Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Thank you for the Love and Support this year.

Wishing you a restful and peaceful Christmas.

With Love from Art by Mandy UK

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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

Window into Wildlife

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Good morning lovely people. A few weeks ago I mentioned I had been involved in a secret project.. The restoration project is about saving a local historic Aqueduct Cottage in Cromford Derbyshire and to highlight its beautiful natural surroundings & nature. Also featured in a local e newspaper Derwentwise. 

I became involved after seeing a callout for local artists to create paintings on the window & door boards. I couldn’t resist as I’d spent so many years since a child visiting. A beautiful magical place full of nature. You can view all the images on https://lnkd.in/g29eB6z you will notice from my timeline on there how much I enjoy going to the canal. Also in the images on Instagram are the family who lived there in the 1950’s with Frances Fay Barker one of the young children pictured in the black & white photo how beautiful!! So it did mean alot for me to get involved and give something back to the community. I hope you enjoy reading all about it. 

Have a great day everyone 

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Gone With The Wind En Plein Air

        Rain, Wind & sun there’s going to be plenty of fun today en Plein air! I have had this image in my head since at least from my early twenties it’s been stuck in my head diary of must do paintings lots of memories from Cromford brilliant ones spent with the family my husbands family home once nearby, we used to go for walks by the canal that was stagnant at the time the water never seemed to move around but still looked beautiful & dark with dappled light & insects flying about walks in the fields with the children in the hot sun when they were toddlers!

Its here I found my perfect spot time to get set up! I’ve sat by the bridge & Cromford meadows sign painting en Plein air can’t beat this! Canal boat, walkers & dogs, cyclists weather stormy winds with showers & hot sun! Light chasing round as fast as the wind!

Feeling quite emotional sat here as I’m remembering my youth. So much energy even as a young mum running around like a child myself! Nice to have that feeling again that’s what memories are for perfect aren’t they! 
Just been told there is a dinosaur & I need to get that in my painting it’s near the factory! A gent just came up said how long as that taken you I said I got here about 11-11.30ish Not bad at all he says. It’s been so lovely so many people stopping for a chat & paying wonderful compliments. The view I’ve painted is different to what you can see so I think I will include the bridge in the next one as I like that view too! Great artworks by the rest of the group so many differ bet styles all masterpieces! Loved the wellbeing it’s brought today 😊 MJA🎨

“Fairground Attraction”

Fairground Attraction upload-Nottingham-Goosefair Artist Mandy-Jayne Ahlfors© Orange-Blue-Acrylics on Canvas-Sept2013“Fairground Attraction” Size 12×12″ Acrylics on Canvas Sold by The Buzz Gallery Castle Donnington

Inspired by the famous Nottingham “Goose Fair”. I was asked by a local company in Nottingham if I’d like my art featured on their website for September 2013 they also featured one of my paintings the previous year “The Great British Mini”  www.artbymandy.com.

Debbie Mawhinney Directorat The New Fat www.thenewfat.co.uk  suggested I tie in an event or similar that would occur in Nottingham, I agreed to do some research and on my findings I decided the Nottingham Goose Fair would be a good choice and so Debbie happily agreed and changed my feature date to October.

The Goose Fair ties in with autumn one of my favorite seasons and the very famous event. I also lived in Nottinghamshire for a while as a child and later again as a teenager it couldn’t be a more perfect choice I really love to find connections.

I researched further and found that the Goose Fair had been running for over 700 years. It all began at the time of King Edward l in 1284 and began as a trade fair for animals, farmers would paint the feet of their geese with tar and walk them more than 50 miles or more to the fair. Over the years entertainment and stalls were added and eventually travellers brought their attractions and thus The Goose Fair became a “Fairground Attraction” and always at the beginning of October, it is now the biggest fair held in Europe with over 100 attractions. Last but not least there is also a famous painting by Artist Arthur Spooner “The Nottingham Goose Fair” 1926 and sold by Christies in 2004. The paintings is now exhibited at Nottingham Castle.

Sources: Nottingham City Council http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk  The National Gallery www.nationalgallery.org.uk

Studio Blog

Time is up for me in the #Art studio today!. It’s been an interesting day started a little later than anticipated. I’m happy with results. As mentioned last week & earlier I’ve painted a scene not in my usual style & will only be a small series. What do you think? Comments positive or negative both are appreciated!
Series Title “Favourite Places”
“As I Remember It” Acrylics on paperSeries Favourite Places.Feb 2013 tiff

Saatchi Online Showdown

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Its time nearly time for votes to end in the Saatchionline Showdown competition titled ” In Living Colour”. Just another week to get your votes in for my painting “Sky Over Riber Castle”. Every artist dream! I really would love & appreciate your votes for my entry. If you’ve voted I would like to thank you for your kindness!

The theme is “In Living Colour” here is my entry “Sky Over Riber” in the @SaatchiOnline #showdown competition. http://www.saatchionline.com/showdown/vote/showdown/13/artist/81704