In December I had a great time meeting new customers and friends after what was a really tough year for everyone.
So, I was really excited to hear I would have the opportunity to meet everyone again this summer. I will once again have my own stall and I am looking forward to sharing some of my new art works . I hope you will come along and say hello!
Earlier this year I started making new paintings based on animals and wildlife in the area which I have made into note cards and coasters. Later on this year I will also be releasing a new calendar and some table cloths!
The weekend should be a lot of fun and if the last fair was anything to go by it should offer something for everyone doing a spot of shopping!
The Nene Valley stretches from West Northamptonshire all the way through Peterborough and has the Nene river flowing through it. The landscape is surrounded by lush farmland and old villages with hidden footpaths connecting them together. I have always used this landscape as the basis for my artwork showing the wildlife and hills of my home.
My artwork frequently uses a range of mixed media techniques that have also incorporated words. In recent years this has become more important and now collage is a major part of my work which often uses words poetry. The lines of various poems have been woven into my imagery - segments of which can be read.
The wide range of habitats such as wildflower meadows, wetlands, marshes, woodlands and wet grasslands are full of a diverse range of animals and birds. These offer endless inspiration for my artwork on a daily basis as I live right on the edge of a stunning nature reserve near the towns of Higham Ferrers, Irthlingborough and Rushden.