Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Visiting Hastings This Easter?

You are warmly invited to our creative Hot House this Easter at 4 Dudley Road, Hastings. You will find a wonderful display of smoke fired ceramics, life size cattle portraits, enigmatic paintings, stylish knitwear alongside exquisite hand-made jewellery - all for sale at attractive prices. And, with every purchase, you will be entered into our free raffle to win an original art work. Opens this Saturday April 3rd 11am - 5pm. Directions and opening times for both weekends at Hastings Hot Houses

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Hanging a Hastings Hot House

I hoped exhibiting at 4 Dudley Road with Anna Keiller & guests would be fun and expected nothing less than dancing on the tables. Above Mr PWP and Anna hang the exhibition with a flourish...

Monday, 29 March 2010

Friday, 26 March 2010

Eastbourne Festival

Today is super sunny, T shirts are the norm, hurrah. My post bag was bursting with treats including the Eastbourne Festival Brochure. It looks great - literature, film, music, comedy, plus artist open studios. As a member of the Eastbourne Group of Artists, our full page ad is splendidly green. My prints will be at the Casson Gallery, Eastbourne College, Saturday 10th to Sunday 18th April 11am - 5pm.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Varnishing Hastings Fishing Boats

Well paintings of Hastings Fishing Boats to be precise. I remember the varnish as rendering the canvas super shiny, I had forgotten the powerful smell, the need to leave the back door open and the stickyness, which attracts tiny hairs from miles around. The paintings look super smart and of course will be dry by Monday. Ho hum.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Dungeness Paintings

Back to work today on a mission to add final touches to my Dungeness paintings. Above Prospect Cottage, home to Derek Jarman, in winter.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

We have lounged through the weekend, with a touch of gardening and two very long walks.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Hastings Hut & Bunting

For a Hastings Greeting Card I cut around a mono printed hut with its resident seagull, bollard and plant, added some printed bunting, coloured in with a red felt pen.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Hastings Net Huts

My favourite part of Hastings is the Fishing Quarter in the Old Town.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Preparing for a Hot House

I am organising myself and my coastal creations for an Easter exhibition at 4 Dudley Road, as part of Hastings Hot Houses It seems sensible to keep a detailed record of what is involved for future reference. As I know Anna I asked a few months ago whether she might consider my work for future shows at her house. An invitation to exhibit arrived, I snapped it up and paid my modest fee. I was asked to submit 3 photos for the Hot Houses brochure and website, both look well designed and link to my website. We are hanging on Monday 29th. My coastal monoprints, like Dungeness Lighthouse above, are at the framers receiving antique white mounts and cellowrap.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Feather your 'Nest' this Spring

To celebrate the sunshine I wore my neon pink wellies, in public, today. My sedate village life is getting hectic, I am promoting our Spring exhibition 'Nest' at Arts Hut, whilst also preparing for group shows in Hastings, Eastbourne and Brighton. In the studio I have been trying different types of paper for my monoprints. Trips to the framers have commenced. My hair has been cut and I am considering outfits!

Monday, 15 March 2010

Morning Has Broken

At 7am the hounds patrol the garden, before their stroll around the field opposite our cottage.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Photo Shoot

Behind the scenes, working late into the night, the Arts Hut boys transformed the Gallery in time for its photo shoot.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Linoprints by Annie Soudain

On the wall at Arts Hut for our 'Nest' show we have a great selection of framed linoprints and cards by Annie

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Tall Bird Cushions

More birds with long legs - this time jolly cushions created by Liz Padgham Major. Great to brighten up your sofa or bed and only £20.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Skinny Legged Birds

Our indoor branches are bursting with bird life. Bright red and spotty, with skinny string legs and packed with lavender. This cheery bird was created by Kirsty and could be yours for £6.95.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Ceramics by Katie Brinsley

For your kitchen table we have a characterful range of ceramics, by Katie Brinsley, including egg cups, sugar bowls, milk cartons and butter dishes. Prices start at £6.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Nest by Charlotte Matthews

Our cover girl for 'Nest' is this beautiful hen with her baby chook by Charlotte Matthews. An original lino print on textured paper, signed by the artist and presented as a greeting card. Yours for just £4. May I humbly suggest a quick trip to the framers and ta da, pop it on your wall.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Spring Show 2010

Hundreds of funky chickens are dancing across our window, with some jaunty polka dot edging, in our panel created by Cherry Marley. Accompanied by eggs on a lilac background, laid by Flo & Maude our frizzle bantams. Our Spring Show 'Nest' is now open. Over the next few days I will be posting artefacts made by several artists new to Arts Hut, so do stay tuned.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Kreativ Blogger Award

What a great start to the day, I have been passed an Award by Claire Thank you very much. The idea is I reveal seven things about myself and pass it on to seven other bloggers with a link. That second bit may take me a while to achieve!

1. I eat a Cadburys Flake after supper daily.

2. I crave a bath, we only have a shower.

3. My favourite colour combination is pink and orange.

4. Every year I try and grow wildflowers from seed with limited success.

5. My favourite comedian is Eddie Izzard.

6. I have a growing funky boot selection.

7. I don't drive, but love being driven.


Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Brighton Tourists

Although Mr PWP & I both lived in Brighton for 16 years, it was fun to return for a day and do all the things tourists do. We started at the West Pier, or what little remains of it, visiting the artist studios under the Kings Road Arches. We spent a while at the funky Castor & Pollux where the owners were super friendly and the walls were packed with truly great prints and posters. They also do framing. Two doors up we spotted beautiful sculptures by Olivia Ferrier. It was good to see people sunbathing on the beach near the main pier, but we headed north for a shopping splurge in the Lanes. My secret mission was to find a Gallery I liked and see whether they might like my paintings, I found two possibles, one very near to Pecksniffs. This of course led to much spraying, sniffing and purchases. We had a further shopping splurge at T.K.Maxx before lunch to recover our strength. Then we checked the Royal Pavilion and Mrs Fitzherberts, where Mr PWP and I met, were still as we remembered, before dwindling home via the coastal route and a very flooded Alfriston.
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