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Joining Feckenham Artisans has made a big difference to my journey with art. I am a hobby painter who has settled into using soft pastels and pastel pencil to paint. I learnt a lot during the COVID years by doing online tutorials to develop skills and try new techniques and this came in useful when I needed to increase my stock for the exhibitions with the Artisans,
and to be able to confidently offer pet portraits as a speciality.
With our own events and the encouragement of fellow Artisans to take part in Worcestershire Open Studios last year, I have had a very busy couple of years. I have set up my own studio at
home, and this has helped to provide enough artwork to make a good sized exhibition to showcase my work.
I have met some lovely people and animals when engaged for portraits and I really enjoy this part of my hobby, and I am enjoying painting landscapes and other, more unusual subjects too.
I have carried out a few workshops recently and am so delighted to hear that some of the attendees have gone on to purchase pastels of their own to continue painting, what a lovely
compliment that is. I do so enjoy sharing my love of the medium with others.
I am looking forward to the new year with opportunities to exhibit in new areas and events as the Feckenham Artisans spread their wings further.
More of my work can be seen on my Facebook page, jrs art, where you can see my work in progress as well as my finished pieces. I can be contacted though my Facebook page, email to email@example.com, or via this website.
AN AUTUMN THANK YOU
Our Autumn Fair was held last month in the Village Hall of Feckenham, and was particularly busy, especially for a Sunday! As we grow as Artisans, we are also trying to develop our Fairs and exhibitions by becoming a little more diverse, so we were more than happy to be joined by Sophie Lynn and Kathy Gee.
For Kathy, this was the first time she had shown her poetry films and was delighted to find that many people sat and watched her 15 minute collection of poetry films all the way through, and some even did so twice! Kathy found that the most frequent comments were that it was refreshing to have a different sort of creativity complimenting the 'fabrication' of fellow Artisans. Words Kathy heard describing her work were words such as
'calming, philosophical, makes you think'.
For Kathy, she learned such a lot from the conversations of our visitors, and said she would love to do it again.
Sophie Lynn is the daughter of one of our Artisans, Janine. Sophie, works as a nurse at St Peter’s Hospice, Bristol and has decided to join a number of colleagues on a fund raising challenge to cycle from Bristol to Paris next May 2024. This event is an incredible opportunity to raise funds for St Peter's Hospice and make a real difference in people's lives.
Sophie joined us at our Autumn Fair providing refreshments on the day including some delicious homemade cakes. With the sales from homemade marmalade, cards and the raffle plus generous donations she added an incredible £600 to her fundraising pot. With help, from events such as this Sophie is hopeful of raising the £1,750 needed for the challenge.
The work that St Peter’s does is incredible. The hospice is made up of so many hard working and dedicated doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers and psychologists, all going that extra mile to provide such amazing and compassionate care for their patients. St Peter’s relies predominantly on charitable funding so all donations are so gratefully received!
St Peter's cares for people with dignity at the end of their life. Their expert teams provide professional and caring support that covers the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual issues that can arise as a result of serious illness. They also extend care to loved ones and carers, providing respite during the hardest of times.
We would like to thank everyone who helped Sophie raise this incredible amount on the day. It was lovely to see you all and receive so much support. A BIG Thank you!!
Please contact us if you cannot find an answer to your question.
To join our Group you must reside in the Parish of Feckenham and all work must be handmade
Absolutely! All work for sale is available at our events, but please feel free to contact us should you wish to purchase directly from an Artisan before any of the upcoming events.
Yes! If you need a bespoke piece of work, most of the Artisans can provide this service. Please contact us with your enquiry so the Artisan can contact you directly regarding your request.