Love is in the air

Love is in the air ❤️💛💚💙💜 

So today & until Valentines Day 14/2/17 midnight:GMT
I’m offering a huge bundle of Love Discount 14% off any Fine Art Print 

To receive your Discount of Love & share the love all you have to do is 

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Choose a print from my website artbymandy.com which print you would like to receive the 14%discount off. 

Message me with your email address & name of artwork. 

I will then email you a one time Special Code with the name of your desired print to be ordered ❤️💛💚💙💜

All Payments are accepted via PAYPAL 

Discount only available on my INSTAGRAM IG @artbymandyuk The offer is in no way anything to do with Instagram. 

Print Size is 16 X 20″ Mount & Framing is not included & is not part of the Offer. 

All prints are signed & numbered limited editions. 

Happy Valentines Day

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Exhibition Dates

Latest Exhibition Dates Have been added to my website 

Exhibition Info
Plus The Pentrich Revolution Bicentennial Painting

The Beginning of The End


Thank you 

To all my family, friends, customers, supporters & followers Thank you for amazing year in 2016✨

Wishing Everyone A Very Happy, Healthy, Arty, Prosperity, Love & Peace for a New Year in 2017

✨🎉💝🕊✨

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Icons Exhibition


🔸Hello Again welcome to my Blog🔸

Currently I’m busy preparing for the Icons Portrait Exhibition at The Two Birds Gallery Info below.
Pictured above is my painting Title “In The Public Domain” Acrylics with Genuine GoldLeaf detailing.

Limited Edtion Prints with Genuine GoldLeaf will also be available to order from The Gallery Each Edition Signed and Numbered
🔸Iconic Portraits 🔸 August 2016 🔸

🔸Two Birds Gallery🔸

Borough Street
Castle Donnington
Nottinghamshire
Tel: 01332 987350

 Love your soul
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A Fresh New Start!

Well hello it’s been a while don’t always have enough hours in my day to write my blog. Rushing around rushing around …..

Thoughts & jobs that start my thought art process Firstly I need to clear Christmas clutter and refresh the look of the house it is a joint job with my hubby then we plan birthdays sort bills and holidays plus sorting my own business admin duties. All jobs that need clearing away before starting my new commissions end of Jan. Sometimes it’s good to have a slight catch of breath before new commissioned work starts again and so I can start refreshing my thoughts. Inspiration is a great mind refresher too I watched an inspiring video that’s helped me to declutter my studio space in the conservatory I love it in there, and there’s so much light!  The video by thought provoking artist Gottfried Helnwein a truly fabulous realism painter I find inspiring! Also during his filming I noticed his use of a trolley with wheels this was his table wheeling it around his home whilst painting utilising the wall space he had with the aid of a trolley. I loved it and have now made use of an existing 2 tiered folding trolley I have been storing for years instead of cluttering the dining table thanks for the inspiration in many ways Gottfried• During Xmas 2015 I painted a mountain scene on 3 boards I really wished I’d painted this as a long term painting it was only meant as a temporary fun fixture for Boxing Day as part of our fun & games on World themes ours being Bavarian! It turned out so well I feel crazy not to have done this on a more permanent board or canvas. However I’ll be able to paint this one again.

Summit.Original Art by Derbyshire Artist Mandy-Jayne Ahlfors© www.artbymandy.com, Mountainscape, Landscape, Winter scene, Hill snow, Limited Edition Prints Size 48 x 72, Acrylics on board

 

I enjoyed it so much I started another. Here is my WIP and finished work.

WIP Title Enrapture MJA www.artbymandy.com, Derbyshire artist Mandy-Jayne Ahlfors©

I have taken so many photographs every where we travel it’s an obsession I truly love and I find some beautiful scenes from the Lake District.

Art by Mandy Jayne Ahlfors©

Art by Mandy Jayne Ahlfors©

Original reference photographed by Art By Mandy Jayne Ahlfors©

and began my journey of snow, hills and clouds I love observing the sky and tested myself on the dramatic sky I could see before me with my paintbrush in hand and my mixture of hues.

I’m feeling satisfied with the result! Do you feel the movement and emotion as I do? Refreshing my mind for the new year and a new start I’m feeling the urge to paint more like a feeling that never really leaves me!

Enrapture, Original Art by Derbyshire Artist Mandy-Jayne Ahlfors© www.artbymandy.com, Mountainscape, Landscape, Winter scene, Hill snow, Limited Edition Prints Acrylics on canvas size 36 x 48"

Title: “Enrapture”, Acrylics on Canvas, Size size 36 x 48″

Inspired but the snow capped mountainous landscape in the Lake District, Cumbria UK

Mountainscape, Landscape, Iconic, Inspiration Lake District, Winter scene, Hill snow,

Limited Edition Prints available.

