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05/11/19: nuMONDAY shop for Art in Foraging originals, prints and cards


Art in Foraging has opened a new online shop on nuMONDAY, the home of British makers. You can buy original pastel and charcoal drawings, prints and greetings cards on the shop for Christmas and birthday presents, or any other occasion. Forager's Alphabet originals, prints and cards can be used to personalise a present - pick an alphabet letter for a forename, a surname or use the cards to spell a loved one's name and frame it. There also drawings from the Foraged Landscape and Nature series online and available to buy. Click here to go to the shop!
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18/10/19: Online auction to sell 'Happy' to raise money for the Mendip Hills Fund

Andrea has kindly donated this piece to raise money to support more community-based projects on the Mendip Hills that help people to access nature-based health experiences. People are invited to submit bids for the ‘Happy’ artwork with all money raised going to the Mendip Hills Fund that supports community led projects in the area. Companies are particularly encouraged to bid as the five pieces would look particularly impressive in a reception or office environment

Andrea said that, “Connecting with local natural environments when I’m out walking makes me feel happy. ‘Happy’ is made up of a series of pastel and charcoal drawings: H is for Hawthorne sketched by Blagdon Lake; A is for Apple Blossom from the crab apple trees drawn up on Burrington Ham; P is for Primroses sketched in Sandford Wood; P is also for the Parasol Mushrooms found in abundance on Burrington Ham in the autumn; and finally Y is for Yellow Archangel or dead nettle sketched in East Harptree Woods”

The piece can be viewed at the Museum of Somerset until the 9th November when it will be re-homed to the highest bidder. Each canvas is 12″ x 12″. The canvases can be hung vertically or horizontally. TO PLACE YOUR BID, follow this link: www.jumblebee.co.uk/HappyMendipHills
07/09/19: New artwork to be exhibited at the Museum of Somerset

My artwork 'Happy', created for a competition called 'Does Happiness Grow on Trees?' run by Somerset's three Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty units, has won an award. Kristen Lambert, Nature and Wellbeing Project Officer, said 'I am also pleased to tell you that your entry won our special mixed media prize as you combined written word with your beautiful charcoal and pastel artwork that you had photographed'

I like to draw the natural things that I see on my walks around the Mendip Hills and 'Happy' is made up of a series of pastel and charcoal drawings: H is for Hawthorne sketched by Blagdon Lake; A is for Apple Blossom from the crab apple trees drawn up on Burrington Ham; P is for Primroses sketched in Sandford Wood; P is also for the Parasol Mushrooms found in abundance on Burrington Ham in the autumn; and finally Y is for Yellow Archangel or dead nettle sketched in East Harptree Woods

Mockingbird Press in Bristol have produced some gorgeous vibrant prints and canvases for me and 'Happy' will be exhibited in the 'Does Happiness Grow on Trees?' exhibition at the Museum of Somerset in Taunton (swheritage.org.uk/events/does-happiness-grow-on-trees) from 14 September to 9 November 2019. I have also donated my artwork so that it can be sold via online auction to raise money for the Mendip Hills Fund during the exhibition period. Watch this space for details!


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