Friday, 30 March 2012

What's A foot!

I've been working on a couple of things this week but also visited John Baldwin in his new studio in Lancaster before going to see Jacqui Wilson at the Dukes about plans for my show there in June!

John was on good form (as always) and the new work is looking great! Can you believe the view from his studio window, it's only the Castle doors!

Jacqui was such a lovely person and we all had a cuppa in the Dukes bar and got excited about the second show of the Witch Trials tour "A Pendle Investigation"

I've been going a tad mad this week as my painting just wasn't just to plan, this is what occurs when one is away from the studio and has her mind on other things Arrrr

I've been putting together a Easter hat for the Hat party at the club next week, thought I'd go for bird in a nest, but then you start thinking about extras like, you know, pipe, glasses and could I maybe attach? So my new friend Sam from the club sent me the top of a bird cage and a super little bird, so you know they have to go in, below beginning of hat.

I go for a photo shoot before the party and I'm to meet my new PR man so the finnished item hopefully will be a hit.

My work at the mo

Ova and out

Friday, 16 March 2012

London Salon Show

It's all been a bit to exciting at the moment, it was my first exposure in London, Sandra and Simon organised a super Salon gallery event at her place and Simon's canape extravaganza was amazing!

I felt kind of floaty as the people arrived but my nerves were washed away as I settled into conversation.
One gave out certain information about ones work, lots of connections were made on the night and the overall impression of the show was powerful and bursting with energy!

I was quite surprised that I new a lot of folk which also helped me to work the room,

Bill and I

Catherine looking stunning in her orange

We finished of the evening at the Chelsea Arts club and we are now planning another!

Monday, 5 March 2012

Last weeks London trip

I have got to own up that I was a bit nervous about going to London last week as I was to be on Jenny Runacre's radio show, I was going over and over in my head what she would ask me and kept getting in a muddle. But you know she was a delight and Sandra and I had a lovely time and between us I think we put across what my work was about. Below with Jenny looking like the Witches of Eastwick.

Before all that, Sandra met me at the Tate (as she was doing a tour) and let me into the Kusama show as she knew I would enjoy it, funny as I've always enjoyed her work starting from the 60's happenings on Alice in Wonderland and also want to be her, now I don't mean live in a mental hospital (as she now does) but just be as fabulous in the outfit and hair department.

This lady now in her 80's is mad on dots her work always suggests a surreal quality creating a dreamlike world, from fabric phalli shoes to boats and the list goes on to pasta covered suitcases, enough to make you dotty!

I wandered around the show and was told no photography, but when I walked in the Alice style living room I couldn't help myself, I had to take a quick shot of the table although the flash took away the darkness, but it was better than me taking a seat as it was sooo tempting!

Well then I couldn't stop!
The Infinity mirror room, you can just see me.

Fun with the spotted balls.

And to finish of my super trip I only bumped into the best (in my eyes) Picasso that he ever painted, what luck!

The end of the week was spent in East Sussex at the Desmond's house sorting my work for my first show in Londow next week.