Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Braintree Hospital Gallery Exhibition

Leaflet created by curator Elaine Tribley advertising the current exhibition at Braintree Hospital Gallery. It features my ethereal and coastal landscape paintings plus the work of other Essex artists. The exhibition runs until March 2013.



Thursday, 25 October 2012

WIP

Painting for the East Anglia series in progress. Created in oil and collage on 406 x 406 mm deep edge box canvas. 'East Anglia: Chelmsford'. Really enjoying working with collaged vintage maps and layering oil paint over to achieve an atmospheric effect.


Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Painting recently SOLD

'Inspiring India' ethereal landscape painting now SOLD. Created for Inspiring India: Bloggers Challenge for Cox & Kings and exhibited at The Royal Geographical Society, London. :)

'Inspiring India' by Andrea Farmer

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

'Southend-on-Sea' - NEW ethereal landscape painting

'East Anglia: Southend-on-Sea' is the latest addition to my ethereal coastal landscape collection. Created in oil and collage on 406 x 406 mm deep edge box canvas.

Purchase from my online gallery.

'East Anglia: Southend-on-Sea' by Andrea Farmer


Sunday, 14 October 2012

WIP

New work in progress, inspired by vintage maps and the bloggers challenge for Cox & Kings. This is the first in a new series of ethereal landscape paintings based on rural and coastal locations in East Anglia. Oil and collage on deep edge box canvas entitled 'East Anglia: Southend-on-Sea'.


Thursday, 11 October 2012

Cox & Kings India Evening at The Royal Geographical Society

Hubby and I spent yesterday evening at The Royal Geographical Society near Knightsbridge, London at Cox & Kings special India evening. My India inspired semi-abstract ethereal landscape painting was exhibited at the event as part of their Bloggers Challenge.

It was great to see how all the bloggers had interpreted the brief. Each artwork was so very different and to a very high standard. I'm so very proud to have exhibited at such a prestigious venue and am thrilled to have been asked to take part. :)









Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Inspiring India: Bloggers Challenge for Cox & Kings

Whoop, whoop! The big event is tomorrow night and I am nervous/excited in equal measure!

Cox & Kings, in partnership with Virgin Atlantic and Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, presents a special India evening at The Royal Geographical Society on Wednesday 10th October 2012, including an exclusive lecture on ‘The Mind of India’ by Sir Mark Tully. The dress code is formal and there will be wine and canapes. Artwork from the Inspiring India: Bloggers Challenge for Cox & Kings will also be exhibited at this event - including my India inspired semi-abstract landscape painting. :)

Last chance to purchase tickets for the event here: http://coxandkings.eventbrite.co.uk

Here is another sneak peek of a detail of my painting:

Sunday, 7 October 2012

London and The Magic Flute

Hubby and I spent Saturday in London. We started out early with some sightseeing and a visit to the Guildhall Art Gallery. This was followed by lunch at Cote Restaurant where I again had to have the tasty Breton Chicken with mushroom sauce, rocket and french fries. Nom!

Then onto the main event - 'The Magic Flute' at the English National Opera, which was amazing! The opera opens with Prince Tamino being rescued from a serpent by three ladies in the employ of the Queen of the Night. As they leave, arguing over their love for Tamino, Papageno the bird-catcher arrives and claims he killed the serpent. The ladies return and padlock Papageno's mouth for his lie. They show Tamino a portrait of Princess Pamina, the Queen's kidnapped daughter, and he immediately falls in love. The Queen appears and orders Tamino and Papageno to save Pamina. With a magic flute and silver chimes issued by the ladies, they begin their hunt for her. By the opera's end, Tamino encounters a magician, tames wild animals and undergoes very Masonic-like trials, while his bird-catching sidekick finds a true love of his own. The Prince and Princess overcome the forces of darkness and literally enter the Temple of Light.

I loved the costumes worn by the Queen of the Night and her three ladies. The whole ensemble had fantastic voices accompanied by the marvellous orchestra. So, that was my first visit to the opera. Many thanks to very generous family for the opera vouchers we received last Christmas. :)




















Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Community Pop-Up Shop has MOVED

Community Pop-Up Shop is now situated opposite Chelmsford undercover market in the old sushi shop on the corner of High Chelmer Shopping Centre. Open daily. Lots of lovely handmade items to buy created by Essex artisans. Also supporting the Shopmobility Charity. Please come down and visit us. The shop in now over two floors with loads to see and buy. Start your Christmas shopping here!

Visit the Community Pop-Up Shop Facebook group page

Shown are some of my artworks available for sale upstairs.



Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Inspiring India: Bloggers Challenge for Cox & Kings

Cox & Kings, in partnership with Virgin Atlantic and Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, presents a special India evening at The Royal Geographical Society on Wednesday 10th October 2012, including an exclusive lecture on ‘The Mind of India’ by Sir Mark Tully. Artwork from the Inspiring India: Bloggers Challenge for Cox & Kings will also be exhibited at this event - including my India inspired semi-abstract landscape painting! :)

You can purchase tickets for the event here: http://coxandkings.eventbrite.co.uk