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Monday, 9 December 2013

December Discount

I'm participating in the Etsy UK December Discount giving 10% off of everything in my shop between 9th and 15th of December.  Any orders placed before midday on 15th of December will be shipped 1st class or on a 2-day courier service to try and make sure they arrive in plenty of time for you to wrap up for Christmas!

Simply enter the code XMASETSYUK at the checkout.

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Christmas order dates

It may be a good 6 weeks or so away but I thought it would be useful to share with you the dates for ordering in time for Christmas.

For paintings in stock 

Courier dates change but provisionally, I would say to order no later than the 18th of December if you need to receive the painting before Christmas.

For custom paintings

If you would like to order a custom painting in time for Christmas delivery, please aim to do so before 30 November.  If for any reason you need to order after this date, please chat with me so we can figure out if there's anything I can do.

For prints, greeting cards etc

In the UK - no later than midday on Friday 20th of December

For overseas, midday UK time as follows:

Wednesday 4 DecemberAsia, Far East (including Japan), New Zealand
Thursday 5 DecemberAustralia
Friday 6 DecemberAfrica, Caribbean, Central & South America, Middle East
Monday 9 DecemberCyprus, Eastern Europe
Tuesday 10 DecemberCanada, France, Greece, Poland
Friday 13 DecemberUSA
Saturday 14 DecemberWestern Europe (excluding France, Greece, Poland)

Thursday, 31 October 2013

November Giveaway - Win an A4 giclee print!

It's giveaway time again!  Simply choose one or more of the options below to enter before midnight UK time on Thursday 7 November 2013.

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Saturday, 17 August 2013

Giveaway Time!

It's that time again - you can win a signed A4 print in the design of your choice.  Just choose one or more of the options below to enter.  Entries close midnight Sunday 25 August 2013. Good luck! 

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Customer Photo - Nicole in Victoria, Australia

Here's one of the latest customer photos from Nicole in Victoria, Austalia.  Thanks for sharing Nicole.  I love your decor scheme, cute pillows!

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Reading Arts Week 2013

Well what a great week it's been.  Reading Arts Week kicked off on the back of Water Fest on Saturday 15 June with the Art Village in Forbury Gardens.  Despite the rain it was really quite busy and there was a great lively atmosphere with some great music from some of the Reading College Music Tech students & bands.

Throughout the week there were some other events including a fashion show in Market Place.  Then at the end of the week we saw the kick-off of the Reading Arts Week exhibition at Reading College.  The event was combined with the Reading College end of year show with music and an art exhibition of the students' work.  There really were some great pieces and some really thought-provoking installations.  Here's one of my pieces hanging on display.

There were a lot of great paintings from other artists, here are a few I really liked...

PoproszÄ™ Bochenek Chleba by Carl Beazley
It's a Family a'Fur by Sally Gurney
Skull by Agata Duda
I have to say, as always the week was incredibly well-organised by the lovely Chris Brant.  The idea behind Reading Arts Week is a great one, it's really inclusive and does a great job of bringing together artists in the area as well as providing a platform for new and developing artists to show their work.  I'm already really looking forward to next year!

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Giveaway time!

Gosh what a busy couple of months I've had. I've had a raft of custom orders to complete, a few events & exhibitions to prepare for an exams. I've finally gotten around to doing another giveaway which you can enter below up until 30 June 2013.  Good luck!

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Monday, 25 March 2013

March Giveaway - Win a Signed Print

It's giveaway time! This month I'm giving away a signed A4 print, the design of which you can choose for yourself from my collection. Lots of options for you to enter, and you can do every single one of them to increase your chances of winning if you like!

Don't worry if you've already liked my Facebook page before the giveaway - that still makes you eligible to enter!

To enter - use the widget below.

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Friday, 1 March 2013

March Etsy Promotion - Free UK Shipping

As you may well know, one of the main marketplaces I sell on is Etsy, which is a global handmade & vintage marketplace.  Recently, Etsy UK has decided to do some promotional activity to grow its customer base and market in the UK.  As a result, a lot of UK Etsy sellers are participating in the March promotion of giving free shipping to UK customers throughout the month of March.  To find sellers who are participating, simply search Etsy using the term uketsypromo0313 or click here.  I'm participating so feel free to browse my shop too!

To give you a taste of some of the items available, here is a quick collection I put together.

'Natural Spring' by louisemead

Glass Bottles 1930's wax...

Womens Spring Scarf Greyed J...

Taupe headband, womens knit ...

Spring Bird Nest Bottle Neck...

Green Floral Baby Monster Pl...

Abstract Brown Hare Print

Geometric cushion cover in G...

Brown and teal peacock frame...

Green Oil Vinegar Bottle Pew...

Manilla Leaf Motif Notecard ...

Tea Cosy hand knitted cable ...

Emerald green 1980's dre...

250 Small Brown Mottled Butt...

Emerald heart bracelet turqu...

Chocolate Penguin Post Earri...

Honey Lip Salve Natural Lip ...

If you're a UK Etsy seller and are joining in with the promotion, feel free to comment and leave a link to your shop.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Customer Photo - Christine in Devon

Here's a commissioned painting I completed for Christine in Devon.  I'm quite pleased with the colour match in this one.  Thanks for letting me share Christine!

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

New Paintings

I'm almost on top of my custom orders now which has given me time to finish a number of new paintings.  Here they are below.

Purple, red, teal, turquoise, & silver Abstract Silver Birch Painting/Aspen Tree Painting, 30" x 20" on canvas

Green, blue, teal, turquoise, red, orange, gold, white, and pink abstract tree painting, 30" x 20" on canvas

Purple, teal, turquoise, red, & copper abstract tree painting, 30" x 20" on canvas

Red, turquoise, gold, & copper abstract tree painting, 30" x 20" on canvas

Friday, 18 January 2013

It's Give Away Time!

Win a signed A4 print in the design of your choice.  Entry is simple, you can choose any or all of the options below.  Just make sure you confirm your actions below to ensure your entry.

Entry is open to existing Facebook & Twitter friends as well as new ones.

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Thursday, 17 January 2013

Where does the time go?

First thing's first, Happy New Year!  I'm a little late, I know but it's been so busy.  So much for things slowing down in the New Year.  I'm certainly not complaining mind you!

So what news do I have to share?  Well, first of all there's this lovely customer photo from Neil in Hampshire of his commissioned painting hanging in its new home.  I love the wallpaper!

Next there's the winner of the last print give-away - Sandra from The Feminine Touch.

Third of all is to say that I'm working on some new pieces but they've had to take a little bit of a back seat whilst I get on with the queue of commissioned works that I currently have.

Christmas was good, we didn't get up to much but it was great just to have a few days of down-time.

Finally, I'm in the process of planning my first school workshop which I'm really looking forward to.  I'm going to be visiting a primary school and working with a class to create a giant tree painting.  I'm really excited about it.

Next post will be a new print give-away so watch this space!