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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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.
On Friday 15th April I opened an email from Christine at Jackson’s Art Supplies to say my painting Enrapture below is on Jackson’s long list for the Open Art Prize Award. I really wasn’t expecting to be on the list in the next round I was expecting a sorry you’ve not made it email, so you can imagine my response I was straight on the phone to my husband and mum! There are plenty of winners in my eyes the standard of art on the list is just purely exquisite good luck to all those talented artists!
Thank you Jackson’s Art Supplies for choosing my work in the next round!
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” Featured Art. My original painting “Fairground Attraction” has been featured for the month of October on The New Fat and includes a free downloadable October Calendar for you to share via email with friends,colleagues. If sharing on Twitter & facebook please include @artbymandy @thenewfat @studio61gallery #Nottingham #Goosefair #Fairground Attraction #BigOctober
The original painting is exhibited at Studio 61 Gallery Tel:01629 534532
I hope you enjoy the free Calendar and I hope you enjoy my art.
My painting began Titled “What You Give To Me” hence the apple & the hand representing giving but also a symbol representing birth then as I delved more into my thoughts. It became not just about “what was given to me” but also about connecting with my past what was given to me naturally and my passing memories and that one split second a memory planted in my mind forever. My artistic process inspired subconsciously by an artist Gustav Klimt I started using patterns that became a symbol of my memories. The painting is part of a series in progress. To be continued…
In the meantime as I’m a committed artist I will be painting my last landscape for a while. The landscape will be for the Winter exhibition at the DH Lawrence Museum.
“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.