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Exhibition Time: SOFA and Cats Protection

I love this time of year.  Lots of hustle and bustle getting ready for each exhibition for the year.

SOFA
Society of Feline Artists

It’s already started for me. I agreed to be a pick up point for the Society of Feline Artists (S.O.F.A) exhibition that will take place from 28th April to 7th May.
Click the SOFA image to read their blog and see directions to the exhibition.

I’m delighted to have had the following 4 pieces accepted.

Cats protection exhibition 2017
Cats Protection

The exhibition, which will open daily 10:00am – 60:00pm is part of Cats Protection 90th Anniversary celebrations.

There will be lots of original artwork, prints and greetings cards – including mine – on sale and Cats Protection will benefit from each sale.

If you love all things feline, this should prove to be a great exhibition and day out for you!

Contact:

Cats Protection Visitors Centre
National Cat Centre
Chelwood Gate
Haywards Heath
Sussex RH17 7TT

01825 741900

If you’re planning to visit use RH17 7DE to be directed to the correct site entrance.

Hope to see you there.

New Magazine, new course, new things to learn

New Magazine available now!

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Last week Paint & Draw made the step from online to a printed paper version and it featured one of my step by steps of a Chinese Leopard in pastel.

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This fab new magazine has tips, techniques and articles to inspire and suit everyone no matter what your experience, so its a great read.

There is also a special introductory offer of 4 issues for £5

Click this link to find out for information about the offer

 

New Courses for 2017

New workshop dates have been added to the courses section of my website.

A 2 day pastel workshop is now available and the first of these is scheduled for Feb 2017.  If you would like to plan for a date that is not yet scheduled, give me a  call – I am always happy to accomodate where I can.

Like most artists I love to learn new skills, especially where art is concerned and recently I have been learning all about Nails and Nail art.  Only the assessments to go and I will be a fully qualified Nail Technician too lol – I know – the things I get myself into.

But there is method in my madness.  Nail art is a bit part of a Nail Technicians job and I find that many of the tricks and techniques I use as an artist – especially airbrush – can transfer to nail art.

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The only thing that changes is the canvas size.  I am currently working on a series of Nail art workshops using freehand and airbrushed techniques as well as embedding elements within the gel and acrylic of the nails as they are created.  Look out for the launch dates in early 2017.

See you soon

Jilly