WIP In The Studio

Elvis, Artwork in progress, Art by Mandy-Jayne Ahlfors © , www.artbymandy.com, IMG_6279Hello I’m back and working in the studio again here is an update of some new work in progress. For more recent updates take a peek at my instagram page.


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Latest artwork

“Mon Amour” ❤️ Acrylics 12” x 12” premium cotton canvas.


Mon Amour

Here is one of my Christmas Commissioned artworks of 2017.

A beautiful romantic tale of couple with movie star looks. Brought together in a painting from two separate photographs Gran a beautiful model & Gramps an engineer for Rolls Royce who liked nothing better than climbing in all weathers. The title “Mon Amour” was chosen as the family spent lots of time in France so many special memories. Commissioned to be painted as a secret gift for their dear grandchild.

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“Instrumental Break” Limited Edition Print with 24CT GoldLeaf Amy & The Dap Kings performing at The Bowery Ballroom perfectly framed by the new owner I have to say probably Amy Winehouse’s number one fan! It’s great to see artwork on a the wall once it has arrived at its new home. If you own artwork please feel free to share when possible it is a real boost to the artist and their profession. And all comments & support from followers are also very important and can lead to more sales of artworks. My profession is my day job too. One of my followers knows Amy Winehouse father Mitch and he mentioned he sees regularly which was really nice as it reminded me when I painted the original painting I posted the artwork on Twitter both Mitch and Janis Winehouse saw the painting of Amy and retweeted I seem to remember some lovely comments too! All these actions means so much to me as an artist and will always appreciate it. As a thank you I’m running a Giveaway on Instagram why not join me there for your chance to win as a thank you too. Email:artbymandy.uk@gmail.co

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Latest Artworks continued..

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Art By Mandy’s Latest Signature artwork’s of contemporary statement portraits flowing beautiful bold colours  Her portraits are a blend of romanticism and includes her signature styles such as symbolism her drippy popart style and natural metal elements.

Her work’s have been inspired for many years by the works of Gustav Klimt and his symolism style, the beautiful sheen of natural elements such as GoldLeaf intigrated into the artworks.

Mandy has been working on her current series of portrait artworks throughout the year for her latest upcoming exhibition at Chester Arts Fair.  Mandy was invited in February earlier this year by Laura O’Hare the director of Chester Arts Fair to exhibit her works after seeing her artworks and talking to the artist earlier in the year.

Should you wish to see my works at the upcoming show everyone is very welcome please email and I will happily send tickets for both the Private Preview and Complimentary Weekend tickets.


 Private Preview Friday 17th November 6pm-9pm

 Chester Arts Fair 17th – 19th November 2017





New Works

Winter Solstice

This painting began with some photography. Using a landscape photograph from our many walks in the local woods I find them so inspiring they have a certain eeriness about them especially this time of year and into winter, it’s the smells in the air, the deep colours that create this image in my minds eye and I actually see it like the eeriness is enchanting and alive!

The woman has moonflowers in her hair I chose the moonflowers carefully they open only at night and are so beautiful in detail they capture the essence of the mood perfectly.

The Winter Solstice is about the birth of the soul, the light breaking from the darkness on the shortest day of the year. It is a celebration of the birth of light and soul.

“Winter Solstice”

Mixed Media

Acrylics and Gold Mica Flakes on Cotton Canvas

Size 36″x 36″ inches.

Limited Editions available soon.


Upcoming Exhibition News

Chester Arts Fair 17th-19th November 2017

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Latest artwork

New Work “Winter Solstice”

Mixed Media Acrylics & Gold Mica Flakes

On premium cotton canvas

Size 36″x36″ depth 38mm

Suitable for framing

Will be exhibited and for sale at @chesterartsfair November 17th-19th 2017

Winter Solstice is about being reborn not of flesh but of spirit and of the light rising from the sun out of the darkest day of the year & it echoes the birth of light from the darkness🌔 “quote” belsebuub.com I’ve chosen the beautiful moonflower as it blooms only at night🌹

I’m late posting as I’ve been to visit my great Aunty for a love and cuddle we’ve just lost our great Uncle he will be very sadly missed. So I’d like to dedicate this in memory of my Great Uncle ❤️

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The D’Azure Collection ☀️🌴☀️

The D’Azure Collection ☀️🌴☀️

Hello lovely people I’ve been very busy on our return from our beautiful holiday in the Cotes D’Azure

I’d like to introduce my latest design The D’Azure Collection ☀️🌴☀️

Now available from VIDA @shopvida

Where art and fashion meet

The D’Azure Collection is inspired from my painting “In My Velveteen World” inspired by life and my love for the French Riviera “Life is for living” 💛

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🔸Link in bio🔸I hope my latest collection inspires you wherever you are in the world ☀️#artbymandyuk

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The D’Azure Collection

Fun times

Hello again

Just back from from my 50th Absolute Paradise Birthday Holiday & Celebrations in Antibes & Juan Les Pins Cotes D'Azure in the French Riviera. I have been treated like a princess by my darling husband & family & friends. Champagne breakfast Cocktails & dinner in Juan Les Pins followed by fireworks to mark the end of summer in France just the most perfect paradise birthday I could have wished for and on my return more celebrations. Even found time to do my art thing with Desperate Artwives Tate TakeOver 6th August 1pm in the photo I'm wearing a red dress captured doing house chores it's about everyday lives of an artist and the challenges we face. Even The Guerrilla Girls took part. Desperate Artwives
Love to my husband family & all who helped make my birthday a very special birthday ☀️🌅🌴🍹🥂🎉✨💕 And the perfect song
Peter Sarstedt "Where do you go to my lovely"

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