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Forthcoming exhibitions – and a magazine appearance.

I hope the summer has gone well.  Whilst I am not looking forward to the colder weather and darker mornings I do enjoy painting Autumn light, so there are some compensations for the change in the seasons.

Welland Valley Art Society poster for Autumn Exhibition 2019

Another bonus is the chance to take part in Welland Valley Art Society’s autumn exhibition , which this year takes place between 7th and 19th October at Stamford Arts Centre.  I was very flattered to by told by those organising that one of my paintings Two Trees had been chosen for the exhibition poster, which was a lovely surprise.  Do pop along to the exhibition if you are local – indeed you are very welcome to the preview on 6th October, if you can make it.  Just get in touch if you would like an invitation.  The exhibition, which is free, will be open from 10 am to 5 pm each day, but also some evenings when events are on.  Check the Arts Centre website for information https://www.stamfordartscentre.com/

Currently I am also showing 19 paintings in the anteroom at Stamford Arts Centre in my solo exhibition which continues until the end of September.  Many thanks to those who have visited and commented so far.

September 2019 issue of Leisure Painter magazine

Aside from exhibitions,  I was delighted to be informed by the editor of Leisure Painter magazine that she had chosen one of my paintings for appearance in the September issue.  Here it is – together with a bit of information about myself and my working methods.  Needless to say, it is lovely to know that people appreciate my work – and the art materials prize has come in handy too!  The painting concerned – After the Rain – is available (framed) for £325 and you can find a better image and information about size on my website https://sarahjenningsartist.com/photo_16423868.html

As always do get in touch if you have any queries, about my paintings or otherwise.  I am frequently posting on my Facebook and Instagram pages and I also have a monthly newsletter you are welcome to sign up for here http://eepurl.com/dNxYMQ

 

 

Solo exhibition at Stamford Arts Centre

I’m pleased to have just finished hanging 21 paintings in the anteroom at Stamford Arts Centre https://www.stamfordartscentre.com/ which is very exciting 🙂  The photos I’ve taken are not the best so why not pop down and see them in the flesh if you’re local and contemplate them over a coffee?  That way you can get up close and have a good old stare at the way the paint has gone on (…or maybe it’s just me that does that?!)

The exhibition runs throughout November so if you get the time to look do let me know what you think.  With prices starting at £80 they might make someone very happy on Christmas morning (and many years to come).  You can also see better images on my website here http://sarahjenningsartist.com/gallery_743081.html

I’ve noticed that the exhibition has a trees and allotment theme which was not a particularly conscious decision.  I guess you paint what you enjoy.  I’m off to hug a tree…….

A sur’prize’ ing exhibition!

Looking rather surprised…

I am pleased to report that not only were the four paintings I submitted to The Welland Valley Art Society Autumn Exhibition selected and hung – but one of them won the top prize, the Gladys Teesdale award! I’m delighted – and was rather surprised when I found out, as this photo will attest.

The three other paintings on show include a new one I put up on my social media pages a few days ago called ‘Water’s Edge’.  A slight detour into semi abstraction, which I am enjoying.

water rocks and trees

Water’s Edge (20″ x 20″ mixed media on canvas)

Here’s a photo.  Blues never translate well to photographs (although I’m no great photographer).  The version on the wall looks better.  If you are local, why not pop down and take a look?  Lots of other lovely artworks there too 🙂 The exhibition is now open at Stamford Arts Centre until 13th October. See https://www.stamfordartscentre.com/

 

Life’s a Beach

 

Inspired by my trip to Spain over the summer I have completed a small series of (well, three!) paintings of beach scenes.  You might have seen them already if you follow me on social media but here they are all together.  They are also now on my website http://sarahjenningsartist.com/gallery_698663.html

I’ve got plenty more ideas for future paintings so watch this space!  It’s been interesting how the Mediterranean light has caused me to change my colour mixes.  For instance I’ve used Cerulean Blue a lot more than I would in the UK.

I am handing in paintings today for selection for the Welland Valley Art Society Autumn Exhibition which starts on Monday 1st October and runs until 13th October at Stamford Arts Centre.  I’ll be reporting back on that next time but if you are local and free that day please do come along to the Preview event this Sunday, 30th September from 11.30am – 1.30pm.  It would be lovely to see you! I’ll also be on stewarding duty at the gallery on Friday 5th October from 10am to 12.30pm so please do say ‘hello’.

 

 

 

A refreshed website!

http://www.sarahjenningsartist.com/

I am back to work after a lovely summer and feeling the usual Autumn urge to ‘get organised’.  Rather than buy myself a new pencil case (although I was tempted!) I have spent time giving my website some attention.  Not only do my giclee prints and greetings cards now appear – there’s now a fancy shopping cart and a link to Paypal so they can be bought at the click of a mouse.  Mini paintings also available to purchase this way.  Please get in touch about larger paintings to chat about prices,frames and delivery.

Talking of frames, I am now busy preparing for the Welland Valley Art Society Autumn Exhibition which takes place at Stamford Arts Centre between 1 – 13 October.  You are most welcome to the preview on Sunday 30 September 11.30am – 1.30pm if you can make it.

I’ll also be showing paintings in the Stamford Arts Centre anteroom throughout November.  Best get back to the easel!………

Patchings exhibition 2018

‘Blue Sky, Purple Shadows’ hanging in The Artist exhibition at Patchings Art Centre

A rather belated update on the exhibition of one of my paintings at Patchings Art Centre, Nottinghamshire.

I popped over to see the exhibition on 15th July on the last day of the Patchings Art, Craft & Design Festival.  Now in its 25th year, the festival is always a lovely event.  There are lots of art materials to tempt the pocket and it’s great to see artists demonstrating their painting in the marquees – although I confess I was pleased not to be one of them.  It was boiling hot! (hence, incidentally, the image above of me looking rather red and weary :))

My painting, ‘Blue Sky, Purple Shadows’ was one of only 70 selected for exhibition in an open competition run by The Artist magazine so I am very pleased to be included, as you can imagine. Although the Festival is now over the exhibition continues until 12th August so there is still plenty of time to visit.  You will find a mix of high quality, mostly figurative, work in a variety of styles and media – and a coffee shop next door too!

Should you feel inclined to vote my painting your ‘People’s Choice’ (thank you!) you can do so here http://www.painters-online.co.uk/gallery/PatchingsGallery.htm  

From that link you can also see the other works on show and you can find directions to Patchings Art Centre via their website  http://www.patchingsartcentre.co.uk

I plan to post some new work soon.  There are a few things I have been working on which are a little different.  Touch and go at the moment whether they work…….!

 

An Explosion! …and a commendation

orchid

Orchid Explosion! (30cm x 40cm mixed media on paper)

I was given an orchid a few weeks ago and felt  inspired to paint it before it died.  I don’t seem to have much luck with them once they’ve finished flowering.  This was painted mainly in acrylic inks and acrylic paints with some oil pastel and I had great fun with the splatters.  Much to my surprise the orchid is still happily flowering.  Maybe my luck has changed!

tree reflections in winter river

Winter.  Tree Reflections 2 (30cm x 40 cm mixed media on paper)

I have three paintings currently on display in the main gallery at Stamford Arts Centre as part of the Welland Valley Art Society Spring Exhibition.  It’s a great show and if you are local please do pop in and take a look.  I’ll be there stewarding on the morning of Wednesday 9th May if you want to say hello.The exhibition closes on Saturday 12th. I am pleased to say that one of my paintings received a commendation (see above).  Many thanks to the selectors and to the guest judge, Peter Barker – a very talented painter and owner of the Peter Barker Fine Art gallery in Uppingham.