My BLOG 2012

8th January. Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely Christmas.
So whats new with me for 2012?

I have just sold my original oil on canvas daffodil painting.


I have three new commissions to start.

Two butterfly canvases, a portrait of children and a beach scene of breakers.

I have also entered the arts derbyshire 2012 event through Studio 61 Gallery Boutique. I will be selling my original art, unframed and framed prints the first weekend of June.

20th February

Good morning! Exciting update. I now have my original artwork in a new gallery from this Spring.

The Greenwood Tree Gallery in Halifax will be having my original floral artwork.

16th March

Hello everyone. Well I am pleased to announce that in a few weeks I will have my floral artwork for sale at Potter&Dibble in Norfolk for a few months.

So I am busy busy busy painting :-)

14th May

Hello everyone.

Well things are moving on...
I currently have a small exhibition of my pet portraits at The Treat Place in Crich in Derbyshire. The exhibition is on until the 5th June.

I am taking part in Derbyshire Open Arts along with some talented artists at Studio 61 Gallery Boutique in Holloway in Derbyshire. This will run all Jubilee weekend. Come along and see us. We will be selling our artwork and painting.

I now have new artwork at Signature Gallery in Kendal and The Greenwood Tree Gallery in Halifax.

I am happy to say I SOLD my daisy painting at The Greenwood Tree Gallery :) and another Daisy painting at Signature Gallery :)

Dainty pair framed

I am now also selling my floral artwork at Little Gem which is a lovely gift shop/gallery in Matlock in Derbyshire for a few months.

In the coming 12 months I will be having an exhibition of my artwork at The Artroom Gallery in Lancashire and The Arthouse Deli/Gallery in Penistone, Sheffield.

I have three commissions to get on with very soon.

Well thats about it for my latest update.

Hope you are all well, Michelle x

27th June
Hi everyone.
I am happy to say I have sold my red lily painting through Signature Gallery in kendal.

'Anne-Maries Garden'

I took part in Derbyshire Open Arts in June for three days. It was a great event and I worked with some lovely artists. I was commissioned to paint a landscape whilst at this event.

On the 7th and 8th July I am taking part in The Arts and Makers Festival at Cromford Mills in Cromford, Derbyshire.

I recently went to Italy for a long weekend and it inspired me to paint some abstract work which I will be selling at the Cromford exhibition.

Hope you are all well. Michelle

6th August 2012

Hi everyone. Hope you are enjoying the summer.
So whats new with me?

My commission of beach breakers was completed and my client was very happy. See my 'Client Comments Section' :)

I am having a change with my art work at Signature Gallery and I will be sending up my three abstract pieces.

On the 24th September for 6 weeks I will be having an exhibition of my florals at The Arthouse Cafe, Deli and Gallery in Penistone, Sheffield - again I am thrilled.

I have a new commission. This is a Christmas gift and so I can not disclose details until after Santa has been ;)

Well I am truly busy at the minute.

Enjoy the summer, Michelle

15th october 2012

Hello everyone.

Well autumn is here! The weather hasn't been too bad recently has it.

I am pleased to say that over the summer The Old Smithy Cafe at Beeley on the Chatsworth Estate was taken over by a new owner. And I now have my original artwork and greeting cards for sale there. It is a gorgeous cafe in stunning countryside. And I can personally vouch for the food;)

My exhibition is under way at The ArtHouse Cafe, Deli and Gallery in Penistone.

Next week I will be sending off four floral paintings to take part in a three month exhibition at The Artroom Gallery in Garstang, Lancashire. The owners contacted me through twitter to see if I would be interested in exhibiting with them. So I am very flattered :)

I am well on the way to completing my commissioned portrait of three children. I will then be starting a painting of farmland for a client and I then have a secret Christmas commission to start.

From the 17th of November for one week I will be taking part in a Pop-Up Gallery at Allestree Park Farm in Derby. This is done through Karina Goodman of Studio 61 Gallery Boutique and artist Martin Sloman. There will be a lot of very talented local artists taking place.

On 8th December I will be taking part in Cromford Mills Christmas market. Cromford is a lovely venue and I am looking forward to getting in to the Christmas spirit.

Well i think thats about it for me.

Take care