Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Plans, Paints and Post-its

Happy New Year.  It's my first day back in the studio after a very relaxing family Christmas and I'm finally using my new 2017 diary which I've been filling for some time with events, exhibitions and stuff. I've always had a thing for new stationery, so armed with a ton of new post-its from Santa and a grown up year planner, I'm looking forward to this year feeling a lot more organised!  Let's review that in March eh 😀

A nice start to 2017 was a mention in Art Share Love Wales magazine having been approached last year

January will also see me starting a new body of work for my first exhibition of the year in March at Cromford Studio and Gallery.  Some new pieces will be framed oils on paper in a new colour palette.  Rather excited about this and can't wait to get cracking. 

February 8th sees the start of a new art group I am co-running with artist friend, Ruth Gray who I work closely with as we form Purple and Grey, an art consultancy helping other artists network, learn and create. (Check our website as first networking event is in Matlock on 25 January) 

Our Derbyshire Regional SAA Art Group is open to all abilities, friendly and informal with a full year planned so if you fancy joining us then please get in touch.  We meet twice a month at Tansley Village Hall, on the road and at galleries/venues

I also intend working on my second children's book, both writing and illustrating and I've got a book illustration commission in the pipeline, so now my studio is tucked away I'm hoping I can get more done than last year. No excuse now.

I love working to commission and am still taking commissions for paintings, favourite views and house portraits.  I work in oils and watercolours so again shout up if I can help. I can do gift vouchers for wedding gifts, special birthdays etc.  More info is on my commissions page on my website

I'm looking forward to more time to visit stockists of my work up and down the country and keep them supplied with new work, which I sadly neglected because of lack of time.  Plus I always love a road trip with Bruno in Stan so it will be nice to mix business with pleasure

I'm hoping to keep my blog more updated so if I don't give me a nudge please eh!

Anyway I'm off to get another coffee and tackle those emails before I take my little pal for his walk in the woods

Keep warm and catch up soon

Love Karina 

and Bruno xx