Sunday, 21 October 2012

New christmas card coming soon

Well it seems that all the shops are doing it, so I might as well join in too. CHRISTMAS CARDS!!

New Christmas card this year - Merry and Pippin have had a digital makeover and appear on this year's card. They will appear to buy on the website soon.

My previous design also available from the cards page.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Cows and fizz - a good combination

Some of my cows have gone on a trip to a vineyard - Furleigh Estate near Bridport, to be exact. It is in the middle of nowhere but when you arrive through the fleeing sheep on their farm, a luscious vineyard, nestling in a sheltered valley in Dorset, awaits you.

I painted these cows especially on a grapey coloured background so they would feel at home in the old dairy which is now a tasting room. What a taste it is too - I tried the sparkling wine (from the new champagne region of Dorset?) and it was delicious.

So cow painting this month has had it's perks..... Roll on October - maybe a chocolate factory next.... in my dreams.

Cow paintings to appear on cows on canvas shortly.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Another trip to London for a few select cows!

The sun is shining at last!  To celebrate, the cows are taking a summer holiday to the gorgeously eclectic Frivoli Gallery in Devonshire Road in Chiswick. Florence, Pauline, Victoria and Winnie have packed their bags full of cowy things and travelled up the A303 to see Hazel (the gallery owner) and the rather gorgeous Topsy (a dog/teddy bear) in their new (hopefully temporary) home in London. I think they will look rather marvellous nestled amongst the treasure trove of wonderful things Hazel sells there. I, for one have bought a rather marvellous summer hat there - let's hope the sun stays out so I can wear it!

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Last day of cow painting at Dorset Art Weeks

It's the last day of Dorset Art Weeks today and the cows have had many admirers in my studio. It has been lovely to meet so many cow enthusiasts. In particular, it was great to meet a dairy farmer from Maiden Newton way who told me lots of useful and interesting facts about cow breeds (something which I am sadly ignorant about when people ask me) and so fantastic to meet an amazing family from Melbury Bubb who use their smallholding to help adults with learning disabilities work with animals and agriculture.
I've also been to some fabulous exhibitions locally. The inspirational Gerry Dudgeon and his jewel-like landscapes, Rose Hatcher and her colourful and skilful felt work, Carolyn Finch's amazingly detailed  seascapes, Felice Hodges use of chalky and soft colours in her abstract paintings to name but a few.

Now the cows are off to pastures new! Watch this space for cow news!!

Thursday, 24 May 2012

dorset art weeks 2012

Back from London and straight into Dorset Art Weeks - bit of a contrast from London, but lovely to have an exhibition in my studio again. For a start, it means it gets a massive spring clean, wall paint and all the cows get to have their spaces on the walls rather than tucked away in bubble wrap in a corner.

I have an article all about me and my cows in Dorset Magazine this month which is very exciting for me (fame at last).  Hoping that lots of people come and visit me in my studio over the next few weeks. I am open on 26th/27th May, June 1st - 5th and June 8th - 10th. I'm also looking forward to going to visit some other artists in between opening days.

My cows visit Sherborne Castle in my Dorset Art Weeks exhibition!

Monday, 14 May 2012

Underground cows

One day to go until the London exhibition and I am busy making my labels for the paintings. Here's another flavour of the cows (please excuse the turn of phrase, all vegetarians) that will be on show - this is the  underground cows collection:

Marble and Archie

Camden Cow


Saturday, 7 April 2012

City cows take their first trip to the big smoke

My first London exhibition at the Animal Art Fair, and the cows have had a makeover especially for the occasion. I love a bit of sightseeing as much as the next person and so do the cows... posing for their portrait by such landmarks as Big Ben and Battersea Power Station. Come and see the new cow portraits and 40 other animal artists on the South Bank from May 17th - 20th with a private view on the 16th May (contact me for invite!). A sneak peak below:

Monday, 20 February 2012

This year I am very excited to be exhibiting at the Animal Art Fair from the 17th May until 20th May at Riverside Walk on the South Bank in London. There are some amazing artists exhibiting - so I feel very honoured to be amongst them.
I am beavering away in my studio like never before in order to get a collection together ready for the exhibition. Images will be revealed a couple of weeks before the show!