"Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile" ~ John Howard Bryant
'Eternal Wishes', currently available from Echo Beach Gallery
It feels like we have only just packed away our camping gear, the canvas just about dried and recovered from the onset of squalling wind and driving sheets of rain it endured as we huddled together in August, playing Dobble on a valley top in Porthtowan in Cornwall.
And here we are already, the last quarter of the year galloping towards Christmas in the most impressive sprint yet.
But you will perhaps be relieved that this is not a festive newsletter from me. I am still very much hanging onto the gold of the leaves outdoors before I focus on the glitter of a Christmas tree.
In this Autumn update are some dates for your diaries, and a bit of a catch up on some of the new things I have made a start on this year.
Time to put the kettle on for a comforting hot drink, light a scented candle and maybe even wrap yourself in a thick, soft blanket...enjoy! xx
Echo Beach Gallery
After a flurry of sales over the summer, the lovely Echo Beach Gallery in Ilfracombe now has a new selection of my original paintings.
They are like windows to the coast, full of energy and emotion. All beautifully framed and ready to bring the awesome expansiveness of the North Devon beaches into your home.
"By immersing myself in the stunning beauty of the coastline and its ever-changing moods, I feel a sense of deep peace and tranquility that is hard to describe in words. Through my art, I strive to capture this other-worldly essence of my local beaches"
If you would like more information about any of these pieces, please contact Echo Beach Gallery directly.
Wave 7 Gallery
It's a great pleasure to announce that I now have a collection of paintings in Wave 7 Gallery in Wadebridge, Cornwall. Some pieces are still at the framers and online updates are in progress. More to follow on this!
Connect & Create Fest
A date for your diaries! I will be showing a selection of works, greetings cards and prints at North Devon's most vibrant event for independent businesses.
Connect & Create Fest really is a feast for the senses, with great food, music and so many creative gift ideas. Sunday 17 December from 10am until 4pm.
Join Colour Friday on 24th November
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Despite the fact that 80% of it ends up in landfill, is incinerated or is recycled poorly
And nearly 60% of UK small businesses fear closure in the coming year
This year we all have a chance to buy gifts with soul, made with love and integrity and support real people and their families. To find out more visit Holly & Co.
Look out for my COLOUR FRIDAY offerings next week!
Oil Painting Workshop
There are just a few places left on my next 'Introduction to Oil Painting' workshop at Studio Kind in Braunton! The date is 26 November 2023, and the workshop runs for 5 hours, from 10.30am to 3.30pm. I will guide you step-by-step to create a finished seascape in oil, even if you are a complete beginner. Bookings are via the Studio Kind EventBrite page.
If you are an artist and looking to take your art career to the next level, mentoring could really help you clarify your purpose and direction.
I am an Artist Mentor working with the Visual Artist Association, and know from my own experience of mentorship how invaluable this investment is if you are serious about your art.
Applications for the next round of mentoring close soon, and is exclusive to Premium Members. To find out more visit the Visual Artist Association website today.
Thanks so much for reading if you've got this far!
I hope you are keeping cosy and managing to find moments of calm and connection in your life. It can be a noisy and frustrating world, but I think everyone deserves sanctuary and inner peace.
We might not be able to change the whole world, but we can make improvements to our own world.
What could you bring to your home to lift your everyday?
Autumn blessings until next time!
P.s. My limited edition prints are highly collectible, vibrant and of the highest quality. Each print is signed and packaged by me, and comes with it's own certificate of authenticity.
P.p.s Remember as valued members of my inner circle you have access to a 10% discount by using the code RECONNECT10 at the checkout. To browse the collection please visit my online shop.