Thursday, 26 May 2011

'Tea & Sympathy' Exhibition: The Gallery, Masham

Josie at the shop end of her lovely gallery - those are astonishingly realistic felt cupcakes in the box on the left!

On Tuesday I collected my 5 pieces from wonderful framer Andy at Green Dragon Framing/Art in the Mill, Knaresborough and headed straight over to The Gallery at Masham, where I had a chat and lovely cuppa (courtesy of Ian Scott Massie). The 'Tea & Sympathy' exhibition runs from tomorrow, May 27th until June 27th. More to follow in next few days....

5 framed pictures - carefully wrapped by Andy
safely arrived (4 of my 5 pieces)

Friday, 6 May 2011

Some teatime ideas ..

Later this month I hope to submit 4 pieces of work to an exhibition entitled 'Tea and Sympathy'. I have been a bit in the wars as I fell off my hire bike in Amsterdam recently, but am just feeling able to draw and paint again. These are some sketchbook ideas that I may take further (NB: click on pictures to enlarge):


I have collected older Poole pottery for quite a while now, the earlier (1930s and before) pieces being Carter, Stabler, Adams.




I have weakness for colour charts and design sheets, old and new, with their numbers, lines, grids and notes - I have tried to capture some of the appeal in this collection of tea strainer patterns.




I have to admit that I am a bit tired of the whole 'cupcake' thing, but seem to have finally succumbed here ... though these are hopefully understated! 


I am still uncertain if I will be able to meet the deadline, including allowing framing time, but I really hope I can ... fingers crossed.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Caroline Charles: Two London Fashion Week Illustrations for Amelia's Magazine

Belated blog update: back in February I did these 2 fashion illustrations for an article published in Amelia's Magazine in March - written by Georgia Takacs. Although very restrained and monochrome from a fashion point of view, Caroline Charles designs create shapes and outlines that are pleasing to draw. I especially enjoyed the hats! (please click on pictures to enlarge)

You can read the full article here