Sunday 26 April 2015

I've just heard...

Autumn light through Linton, The Yorkshire Dales
Pastel on Canson Mi-Teintes 'Touch' paper (black)
27 x 17 inches (69 x 43cm)

Brilliant news! Just heard that this colourful pastel painting has been accepted for the Open art Competition at 'Patchings' Art exhibition 2015!

The exhibition will be on show at 'Patchings Art, Craft and Photography Festival' Patchings Art centre, Oxton Road, Calverton, Nottinghamshire NG14 6NU from 4 June - 19 July '15.

Patchings is one of the major creative arts festivals within the creative calendar and the competition gets tougher every year so...I'm pretty pleased that the postman dropped me the good news today.

2015 is the 22nd Patchings Art, Craft and Photography Festival. This popular annual event attracts over 15,000 visitors and comprises over 150 renowned artists and crafts people demonstrating, exhibiting and selling their work...and I'll be doing all three!

Besides showing the above painting in the open exhibition I'll be teaching and sharing my award winning art techniques with you in two seascape workshops on Saturday 6 June sponsored by 'The Artist' and 'Canson' papers. 

Here are the details:

The cost of each three-hour session is £50 (inc VAT) per person and includes one to one and group art instruction, Canson paper worth over £60(rrp), PLUS free entry to Patchings Art, Craft and Photography Festival for the day, worth £9.50.

Your generous selection of Canson fine art papers will include a 12 sheet A3 Mi-Teintes Touch Pad, a 30 sheet A3 XL Mix-MediaPad, a 12 sheet 30x40cm Moulin du Roy NOT Pad and a spiral-bound 40 sheet 14x21.6cm Mix-Media Artbook, worth over £63(rrp).

Enlarge the attached advert to find out further details.

The morning workshop is now full but there are some places remaining on the afternoon workshops but...get your skates on as the afternoon session is  NOW FILLING VERY QUICKLY as well!

The following day I'll be working closely with Canson (since I'm on of their UK Ambassadors now) demonstrating for them in the main marque which holds over 200 people for the following day on Sunday 7 June with pastels and mixed media on their beautiful papers for everyone to see just how responsive they really are for expressive art techniques!

'Patchings Art, Craft and Photography Festival' 
4 June - 19 July '15
Patchings Art centre, 
Oxton Road, 
NG14 6NU  

To book your place on the seascape workshops with me contact Sophia or Dawn on 01580 763673 or visit,dramatic-seascapes_56.htm

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