Boston Spa Arts and Crafts Festival 2016
I shall be exhibiting again at the annual Boston Spa Arts and Crafts Festival on 14 & 15 October
Watch this space for more details.
Summer Event at RHS Harlow Carr Gardens
I've been invited to exhibit at RHS Harlow Carr Gardens, Harrogate again from 23 July to 4 September.
Come along for a lovely day out in the gardens, browse the art and craft exhibits in the Old Bath House, and enjoy wonderful food at Betty's
New Improved Cards
I've teamed up with Love From The Artist, a Community Interest Company formed to support artists by printing their cards in high quality and passing on the proceeds to the artist rather than being swallowed up by middle-men.
Take a look at LoveFromTheArtist
Happy New Year to all my friends, painting colleagues and customers.
May 2016 bring you all you wish for.
Well. after a fairly inactive 2015 artwise, what with David's prolonged and frequent visits to hospital, settling in to our new home and family moves I didn't get as much painted as I'd have liked to have done.
However, that's all in the past and I'm really looking forward to getting stuck in to some painting in 2016 when I can make full use of the wonderful studio/shed David has built for me. Really looking forward to a better year than the last one!
Watch this space!
Spring Event Harlow Carr, Harrogate
I've been invited to exhibit at the Spring Event at the RHS Harlow Gardens in Harrogate from 12 May until 7 June 2015.
Busy now selecting and packing up paintings, prints and cards in time for them to be barcoded and displayed.
I'm really looking forward to this eveent as it's in a beautiful location and I will be one of many well known local artists and craftspeople.
Please do come along, it's open every day during the normal garden opening hours.
More info here
I'm finally back on the art scene again after our house move last year.
I didn't expect my art to be sidelined for so long, but hey ho, life goes on!
Harlow Carr Art Exhibition 2015
I've been invited to exhibit at the newly restructured Harlow Carr Art Exhibition during summer 2015.
Debbie De Brunner of Just Makers, Harrogate is now running the installations at Harlow Carr and she has kindly invited me to partake in this year's exhibitions for a few weeks from early May.
Watch this space for more details later.
With moving house from Clifford to South Milford having taken up most of 2014 I've not had much time to paint, or keep the website up to date.
However, things are gradually settling down now and I've actually managed to turn out a few paintings!
I did manage to exhibit again at Boston Spa Art and Craft Festival, and kept my hand in with my art clubs as time permitted.
Now I can find most of my materials again I'm getting back in the swing of things and looking forward to an arty 2015.
Boston Spa Arts and Crafts Festival 2014
Just learned that I've been accepted as an exhibitor at this autumn's Exhibition.
More details later!
Artists around Wetherby
Don't forget Artists Around Wetherby coming up on the weekends of 17/18 & 24/25 May.
Unfortunately I had to pull out due to being in the middle of moving house but will definitely get out and about those weekends to support all the great artists who are opening their studios.However, if you're interested in investing in one of my paintings please do get in touch.
Take a look at Artists Around Wetherby at: www.facebook.com/pages/Artists-Around-Wetherby You can download the programme from the website as an easy reference for while you're doing the tour.
Artists Around Wetherby
Dates for your 2014 Diary
17/18 & 24/25 May 2014 are the dates of the newly formed Artist Around Wetherby Open Studios event which I have been invited to join.
Around 20 artists from the Wetherby area will be opening their studios on two weekends in 2014.
Come along for a chat, maybe a quick demo and a work of art.
Early days yet and much to do but watch this space or my Facebook page for developments.
Walton Group of Artists - 10th exhibition
This year it's the 10th Walton Group of Artists' annual exhibition at Walton Village Hall.
The group is trying to make it a bit special this year to celebrate, so look out for a few changes.
Both David and I will be exhibiting and will be on duty at times throughout the exhibition. Do come along to see us.
Get more information by clicking here.
Leeds Art Exhibition and Sale
I've finally got round to exhibiting at this annual fundraiser for St. Gemma's Hospice!
This is one of the leading art exhibitions of the year and is well worth a visit as most of the area's leading artists will be there.
