we had a very nice Easter week with mixed weather
but Good Friday was especially warm here in St. Ives
and we enjoyed a day of colours
a day of stripey deckchairs and vermilion windbreaks
enjoyed on my walk down the coast path
and saved and pressed for a rainy day
I popped in The New Craftsman Gallery
to see Emma Jeffryes new collection of paintings
this one was my fave
it's called "boatful of daffodils"
and was thrilled to see some of her original work
Shirley loves this palette and most of her paintings and prints feature these soft but warm yellows, ochres, oranges, olives and browns
her paintings call to me ... they make me want to paint
and sing and dance all at the same time!
do you have a favourite artist that does that to you?
it was lovely to have some time to chat to Sally and also leaf through her latest sketchbook ... such a wow! If you are in St. Ives locally or on holiday this year ... Sally's studio is just wonderful and magical and directly opposite the Malakoff with gorgeous views across the bay
Sally's studio is open most days and I would thoroughly recommend a visit if you are interested in textured paintings, textiles, sketchbooks, art dolls, jewellery, altered art boxes and tags etc.
if you are not likely to get to St. Ives for a while
then you can make a virtual visit instead as
Sally has a blog and a website ... all gorgeous!!
his paintings are full of colour, shapes, interesting lines
and wonderful textures that are so very inspiring
especially of interest to textile artists
Colin was exhibiting in the Arts Club for just a week
but his work is permanently on display in his own gallery
The Harbour Galleries, Wharf Road, St. Ives
(on the seafront)
the entrance to Harbour Galleries
is between Jus' Desserts (ice creams)
and Fat Willy's Surf Shack
Colin Birchall Gallery
these wonderful textures would look fab
stitched up in felt or on painted calico
with machine embroidery and hand stitching
it was very, very busy in St. Ives over the long Easter weekend
I will share some of what we got up to in the next post ...