Thursday, 29 December 2011

Commission WIP

I'm currently working on an ethereal landscape commission. My client has specified cream, brown and red as the main colour palette to match with the colours in their dining room where the finished painting will hang. The photos show the first layers being put down on the 910 x 610 mm canvas. I'm hoping to finish this painting in the next few days. More soon.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Vintage & Handmade Market photos

Here are a few photos taken at the recent Vintage & Handmade Market held at Shire Hall, Chelmsford. My work was for sale on the Make, Do and Mend stall alongside other local artisans. The market had good footfall and lots of interest, but sadly I didn't see much money changing hands. I did sell my gingerbread person wool wreath though, and have recently sold several button brooches and flower corsages through other outlets.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Westfield and Jamie's Italian

On Friday, I visited Westfield Stratford City for the first time. I do like to shop, but I wasn't sure if another shopping centre was really going to thrill me, especially as you can purchase pretty much anything online these days from the comfort of your home. However, I am impressed. I know Westfield is all shiny and new at the moment but with the exception of needing a few more pubs, most tastes have been catered for. There is a good mix of high street and high end brands, an impressive array of restaurants and eateries, a huge cinema, casino, bowling alley and for Christmas a temporary ice rink. I spent a very enjoyable morning wandering around (and making purchases!) before meeting hubby for lunch at Jamie's Italian.

Now, I am a huge fan of Jamie Oliver so was dead excited about visiting one of his restaurants. It was very busy on a Friday lunchtime, so we did wait a little while for our drinks but generally the service was excellent. The food was good, hearty Italian fare. Hubby and I shared a meat and cheese platter to start followed by pasta each for mains. The whole restaurant is very 'rustic' and 'very Jamie'. The staff were most polite and knowledgeable. My dessert was the fabulous Italian ice cream bombe with hot chocolate sauce. Nom, nom! We also shared some very good Italian vino. I was seduced into buying some Jamie's Italian cloth napkins (the same ones they use in the restaurant) to take home, so our final bill was just shy of £80 and we had a really lovely time.

Given Stratford City's close proximity to Chelmsford, I will be visiting again very soon, or at least as soon as my credit card has recovered.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Monday, 5 December 2011

Vintage & Handmade Market this Saturday

Please pop along to the Vintage & Handmade Market at Shire Hall, Chelmsford on Saturday 10th December 2011.

I will be selling a selection of my ethereal landscape and abstract paintings plus craft items on the Make, Do and Mend stand.

The market is open from 10am - 4pm, the ideal place to get some fabulous Christmas gifts.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Colchester Slackspace Art Auction

Bid for my ethereal landscape painting 'Frozen' at the Slackspace art auction on Sunday 4th December 2011. Loads of great artwork donated by Essex artists! Bid for my ethereal landscape painting 'Frozen' at the Slackspace Art Auction on Sunday 4th December 2011. Loads of great artwork donated by Essex artists.
'Frozen' by Andrea Farmer

Monday, 21 November 2011

New stock at Make, Do and Mend

I've re-stocked my cabinet at Make, Do and Mend adding some new paintings and craft items.

You will also be able to buy my work from the Vintage & Handmade Market, Shire Hall, Chelmsford on Saturday 10th December 2011. There will be a selection of vintage & handmade clothing, homewares, jewellery, art and lot more for sale at the market. The ideal place to buy your original, handmade Christmas gifts.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Selling at Gymophobics, Chelmsford

In the run up to Christmas, I will be selling some of my smaller paintings and craft items from the display cabinet at Gymophobics. You can also see two of my larger ethereal coastal landscape paintings 'Watching the Tide' and 'Immortal Sea' in the gym and beauty areas. Gymophobics is situated at 7-13 Rainsford Road, Chelmsford CM1 2PZ. Please do pop in and take a look.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Sketch book daubs

Sketch book 'daubs' - an exercise to free myself from my usual painting constraints. That is what I love about sketch books. Freedom to be experimental and create without worry of mistakes!

