Thursday, 4 January 2018

The Sketchbook Project

My Sketchbook Project theme is 'textures'. I used the project as a tool to experiment with new mediums. I explored texture and mark making to create a series of abstract landscapes, different from my usual style of painting. My sketchbook took me on a positive journey of discovery to different lands.

During the next week, I will share some pages with you ...

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

New Year. New Goals.

Looking back at my blog post from late December 2016, I'm pleased to say I managed to achieve most of my 2017 goals!

My proudest achievement of 2017 was mastering crochet. I had tried and failed many times in the past, but after a lesson with a friend who is deffo the 'Queen of Crochet' I finally got my head around it. I started small, crocheting tiny hearts, flowers and stars but then progressed to more complex amigurumi crochet and can now read a crochet pattern. You can see my makes over on Insta. I'm now working on my first blanket ... a project that will take most of 2018 to complete. In addition, I ditched Facebook during summer 2017 (but, er, developed a fairly serious Instagram addiction instead!) Craftastic craft group continued to be sucessful and Mind Crafternoon raised £84.

A new creative goal for 2018 is to master modern hand lettering and calligraphy. This will tie in nicely with my graphic design and crafting skills ... and hopefully improve my handwriting too!

I'm already working on a new collection of ethereal landscape paintings. These will incorporate various types of mixed media alongside the usual oils on canvas. I've also added oil pastel to the mix, great for added texture and mark making. I plan to give my gallery website a makeover to showcase this new collection. I have a couple of exhibitions lined up for 2018 and am taking part in Twitter Art Exhibit, WLAC Postcards Anon and The Sketchbook Project.

So, as a new year awakens, I wish you all a happy, healthy and creative 2018.

A x

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Twitter Art Exhibit 2018

Sneak peek of my postcard donation to #TAE18. 'Peace Poppies' oil on card. Will be exhibited/sold at Strathnairn Arts Gallery, Canberra, Australia during April 2018. All proceeds benefit Pegasus Riding For The Disabled of ACT Inc.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Kittens & Cats of Greece Charity Calendar 2018

Whilst visiting Chania in Crete this summer, the hubby and I met loads of homeless cats. Cats are rarely kept as pets in Greece and so tend to live outdoors and scavenge for food. In Chania Town we saw a group of cats living outdoors and the sign (below) asking for help.

Last year we donated all calendar funds to The Agni Animal Welfare Fund in Corfu. This year, we have created a desk calendar and a hanging calendar featuring just some of the many Chania kittens and cats we met and all funds from sales will be donated to Chania Cat Support. The calendars are only £3.00 each (or £5 for two) plus P&P.  So, please leave me a message below if you would like to purchase one!

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Gatehouse Arts Postcard Charity Auction

Here's a sneak peek of my donations to the Gatehouse Arts Secret Postcard Exhibition and Charity Auction. The exhibition runs from Monday 2 - Thursday 19 October 2017 at Gatehouse Art Gallery, then moves to the Gibberd Gallery from Saturday 21 October - Friday 17 November 2017. The auction is on Saturday 18 November 2017 from 12pm - 3pm.

All proceeds with be donated to HAT (Harlow Art Trust and Gibberd Gallery) and ACAVA (Association of Cultural Advancement through Visual Art).

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

'Here Comes The Flood' - NEW ethereal landscape painting

'Here Comes The Flood' has been created especially for The Turners / Winsor Newton Art Challenge and will be exhibited at The Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery later this year.

'Here Comes The Flood' by Andrea Farmer

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

'Rain Cloud' - NEW ethereal landscape painting

'Rain Cloud' ethereal landscape painting is the latest addition to my online gallery. Continuing with my cloud and weather painting studies.

Available to purchase here.

'Rain Cloud' by Andrea Farmer