28 September, 2016

Christmas Comes Early this Year

Hello,
I know we are still in September, but a few of us are already planning ahead and getting ready for Christmas. My first Christmas market is this Saturday at the Old Chapel Textile Centre in Newbury. If you are in the area, stop in and say hello.
Here is the information-
I have a few more Christmas markets coming up in November and December and have listed them on my website, in the events page if you would like a sneak peek. I will also send reminders nearer the dates.
Bye for now.

21 September, 2016

Swindon Open Studios 2016 Review

Hello,
Sorry I've been silent lately, I guess it's a combination of fatigue from the Swindon Open Studios weekends and getting ready for my upcoming solo exhibition. The two SOS weekends went really well, we had around 170 visitors. I exhibited with some really talented artists in the Swindon Central Library and met lots of interesting people. I didn't take many photos this year unfortunately, too busy chatting and making art I guess. 
Dona Bradley
My work
Carole Humphreys  and Olivia Frost
Sarah Church and Philip Robinson
If you were not able to come to the SOS this year, the group exhibition will be up till the end of September during normal library hours.
Here are some pieces I worked on while at the library, they are still works in progress.
I will be having a solo exhibition at the library in November, more information to come at a later date.
Bye for now.



30 August, 2016

Swindon Open Studios-SOS 2016 Begins This Weekend

Hello,
I'm back from the US now, after being away for most of the summer. So I'm busy getting ready for this year's Swindon Open Studios... It begins this weekend and if you are around the Swindon area, stop by and say hello. I will be showing new art and work in progress.

For more information and a peek at other artists who are also taking part, go to the Swindon Open Studios website
Bye for now.

29 July, 2016

Works in Progress and Getting Ready for Swindon Open Studios

Hello,
With Swindon Open Studios slowly approaching, I've been doing some work to get ready. Here are three pieces I've been working on recently as the summer holidays have begun.  Each one at very different stages of being "finished".
I will be away for most of the summer with my husband and son visiting family and friends in New York and New Jersey as well as Mickey and Minnie in Disney World. Then I will be back and will be busy getting ready for this year's Swindon Open Studios. I will write more about that in the coming weeks. 
In order to advertise the SOS, some artists will be displaying their artwork in Swindon's Old Town businesses. I was lucky enough to have two of my mixed media pieces selected by Jessie of Glamo Rose Cakes to go in her shop window.
  
If you are in Old Town and have a sweet tooth, I highly recommend going there.
 Bye for now.

13 July, 2016

Work In My Sketchbook...

Hello,
Sorry I have been quiet...
Here is some work I did in my sketchbook back in April which I meant to post but never got around to it. They are all about 9"x 12" using mixed media-collage, acrylic paints, sprays, pencils, pens, stamps and stencils. I may change some of these or leave them as they are.
Bye for now.


07 June, 2016

Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration at Swindon's Queen's Park

Hello,
Our local park is having a birthday party to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. There will be loads of activities for the whole family to enjoy which include-
Music
Dancing
Stalls and exhibits
Sports activities
Raffle prizes
King and Queen fancy dress
and of course birthday cake.
I will also have a stall selling my artwork. So if you are in the neighbourhood, do stop by. Hopefully the weather will hold out. We've had really beautiful summer weather for the past three days so hopefully it will stay for a bit longer.
Queen's Park
165 Drove Road, Swindon, SN1 3AG
Sunday, 12th June 
12-5pm
Bye for now.

01 June, 2016

WIP Wednesday 10

Hello,
Here are some pieces I'm working on, mixed media on canvas-
 
 And yes, I did find my scissors, but not the ones I was looking for. Need to do a bit more tidying up :-).
Bye for now.