Tuesday, 13 December 2016

No excuse now

After weeks of being surrounded by them I've finally emptied all the boxes after the studio move and have discovered even more paint and canvases (no excuse now eh). 

I just love my new space looking into the woods nestled under the trees, and with the pitter patter of rain on the roof I feel this is bound to have an impact on my work.  

I'm still inspired by misty mornings and we've certainly had our fair share this month but already I'm planning a new body of work, new colours and I'm sure trees and woodland will feature or have played an important part.  

I love the seasons and enjoyed painting a collection caputuring the moors so I'm looking forward to being more aware of mother nature and the changes in the trees.  Spring is my favourite so whilst I don't want to wish my life away I am looking forward to seeing new growth and can't wait for the lighter nights

I will be starting a new commission after Christmas and new ones for my first 2017 exhibition ...in March so keep you posted

I'm missing seeing my lovely customers but with the magic of Facebook it's great to catch up where we left off. It would be so tempting to open up my studio but the whole reason for the move was so I could crack on with my work and with a book illustration in the pipeline I really do need more time.

Anyway Bruno is now pestering me for a quick run in the woods (he's loving it but does miss all the fuss and attention he got in the old place). 

Catch you soon

Love Karina
& Bruno the Gallery Dog xxxx

Sunday, 27 November 2016

First blog from new Studio 61

After a manic few months Studio 61 has now moved to a woodland hideaway after being open to the public for 11 happy years.  It's from here that I am writing my first blog still accompanied by Bruno the gallery dog who loves his new surroundings and the freedom that comes with it

It was a hard decision to make but with increasing commissions and a new book illustration  (not my book) I was really struggling with time, or lack of it, trying to run the gallery, manage all the makers and do my own work so a retreat in the woods was offered and I jumped at it.

I know some of you are dying to visit but sadly there's no public access but with the magic of social media, my newsletters and my new found freedom I'm sure I'll be keeping in touch with all my lovely customers who I now regard as friends.  Plus I am now mobile for giclee printing customers and home visits (& coffee shop meet ups!) can be arranged to discuss commissions, book illustration or I can bring a selection of paintings to try in your own home

I'm still unpacking boxes and sorting but here's a sneaky peek

Already I have lots planned for 2017 and new doors are opening so I'm not disappearing off the face of the planet.  In fact my diary is getting full right up to Christmas 2017

Plans for 2017 include 

- March Exhibition (painting new ones)
-new role as Derbyshire RSC (Regional Society Corordinator) for The SAA    (Society for all Artists)
- a new Art Group 
- On the Road in Stan
- Networking at Galleries
- June Fresh and Unframed
- and more events and exhibitions by www.purpleandgrey.co.uk 
(I'm Purple if you didn't know!)

I'm looking forward to getting my studio organised so I can start on my last commissions this year.  

Being surrounded by trees I already feel my work will change and ideas are  buzzing around my head.  I will still be working to commission, no matter how big or small so please shout up as I love doing these karinagoodman@btinternet.com   

I'll update you with more pics once I've emptied more boxes and keep you posted on my thoughts and ideas for new work

Take care and catch up soon

Karina xxxx
& Bruno of course x

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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

New Art Group, Studio 61 on the move and more

this month's news......

this weekend
November fundraising
new art group
on the move
Winter sale

Lots to tell you as it's been a busy year to say the least and November is no exception.

This Sunday sees me once again exhibiting with a lovely group of artists and makers


New Art Group

As Derbyshire Regional Society Coordinator (RSC) for The Society For All Artists (SAA), assisted by fellow SAA PA Ruth Gray,  we have formed new Art Group for artists to  #network #learn #create with events at Tansley Village Hall, on the road and at galleries/art venues.  Full programme is on 
Derbyshire Regional SAA - Purple and Grey Art Group

 #network #learn #create .

Studio 61 is relocating

This year has seen me struggle with time, or lack of it as I’m getting busier with my commissions and trying to write and illustrate my second children’s book. Running the gallery, managing all the artists and makers on my books, the fundraising exhibitions, the Hippity Hop online shop, Studio 61 Printing and Purple and Grey commitments has been a bit like juggling plates to say the least.

