HOW TO / PREPARE FOR AN ART SHOW

Tuesday, 16 August 2016





No.1 / THE SPACE & TIMING

Make sure you turn up early to the exhibition space/gallery beforehand - It's important to check out the space you'll be exhibiting in; This way you can get a real feel for the gallery and choose a good hanging space for your work. Walk around the gallery and try to imagine where certain pieces should hang and afterwards, take a step back to ensure all your pieces are straight and  in line.

No.2 / PHOTOGRAPH THE WORKS

Photograph your work once it's hung up - These photographs will be great for sharing on social media and adding to your portfolio. (Also remember once it's sold, you'll never get a chance to see it again.) 

No.3 / FRAME ART

Most places require framed art to already be wired at the back. It's important that this is done before the show. Before this however, get good frames for your work - (Stay away from cheap frames.) 

No.4 / PACKAGING THE ART

When shipping or taking your artwork to the show, it's crucial you package your work well. I like to use lots of bubble wrap when transporting my works from place to place. If you're shipping your work, it make be wise to place your work in a wooden crate along with bubble wrap to ensure nothing breaks. 

No.5 / LABEL

Create labels to go alongside the works. Include - title,size,medium,price, and who the work was by. 

No.6 / BUSINESS CARDS 

Business cards are always handy to have when taking part in an exhibition - Leave them out by your artwork and/or leave some at the gallery for visitors to take home to ensure your details are remembered. 

No.7 / ABOUT THE ARTIST

If you're a smaller artist you may want to create a label with a small artist statement to place next to your work so visitors get an idea of who you are as an artist and what you work is about.



/ ZOE-EMMA

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WINE & DINE AT WADDESDON MANOR

Monday, 18 July 2016




Today I took a trip with Jack and Family to visit Waddesdon Manor. This Manor has a lot of history, as it's one of many grand property's which were owned by a wealthy family known as The Rothchilds. The Manor offers beautiful gardens, wine cellar, restaurant / cafés & a self guided tour around the manor itself. If you get the chance to visit, i definitely recommend it for a wonderful day out. Enjoy some of my personal favorite snaps i shot today.






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BLUE CHINA

Monday, 13 June 2016





I recently purchased this beautiful blue and white china set which consists of espresso cups, small plates/bowls and a milk jug. This beautiful set is detailed with a blue ombre-esque effect starting at the bottom of each piece (center for the plates) which is a darker blue which then fades into a more pale blue and then continues into plain white. This beautiful and minimal collection was well priced and came from one of my favorite danish design stores; Tiger. 








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ARTIST TALK

Saturday, 11 June 2016











No.1 /  What does being creative mean to you?


Being creative to me, means being able to fully express yourself in any form.



No.2 / Can you Describe when you first realize that Art is something you had and/or love to do?


I've always loved being creative; I had an immediate love for drawing and painting as a child. I've known since then i belonged in the creative industry as an artist.



No.3 /  What Kind of patterns, routines or rituals you do before or during when you are creating a Artwork?



Good question; The only thing that comes to mind is listening to soothing music to keep me focused.



No.4 / Whats your Favorite Artwork you drew or painted?



'We are One' Comes to mind immediately, I loved this pieces because it sums up myself and Mental Health as whole in a single glance; This is also the case with 'Hidden Within'.
I put meaning behind every work, But these piece in particular i adored from the moment i drew them. 

A more recent peice I also love is 'Like A Movie'. Like all my artwork it's very minimal, but i find this piece the most visually beautiful. 



No.5 / What do you try to communicate with your Art?


My Current Series that I've been working on for over a year since i started becoming an illustrator, is inspired by Mental Health ( Day-to-Day life & Thoughts and Feelings) to show the effects mental health can have on a person, and how it can feel and effect the sufferer. 

I'm very passionate about using my illustrations to communicate issues that i care about; That's what you'll see from me with this current project and future ones.



No.6 / What other creative Art media would you love to do but haven't?




Projection art and Installation. I adore them both and have ideas for both of these art media types; One day i hope i have the opportunity to be able to work with them.



No.7 / Who's your Favorite Artist?


Hands down, Van Gogh. I adore his work and him as a person. Van Goghs 'Sunflowers' means an awful lot to me.


No.8 / What's your Favorite Art piece/ artwork?



Following on from the previous question; Van Gogh's Sunflowers. I adore this painting, there's so much emotion and meaning in all his works, but this piece in particular i find beautifully bittersweet.

No.9 / Oil or Acrylic?

100% Acrylic.



No.10 / What advice can you give to new artists or people who want to become artists?



If you're trying to be the next __________, Then you've already failed. 






/ ZOE-EMMA


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ARCHITECTURE STUDIES No.1

Saturday, 4 June 2016





I've loved gazing at buildings for as long as i can remember. Maybe it's the creative side of myself that adores how buildings can be constructed from nothing; Made into unique styles from the outside, in. Architecture has meaning with each tower constructed comes intricate designs and history. I can't help but gaze out the window as buildings roll by when travelling or staring up at skyscrapers in towering city's.




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DETAIL AND TEXTURES

Sunday, 22 May 2016




Whilst visiting the beach recently i decided to do a little project on small details. I often notice beauty in the smallest things and find details in everything. For those that know me, you'll know my love for the sea and beach in general; This study of textures at the beach shows all the small details you may not notice on a usual trip down the coast. 




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48 HOURS BY THE SEA

Tuesday, 17 May 2016


I've recently returned home from a two day break from Bournemouth with Jack. Our time was limited but we managed to go many places and enjoy the seaside town to our fullest; Along the way i got a few snaps to remember our first trip here. We stayed in a quaint hotel named 'The Ocean View' which offered room service, bar/lounge and a swimming pool. We visited many great cafes and spent a lot of time at the beach and exploring places near by; Such as the Art Gallery and Museum.






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