I was asked to design the artwork by Judith, the owner of Fine Fettle
Fibres, for her newly commissioned yarn – Northumbrian Rose, which is a beautifully soft blend of Blue Faced Leicester wool from Hexam, alpaca from Old Felton, and 40% rose fibres. The label also includes the black and white Northumbrian tartan, and picked up on the colours of all eight yarns in the range.
In February 2015, I was awarded a Silver medal by the Royal Horticultural Society for my set of seven paintings of crab apples from RHS Garden Hyde Hall. I have applied for space in the 2020 Botanic Art and Photograph exhibition at Lindley Hall, and am waiting to hear if I have a place.
I was also asked provide the artwork for a small book: ‘Herebert’s Hymnbook’ tells the story of Herebert of Derwentwater, a seventh century priest and hermit whose soul friend was St Cuthbert. It also contains eight poems by Andy Raine and Bailey Thaw. It is available from the Community online shop (see the link below).
I will be continuing with my regular illustrations for ParishPump, the online resource for the editors and compilers of Parish magazines.
The following designs are available as greetings cards from the Northumbria Community Online shop: ‘Deep Peace’ (Gaelic Blessing), ‘Labyrinth’, ‘Hollow of His hand’ (May the road rise up to greet you), ‘Wings and waves Celtic cross’, ‘May the peace’, Wind, water, flame – the Holy Spirit’, ‘Wingshadow’, ‘Times and Seasons’, ‘Blessings’ and ‘Small Boat, Wild Sea’
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