So, Studio 61 has moved to a woodland hideaway after being open to the public for many happy years, but with more commissions and book illustrations it means I can now paint or write most days still accompanied by Bruno the gallery dog who loves his new surroundings.  

Studio 61 Printing will continue "by Appointment or by Post" 

Winter Sale 5-19 November 10-4   -   STARTS 10 AM THIS SATURDAY

The last few weeks at Holloway this year will see a Winter Sale of paintings, prints, cards, glass and ceramics with 10% off everything including all the silver jewellery (Blue John, Whitby Jet, Coral, Seaglass and more).  Plus there will be up to 50% off many of my originals.  All just in time for Christmas.  

I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who visited my studio at Holloway and for their support, but I will still be on social media and already doors are opening for me to exhibit at the venues so that's not the last you are seeing of me!!

Hope to see you within the next few weeks 

Karina xxx

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

November Fundraising for Derbyshire Wildlife Trust - Meadow and Moors

This month's fundraiser is for The Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and the theme is Meadows and Moors and includes work by Natasha Braithwaite Dark Room Photography, John Connolly, Valerie Dalling, Frances Daunt, Karina Goodman and Sue Wharton

In May 1912, a month after the Titanic sank, Charles Rothschild held a meeting to discuss his radical idea about saving places for nature. This meeting led to the formation of the Society for the Promotion of Nature Reserves, which would become the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, and signalled the beginning of UK nature conservation as we know it. 

The Society worked hard to secure Government protection for sites across the UK they considered ‘worthy of preservation’, but it was not until the 1940s that nature conservation made it onto the statute with the National Parks; Access to the Countryside Act in 1949.

Meanwhile local conservation organisations, the forerunners to Wildlife Trusts, were beginning to spring up. The first was Norfolk in 1926, followed by Yorkshire in 1946 and Lincolnshire in 1948. The 1950s saw more and more groups beginning to form and by the end of the decade the Society took on the role of a national association to represent them. The Scottish Wildlife Trust was formed in 1964 and Trusts now covered the whole of Britain. The movement expanded further in 1978 with the formation of the Ulster Wildlife Trust. There are now 47 Wildlife Trusts covering the whole of the UK, the Isle of Man and Alderney.
For more information please go to: The Wild Life Trusts Website.

Derwent Wise Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

All invited 

November 16th 2016 10.30 - 12 at Studio 61
Purple and Grey Christmas Gift Showcase
Bring £10 to spend and a basket of your handmade art and crafts and buy and sell and network at the same time.
Studio 61 Gallery
Leashaw, Holloway, Nr,Matlock,Derbyshire,DE4 5AT

NEW FOR 2017

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Saturday, 1 October 2016

October Exhibition Fundraising for The British Red Cross

The exhibition for October is in aid of The British Red Cross  The Exhibition is called Far Away Places and the artists taking part are:

John Connolly
Valerie Dalling
Martin Davis
Maddy Devitt
Karina Goodman
Mary Smith

The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.
They are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.

They help vulnerable people in the UK and abroad prepare for, withstand and recover from emergencies in their own communities.
To help raise money for this great cause come in and browse our artwork where 25% of sales will be donated to the charity.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Studio 61 Fundraising Exhibition Macmillan Dark and Light

 Studio 61 is raising funds in September for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The artists taking part are: 

Anne Alldread
Natasha Braithwaite
John Connolly
Valerie Dalling
Martin Davis
Maddy Devitt
Karina Goodman
Diane Kane

In 1911, a young man named Douglas Macmillan watched his father die of cancer. His father's pain and suffering moved Douglas so much, he founded the 'Society for the Prevention and Relief of Cancer'. 
Douglas wanted advice and information to be provided to all people with cancer, homes for patients at low or no cost, and voluntary nurses to attend to patients in their own homes.

Today much of Douglas' legacy lives on. Macmillan are still a source of support for people living with cancer today and  are a force for improving cancer care. Watch this video for the charities timeline.

