'What I did on my holidays'

A few pictures from my exhibition in Unit 9, South Square gallery, Thornton. This was inspired by a painting hoilday in Wales.  Maggie Brown, the artist/ teacher encouraged us to collect information in sketchbooks and, perhaps, photos and then create pictures in the studio.  This challenged my orthodoxy that landscapes should be painted in the landscape - although i have, of course, always created the textile picture in the studio. The pictures are watercolours with some fabric overlays and stitched onto the paper

January in the park

Here are some pictures from my current exhibition at South Square Thornton. The exhibition was about a stunning January morning when I took my new camera out. The colours were bright and beautiful. I think I got some bright and beautiful colours into the pictures - if not entirely accurate ones.

6 geese

I have sold that one.
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Saltaire exhibition

Very soon after the sisters show I took part in an AVA group exhibition in the Saltaire festival. There was very little time so I developed a 'two for the work of one idea'. I stretched very fine organdie over paper coated in wipe-clean emulsion. I then painted with watercolour; the paint goes through the fabric and slides all over the coated paper in an unexpected and lovely way. I then embroider into the fabric for one picture and maybe just overlay the paper with transparent fabric for the other picture. I was quite pleased with the result but its interesting that the only picture I sold was one where I had put the fabric back onto the paper; so maybe not. The last picture is a watercolour of the picture that I sold.

Some photos from the show

sisters show

The sisters show was enormously enjoyable. Our work was of course both different and similar. I admired the straightness of Phillida's straight lines and she liked my more haphazard stitching. We both sold and, even more delightful, sold similar amounts. We plan to repeat the experience in Canada in June 2016

sisters across the atlantic

This is the flyer Ellen, my daughter, designed for the exhibition my sister Phillida and I are having in August in Bradford.  I have only ever seen photos of Phillida's work and we have never shown together.  We are both intrigued by how similar our work seems to be and it will be interesting to see how easy it is to  tell us apart on the gallery walls.  Please come and have a look if you are in the area.