks. Twelve months to create 22  tactile paintings.  I already had six from the first show so this did not […]

The stars of the show were the Tactile paintings

The stars of the show were the Tactile paintings

The launch of my first solo exhibition at The Oxmarket at Chichester was hugely supported by friends and family, as they would do, I got  great feed back, lots of sales and felt really good. I really wanted to  see what the  public response to the tactile paintings was like. The best way to observe this would be […]

Where do you go to touch art?

Where do you go to touch art?

During one of my frequent visits to art galleries, I walked in front of an elderly woman.  I turned to apologise. She told me she could not see and had lost her sight  recently, she also said that  her greatest loss. I  asked her if there was anywhere she could go to touch art.  She replied ” […]

A Solo Exhibition, the challenge, the Oxmarket

It is all very well making lots of paintings but after a while you wonder what to do with them all.  Most of the time I gave them away to anyone who liked them. At about the same time, and as part of his  Gap year, my husband and a friend went  to  Base Camp on Everest, a […]

Influence of Women’s hour and how to create a narrative painting.

Influence of Women’s hour and how to create a narrative painting.

Having made one contemporary painting called Freedom, it  did not mean that I could create another one. In fact  for a few days I could not think of anything to do.  Whilst waiting for inspiration I really needed to paint something so I went back to copying, using family photos to paint small portraits.  Better to do this than stare at […]

My Space, my time, my Gap Year.

Deciding when to  spend time in the studio was not as easy as I thought.  In the very early days I just drifted in and out of the room and whilst it  made me feel very happy,  it was not really productive. I needed to work out a selfish,  uninterrupted  routine, just for myself.  I quite […]

Light the fire and let the painting begin

Light the fire and let the painting begin

Once my studio was restored, I spent wandering in and out, sitting by the fire, at the table, looking at the materials, and I got so much pleasure from being able to do this. The fire not only warmed up the bricks, it also warmed my heart. Instead of painting on paper I decided to purchase […]

The Artist and her studio

When I returned from Cornwall, with a burning desire to paint all the time, I needed to create a studio. The old empty stable attached to our cottage would be perfect. It had remained  untouched because we had no idea what to do with it, and no spare money to spend on it.  It would […]

A tray, paint brushes and paper

The first  miniature I  painted,  took  a few hours to complete, the second, much the same time.  I  soon discovered that not  only could I paint quickly  I was  also happy with the  results.  Over the next few weeks  I spent a few hours a day copying yet another painting, until a small table was covered in them. My […]