I'm in the studio today getting my entry ready for the National Open Art competition. This is a new one for me to enter but I'm hoping to at least get pre-selected. I've had a lot pf extra expenses this year without the matching income so I'm feeling a bit down at the moment. I really need something significant to happen to change my mood. I am entering 3 art competitions this year. Anyone who enters these will know that they can be an expensive and time consuming exercise. Things have been also made tricky by the fact that I'm not the best photographer in the world and my current series of works ( off the back of ideas from 'They Came by Sea) are too psychedelic for my bridge camera to handle. I have been looking into buying a DSLR but I really begrudge spending that kind of money without wanting to explore/ use the camera as a photographer. I will soldier on.
I have moved studio! Not too far tho just the one next to my old one as it is a little bigger and brighter. Please feel free to comment on my blog. Im not sure that anyone even reads this apart from me so knowing that this reaches someone would be great.
Until next time ….
It's been such a busy few weeks. The open studios that started last Saturday end this Sunday . The event is a great opportunity to meet most of the 10 resident artists ( including myself) at the Artists Workhouse, find out more about our art practice and maybe buy some amazing art while you're there.
The Cake House attached to the gallery and studio space is serving up some great food and has a alcohol license as well, so you can enjoy the art with a spot of lunch washed down with some chilled wine , beer or soft drinks .
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY !
I have been quite ill with a never ending cold and the vomiting virus for the past 8 weeks . I still have the cold but my sinuses are starting to clear a bit. My poor nose is red raw though.
I have been too achy to make new work which is really frustrating . I also had to pull out of putting work in May's Pop-Up Gallery in Redditch which is also annoying as I was looking forward to talking to people about my new series of poured paintings and the ideas behind them.
Due to being at home more I decided to hunt out some new avenues for my work. I found a website called Society6 which allows artists to sell their work worldwide as reproduced prints, canvases , tapestries , phone covers, mugs ,quilts ,curtains and clothing etc.
As I also have a passion for all things home and interior design this got me really excited. You may think buying a print or canvas is an extravagance but buying something you need like a phone cover, cushions,shower curtain or something to wear will get you a piece of art without the guilt. I have uploaded several pieces of work to the site so if you are looking for something for your home , to wear or a quirky gift idea that helps support artists then check them out. I have put a link below. Happy shopping !
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I am offering 20% off my work on Artfinder.com for a limited period. To get your discount just input this discount code SANDRA-WADKIN-20-4BA259 at checkout
These works are exclusive to Artfinder.com and cannot be found elsewhere.Click on the link below for my store.
Well I have had a tiring few weeks mainly because I came down with a rotten cold 4 weeks ago and still have it. Its been dragging on for so long now I'm wondering if I actually have hay fever. My symptoms are sneezing runny nose, fuzzy head, streaming eyes but no sore throat. I went to a pharmacist in Dickens Heath near where I live and he gave me a 7 day supply of anti allergy and hay fever tablets which were supposedly non drowsy but knocked me out by 7pm. They did nothing so today (four days later)I was in my local ASDA in Redditch and looked at the PL codes on all the hay fever meds. As they were all different except for the cheap Galphram brand which had the same PL code as the ones i already had I decided to try another brand. I took them a few hours ago and can actually breath….WOW. I have never had hay fever in my life but maybe now I do have it after all.
On a more arty note, I am still obsessed with poured paintings but i have been thinking a bout cells and regeneration.Below are some images of works in progress in the studio. Feel free to share your comments here.
Hello art fans
I have recently exhibited in the 'Portraits' exhibition at the Artists Workhouse in Studley, Warwickshire. It has been the most visited exhibition since the gallery space opened so this is great news for myself and the other artists who exhibited work here. Portraits part 2 starts on 9th July and will feature a writers group and performance evening. I have included photos in this post and welcome your comments.
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you can now purchase my work from the Artfinder website I have put a direct link to the website under the Blog section. I will be selling work to fit all pockets but have listed works that I have exhibited over the past 2 years first. It would be wonderful to see the work go to new homes so that I can continue to create some new work.
New exhibition coming in March 2017 . Hope to see you all then. 22 very talented artists from all over the UK will be exhibiting
Hello Art Fans
I have recently exhibited at the Artists Workhouse in Studley Warwickshire.
The exhibition was a celebration of the end of the year and a great opportunity to invite people along to view and buy art . I sold my first work since getting my studio here to local councillor Justin Kerridge so thanks Justin, the money raised will go towards materials to produce some new work in 2017
Hello art fans
My site has been pretty quiet this past year and some of you may have been thinking that I had given up on art. Well the opposite is true . I was busy hunting down a studio space as since leaving University it has been difficult to get the space I need to work in on my poured painting projects .
I now have my own studio , which is a little gem in the village of Studley near Redditch .
The studio is run by artist and curator Dawn Harris and is called The Artists Workhouse.
The Artists Workhouse is a fantastic space for artists and art lovers and has its own exhibition space.
I have just completed my first open studio since arriving in November and made my first sale there.
Some of you may have seen my painting ' They Came by Sea' all over the web earlier this year courtesy of Aesthetica Magazine. I was long listed for the Aesthetica Art Prize and was extremely happy to be exhibited in York Cathederal and featured as one of Aesthetica Magazines top 100 international artists for 2016.
New for this year .. this blog amongst other things keep checking in to see what's happening.
Catch you soon.