Abergavenny Food Festival and new round & oval limited edition collection

We were at the Abergavenny Food Festival again this year with Made in Monmouthshire in the Art Village. It’s a wonderful festival and of course art goes hand in hand with food & wine 😉

Apart from some big originals, Sea Sprays and Arty Scarves, I was showing some of the new round & oval artworks, which I’ve recently been working on. They’re limited edition giclee prints that I glue with a soft gel binding medium to a custom made birchwood rounded panel. I then varnish several times and add a copper trim around the edge and can also silver leaf the edge. Basically, I can offer any of my prints on these panels now and they’re ready to hang, look lovely, original and just that little bit different.

Please get in touch directly [email protected] or further contact details are on the contact page and we can discuss sizes and then I can give you a quote. All the best for now – Sally

Dates for Art Shows 2018

Thinking of Art and what I need to get ready for 😉
September 1st & 2nd I’ll be in the Made in Monmouthshire marquee at Art in Penallt
September 15th & 16th Abergavenny Food Festival in the Art Village
October 27th & 28th Chester Town Hall with Originals at Chester
… but I also have a spot at The Court Cupboard Art & Craft Gallery where I display a number of originals, fine art giclee prints and a range of arty scarves, tote bags and cushions printed from my original art.
Also have some work at the beautiful Oriel CRiC Gallery, Crickhowell and often at the Craft Fair in Abergavenny which happens 2nd Saturday of the month.
Best get painting lol

Abergavenny Arts Festival

There’s heaps going on at The Abergavenny Arts Festival and I’ll be there with the Made in Monmouthshire members on the Sunday 1st July for the very big Arts Fest in the Market Hall. I have 1 very big original on canvas, smaller originals on canvas and also framed, Sea Sprays on small wooden panels, limited edition giclee prints and finally Arty Scarves printed from original paintings.

There will also be art demos during the day and I’ll be showing how I do Sea Sprays – hope to see you there

Where dreams come true and new art

A new painting which I’ve named Where dreams come true. Really enjoyed working on this which has been in the making for some months along with a number of other paintings all themed around water in one way or another. Now that I have a new art studio, thank you to Bob for building it, I’ve got the space to be messy and not put anything away 🙂

So this year I’m concentrating on painting in patterns and many translucent layers. I am a bit obsessed with water although not totally fixed on it as do enjoy trying to capture the tangle of wild flowers but I want to explore textures and abstract patterns that water and its many reflections create from the dapples above to the underwater world below.

Where Lillies Dream showing at Oriel CRiC Gallery

This is a close up of a couple of Lillies in the painting ‘Where Lillies Dream’ It’s part of the new black & white collection which I’m currently exploring and having lots of fun with. Black & White giclee print that I’ve hand embellished with inks, 24ct gold leaf and a little touch of pink and irridescent water sparkles 🙂

Where Lillies Dream amd Exotically Black are in the new Art Exhibition at Oriel CRiC Gallery, Crickhowell. It’s a really lovely Gallery and well worth a visit.

Shows August & September … Night Market, Art in Penallt, Abergavenny Food & Wine Festival

Got quite a bit going on… as part of Made in Monmouthshire, we have a shared Art & Craft stand at the popular Abergavenny Night Market on 17th August. Then 2nd and 3rd September, I’ll be at Art in Penallt. Not been there before but it’s a beautiful setting and I’ll be taking some of my original Sea Sprays and little gardens, a number of limited edition prints as well as Art Scarves, Arty Tote Bags and Cushions.

Later in September 16th and 17th I have a stand with Made in Monmouthshire at the Abergavenny Food & Wine Festival. I have been to that but not in an art capacity. It’s a major event and brings people from afar. Had a blast last year and thoroughly enjoyed sampling the cider! I’ll be there but selling art and arty merchandise this time.

Come say hello…

The Deep Blue Ocean tryptic

The 3 Sea Sprays named the Deep Blue Ocean and my take on the beautiful powerful sea.  Created by painting many layers of inks between layers of a non-toxic type resin on beechwood.

I’ve entered these into the Crickhowell Oriel Gallery Art Competition – not sure if they will be accepted yet but if they are they’ll be on view and for sale late May through to June in the Gallery.

Each Sea Spray is 25cm x 20cm – Hope you likex

Wild Irises – along the river bank

The three Irises are part of my new exploration of what lies and lives along the waterways.  It’s my abstract take on the dark tangle of reeds and grasses and then the beautiful iris popping their heads up, having a look around whilst in the comfort of the bank – there’s a slight breeze and it’s a bit chilly but it’s a clear sky and there’s lots going on along the river bank and it’s a good day 😉

From Amongst the Waves limited edition prints for sale

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Amongst the Waves is a collection of paintings that are from being in and amongst the sea – well my abstract take on it anyway!  This was painted on 640gms watercolour paper and I’m about to do a limited edition of prints as love the colours and as a print you can have small or a big one or an inbetweeny one, whatever suits! The original was painted with inks using many crazy techniques from throwing, pouring, flicking and blowing.  I can print out on canvas or high quality cotton rag paper.

If you’re interested let me know – cheers Sally