I have some exciting news!
My long awaited exhibition has a name and an opening date!!
It is to be called 'Pieces of Skye' and opens on the 23nd of May at Skyeworks gallery in Portree on the Isle of Skye.
I have been squirrelling away lots of work over the winter....
Keeping it secret and safe,
Often I have left my blog looking neglected as I thought it best to leave all my work unseen until the big event.
My theme for the collection is summer on the beautiful Isle of Skye. You won't find any snowy landscapes or gloomy stormy seas ... this is all mid summer on the Island. There are lots of wild flowers, wild mountain views, sparkling seas and wee croft houses. It is true that the sun does not always shine on Skye, but when it does the light and mountain colours fill the horizon.
I have produced over 40 pieces of work, some on canvas using torn paper and paint, other stitched pieces, stitched on collaged cloth paper. I think the name 'Pieces of Skye' sums up very well the way I work, using small pieces of often found papers, sewing them and gluing them to create my artwork. There are some new things too. Little mosaic croft house pictures made with paperclay and kissed with gold.
So....just to give my readers a little sneak peak at what is in store I have a few detail photos to show you..... non of these are full pieces, just little areas...just to give you a taster. These are sections of larger canvas collage/paintings made from torn paper and paint.
exciting times!!!! :)