This is my third week of Shopfest, I am still really missing my usual trips round the art galleries. However, I have now discovered Grayson Perry’s art club on BBC1 on a Monday night. This hour of hilarity is giving me the strength to cut down on my cake consumption and my jeans are returning to their usual state of tightness! Still miss the cups of tea, the gift shop and the trips to the art supply shops to find new things.– hoping the art shops will be opening soon.
If you are a bit fed up this weekend, sit down with a cup of tea etc. (biscuits if you can get them!) and have a look at ShopFest the online arts and crafts fair runs this weekend on Instagram and Facebook selling everything from arts to jewellery and possibly cake!
I will be showing some work for sale and you can get early access from Friday afternoon on my website. I will be featuring artworks for sale every week in May.
Back on the bus, we stopped at the now defunct Route 66 museum. In the carpark was an old boat with a sign on the side- Vintage-Dead Celebs Clothes 1682 street. However, I didn’t go into the shop, but I thought of those clothes and tried to imagine all those dead celebs and what they might have worn and thrown away. I have created their clothes from painted paper, acrylics and acetate. Their clothes loom ghostlike over the carpark. As anyone who has ever been to a carboot sale may concur- “it’s all junk in the end
Mohave Desert 47x47cm framed £239.00 (sold)
In 2018, I went on a road trip around California. We had some early starts and late nights… For a few days we travelled through the Mojave desert. My painting was inspired by an early morning on the bus as the sun rose over the desert it turned red and gold. The foundation for the painting is an old a street map of the town of Mohave. This provided a framework to explore the natural patterns created by the streets and avenues and the colours were informed by those of the desert. The work was created using acrylics and tar gel and involved pouring a lot of paint and water to get the effects desired.
Both works will be on sale at Denbies from the 16th December. Hand embellished prints are available of Dead Celebs. These can be purchased at the exhibition till Sunday 22nd December 2019