It takes place from 24 till 27 October at Leeds Grammar School, Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS17 8GS
Visit the website by clicking here.
Handed in my paintings for St Gemma's Exhibition
Handed in my paintings for the Leeds Art Exhibition and Sale for St Gemma's Hospice this morning.
It was all very well organised especially when you consider there will be around 900 (yes that's right - 900) items on display!
I'm really looking forward to seeing my work displayed among so many of Yorkshire's finest artists.
I shall have 7 paintings on show, including one I've donated to St. Gemma's so they get maximum benefit from it.
Not only are David & I getting ready for the SAA Wetherby Exhibition and the Boston Spa Art & Craft Festival this weekend, but I have also agreed to let Tracy have my Sunflower Paintings and loads of cards to sell to raise funds for East Cheshire Hospice at the Bollington Festival Players production of Calendar Girls from 15 to 19 October.
Still some seats available: Click here
SAA Wetherby Art Exhibition & Sale
Saturday 12 October sees the latest SAA exhibition in Wetherby Town Hall.
I shall have a few paintings and cards on show & for sale as will David who will be manning it for the morning while I'm at the Boston Spa Festival.
Boston Spa Art & Craft Festival
Come and see me at the Boston Spa Art & Craft Festival in the Village Hall on 11 & 12 October.
I understand this year's event is even bigger than before with a lot of very talented people exhibiting their wares.
Drop in for a natter, I'll be there for the duration and may need it!
Visit the website here.
I shall be entering a few paintings and greetings cards in the SAA Exhibition at Wetherby Town Hall on 12 October, so is David.
It's going to be a busy weekend as I am also taking a stand at the Boston Spa Art Festival in the Village Hall on 11 & 12 October as well!
Do come along to either to see the work of several talented local artists and craft workers. I shall be at the Boston Spa event most of the time if you'd like to have a natter!
A successful family entry in Clifford Show
The Mills family did well at this year's Clifford Show.
I won First prizes for a couple of paintings, David had a Third for one of his, Katherine & Owen both won Firsts for their photos & Tracy had a First for her beetroot!
Even the boys had success with Evan getting Second & Blake a Highly Commended for their Craft entries.
What a talented family I have!
For a bit of fun the family is entering a few entries in the Clifford Village Show this weekend.
Look carefully and you may spot one or two of my paintings and photographs, David's too.
Thanks to Rohan Harrogate for a successful summer exhibition
My exhibition at Rohan, Harrogate is now finished.
Thanks to Rohan for inviting me and to everyone who came to the Meet the Artist evening and/or visited during the summer.
Now it's on with getting ready for the autumn series of exhibitions!
Exhibition Extended to 1 September
The exhibition at Rohan, Harrogate has been a success for me and for them.
If you haven't had a chance to pop in for a look yet the closing date has now been extended to 1 September.
Meet the Artist
Come and meet me at Rohan on 23 May
There will be a Meet the Artist evening at my Summer Exhibition with Rohan, Harrogate on the evening of Thursday 23 May from 18:00 to 20:00.
There will be drinks and nibbles and Rohan are generously offering special offers on their great range of outdoor and travel clothing and gear.
As well as the main exhibits there will be an opportunity to see & purchase additional paintings, prints and cards during the evening.
The Paintings are hung!
The Paintings are hung!
Thanks to a great effort and some slick organisation Saul, Marie and David did a great job of hanging my paintings at Rohan, Harrogate yesterday, with a little management guidance from me of course!
Now looking forward to meeting everyone at the Meet the Artist evening on 23 May.
There will be special offers on Rohan goods and my paintings on the evening.
Summer Solo Exhibition 2013
Summer 2013 Solo Exhibition at Rohan Harrogate
My artwork will be on display from 13 May to 17 August 2013 at the UK's leading outdoor clothing outlet, Rohan 21, Station Square, Harrogate HG1 1SY.
This is an opportunity to see a wide selection of work and to purchase originals, prints and cards, while also browsing Rohan's renowned range of leisure, travel and outdoor clothing and gear.