The Fabric of Liberty
In February 2020, I won a competition to have a piece of artwork featured in the new Liberty of London, The Liberty Book, released in April 2020.
Artists and Doodlers (definitely me!) were invited to create an original artwork interpretation of their wonderful mock-Tudor London building, to celebrate its restoration.
My painting 'The Fabric of Liberty' was chosen as one of only 30 included. It depicts the store being created from the 2 warships, sailing on a sea of that iconic William Morris design fabric...
.... I knew thousands of people would enter so I needed to think of something really different. I know the building and of course the beautiful fabrics. A bit of research involved a virtual Youtube tour of the store (which was hugely relaxing -you should try it!!), my friend Google Street View and a bit of Googling about the building itself.....Did you know that it was built from the wood of 2 old warships? The HMS Hindostan and the HMS Impregnable. And apparently the store is the same length as one of the ships!
I went to bed, slept on the idea and woke with the concept that I then went about planning, drawing and then painting. I submitted the image and received an Email 2 weeks later saying it had been selected! A very very proud moment!
Brightening Overton Village Centre!
On Saturday 21st March 2020, I was one of three winners of an art competition to have our artwork adorn and brighten the doors of the village toilets in the village centre, with my 'The Bunting Fairy' painting
Overton Parish Councillor, Jane Dooley, lead the 'Toilet Door Art Competition' with three classes – under 12s, 12-18 years and over 18s – one
for each of the three doors. Parish councillors shortlisted the entries and voting was handed over to the public, to choose their favourite in each age category.
Over 450 people took part in the vote - amazing participation typical of Overton. The doors were unveiled as each winner cut the toilet paper and removed the plastic to reveal their artwork beneath.
The other amazing pictures were Overton Sunset by Summer Patton for the under 12s and Kingfisher by Florence Turner 12 – 18years,. I represented the 'oldies'!
I'll agree, it is an unusual location, but this has really brightened up the village centre and I'm so happy my art has contributed to that.
Gaynor at Renasci Designs in Overton is now stocking my tea-towels, coasters and placemats featuring my local paintings of Overton, Whitchurch and Winchester.
It is a treasure trove of a shop, just on the high street.
May 2019 - Overton Creatives
Our local group of diverse creatives hosted a fun evening of art, music, fizz and nibbles at the Overton Community Centre, on Friday May 10th, followed by an open day on Saturday.
Local support was amazing, as always, and we welcomed many visitors who came to chat with us, make purchases and place orders. Music was provided by Sharon East and Josh, and the event was kindly sponsored by Jon Mitchell at Wessex Business Hub
More Overton Creative events will be coming!
See 'Crew' photo - Left to right:
raspberry - textiles and handmade felt pieces
Lorlei Breeze - Artist
Ruth Williams - Wirework art
Little Brown Dog - Ceramics
Jo South - Artist
Fiona Rimmer - Print Maker
John Bloor - screen printing and lino cut printing
(not in photo)
Artist in residence at the Gill Nethercot Centre, Whitchurch.
Showcasing my Whitchurch prints of
Chruch Street, 'Trout Spotting' at Fulling Mill, Whitchurch Silk Mill and 'The Gin Palace' Bombay Sapphire Distillery.
All prints available to purchase from DaisyDown Gifts in Whitchurch and my shop
Exhibition Wall at The Lights Theatre, Andover
Showcasing my UK themed prints.
Sept - Nov 2018.
The Mottisfont Open Exhibition 2018.
My painting 'The Gin Palace' Bombay Sapphire Distillery has been selected for inclusion in the latest exhibition at this National Trust property near Winchester.
Running from Saturday 15 September - Sunday 11 November, 11am-5pm, it includes some amazing work - most available to purchase.