The gallery is open Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday 10-5

thank you for your continued support

Monday, 1 August 2016

August Fundraising Exhibition RNLI Lifeboats

The month of August is seaside holiday times for many of us and we mainly all have an enjoyable time but for some that is not so true.Our charity exhibition 'Wish You Were Here' this month is raising funds for one of Studio 61 favourites the RNLI Lifeboats.  Karina has a painting in The Mowzer Gallery, Mousehole, Cornwall owned/run by Penlee Lifeboat Crew Member Josh Sim who is also an artist.

With her hubby and son both surfers they donate to the RNLI monthly in the hope that they never need them.

Derbyshire artists joining Studio 61 Gallery owner Karina Goodman are John Connolly, Mary Smith, Valerie Dalling, Sue Whatton, Anne Menary, Fay Shoesmith and Geraldine Curtis 

The charity was founded, with royal patronage, originally as the National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck in 1824, this was later re-named the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in 1854.

 "Down to the beach" oil by Karina Goodman 
on display at Studio 61

The RNLI’s lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved more than 139,000 lives since the charity’s   foundation in 1824.The biggest single rescue was in 1907, when lifeboats from Cadgwith,  Coverack, the Lizard and Porthleven rescued 456 people from the liner Suevic.

For the RNLI’s first 100 years or so, lifeboats were mostly launched and recovered from their local beaches. In many communities, hauling the lifeboat during launch and recovery was done by women, as most of the men were on board. Often, farmers loaned their horses to help bear the weight.

"Portrait of a lifeboatman" by Geraldine Curtis

These days, most large, all-weather lifeboats are designed to be launched from a slipway, or to lie afloat. But beach launches are still common, especially with the smaller, inshore lifeboats. Specially adapted tractors are now used to do the hauling.


The way in which people use the sea has changed dramatically since the RNLI’s foundation. More people are using the water for leisure, and the lifesaving service the RNLI provides has had to 
change accordingly.

In 2001, the charity’s lifeguards began patrols on some of the most popular beaches in Dorset and Cornwall. RNLI lifeguards are now present on more than 160 beaches around England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and rescue thousands of people every year.

Fundraising efforts in the mid 19th century were focused on the wealthy, and it wasn’t until the late 1880s that the RNLI saw how generous the general public could be.

With 92% of  total income coming from generous donations and legacies, RNLI depend on dedicated volunteers and supporters to save lives at sea.

Your support means their lifeboat crews can reunite the 24 people they rescue each day with their families. 

A snippet from "Wish you were here" by Anne Menary Textiles

Information sourced from: RNLI Official Website

Friday, 22 July 2016

Summer School News

Schools will soon be out and hopefully the sun will keep on shining. Studio 61 has lots of creative events this Summer so please check out my painting days, workshops and tuition for individuals and the family ...

I will be in my studio all of August painting so shout up if you fancy joining me, hopefully out in the creative courtyard.... Karina x

Friday, 1 July 2016

July Charity Exhibition The National Autistic Society

July's charity exhibition is for The National Autistic Society

A FUNDRAISING EXHIBITION BY KARINA GOODMAN STUDIO 61 AND DERBYSHIRE ARTISTS...with 25% going to charity and many originals at a special price to support this..

 "your support is great appreciated... Thank you"  Karina

This months artists are John Connolly, Patricia Lane, Mary Smith, Abi Burlingham, Kate Beinder, Anne Alldread, Mel Anderson and Karina Goodman

The National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families.
They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for autistic people.
Started in 1962 by a small group of friends who were frustrated at the lack of understanding and help available for themselves and their children.
Then, the term 'autism' was virtually unknown among the general population. Incredible as it now seems, autistic children were labelled 'psychotic' and 'sub-normal'. 'Cold', ' intellectual' parenting was blamed for the condition and the term 'refrigerator mother' was born, blighting families everywhere.
Getting a diagnosis was only the first of many hurdles parents faced, and those with children deemed 'uneducable' were confronted with the horror of the institution.
During the first year, the seeds of practically all their activities were planted and their first Parliamentary question was asked.
More than one in 100 people are autistic – that's around 700,000 people in the UK today.
The National Autistic Society's aim is to spread the understanding of autism and autism practice that they have developed over 50 years. The National Autistic Society give the very best information and advice possible to autistic people, their families and others so that more people can make informed decisions about their lives. The National Autistic Society pass on their knowledge to professionals working in education, health, social care and beyond. The National Autistic Society push wider society to understand autism better so that fewer people feel unable to engage with their communities.

