Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Artists in my studio this Summer

Soon I will be heading off on my hols but Studio 61 will be open as normal all over Summer thanks to my family and artist friends.

I hope you can find to pop in whether you are looking for a birthday card, small gift, silver jewellery or a piece of art or pottery for your home

Meet the Artists in my studio

Valerie Dalling

Valerie is my Guest Artist for August and will be in the gallery on

Sunday 2 August  

Thursday 6th August

Friday 7th August

and Sunday 9th August

Pop in and view Valerie's latest abstract work and also have a chat about her

Camera Club

Walks with the Camera 

Sharon Lysinger

Sharon will be working in the studio in various mediums.  Pop in and you might find her experimenting with brusho, bead making, working on her crystalised books or something new!

Tuesday 4th August

Wednesday 5th August

Saturday 5th August

Sharon Louise Art 

I will be back in the gallery on Tuesday 11th August with hopefully lots of new work painted on the cliff tops and beaches of Cornwall.

All will be revealed at my

 "Peaks, Moors, Cliffs and Coast Exhibition Preview on the 20th September

I hope you have a great Summer too

Take care...Karina x

STUDIO 61 - Karina Goodman Gallery

Artist, Illustrator & Children's Author
Open Tue-Sat 10-5  & Sundays 11-4   01629 534532
STUDIO 61 Gallery, Leashaw, HOLLOWAY Nr Matlock DE4 5AT

Friday, 10 July 2015

All you need is a little faith, trust and pixie dust

It's so good to have the studio door open, catch 5 minutes every now and again with a coffee watching the world go by and making plans

I'm not a big planner mind you. I've never written a business plan, all ideas stay in my head and I like to let things evolve naturally. Good and bad. Not that I'm recommending this approach to business but having said that I am approaching 10 years so lots of good things have happened along the way making it a fabulous journey

I know I'm lucky to be "living the dream" painting most days in my own studio and gallery surrounded with work by the many creative friends I've made along the way. 

It's involved lots of hours and been hard work, especially in the days before social media, but I've loved every minute of it  (mostly)

I'd like to think I've helped others along the way too

So what are my plans?

Soon I'm heading back to Cornwall for a family holiday, our young adults now want to come with us again!  Whilst there I will be painting and this year the dashboard won't be covered in oils thanks to my new pochade (I had to google this when told it can transport wet oil paintings) 

On my return (hopefully with lots of new ones) I will be getting ready for the launch of a brand new collection of oils, a new range of cards and a shiny new website and my current website will then be solely for that pesky rabbit!

Hippity Hop and Friends is another reason I'm excited about the future, with follow up books planned and another book started for a different age range not to mention lots of new collectables. 

So it's a big "thank you" to all the wonderful family, friends and customers for their continued  support and I hope you have a fab Summer
  ......and remember

 "All you need is a little faith, trust and pixie dust". Peter Pan by J M Barrie

Karina xxx

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Studio 61, the Proud First Stockists of Heather Duncan Ceramics.

Here at Studio 61 we are the proud first stockists of the most gorgeous Heather Duncan Ceramics.

Heather Duncan is a Derbyshire based artist, known for her dramatic abstract oil paintings.  Pottery is her tactile creative ‘therapy’… she is new to ceramics, and is focusing on throwing pots at the wheel.
  Her pieces aim to be both functional and beautiful, she takes the colours of the atmospheric landscapes/seascapes and sky-scapes that she loves to inform her approach to glazing her pots.  No two pots are the same, intentionally so, no two moments in the landscape are ever the same. 

“I want to create pots that are beautiful to hold, to look at and to use. Marrying form, function and colour.”

Studio 61 Gallery is open 10 -5 Tuesday to Saturday and 11-4 on Sundays.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Rebecca Morledge a gallery2gallery show for July

 For the month of July under the gallery2gallery umbrella, Studio 61 and Cromford Studio and Gallery are teaming up to showcase the wonderful work of Rebecca Morledge. Below we asked her a few quick questions to find out what lies behind these wonderful works.

How do you work? 

I usually create a painting in 3 stages.
The first stage takes the longest and is the most difficult. This involves drawing every detail within the image. I only move onto the next stage when I am completely happy with the composition.
The second stage is using watercolour to add life to the image. Finally I use a dip pen and ink to add all of the details. My paintings take on average 40 – 50 hours to complete.

What art do you most identify with?

I really love the work of childrens book illustrators Quentin Blake and Shirley Hughes. I remember reading books illustrated by these artists as a child and then read them to my own children. The images are so beautiful they stand alone as pieces of art.

What memorable responses have you had to your work?

I quite often get told that my work is like Where’s Wally and Lowry both of which I take as huge compliments…if only J

What inspires you?

The sea and coast always inspire me and I always come back full of ideas after a trip to the seaside.
I love looking at the tops of buildings, especially in towns and cities, many of the older buildings are beautiful but we never tend to look above the shop windows.

Favourite or most inspirational place ?

St Ives in Cornwall. The place is just so beautiful I’m afraid I’m a bit obsessed with it. I plan to move there one day.

Professionally, what’s your goal?

I would love to illustrate a childrens book. 

Gallery2Gallery is the partnership between Cromford Studio and Gallery and Studio 61 Karina Goodman Gallery two artists studios working together to showcase their own work and that of other selected friends of the gallery. This is the first joint exhibition by one artist at both venues and as it is the height of summer what better way to see the work of your favourite artists than taking the historic trail that lies between.
On the trail you will discover unique book shops, tea rooms, two historic mills, canal trips, the birth place of the industrial revolution and Florence Nightingale to name just a few! 

Rebeccas work is displayed at: Studio 61 Tue - Sat 10 -5 and Sun 11- 4pm
                                                   Cromford Studio and Gallery Wed - Sun 10 -5pm.