Monday, 14 November 2011

'Wild Woods' - NEW ethereal landscape painting

'Wild Woods' by Andrea Farmer
Another completed WIP. 'Wild Woods' is the latest addition to my ethereal landscape collection. Created in oil/ink on 510 x 510 mm deep edge box canvas. Grieve for the land on whose wild woods his name, was fondly grafted with a virtuous aim.

Purchase from my online gallery.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

'Solitary Cliffs' - NEW work on paper

'Solitary Cliffs' by Andrea Farmer
Another completed work in progress. 'Solitary Cliffs' is the latest addition to my ethereal landscape works on paper collection. Created in oil on 190 x 140 mm 300gsm paper. Presented in a smooth cream 254 x 202 mm bevel cut mount. Unframed. Sea and land. Solitary cliffs in the hazy distance.

Purchase from my online gallery.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

'The Olive Grove' in Etsy Treasury

Many thanks to fellow Etsy and Rogue Gene member 'ArtyAitch' for featuring my ethereal landscape work on paper 'The Olive Grove' in her Etsy Treasury entitled 'Seasonal Cheer'.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011


The Zakynthos fish are progressing nicely and I've started on a new range of ethereal and coastal landscape paintings on paper. More soon.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Strange shoes

Something a bit different from my sketch book. Greek and Turkish shoes. :)

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Etsy Treasury lists

Many thanks to Etsy member 'cherryannart' for including my ethereal landscape works on paper in three of her recent Treasury lists. You can view all of Cherry's lovely lists here.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

AndreaFarmerArt on Pinterest

I have a new obsession, PINTEREST. Pinterest is a virtual pinboard - a place to catalogue and share the things you love. It reminds me of the mood boards I used to create at college. I was introduced to Pinterest by fellow blogger Georgia Coote.

You can find my boards at: 

Happy pinning! :)

Friday, 21 October 2011

Final reminder

Final reminder for those who haven't seen my solo show at Essex Record Office.

Exhibition ends on Friday 28th October 2011.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Cherry's Mosaic Monday

Many thanks to Cherry Ann Art for featuring my work (top, left hand square) in her Chelmsford Arts Trail themed Mosaic Monday.

Check out Cherry's blog and her Mosaic Monday on Flickr.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011


Here are some current works in progress. A small fish painting based on the Zante fish from my sketch book and a large ethereal landscape painting. :)

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Return of inky sketch book

It's been a while, but here's an inky sketch of rocks and crashing waves. More very soon. :)

Friday, 7 October 2011

Etsy shop update

My Etsy shop has been updated with some new ethereal landscape works on paper. I will be adding more affordable gift ideas to my little shop in the run up to Christmas, so please do keep popping by.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

'Thy Green Array' - NEW ethereal landscape painting

'Thy Green Array' by Andrea Farmer
'Thy Green Array' is the latest addition to my ethereal landscape collection. Created in oil/ink on 200 x 200 mm box canvas.  In thy green array, presiding spirit here today, dost lead the revels of the May, and this is thy dominion.

Purchase from my online gallery.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Selling at Make, Do and Mend

During the run up to Christmas, you will be able to purchase some of my smaller paintings and craft items from Make, Do and Mend at 94 Byron Road, Chelmsford CM2 6HJ. Make, Do & Mend stock beautiful handmade gifts, jewellery and treasures made by local people. Pop by to see it all, you'll never need to go else where for a present again!

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Beach buttons

I created this cute button necklace whilst lazing on the beach in Zante, Greece. I had hoped to weave some shells in with it, but the beach is mostly sand and so none were to be found.

Holiday sketches coming soon. :)

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Alykanas, Zante, Greece

Hubby and I have just returned from a lovely week in Alykanas, Zante, Greece. Still very hot at this time of the year we relaxed on the beach and in the local tavernas. We also hired a boat for a day to see the Blue Caves. The first photo is the view from outside our apartment. Lush.

Travelling sketch book returns later this week, plus I have some new paintings to share. :)