It’s very rare that I write about anything on here other than my art and it’s creation, so I’ll ease into it with pictures from the recent inaugural exhibition of The Society For Embroidered Work, at The Clerkenwell Gallery in London.
My piece A Benediction From The Old World made his public debut, amongst the best contemporary textiles artists working today. The Private View was absolutely packed and it was a brilliant show all round, and a win in the sadly continuing battle to legitimise embroidered art as Art.
My latest piece The Emancipator also made his debut at Brush Gallery in Brighton this week, where it will appear as part of the Elephant group show until December 24th.
The show is in aid of the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand, and 20% of all sales during the show goes to support the work they do there rescuing abused and neglected elephants.
I’m also selling one of my hand-gilded prints of this piece:
Click here to grab the last one! I’ve only had 2 prints made of this and won’t be reprinting.
I made a post on Instagram yesterday about Black Friday and the pressure we all feel to spend and ‘find deals’ this time of year. As a self employed, independent artist I feel the pressure just the same, and I certainly understand the attraction of a bargain.
But I am going to use this post, and this week on social media, to draw attention to all the work I have done this year to make my original artwork accessible to everyone. We all have a choice where we spend our money, and that has huge power. So I want to encourage anyone reading this to support living artists like me. I know it can feel like we are all constantly being barked at with advertisements, and I don’t want to add to the noise. But when you buy even just a single card from me, it literally helps me pay the bills and continue to raise awareness of the threats to the natural world, along with raising money for charities doing the real work to protect it.
So here goes!
New in my shop are these 3 greeting card designs from my portraits this year. You can buy them in a pack of 3, or individually. Nice satin card stock, blank for your message, envelope included obv!
I have several other prints in my shop, but very limited quantities!
This print of Benedict (as I call him), sold out in a couple of hours when I released the first batch on Instagram, so I have ordered a reprint and you can buy now to make sure you don’t miss out. Prints are a big investment for me as photographing my textured work is a job for professionals, but the quality of this is absolutely exceptional, and every stitch is visible.
I have 2 prints only of this piece ‘100,000,000’. I won’t be reprinting. I have hand gilded both prints with silver leaf, and as always, they are signed.
The Alchemist print, I think you can even tell on your screen the quality of the detail of these prints, you can even see the pile on the velvet! Only 1 left!
This print of Moonage Daydream came out super rich, and I hand gilded the teeth to match the technique I used in the original textile piece.
Only 1 left – I will not reprint this one!
And I still have a couple of hand finished prints from my Extinct Icons series left – again these are one-offs.
I also have super cheap posters from this series too.
Check ’em out friends!
The Textile Art Box design I released this year – The Peacock Spider – had some fun new techniques and materials to try, and is a really popular gift for someone, or yourself!
The Stag Beetle edition is still my most popular kit and I restocked recently in time for the holidays.
And I still have some Ghost Beetle kits left too – this design and the Spider are limited edition though, and once they’ve all sold I won’t release them again!
- Contains everything you need to make the design
- Includes shipping worldwide
- Is for all abilities
- Is plastic packaging free
- Every box sold donates £2 to conservation charities!
And is 100% designed, written and assembled by me!
As a special offer at the moment for every kit bought I will throw in a greetings card and envelope for free! This offer will run until 18th December!
Finally, you can still support me without spending a single penny. Firstly, please sign up for a free 2 month trial on Skillshare and take my class! Check out the intro video now, in the class you’ll learn all the techniques I use in my kits, so it’s a great companion resource. There is no commitment and you can cancel anytime.
And of course, if you’re not already please follow me on my social media channels – mainly Instagram where you’ll always find the most up to date news and pics of my work.
Thanks for reading, and happy holidays to you all!