Again, no blog for a while but here is a catch up of what i’ve been up to:
I had some work at the Horsham Museum and Art Gallery Christmas Emporium for a couple of months and as a result of this the museum is now stocking my cards in their gift shop. I have also been asked if I would like to have an exhibition there next year and so am looking forward to that. https://www.horshammuseum.org/ This now means that I have work at two museums as the Worthing Museum also stock my cards and a selection of my smaller prints, both original and digital. www.worthingmuseum.co.uk/
The Green Tree Gallery at Borde Hill Gardens, Haywards Heath is currently hosting its annual Sale which runs until the 25th of February. I have some of my larger original linocuts reduced to half price in this if you fancy a visit? www.greentreegallery.co.uk/
I have also just visited the Strawberry Fields Cafe and Farm Shop at New House Farm, Faygate, Horsham with a new selection of greetings cards and linocut work. This is a lovely tea room and shop and another great place to visit. In the summer you can go along here and ‘pick your own’ strawberries. www.newhousefarmshop.co.uk/
Cranleigh Affordable Art Sale is also taking place at the moment until the 11th February. Cranleigh is a great place to visit and just a bit of trivia for you it is the largest village in England. Oh, I almost forgot to mention the Lemongrass Thai Restaurant, opposite the Art Centre is highly recommended by myself and my husband. We ate there recently after dropping my artwork off for the sale. lgcranleigh.co.uk/
I ran my first Workshop of 2017 last week. It was great fun and fully booked. Here are a few examples of work produced during the 3 hour session. If you are interested in coming along and for more dates please see my Workshop page above. Booking being taken at http://www.madeandmaking.co.uk/
Some of my artwork is still on display at the Claremont Hotel, Second Avenue, Hove http://www.theclaremont.eu/art-collections after the Christmas Artists Open Houses. This will be there for visitors and guests to see until the beginning of May when it will be replaced with new art for the 2017 Open Houses. Talking of which I have just registered for the Brighton Open Houses. I know that Ditchling is a very popular trail during the event and last year the South Downs Nurseries opened their gallery (the space I was in when I was Artists in Residence last year) as part of the trail for 2016. The Garden Centre gallery was so busy with visitors last year and I am hoping that as Hassocks in between it and Ditchling that some lovely visitors will call on me to take a look at my work.
I have also been busy with a bit of textile designing since my last blog. This is my most recent sale to an american company, when it was drying. It’s a Happy Flowers Design: Look what I found on the TJ Maxx American website. It’s a shower curtain made from one of my first textile designs to be sold. I want one but unfortunately, they don’t deliver overseas. This design was originally very deep blue and they have changed it to teal (and it’s almost gone!).
I have just added some Valentine Cards and a Love Birds digital image to my Etsy Shop as Valentines Day is less than two weeks. Of course, if you have been to one of my workshops you will want to make your own. There is still time and don’t forget a gift tag for the present:
Finally, I attended a few workshops myself last year to broaden my practice which I really enjoyed. I have just opened an extra Instagram account on which i’m going to print a Dry Point Etching a day for 365 days. I started yesterday and if you are interested it’s at www.imgrum.net/tag/suecooart
I think this blog post might be long enough for now. I would love to hear from you, if you have any comments and you can do this if you look below at the bottom of this page.
In the meantime you could:
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Take a look at Instagram: @suecollinsart
Visit my Etsy Shop, Website or come along in person to a Workshop (links all at very top of page)
Take care until next time.