Saturday, 29 September 2012

Braintree Hospital Gallery Exhibition

See some of my work at Braintree Community Hospital Gallery until March 2013. A selection of framed ethereal rural and coastal landscapes are for sale. 'Sea Series', 'Mountain Series', 'Coast Series' and 'Land Series'. Braintree Community Hospital, Chadwick Drive (off Rayne Road), Braintree, Essex CM7 2AL.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Small map paintings

Small ethereal landscape paintings. Created in oil on paper, using torn sections of old map as a collaged background. The paint applied lightly so that some of the map image shows through. Leads to an interesting effect.

Monday, 24 September 2012

London Fashion Weekend 2012

Whoop, whoop! Mel and I had an excellent time at London Fashion Weekend. Held at Somerset House there was over 100 top designers exhibiting, so plenty to see and buy. We enjoyed the Trend Catwalk Show, which gave an insight into three important A/W12 trends; Kitchen Chic, Sergeant Indigo and Lady Brocade. Zoe Hardman presented the show and also interviewed British model Jade Parfitt about her career. Oh, and after making many purchases we also found time to enjoy the champagne bar in Tom's Kitchen. :)

After the event I met hubby and we enjoyed a lovely dinner at The Ship Tavern in Holborn, London.

So fabulous sweetie darling!

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Norwich Birthday

Hubby and I spent the day in Norwich on Wednesday for hubby's birthday. We visited Norwich Cathedral, Norwich Castle and spent much time wandering around the quaint lanes full of galleries and interesting little shops. We had a lovely pasta lunch at Figaro Restaurant followed by drinks at The Red Lion. A grand day out! :)

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Inspiring India: Bloggers Challenge for Cox & Kings - sneak peek!

Cox & Kings are the world's longest established travel company and specialise in escorted tours and luxury holidays. Here is a sneak peak of the India inspired landscape I am creating. Along with the diverse work of seven other bloggers, it will be exhibited at The Royal Geographical Society, London on Wednesday 10th October 2012.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Hummingbird Vintage & Champers Party

If you are near Chelmsford on Saturday 22nd September between 6.30pm and 10.00pm, please pop along to Hummingbird's Vintage & Champagne Party. Held to celebrate Hummingbird's 2nd birthday and to raise funds for Isabellas Fund, there will be lots of vintage themed entertainment taking place for a very good cause. Join the fun at Hummingbird Pilates Studio, Unit 11a Long Barns, Reeds Farm Estate, Roxwell Road, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 3ST.

You will also be able to buy some of my handmade craft items at the event. :)

Monday, 17 September 2012

50th Wedding Anniversary

A few photos from my Mum and Dad's 50th Wedding Anniversary party at The West Lodge, Upminster, Essex on Saturday night. A lovely evening with family and friends. Happy memories. :)

Mum & Dad lead the first dance

Me and the hubby

Handmade bunting by me
Personalised fruit cake by M&S

Friday, 14 September 2012

Inspiring India: Bloggers Challenge for Cox & Kings

I'm so excited! I have been invited to take part in travel company Cox & Kings bloggers art challenge. Cox & Kings are the world's longest established travel company and specialise in group holidays and luxury holidays. They've asked a total of eight creative bloggers to create an artwork inspired by India, which will then be exhibited at The Royal Geographical Society, London on Wednesday 10th October 2012.

As a landscape artist, I am thinking gorgeous Indian landscape in bright jewel like colours. I've never travelled to India so I am currently seeking inspiration on Pinterest.

All the artworks in the exhibition will go to a vote at the event, and the art with the most votes will win the challenge. You can follow my progress here on my blog. Wish me luck! :)

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Paintings recently SOLD

'Passionate Light', 'Above Ground', 'Across the Bay' and 'Flos Florum' are all sold thanks to Chelmsford Community Bookshop and Heritage Open Day exhibitions. :)

'Passionate Light' by Andrea Farmer

'Above Ground' by Andrea Farmer

'Across the Bay' by Andrea Farmer

'Flos Florum' by Andrea Farmer

Monday, 10 September 2012

Commission completed

I can now share the commission with you that I have been working on. Entitled 'Autumn Promise' it measures 90 x 90 cm created in oil on deep edge box canvas. The colours used were specified by the client to match their home decor.

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'Autumn Promise' by Andrea Farmer

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Heritage Open Day Exhibition

I will be exhibiting a selection of my ethereal rural and coastal landscape paintings this Saturday (8th September 2012) at Guy Harlings, 53 New Street, Chelmsford CM1 1AT. Guy Harlings is the Diocesan Office and a listed building. It is open to the public between 10.00am-4.00pm during Heritage Open Day. Learn about the history of Guy Harlings, see the art exhibition, visit the Christian Bookshop, learn about the Print Unit services and take a tour of Chelmsford Cathedral at 11.00am with the Dean.

You can see more of my work at Community Bookshop, Market Road and Community Pop-up Shop, High Chelmer Shopping Centre, Chelmsford.

'Wild Woods' by Andrea Farmer