I was chosen to exhibit in North Yorkshire Open Studios as an emerging artist just before Christmas last year and the first weekend is almost here.
Preparations to open up my house as an exhibition space has entailed much removal of furniture and all kinds of domestic items that visitors might think are for sale! The spare bedroom is now so full of chairs and kitchen equipment it looks like a car boot sale! I've been busy making and glazing ceramics and finishing off prints and drawings and have just collected my framed work from Kate and Graham Durrant of The Picture Framing workshop based at Shipton near York. What a lovely couple: vey knowledgeable, great quality and good value.
My work will be on display throughout the whole ground floor of my house including my studio. You will also be able to flick through my sketch books, handle different printing plates, ask questions or have a cup of tea and a biscuit in the garden.
My pal and partner in crime at Rural Arts, Janice McVay, will be on hand to entertain you and if you fancy trying your hand at introductory printmaking you can join me outside (weather permitting) every day from 2 till 3.30-please bring an apron and £3 to cover materials.
My art work is inspired by the area in which I live and work for sale includes: ceramic platters, bowls and vessels, paintings, drawings, original silkscreen prints and etchings. As well as framed work there is also a large collection of: hand printed greeting cards,unframed prints,sketches and paintings.
Credit card payment is available.
There is parking outside my house and in a dedicated parking area, please follow the signs and park responsibly. We have a cat and a farm dog so please do not bring any pets onto the farm.
Please note that I keep honey bees and have hives near the house, if you are allergic please take precautions and do not let children wander off unattended. Thanks!
I look forward to seeing you and welcoming you to my studio.