Friday, December 30, 2016

Margate Photography

I have been working on my photographs, selecting and re filing digitally with the aim of using more of them in my mixed media works in the coming year.

So I have also been looking at digital processes in order to see some with fresh eyes and to see further potential in some images.

I do enjoy turning an image into something quite different or changed to a degree, some of these images will have more work done to them. Using digital programs and by physically painting or collaging on top of them.


Saturday, December 24, 2016

Ramsgate Harbour illuminated boats.

Ramsgate Royal Harbour has become one of the Christmas highlights in Thanet, with more of the boats illuminated for the festival this year.

Lots of people are visiting and taking photographs  of the over 40 boats taking part and the press has been down interested in this more unusual Christmas event.

This annual event is now in its third year and is organized by the Royal Temple Yacht Club and Ramsgate Marina Association and runs till January.

Boats taking part will be judged for the best dressed competition in a number of categories.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Winter Cheer exhibition at Bernie's Chocolate Bar

Marion Armstrong hanging her work with Triston looking on.

I have three paintings in the Winter exhibition at Bernie's Chocolate Bar in Margate.

Called Winter Cheer, there are seven artists showing work. Alan Longley, Megan Metcalf, Ruth Le Ber,  Marion Armstrong, Dosh Archer and  Triston Wallace.

Triston Wallace's photographs

The exhibition is on till the end of January. Bernie's facebook page here to check on opening times.

There are photographs, paintings, prints and illustrations on show and cards and prints for sale too.

I am showing three  Buddha head paintings, acrylic on canvas.

Alan Longley's work
Ruth Le Ber's sea themed pictures
Megan Metcalf's illustrations.

As part of out theme on Winter Cheer, we held a Its a Wrap event last Saturday,where we took lots of wrapping materials for people to bring any gifts that they wanted to wrap.

It was a free event with any donations to Thanet Families in Need.

We had fun and some have some donations for the charity too.

Dosh was reusing crisp packets as wrapping.

Some of our wrapping.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Advent Calendar and digital Mandala art.

I have been using some digital processes to work with photographs I've taken.
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And I'm enjoying choosing and moving the forms around to make Mandala type images.

I have used images of my paintings, bubbles, woodland and sky, the sea and decorations.
It seems almost anything can be used, but I particularly like the bluebells and wood, trees and

Using some of these new images and others I've put together an online Advent calendar.

You can make up your own on their site.