Posts made in June, 2015

Sonia Delaunay at the Tate

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 in Exhibitions | 0 comments

Sonia Delaunay at the Tate

Rather busy lately – but wanted to recommend the Sonia Delaunay exhibition at Tate Modern – went with a friend rather on a whim and was bowled over by her work. Interested that early on she did a patchwork quilt cover for her baby’s cradle which looked exactly like one of her wonderful abstract paintings. It was particularly interesting because she would have been criticised at a quilting show because the finishing was not very neat! The impact was amazing. Sonia had a long life and this exhibition takes you through every part of it. She lost her husband early on in the second world war when they decamped to Menton. She lived on developing her style, her wonderful fabric designs and being an inspiration and guide to younger artists. A wonderful show which I went round twice and will definitely go again . I never did post that picture of the kangaroo – but definitely will...

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Design Essentials

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Discussion, Exhibitions | 0 comments

Design Essentials

Thwarted by broadband problems for a couple of days. Having another coffee morning at Design Essentials in Saffron Walden tomorrow which will be great fun. I am coming to the end of my stint there which has been very enjoyable, giving me lots of opportunities to visit the shop with friends and family. I am also getting ready to take some of my prints over to the Haddenham Galleries near Ely tomorrow where I will be exhibiting over the summer. I have been doing some more work lately on some images from an 18th century (almost 19th century as published in 1800) children’s book of animals – designed to educate it includes some exotic creatures including the kangaroo, the elephant and the cameleopard – not of course a real animal though one they imagined existed. I will be showing prints of The Hog, The Hare and The Horse at Haddenham and I am working on some more photo stencils of other animals. I particularly love the kangaroo and will show pictures of it printed onto fabric...

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