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So much has happened.....

A lot has happened in the last few months, Open for Art was a huge success, I sold all of the sea life series, I took part in a few other exhibitions and sold the 3 large women and a few of the small ones too. I obviously have to get going and create something new.

The most important news is probably that one of my works is accepted by the South West Academy of Fine Art for their annual open exhibition in Exeter castle.

You can see my entry here 

The work accepted is a little different from my usual art. It is a little dress, titled 'Childhood Dreams'

The artwork is an old fashioned child's nightdress with images of happy dreams and the face of a little girl on the front and some terrifying images of the little girl in different situations, where she is scared and trying to hide on the back.

The inspiration for this work came from my work as Psychotherapist in Germany, where I used to work with victims of sexual abuse.

The two sides of the dress represent the reality, the back of the dress with all its fears and hopeless feelings and the imaginary fantasy world on the front, with a hiding place, a friendly dragon and some happy imaginations. Sometimes the only way to cope with reality, is to escape to a better world in their imagination.

I used the more subtle embroidery and the dull colours on the back to represent how difficult it is for abused children to let others see their reality.

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The fisherman's wife

The fisherman's wife was the first of a series of women's portraits. They all are identified trough men, their husband, their fathers, their brothers etc. My intention is, to show how much identity, character and expression they have as independent persons.  For me it is significant to do this in a traditional 'female' medium, sewing and embroidery, technics which still struggle to get recognized in the art world.

'The fisherman's wife' is now sold and goes to a good home in Montana/USA

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New project

After having finished the fisherman's wife, the herbalist's daughter and the beekeeper's sister I realized how much I have enjoyed making these! Therefore I want to make a piece which builds up on these 3 ladies.

Here is the plan: A large piece which consists of 12 individual pieces, all woman, but not identified through men, but with their own profession and title. 4 are finished already, they are approximately 15 cm X 15 cm each.

The artist, the fisherwoman, the beachcomber and the dressmaker!

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Christmas offer

New prints available, now on special offer just in time for Christmas!

mounted small print, approximately 40x40 cm now £50

unmounted small print £ 40

mounted large print approximately 65x65 cm now £70

large unmounted print cm now £ 60

series of all 3 small  mounted now  £130

series of all 3 large mounted now £190

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The 3 womwn are back from the framer!

the 3 womwn are back from the framer and I'm very happy how they look now! See yourself!

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Exhibition in the Engine Room in Poundbury

If you want to see a selection of my work and are looking for a Christmas present, why not visit the Engine Room in Poundbury, enjoy some of their delicious cakes and have a stroll through the Winter-Wonderland in the garden centre?

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the fisherman's wife II

When ' The fisherman's wife' went on her journey to Montana, I was a little upset, because I had just finished her and she was gone. I know she has found a good home now, but I missed her anyway. Therefore I made 'The fisherman's wife II'. 

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The Herbalist's Daughter

I'm now working on portrait number 2, 'the herbalist's daughter'.

She is not finished yet, but I show you a little glimpse. I think I have to do something with the background, at least that's what my friend said. And because she is a wise woman, I will do so. 

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