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 
(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   

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

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