I’m using this fantastic support network scheme to sell work and buy work by other artists via Instagram.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists around the world have found themselves without work, teaching, technical support and gallery work. Exhibitions, open studio events and sales have disappeared. In an attempt to help alleviate some of this stress @matthewburrowsstudio has instigated the #artistsupportpledge The concept is a simple one. You post images of your work to sell for no more than £200 each (not including shipping.) Anyone can then buy the work. Every time you reach £1000 of sales you pledge to buy another artist’s work for £200.
So make a pledge and post your work with the #artistsupportpledge and follow the #. keep updated on news and further opportunities @artistsupportpledge. Repost and tell your friends, colleagues and collectors. Stay well and live generously.
The studios are open from 10am till 5pm, and I’m on Level 2.
many dahlias with nasturtiums 95 x 75cm
detail of ‘many dahlias with nasturtiums’, acrylic on canvas
The challenge – stop nature in its tracks. Trying to represent the living plant when it’s not alive any more. Dahlias rescued from the imminent frost, cut from Halls of Heddon dahlia nursery in Northumberland. Nasturtiums rescued from my garden. Flowers changing and growing and moving and fading by the hour demand focus in the short daylight hours of October and November.
single dahlia, acrylic on canvas
dahlia and chrysanthemum, acrylic on board
white dahlia and chrysanthemum, acrylic on board
single red dahlia, acrylic on canvas
Three dahlias, acrylic on board
white chrysanthemum, acrylic on canvas 25.5 x 25.5cm
parrot tulips, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60cm
parrot tulips with anemones and catkins, acrylic on canvas 60 x 30cm
ripe tulips with butterfly ranunculus and blossom, acrylic on canvas 40 x 50cm
I’ll be opening up my studio door from 10-5 on Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July for this big Ouseburn Summer Open Studios event. Find me on Level 2. Lots to see, including our “Process 36” exhibition in our gallery space which launches our summer programme and provides an insight into the methods and processes involved in the creation of high quality work designed and constructed in our building.
original drawings fired on porcelain bowls
big blooms, ink and watercolour painting £330 framed
delphinium, acrylic painting on paper
strong red chrysanthemum, ink and watercolour on paper £265 framed
36 Lime Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ
36 Lime Street studios are opening up this weekend, for our Ouseburn Open Studios Spring Salon event, on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 March, from 10-5. It’s free entry and most of the studios are open, including mine on Level 2. There’s a fundraising raffle with a £100 voucher prize, and beautiful letterpress prints as tickets.
Hope you can make it down, I will be there from 1pm on Saturday (my studio will be open from 10) and all day on Sunday with new prints and drawings to see, some hand stitched books, one-off cards and a little sale of some mounted screenprints.
Find out about courses coming up and my participatory work in creative learning in the community and galleries – Lanterns, satellites, cardboard cities, batik, pop-up books and more.