In the past many of my early mentors would deride the work of illustrators and graphic designers as ‘not real artists ‘. They were so wrong.
The art of illustration demands many creative skills. Not only in the handling of materials to produce an acceptable result for a paying client, but also it requires an imagination and storytelling ability which goes way beyond the mere copying of a subject, as so many artists tend to do.
Affordable Art, Crafts, Photography and Quirky Goods.
‘Due to the insecure times that local businesses are having with Covid restrictions, I have decided not to renew the lease on my shop which is due to expire on the 31st March.
I have a new website and I am selling online from the new ‘NakedNorfolk’ website https://nakednorfolk.co.uk
Introducing a new e-commerce website and social media platform only for artists who live and work in Norfolk.
All our members will be selected for their talents from multiple genres such as painters, printers, ceramicists, sculptors, glass makers and photographers to name just a few.
To support Women and Health charity
Includes five local artists.
Five artists from the West Norfolk area have had paintings accepted for a fundraising exhibition to support the London charity ‘Women + Health’ which has been supporting isolated and vulnerable women, including those who are survivors of domestic violence and rape, for over 30 years.
You may have got used to seeing my textile paintings over the last few years. My primary passion is for weaving and textile design
Sometimes, as artists, whatever our style or medium it feels like a struggle to find the light. It gives life and form to our work, but we have to ask more than “where is the light coming from here?”
A17 Si Smith
14 October – 27 November at Porch Gallery, Left Bank Leeds
Si is the son of member Mike Smith who wrote this introduction to the exhibition.
My son, Simon, is a professional illustrator and spends much of his leisure time simply drawing, as well as his illustration work.
My small gallery in Holme Hale, near Swaffham, is open by appointment.
All are welcome to visit with no obligation. [Covid precautions in place.]
New Year’s Day 2020 feels like a lifetime ago now. I’m certain we all had plans, big plans, small plans, for the year – for me there were exhibitions, craft fairs, teaching, workshops and shows, with something booked all the way through from the beginning of March till Christmas. I was excited. This was going to be my busiest year ever. I worried whether I would have enough work, frames and mounts, worried about whether tools and lino would arrive in time for the classes. I was worried it might all go well; I was worried it might all go badly –
This is a difficult and trying time for us all, so here is a little breath of Cote d’Azur to cheer you up.
After all the cancellations of my trips during the spring and summer, I decided to take the bull by the horns and try to make it to France in August to see my daughter. Not sure if I was brave or foolhardy, but the journey to Luton and onwards to Nice was extremely challenging, but so worth it.