As I sit here typing at my computer with rain rhythmically beating upon my window, I realise that we must finally bid summer a fond farewell. As we inevitably wend towards the winter months, the buzzing hive of activity here in my Totnes gallery and studio certainly shows no sign of slowing and November is shaping up to
be perhaps one of the busiest months yet! I shall be exhibiting at the Country Living Christmas Fair in Glasgow between 17th-20th November 2016 (shortly after the Islington Country Living Christmas Fair 9th-13th November). Not only will I be exhibiting my latest artwork at trade fairs up and down the country, but The Country Living Fairs will be the first reveal of the new fabric design used for my latest collection of cushions and lampshades, just to whet your appetite here is a sneak preview …
I’m always happiest when immersing myself in a kaleidoscopic cacophony of paint, gold leaf and sparkle; being in the studio and transposing the beauty of nature onto my canvas fills my soul with such utter joy. I feel incredibly blessed to be able to do this for a living and love the chance to exhibit my work so that I can share this joy with some of you lovely folk in person.
Christmas Fairs in Scotland
This year the Country Living Christmas Fair in Glasgow’s SECC returns for its twentieth edition and will bring the pages of Country Living magazine to life with a huge range of makers, artisans, growers and designers. I love showing my work at the annual Country Living fairs as it marks the start of the joyous season, and I love helping to bring a little extra Christmas sparkle to the visitors who came in their thousands. Established as the premier Christmas Fair in Scotland, the Country Living Magazine Glasgow Fair at Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in November encourages your Christmas preparations to start with a (mistletoe-infused) bang. Nothing beats milling about and looking at the beautiful gifts available with a mulled wine and mince pie in hand… If you don’t feel festive beforehand, you certainly will afterwards!
Glasgow has a reputation of being cool, creative and vibrant, you only have to mention The Glasgow School of Art and enough would be said, however it is the sense of humour and friendliness of the Glaswegians, that I can’t wait to experience. I am staying in Finneston while I am working, which recently topped the The Times list of the Hippest Place to Live in Britain, with its bars, restaurants and art scene. What a great mix; friendly arty folk and the best food and drink. I cannae wait (as the Glaswegians would say) and hope that I will see some of you there!
Thank you so much for all your love and support, it means so very much to me.