Wednesday, 28 March 2012


Well, I am all sorted ! I think. I'm liking the way the collection looks, so hope it translates well into Jardine's on Monday. I'm also very excited about seeing Stefanie and Janette's work too. Although we have been swapping ideas and have seen snippets of work, it will be lovely to see them all hanging together.
I just have some words and thoughts to hang from the paintings. A sort of diary and an insight into my musings as I walked these paths.

So don't forget on come along on Monday 2nd April, all details on the blog post below, look forward to seeeing you all.

Friday, 23 March 2012

A week to go !

Pilgrimage Exhibition

A Pilgrimage is a journey of risk and renewal. A journey without challenge has no meaning. One without purpose has no soul and by definition it is life changing.

This travelling exhibition is on it's own pilgrimage and will be shown in a series of galleries during 2012.

First showing at 
Jardine Bistro 140 High Street Wivenhoe CO7 9AF
2nd-29th April

Monday 2nd April 7pm - 9pm
All welcome

Three artists, who work in very different media, have come together in a collaboration of similar ideas.
The outcomes have grown from  discussion and debate surrounding the joint theme of Pilgrimage.

Janette Lazell is a 3D artist who has created metal sculptures inspired by nature and a life long journey, arriving full circle.

Stefanie Moss is a Textile Artist who has created large hangings which incorporate the theme of journeys, architecture and maps.

Sarah Baird is a painter who creates mixed media works. Recording her experiences in a diary of layered calligraphic markings, these palimpsestic codes flow onto backdrops of maps and collaged pages torn from books.

Live music at the PV from 12thNote

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Changing Tack, that's a technical term.

“If I was asked to get rid of the Zen aesthetic and just keep one quality necessary to create art, I would say it’s trust. When you learn to trust yourself implicitly, you no longer need to prove something through your art. You simply allow it to come out, to be as it is. This is when creating art becomes effortless. It happens just as you grow your hair. It grows.”  -John Daido Loori from “The Zen of Creativity”

I have been reading 'The Zen of Creativity' for a while, it's hugely inspiring and guaranteed to push through that block. Although I have really enjoyed the work I have been doing recently, it hasn't been quite what I expected! So, in stead of continuing I have completely changed tack. Just letting the paint express it's self ! trying not to over think the outcome.

I find Tumblr a big source of inspiration, not only with art, but also inspirational quotes and some wonderful photography. I use it as an on line scrapbook of all the things I love. It's remarkable how strong my theme is. Unwittingly I chose the same colour ways and styles of painting. Have a look, you can check out my Tumblr scrapbook HERE

Another beautiful day in Brightlingsea. This year, to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, there will be lots going on down there, not least a Summer Exhibition of art at the Waterside gallery. I'll keep you posted.
Don't forget the Pilgrimage Exhibition opens at Jardine's in Wivenhoe on 3rd April (Private View on 2nd, please email me if you would like to go). You can check out Stefanie and Janette's work, click on their names.