Monthly Archives: March 2013

Rabbits.

Over the last year I have been introducing more animal imagery into my work: Cats, dogs and birds etc, but recently I have been looking at Victorian illustrations of Rabbits. Coincidentally, my husband, the photographer Andrew Sanderson had photographed a toy rabbit belonging to a friend’s (Jo Aylward) daughter. With it being Easter Sunday, I thought I’d share them with you….

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Solo exhibition at Bircham Gallery.

I have just finished a rather busy period of painting and organising of framers, couriers etc. I have been full on since before Christmas and I’m just beginning to see the results. This is all new work and I have included some paintings which are a slightly different direction for me.
My work is now safely at Bircham Gallery in Holt ready for the opening of my solo show on Saturday 23rd of March.
Bircham Gallery are celebrating 25 years of being in business this year and my show is the first in a range of special exhibitions featuring artists and craftspeople. 
Saturday 23rd March to 17Th of April 2013
Opening times: 10.00am – 5.00pm.
Bircham online catalogue:  http://www.birchamgallery.co.uk
14, Market Place, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6BW.

Robin Hood Staffordshire figure

My husband Andrew Sanderson recently photographed my Staffordshire figure of Robin Hood and it inspired me to include it in one of my larger paintings. My children have ridiculed my choice of ornament ever since I bought it from a local junk shop a few months back. I originally bought it for a bit of fun, but have grown rather fond of it.
This then led me to look at other pieces in this style. I found, and painted two Staffordshire cats and have done the drawings for lions and horses, but have not had time to paint these yet. I am sure there will be more curious finds to inspire soon.

New work for Beside the Wave gallery, Cornwall

I’ve been so busy doing paintings for my solo show at Bircham Gallery, Norfolk (that begins on the 23rd of March), that I only had time for a small selection to include in the mixed spring show at Beside The Wave Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall. These three paintings will be on show in Cornwall from the 23rd of March until the 10th of April.