My latest work combines painting on canvas or calico, then folding, slicing and resewing the pieces together and then adding a variety of stitches and other embellishments. I am just starting a series based on views of the Norwegian fjords, just visited, and will continue this until my next exhibition at Laindon Library, New Century Road, Laindon, Basildon, Essex, in November 2018.
Above are a series of paintings inspired by my visit to Western Australia in March 2016, where I became much more aware of the waves of settlers, immigrants, visitors, artists and traders to that area over a vast period of time, and how each had contributed to its vibrant and varied culture.
Below are some landscapes, some medium sized, some large, of the beautiful Welsh landscape which surrounds our home and in Snowdonia to the north. A tranquil addition to any lounge room. (There are more after the photos of the Eden Project series.)
The paintings below are the start of a series of ten which will capture fragments of views, plants, and sculptures seen at the Eden Project in Cornwall which I visited in July. The canvases are very small (just 6 x 4 inches) but the deep edge gives me the opportunity to extend the image over the side - hence the odd angle of some of the photos. Each is for sale at £24.50
Click on thumbnails of paintings for larger view and price.
Contact me to check on the size of canvas.
Most paintings extend around the edge of the canvas, so it isn't necessary to get the picture framed, unless you want to. They are cheaper to send by post unframed too.
If you want to see some of my textiles and quilts please
check out my page on the Quilters Guild website.
This year has been very busy with travelling and collecting images and inspiration for new paintings and textiles, as well as welcoming lots of visitors to stay with us.
I have currently two paintings in an exhibition with Ceredigion Art Society at Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth, and this will be followed by exhibiting prints with 'Printers in the Sticks' at the same venue in October. We will also be exhibiting our prints at the Town Hall cafe in Lampeter during September and October.
I am also exhibiting a painting and three prints at The Tabernacle in Aberaeron during August.
As mentioned above, my textiles will be on show at Laindon Library during November.
On Saturday 9th March 2019 I will be giving a talk to Glamorgan Quilters. Details to follow.
On Saturday 28th October 2017, I enjoyed a lovely meeting with the Gwent Quilters in Newport who were enthusiastic about the range of techniques I employ in my quilts and wall hangings, and hopefully they will be inspired!
On Saturday 30th July 2018, I was delighted to be asked to give the morning talk on 'The Artist's Approach to the Quilt' at the Regional Day at Llanbradach.
I am continuing to teach water colour classes at the Edward Richard Centre, Ystrad Meurig, Ceredigion;
Autumn classes are on Friday 2nd November 10 -12 and on Friday 7th December 10 - 12. Classes cost 5.00 per session.
If any group, painters, W.I., etc. would like me to come to your venue to work through this course I would be happy to oblige. Please contact me through the last page on the website.
All levels of ability welcome.
The weekend of the 21/22nd October 2017 was the occasion of the Ceredigion Regional Day with our special guest speaker, Terrance Gilbert from Walmer in Kent. Brave souls battled through the dreadful weather of Storm Brian to make up a small but very appreciative audience on the Saturday, and a few came on the Sunday for a workshop run by Terrance to begin the making of a quilt for the Fostering Network of Wales, coordinated by Dr. Barnardos. We will be meeting again on Sunday 7th December at my house to finish this first quilt and think about making a second or third, if we get enough enthusiastic ladies coming along to help. The day starts at 10am, and you can come for a couple of hours or all day (please bring a lunch). Contact me via email if you would like to come along.
In February, I ran a 'Hot Textiles' Workshop for the W.I. TAG group at Betws Ifan with their chosen theme of 'Autumn'. Following a presentation of my own example pieces which featured different painting, collage and embellishing techniques, and some specially made examples for inspiration (see below), the ladies began experimenting with gusto! The Tremain Textile Challenge 2017, held at Tremain Church during CADW Open Doors, was a great success and many of the entries were brought to the Regional Day for us to see.
Below are examples of the Painting on Fabric workshop I ran for the group in 2016.
My sewing workshop on 12th December featured hand sewn hexagons using winter themed fabrics, and these were incorporated into a placemat in the shape of a present (see below).
I had done my trial piece using seaside related material which show how the choice of fabric tones give a 3D illusion.
Despite the continuing storms and wet weather, three intrepid ladies made it to my studio and their excellent results can be seen below.
Well done Rosemary, Jan and Kay!
We are now living in Pontrhydfendigaid (Bont) in Wales, and you may have seen us and our village in the recent 'Home away from home' programme on BBC1 (Series 2, no. 15).
My plan was to move somewhere where we could offer
B & B, as well as art, quilting or photography based holidays or peaceful retreats, and we have now set this up, using the organisation 'www.airbnb.com'. If you, or a group, would like to come to take part in tailor-made workshops, visits etc. please do contact me via 'airbnb' - we have one double room and a twin room, other details and photos of the house and area can be seen on our page on their website - just type in 'Pontrhydfendigaid, Ceredigion'.
I am available to give talks about my own work and lead workshops and regular classes exploring many different techniques, week days and weekends.
Do feel free to contact me either on this website's contact page or via the Quilters' Guild Website where I have a page.
I am very grateful to local businesses who will be displaying my paintings over the next few weeks - if you're in the area, do pop into the Siop Bont where paintings and lino prints priced from £25 are on the walls in the café section adjoining the main shop area, or go to Cheryl's, the hairdressers in the village where there are 5 pieces of art work.
On 10th March I held a sewing workshop at home to raise money for the Cats Protection League and we made cushion tops/wall hangings featuring the four or five cats round a bowl of cream. We had a very happy morning!
Here are some photographs of the ladies at work getting ready for the Cats Protection League fete organised by Jill Long (front right in 2nd photo), and her daughter Fiona just after Easter.
Hexagon pincushion workshop
Summer beach huts workshop