You can help by donating, campaigning or volunteering with them. Or you can buy a piece of artwork during July and 25% of all sales go to The National Autistic Society.

Theres lots happening at The Gallery and this blog is here to let you know all about The Scene at Studio 61! See below for more details.

Friday, 3 June 2016

All set up in Colin's Shed

Sheds have always felt homely to me as I have many fond memories of being a little girl tinkering in the treasure chest that was my dads shed. Even now I'm still now much happier with a hammer and a drill than an ironing board and needle n thread so I am so pleased to be spending my weekend painting in a rather posh one. I'm taking part in Notts Open Studios as guest artist of friend Jackie Ward,  http://www.treehuggery.co.uk/

A very big thank you to Jackie and her hubby Colin for inviting me to be part of this lovely event. Looking forward to it once again. 

Brinsley Art Trail

Part of Notts Open Studios

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th June


Brinsley, Underwood and Annesley Art Trail

I will be at number 36 Moor Road
painting and demonstrating in oils.

 34 & 36 Moor Rd, Brinsley, Notts NG16 5AZ

Rushy Smeethe House, 41 Smeath Road, Underwood, Notts NG16 5GU.

1 & 6 Newstead Rd, Annesley Notts NG15 0AX

Refreshments Available

Karina xx

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

June’s Fundraising Exhibition - My Favourite Walk , Charity - Dog’sTrust

For the month of June we are  Fundraising  for the charity - Dog’s Trust  the exhibition theme is 'My Favourite Walk' 

The Artists taking part are:
Karina Goodman, Mary Smith  Martin Davis, John Connolly,  Natasha Braithwaite, Patricia Lane, Valerie Dalling, John Shiels, Fay Shoesmith, Paula Hallam, Diane Kane and Garden Gallery
Founded in 1891, Dogs Trust (formerly the National Canine Defence League) is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK. Thier mission is to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction. Here's what we do in a nutshell…

  • Each year they care for around 16,000 dogs at their nationwide network of 20 rehoming centres. No healthy dog is ever destroyed.
  • They run subsidised neutering campaigns in areas of the UK with the most acute stray dog problems.
  • Their Education Officers give thousands of classroom presentations every year. Free teaching resources are made available to all schools in the UK.
  • Their FREEDOM Project helps pet owners who are fleeing domestic violence by fostering their animals while they start a new life.
  • The HOPE Project gives preventative veterinary care to dogs belonging to homeless people.
  • They advise government on any matters concerning dog ownership.
  • They have established a charity in Ireland that runs a rehoming centre in Dublin.
  • They assist overseas animal welfare charities by training their staff in best practice.
  • They rely on the kind generosity of the public to make this possible. So, if you love dogs, please make a donation today.
For more information go to their website: https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/
Bruno The Gallery Dog.
The Gallery is Open, Tuesday to Saturday 10-5 Wed by appoint only . STUDIO 61 Leashaw, Holloway near Matlock DE4 5AT   

Saturday 11 June - Studio 61 Dabble Day -  Water Soluble Oils - lunch & all materials included £45
Dabble Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings available
Email karinagoodman@btinternet.com or sign up for newsletter at www.studio61gallery.co.uk

Studio 61 Peaceful Painting Days - Bring your paints, meet other artists, have lunch and enjoy a bit of peace and quiet.  Non-painters welcome to make, read and relax in a working art studio on a day closed to the public (Wednesday/Sunday)

More information and dates tbc via newsletter. sign up at http://www.studio61gallery.co.uk/

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Derbyshire Open Arts Weekend

Derbyshire Open arts is upon us and Janice Allen Jewellery – Art - Glass joins Karina Goodman for a Silver and Skies weekend.

May Bank Holiday 28th - 30th 2016 - Opening hours Saturday - Monday 10 - 5pm
Silver and Skies is part of two further trails within the wider Derbyshire Trail g2g which runs from Cromford Studio and Gallery to Florence Nightingale Hall to Studio 61 Gallery.

And the wider Cromford Trail see map below for details.

Usual gallery opening:- Tuesday to Saturday 10-5 Wednesday by appointment only