Not on website as yet for more info please email.

Email: artbymandy.uk@gmail.com

Award winning Artist

Best of Houzz 2016

Original Art by Derbyshire Artist Mandy-Jayne Ahlfors©

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I Hope 2016 is a great one for all!

  

“Wingfield Manor” A tale of intrigue, romance and history

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“Wingfield Manor” Autumnal view from The Olde Yew Tree & The Orangery.

Wingfield Manor, South Wingfield, Derbyshire Mural Artwork by Artist Mandy Jayne Ahlfors©

Wingfield Manor, South Wingfield, Derbyshire
Mural Artwork by Artist Mandy Jayne Ahlfors©

 

Artist Mandy-Jayne Ahlfors ©

Artist
Mandy-Jayne Ahlfors ©

It has been a long journey a trail of history, intrigue & romance, a revolution & now ghostly goings on!
It all began at Wingfield Manor 500 years ago it was built for the very wealthy Lord Ralph of Cromwell, later owned by the Earl of Shrewsbury and Bess of Hardwick. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned at the Manor but don’t be fooled she was allowed out she would visit nearby Dethick and Buxton romance has been mentioned, she later suffered a terrible illness like so many of her time did.

There is a book writtten where Wingfield Manor is the location by a famous author Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca.
Peak Practice and Jane Eyre series have been filmed here the book Jane Eyre is by one of the famous english novel author sisters Charlotte Bronte.

2014 is the 500th Anniversary year of Wingfield Manor and will be celebrated with re-enactments from it’s history watch out for her majesty riding through the woods hopefully avoiding the man with the gun!

The South Wingfield and Pentrich Revolution :http://www.spanglefish.com/pentrichrevolution/index.asp?pageid=293039 This another interesting one for me as I am a signed up artists and some members of “Wheatcrofts” descendants of my family from my mothers side were also involved in the revolution to what extent I’m unsure yet but Sylvia Mason of the group is investigating this further. Going off the trail a little I also found out the Wheatcrofts were from Wheatcroft next to South Wingfield & Crich. There are many well known names in this line including Frederick Bernard Wheatcroft of Donnington Park racing circuit, so much intrigue in this area of Derbyshire I love it.

Why not arrange a visit to our beautiful Heritage “Wingfield Manor” in South Wingfield Derbyshire. Guided tours Contact English Heritage to arrange a visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/wingfield-manor/

Arrange lunch at “The Olde Yew Tree” Manor Road, South Wingfield. 01773 833626 Serving real ales, fine wines and home cooked food You might even see the peacock visit at The Olde Yew Tree or Wingfield Manor who knows whatever happens enjoy a visit steeped in history..
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“Autumn Inspirations Series ” Sky Over Riber Castle

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Painting Title:”Sky Over Riber Castle”
Medium: Acrylics
Size: 24″ x 24″
Original priced at £400
Limited Edition Prints 100

Size 7″ x 7″ mounted Price £45
Size 10″ x 10″ mounted Price £75
Size 16″ x 16″ mounted Price £120

About “Sky Over Riber Castle”
An intriguing journey that led Mandy to find out more about the castle. Starting with my memories as a child visiting this wonderful castle she remembers back then believe it or not was a zoo.  As a child she always thought it was built for the Queen! Sitting proudly at the top of Riber hovering over the town of Matlock definitely built for Queen.  Once Mandy began delving into the history of Riber Castle she found it was actually built by a local tradesman known as John Smedley who is famed for his a yarn knitting factory “John Smedley” It was said to have created the “Long John’s”. And to this day his clothing line is still in production and can be purchased in well known outlets in the UK and across the world, the factory is based at Lea Bridge, Derbyshire. He also had connections with famous Sir Richard Arkwright and the famous Florence Nightingale family. It was obvious John Smedley built Riber Castle for his own queen Caroline. Sadly after his wife passed away there and during the war it was used for storage after that the building became too expensive to run due to maintenance costs and so had many other uses including a boys school and the zoo as mentioned before, today it is not currently in use but there are always rumours it’s going to be hotel which would be a lovely or maybe a museum who know’s but it still remains as beautiful and certainly is so very inspiring! Everyone who visits Matlock in Derbyshire will undoubtedly have heard of the beautiful castle nestled in the beautiful countryside sitting proudly above us!