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Amazing how things go – saying goodbye to not one but two poppy paintings this week! Continue reading
Very popular as fine art prints Smart Deco developed the print to produce designer art print fabric to make deckchairs, lampshades and cushions. The poppy is a striking motif and looks so vivid in this painterly style. Featured trend by … Continue reading
The History Society at Cronton Sixth Form College chose my painting as it represented a future of peace and hope
How lovely. I feel very honoured. This is what making art is all about.
Just got a tweet from the History Society at Cronton Sixth Form College “who voted to fundraise for a memorial at the College, in honour of the 100 year anniversary of the beginning of World War One…
.. the students chose a print of a painting by artist Jacqueline Hammond for the memorial, titled ‘Opening Horizon’. The painting depicts a landscape of poppy fields below a large expanse of sky, which the Society felt represented a future of peace and hope. Continue reading
I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, ‘Mother, what was war?’ Continue reading
The Signification of the Poppy’ series began with a painting created for a web based competition in 2007 – ‘Seeking Picasso’ in which I was a finalist.
In week 3 the theme was ‘A Troubled World’ and the painting I produced was inspired by the situation in Afghanistan at the time and the metaphor of the poppy and its association with war.
Here are some images of the preliminary work behind the piece: Continue reading
The Discovery Museum in Newcastle will be exhibiting and selling my Poppy Cushions in their gift shop to coincide with World War One Centenary events. Continue reading
Smartdeco on trend for 2014 Poppy Bags ‘on trend’ and in retail display For this year and into 2015,
Home and gift retail experts have identified three key themes: ‘A New Industrial Age’, ‘Folklore and Storytelling’ and the blurred lines between ‘Digital and Reality’. Continue reading
It’s great to get feedback from customers. This lady sent in these photos of the SmartDeco Poppy lampshades we made with a silver lining for her new lamps. Continue reading
It was an exciting afternoon today as two of my art print deckchairs were featured on The Alan Titchmarsh Show. He even sat in one! The Life’s a Beach Deckchair and said it was ‘beautifully painted.’ Watch the progrramme by clicking … Continue reading