This year, I have been working on a new collection called Little Gems. Showing this week at the Surrey Contemporary Art Fair 2022 I wanted to experiment with new ideas and push my materials further. By making small pictures I have been able to explore more ideas and techniques.
Here is Spirit Faces inspired by a book on Inuit Masks and ceremonies I found in a local book store.
Look closely and you will see scratch marks, this is because this piece started out as an exploration of African Textiles.
Look again at the bottom and you will see textures, these were applied before the idea of Spirit Faces emerged. You will notice that the paint is slightly iridescent. The top textures have been sanded.
I am intrigued by people and cultures and as a kid spent hours in the library reading books on anthropology.
When it was finished, I decided to explore the idea further. Spirit Faces 2 started life on a small piece of oil paper. Using the Sgraffito method I etched in the faces. In this version all the textures are on top. Look closely and you will see glass, gold and iridescence. The paper has been collaged onto canvas board and heavy mediums add more textures onto the surface. The shine comes from the mediums and iridescent gold and copper paints.
If you are curious about the Little Gems Collection- I would love to meet you and answer your questions. I am exhibiting at The Surrey Contemporary Art Fair 2022 this weekend. 4th- 6th March 2022 at Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey
You can book tickets here SANDOWN CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR 2022. Use code SS-COMP for free tickets on Saturday and Sunday or code PV-COMP for the private view on Friday evening
Original artworks available from £12 – £700
Handmade jewellery for fabulous gifts, or treat yourself
Cute goats on the mountain- £25
Unusual hand embellished prints from £20
Come visit, see how it’s made and ask questions. It will be lovely to see you.
Rue Stanley Art, Open Studio Sunday 24th October 11am-5pm.
At: Cherrycroft, Tattenham Crescent (opposite house 101)
Epsom Downs KT18 5NR
I am opening my studio in Epsom again this October.
Open from 11am to 5pm on Saturday the 2nd, Sundays 3rd,10th,17th and 24th of October.
You can buy small original artworks from £12 and larger works from £95-£600.
I look forward to meeting you and showing you my work.
If you missed Open Studios, please come see Rue’s exhibition at Denbies Winery, Dorking RH5 6AA. It’s free entry, free parking, no need to book. Open 10am-5pm till Sunday 27th June.
Last chance to buy from the new collection this summer.
Buy prints,mouse mats and handmade jewellery
Rue is exhibiting with First for Art, open till 4.30pm on Sunday 27th June 2021. Denbies wine estate, London Road, Dorking RH5 6AA. Free entry & parking, cafe and refreshments on site. Open to all. Hope to see you there.
18 days to Open studios starts from 6th June 2021
I am delighted to say that Marc the electrician has done a great job! Late starting the carpentry so no storage unit yet….
I decided to move in anyway and have spent some time working on my first project
Varnishing my picture of the Mars Glacier.
I have started a new collage- inspired by the aerial view of glacial fault lines on Mars.
Great news, Sam the carpenter started work today!
Built in 3 days
I would like to invite you to my studio which opens June 2021 for 6 days
with the Surrey Artists Open Studio program.
Where you will be able to see the inspiration behind the paintings and gain an insight into my processes.
There will also be an opportunity to purchase paintings,prints and unique handmade jewellery.
Open days: 11-5pm 6th,7th,11th,12th,18th,19th June
Address: Cherrycroft Studio, Cherrycroft, Tattenham Crescent, Epsom KT18 5NR
Booking optional: email@example.com, or text 07799 626596
Covid safe rules and social distancing will be observed.
New pictures for sale