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Real Life January 16

Featured in a National magazine!

I’m pleased to share with you the double page spread in the current edition of My Weekly magazine. Thanks so much to Janey Swanson for writing my story.

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Update on Household Cavalry artwork & cards

Original artwork

I’m pleased to announce that the Original Framed Artwork has now sold & made its way to a home in the south of England. I was also delighted to discover that the purchaser’s son was one of the troopers in the painting – so I feel reassured it will be pride of place. 25% of sale is being donated to The Blues & Royals association.

 

Prints

I am also donating 25% of each sale of my limited edition fine art Giclee prints which are available in my shop in 2 sizes, plus a larger size on request. They are signed, numbered & come with a certificate of authenticity. All prints can still be purchased for Christmas up until 23rd December as I post them special next day delivery.

 

Cards

I have been informed by Captain Chris Elliott of The Blues & Royals association that all the 11000 cards that were printed are now SOLD!

Sorry to anyone that missed out.

 

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Featured on BBC East Midlands News

Here’s the clip of me appearing on East Midlands today on 30th November. I was so proud to be featured as a Derby artist & to spread the word about the Household cavalry charity Christmas card. It definitely shared some positive news during this difficult year!

 

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Bat Auction result!

On Halloween the auction ended on my framed Brown long-eared bat painting. I’m so pleased that it raised £360 for the Derbyshire Bat Group. And I’m happy to report it has flew off to its new home already 🙂

The painting was very popular & I seem to have gained a few more followers because of him. Sadly only one person could win, however, I have great news.

I have produced some limited edition fine art giclee prints. They are beautiful quality, in archival mounts, signed & number by me! Complete with a certificate of authenticity. Only 100 will ever be printed.

The great thing is that 25% of each sale will be donated to the Derbyshire Bat Group too. So if you fancy a striking stand out piece of art, then follow the link

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Charity Auction is underway

Here is my framed Brown Long-Eared Bat painting that I have donated to The Derbyshire Bat Group.

The frame gives a floating effect & measures 35cm x 65cm. The colours in it coordinate with my painting perfectly. I’m so pleased with the result

Brown long-eared bats are one of the most common bats in the British Isles but are rarely recorded due to their quiet echolocation calls which make them extremely difficult to pick up on bat detectors. They whisper their ultrasonic calls so that moths don’t hear them approaching and so they need their huge ears to listen for the echoes coming back in the dark.

This painting is now open for bidding until 8pm on Halloween at https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/derbyshirebats.

The auction is on behalf of the Derbyshire Bat Group which is a registered charity (number 1139339) working across Derbyshire to conserve & protect its bats and their environment.

Find out more about their work on their website: http://derbyshirebats.org.uk

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Charity Christmas Cards have arrived

Here it is in print – the official Christmas card of the Blues & Royals regiment of the Household cavalry.

So far over 8000 cards have been sold to members of the regiment & Veterans. Now they are available for the general public to purchase too.

All money raised from the sales of the cards go to The Blues and Royals Association Welfare Fund. This fund is used to assist veterans and their families when they have fallen upon hard times. It is much needed during these difficult time.

The cards are £7 for a pack of 10 & all you need to do to order some is to email Jodie at HomeHQ

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Facebook Flash Sale Event

Thursday 1st October 1900 – 2100

As many of you are aware, all of my “in person” events have sadly been cancelled throughout the year due to Covid-19.

I had prepared stock for these events and unfortunately it is taking over my spare room at home 😊

So I have decided to have a one off Flash sale to make room for future designs.

Its a great opportunity to grab yourself something beautiful or even prepare for Christmas gifts.

Click here to access the event

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Exhibition News

As a proud member of the Association of Animal Artists I am pleased to be taking part in their autumn exhibition at the Granary Gallery at Weston Park, Shifnal. There are so many talented artists work on display & available to purchase. It will be well worth a visit. The exhibition runs from 2nd to 29th October 2020.

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Upcoming online arts festival

In January this year I was proudly accepted into the prestigious Patchings Arts Festival which is held yearly in Calverton, Nottinghamshire.

Sadly due to Covid 19 it has been postponed until July 2021. However they are hosting a virtual Festival starting on 9th July 2020 where you can still visit exhibitors including myself. Its free so pop online to see us all, get arts material offers & exclusive demonstrations.

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WEBINART’S “ESTABLISH” ARTISTS PROGRAMME

I am happy to announce that I am taking part in this programme for 2020/2021. it is specifically for East Midlands based creatives and each year only 30 are accepted, with myself & 2 fellow Banks Mill Studios members Stevie Davies Contemporary Fused Glass & Louise West being successful. The programme offers business support, webinars, peer-to-peer mentoring, a supportive community and business promotion via their social media channels. To find out more & see the web directory of fellow applicants click on the link https://www.creativeleics.co.uk/memberdirectory

UPCOMING & CURRENT EVENTS

 

Saturday 6th November 2021
Handmadehour online event
Instagram event on @handmade_hour


Saturday 6th November 2021
Southwell Minister Winter Fair 
Church Street, Southwell, Notts, NG25 0HD


Sunday 7th November 2021
Countdown to Christmas Craft fair
Cleve lodge, Elm Ave, Long Eaton, NG10 4LR


Saturday 13th & 14th November 2021
Derbyshire Makers Winter Artisan Fair
The Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale


Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st November 2021
Make More Stuff Autumn fair
Bustler market @ The Chocolate Factory, Siddals Road, Derby, DE1 2QD


Saturday 20th & Friday 26th November 2021
The Fabulously Festive Fair
Instagram event on @handmade_hour in conjunction with Tresstle


Friday 26th to Sunday 28th November 2021
Banks Mill Open Studios 
Banks Mill Studios, Bridge street, Derby


Friday 10th to Thursday 16th December 2021
Derbyshire Makers Christmas Pop up Shop
The Gatehouse at Haddon Hall, Bakewell, DE45 1LA