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,

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:
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
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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)

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