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Art in The Pen Launch Today

I am so pleased to announce that today is the start of Art In the Pen Online, a wonderful event which would normally take place at Thirsk Auction Mart, filled with fantastic Artists and Artisan Makers. I’m so pleased that it is still taking place online.

Please Do visit my Spotlight Page which will be live from now until the end of August and read about the wonderful event. You can buy beautiful, nature inspired art online without leaving your home.

SPECIAL OFFER!! I have a fantastic offer on for you which is 20% off all Original Artwork and Giclée Prints, including canvas prints- so just perfect for deciding what special piece you might like like for your walls over the coming weeks! Simply enter the code ARTINTHEPEN20 at the checkout for the saving to be applied up until August 31st and please do contact me if you have any questions at all.

Click the link below to visit ART in The Pen Online.

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Art in The Pen is moving online!

Due to the current situation Art in the Pen has been cancelled. We will all look forward to once again being able to visit Art Events in person in the future once it is allowed and safe. This is my 1st Art in the Pen as an exhibitor in Thirsk. Although we can’t be there in person Art in the Pen is MOVING ONLINE!! So what does that mean? Well, all artists will be showcased and you will be able to view and buy art from the artist over the event. Watch this space for more details.

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Sunflowers- Simple Joy

This spring and Summer has been one of the best for warmth and sun and early sunflowers are starting to flower! They are one of the most wonderful blooms to bring cheer and happiness with their gorgeous colours and shapes. They bring back very happy memories for me, of fields nodding happily in the South of France on holidays as a child, carefree with my feet in the sand and dusty forest campsite floor! There is just something very special indeed about them, turning their heads, following the sun. I fell in love with Van Gogh’s painting as a teenager and must have been influenced by his work and the Mediterranean way of life as I just love using colour and free movement in my paintings too. If one thing is for sure, when the sun goes down and the Winter draws in, Sunflowers captured on canvas, continue to bring pure joy and a smile all year around! Long live summer!

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New🌟 Launching a series of Handpicked Gift Sets🎁

This year I have missed being able to get out with my stall to lots of different Artisan Markets due to lockdown. The gorgeous colours and collections of Artwork, prints, pretty mugs, chopping boards, coasters and linens just look so gorgeous together when they are displayed. I have matching greetings cards and lots of sets of items that compliment one another and create a gorgeous corner once back at home to enjoy.

So, my markets have been cancelled but I still have these lovely items that will enhance a lovely area in the home, give interiors and uplift or a small space on a coffee table or dressing table.I can’t get out so I can bring these gifts directly to you or on your behalf to a loved one, family member or work colleague to bring some cheer and make life so much easier with the click of a button!

Introducing Curated Gift sets, I have handpicked collections of gifts perfect for interior lovers, flower lovers, for enhancing areas of your home such as a dressing table, kitchen table and to help you take moments to slow down and relax too. Each gift handily includes a greetings card which compliments the gift inside and can be written on your behalf along with your gifts being wrapped inside the box. They are also good value and a perfect way to collect your favourite prints of the lovely original artwork that has the most gorgeous uplifting energy, which many people have said, that they can feel Even when it is back in their home. Coordinating accent colours can bring your room design together and introduce calm or a pop of colour without having to spend a lot of time deciding what it is you might put together.

If you are a buyer who is conscious of the environment then this is a good place to start. All prints are produced locally with little carbon footprint, greetings cards are printed on fsc cardstock and come in compostable cello wraps and my linens are printed in the UK on certified organic cotton ensuring that workers are not surrounded by toxic chemicals in the cotton fields. Linens are beautifully handstitched by machine by another independent maker. They look beautiful and feel great!

I hope this makes shopping on my website a helpful experience for you and please do contact me with any questions about any products you would like curating together just for you!

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One Artist’s Life

I thought it would be really lovely to share with you what goes on in my daily life as an artist and in particular what the journey is for that finished artwork or painting and finally a beautiful greetings Card! Starting in my Garden, growing flowers from seed. nurturing, creating by hand, painting and transferring something beautiful for everyone to enjoy.

So here is a little snapshot in video form. It’s so difficult to show sometimes how all the strands of an Artists way of life are so closely interconnected, one does not exist without another. So I have tried my best in a little video.

Have a wonderful long weekend and if you like my cards I will pop the link below for you to order. So easy and they arrive through your letterbox, just like that.