Friday, 6 December 2013
Flowers and Insects, a series.
Oil on canvas
This month I am showing new work with The Art Shop, Monmouthshire.
The Long Winter Show 2013,
22nd November - 25th January
An eclectic collection of art and toys by painters, printmakers, jewellers, ceramic makers and sculptors.
Upstairs there is a series of rooms in a domestic interior where works are found in unexpected contexts to emphasise their beauty and uniqueness…
In a room (of cobalt green and viridian), lit up by glorious, painterly paintings by Royal Academy Schools and Royal College trained artists, is a small library of covetable art and design books.
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Saturday, 9 November 2013
This Christmas I will be showing new work, paintings and prints at The New Craftsmen.
Visit their Mayfair pop-up shop:
The Garage, 14 Adams Row, W1K 2LA
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm
Late night shopping every Wednesday and Thursday until 8pm
‘CRAFTSMANSHIP FROM THE BRITISH ISLES’
The New Craftsmen was founded in 2012 by Mark Henderson, Catherine Lock and Natalie Melton. Since 2010 we have toured the British Isles meeting and documenting the makers of traditional craft, and the innovators using skills, honed over centuries, in a contemporary way.
The result is The New Craftsmen: a network of makers who collaborate with us to showcase the finest materials, skills and craft products of the British Isles. We seek out makers and iconic objects that are deeply connected to culture and place, we forge collaborations with designers and makers to offer a contemporary take on specific skills and materials, and we offer our customers a range of services that enable them to customize and develop bespoke pieces.
The New Craftsmen represents a vision of sustainable, luxury, expressed through dedication to makers, materials, method and design.
(photos credit, The New Craftmen Website.)
"A COLLECTION OF THE COOLEST CRAFTERS IN THE LAND" - SUNDAY TIMES
Sunday, 13 October 2013
Im showing some work with Josie Eastwood Fine Art this month
AUTUMN SHOW 2013
Friday 18th - Friday 25th October
Friday 18th October:
9am - 6pm
Saturday 19th - Friday 25th October:
10am - 4pm
Otherwise open by appointment outside these times, please call 01962 776997
Lower Balldown, Northwood Park, Sparsholt, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2LZ
Monday, 9 September 2013
Meet the Maker/ The Shop Floor Project
We work with our stable of designers to develop special collections, commissions and collaborations which are often exclusive to The Shop Floor Project. Here you can read more about the maker and view our collection.
Cornelia O'Donovan (b. London, UK, 1981) trained at Royal College of Art. Her work is held in private collections in the U.K. and overseas. The artist lives and works in London.
FLORAL DISPLAY EXHIBITION
Capturing the fleeting moment when flower petals are about to fade and leaves are ready to drop, Cornelia O’Donovan creates a subtle and compelling sense of melancholy through her painted floral displays. Cornelia O’Donovan's work is often reminiscent of grand but faded medieval frescoes and of crumbling murals, hidden within the walls of ancient country churches. This aesthetic is developed further for her new exhibition with the use of thick, deckled edge paper which is prepared by lightly sanding the surface and finished with a fine layer of varnish - a technique which is still used today to stabilise delicate wall murals.
A Childish Prank"
Man's and woman's bodies lay without souls
Dully gaping, foolishly staring, inert
On the flowers of Eden.
The problem was so great, it dragged him asleep.
He bit the Worm, God's only son,
Into two writhing halves.
He stuffed into man the tail half
With the wounded end hanging out.
He stuffed the head half headfirst into woman
And it crept in deeper and up
To peer out through her eyes
Calling it's tail-half to join up quickly, quickly
Because O it was painful.
Man awoke being dragged across the grass.
Woman awoke to see him coming.
Neither knew what had happened.
God went on sleeping.
Crow went on laughing.”
― Ted Hughes
Saturday, 31 August 2013
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
THE ARTISTS’ CUSHION COLLECTION
A limited edition series. There are four ranges from SAMANTHA ALLAN, CORNELIA O’DONOVAN, DENISE ALLAN, ALICE PATTULLO. These are very special, printed on handwoven linen and feather filled, there are only 100 of each made. You can find them here.
THE SHOP FLOOR PROJECT