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Open Exhibition at the MAC

Today I submitted my offering to the Open Exhibition at the Midlands Art Centre in Birmingham (MAC). The submission process involved being filmed holding the piece of work which felt rather strange but kind of nice. There will be four curated exhibitions over the summer plus the final open exhibition at the end which will […]

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Wild About Poppies

Until very recently oriental poppies were flowering in my mother’s garden – in November! That seems a little crazy but I’m glad because I find them so inspiring, I can’t help but enjoy looking at them. I feel like I’ve come to the end of this particular poppy piece; “Large Poppies” and it is now […]

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Passion for Poppies

My love of poppies was rekindled yet again (!) by the late appearance of clumps of sumptuous oriental ones in my mother’s garden. They were surrounded by Michaelmas daisies and the glowing red and purple hues made for a heady colour combination in an otherwise drab October garden. How delicious! This started out as a […]

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Poppy Love

Poppies, I return to them again and again as an art subject because they are so beautiful, dramatic and with such gorgeous colours. On this piece, I’ve appliqued some scraps of japanese printed fabric onto a base of purple tweed, and added a lot of machine stitching and some sequins and bits of gold foil. […]

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