Mixed medium art work

Upcoming exhibition at Blackburn Cathedral

Hi everyone, hope you all had a good 🐣 Easter!

In amongst the chocolate egg eating I have been working hard on making two new pieces of work for an upcoming exhibition.

23rd April- 14th May three of my pieces will be exhibited amongst the work of many other talented artists in the Blackburn Artist’s society’s 75th Anniversary Exhibition at Blackburn Cathedral.

The dapper man in the photograph is Donald Barnes- he’s the longest serving member of Blackburn Artists society at 101 years old- as the president of the society he will be opening the exhibition on the 23rd April- image Lancashire Telegraph

The first picture I have entered is a pencil crayon drawing I did on pastel paper back in 2020. It is a study of an elderly person’s hands. This was quite a challenge for me as I was not used to drawing with pencil crayons or drawing hands and I was really proud of the result. The following two paintings are pieces I have done specifically for the exhibition.

The first one is acrylic paint and acrylic ink on canvas board. It’s based on a photograph I took- see below, of a very friendly cow on one of our Blackburn Artists society trips to Lower Slade Farm in Padiham, Lancashire.

I really loved the cow’s expression, and that trip out to Lower Slade farm has great memories for me as a few of us got to feed and hold new born lambs on our visit, something I’d never done before but would happily do again!

The third submission is a little different as I wanted to combine my love of craft, mixed media art and collage with painting. I have created this very textured picture using collage, acrylic paints, gouache, oil pastels, acrylic ink, modelling paste and metallic pens.

The cat pictured is based on one of the art dolls made by the very talented artist Annie Montgomerie. I love her sad and surreal animal characters and fell in love with this little kitten. I was particularly drawn to the wide eyes and the shiny red button on her waistcoat. You can find out more about Annie Montgomerie’s work at her website here.

I’d love it if you could come and visit the exhibition at Blackburn cathedral on the 23rd April – 14th May 2022, open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am- 3pm, Sundays 12- 3pm. Admission free!

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