Friday, 25 February 2011

A rare morning off!

Yesterday I enjoyed a rare morning off - I was reading a blog, which mentioned that Julie Arkell had some of her fabulous pieces in an exhibition in Frome. Well I just had to go and see them for real!

The exhibition was on at the Black Swan Arts Gallery in Frome - just 30minutes up the road.

The exhibition was entitled ' SMILE'

There were a variety of artists exhibiting but I was really interested in the work of Julie Arkell.

Remember at Christmas, her book was on my wish list.

Well I was not disappointed!

She basically had a row of figures along the back wall - they looked just as lovely as I had imagined up close - the detail and finish was perfect!

Sadly my camera battery decided to run out so I was unable to get the detailed shots I wanted but this gives you a flavour of her work. The exhibition is on until the 20th of March, so if you are in the area - do go and have a look - it's free (donations appreciated!)

In the next couple of days I shall be updating you about the work of my other favourite papier mache artist.


GiddyStuff said...

I love her work and am very jealous that you have got to see it up close, it's amazing!

Jenny said...

What a lovely exhibition, I will try my best to go and see it! Would be such a shame not to as it is so near... In fact I was actually in Shepton Mallet yesterday and thought of you! Small world:)

FairlyGirly said...

What a gorgeous display.

hello gorgeous said...

hey gorgeous, these are cuties ;o)

Nice to have a day off and get to enjoy it wsith some gorgeous-ness!


hello gorgeous xxx

dosierosie said...

I'm going to Frome on Sunday for a couple of days( my brother live there) will have to take a peek.

All things nice... said...

What lovely deisgns, thanks for sharing. Hope you have settled in well to your new home for dots and spots :) Enjoy the weekend

All things nice...

Jane Moore Houghton said...

Love it! Thanks so much for posting! My favorite is the welsh lamb :-) Inspires me to make some with my young students.

Katie said...

Wow! It looks fantastic, I am very envious, but really glad you got to see her work up close!

Sam Sargeant said...

My favourite favourite artist. I so love her stuff, my house would be full of it if I had lots of pennies.