This is my artwork to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the battle of the Somme. My painting was inspired by a Poem by The next William Shakespeare, aka Brian Kinlan as a collaborative piece. It is part of a two part pop up gallery. Local artists have all collaborated with Brian depicting their own artistic style based on a chosen poem. The exhibition is now open at Coffeevolution in Huddersfield from 2nd till 3rd July and then in Halifax at The Loom Lounge 9th and 10th July.
There's a new painting in the Landscapes and Seascapes gallery! This is a small acrylic painting. I'm loving painting garden scenes at the moment and it's nice to have a smaller piece to add to the collection!
After having almost a year of using nothing but pencils i decided it was time for a change so i brought the paints back out and painted this serene little scene of a water garden. And i finished it just in time for the first day of spring too! This canvas will be available to buy soon and hopefully there will be prints available too. If you are interested in any of these products please contact me on via my Contact Me page.
Do you fancy joining me for my next Pinot and Picasso evening at Craft and Crumpet later on in the year? If you do this is the image we are going to be painting! The stunning Northern Lights in the snow. I painted this today and this original canvas will be making its way to Craft and Crumpet for you all to see. You can either work as a couple, painting across two canvases or singly as i have done here. It will make the perfect picture to hang and show off to family and friends over the festive period, or why not give it as a special hand made present to someone you love.
Last night's Pino & Picasso workshop at Craft and Crumpet was a huge success and really enjoyable. A great group of people, wonderful food supplied by the lovely Shirley at Craft and Crumpet, candlelight, wine and of course painting, what more could you ask for! Everyone produced fantastic artwork! Some painting the whole scene on their own whilst couples worked as a team painting their canvases to join together. My husband came along with me to paint the other half of my canvas, it was great fun! The next Pinot and Picasso evening is planned for October and will be a winter theme! More news to on that to follow!
Todays acrylic workshop at the Cloud 9 Gallery produced some amazing pantings! This time we were painting one of Alex Taylor's photographs taken at Whitby and Alex also joined in and created his first ever painting, which looks fab!
In Previous classes we hadn't painted a really dramatic sky or water and this photograph worked well with the contrast of textures from a highly textured bright fiery sky to a smooth, tranquil, cool sea. It ended up being quite challenging and all of our paintings changed dramatically over the course the afternoon! The results are outstanding! Well done Alex and Beverley!
This is "Fiery Sky", Acrylic on A4 Canvas.
I am delighted to say that i am introducing two brand new workshops to 2015! Following on from the popular Introduction to acrylic painting workshops, i am now running an advanced painting workshop for those who would like to develop their skills further with new techniques and more challenging subjects to paint! I am also offering drawing and shading workshops for those who would like to learn how to draw or would like to develop their own drawing style. We will be drawing and shading with graphite and coloured pencils and creating a lovely drawing to take home.
To join in with the fun take a look at my workshop page to see how to book!
Todays acrylic workshop at the Cloud 9 Gallery produced some amazing work! It was quite a challenging scene to paint especially in the 3 hours, but everyone did so well and came out with their own unique styles! Well done, Beverley, Jennifer and Natalie!
Thank you to my fab brother Philip Heyworth for giving us permission to use his beautiful photograph!
This is "The Water Garden", Acrylic on A4 Canvas.
Diary of an artist
Here you will be able to keep track of my pieces of art as they develop step by step and witness the challenges i face.