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Artist Interview – Elizabeth Emmens Wilson

Artist Interview – Elizabeth Emmens Wilson

Last weekend we visited a traditional Victorian Fair taking place in a historical square in central Preston and discovered the wonderful work of Elizabeth Emmens Wilson.  The artist decorates an array of ceramics with her beautiful, intricate patterns; adding her magical touch to crockery, broaches, hair accessories, tiles and more. I wanted to find out more about … Continue reading

Manicure Mania

Manicure Mania

Nail technician and beautician Alison Lee has show-stopping nails nailed this season. Her bold and beautiful hand painted designs perfectly complement summer skin. I fell in love with these sophisticated, graphic nails that she created for a friend. With such flair for nail art it’s no surprise that her salon Decadence Nails, Beauty and Training has been rated … Continue reading

KAWS at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

KAWS at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

One of the highlights of this year so far has been catching the work of New York based artist KAWS at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The park combines contemporary and modern art with nature, with sculptures and works of art by some of the world’s finest artists dotted about 500 acres of countryside. It provided the perfect backdrop to … Continue reading

Street art, Blackpool

Street art, Blackpool

A couple of years ago I wrote about the Sand, Sea and Spray urban art festival in Blackpool. The free festival returned to the seaside town last month, so my son and I set out on the final day in the hope of catching some of the artists in action. And we came across none. … Continue reading

Artist Interview: Laura Hunt

Artist Interview: Laura Hunt

Music and art have long since stumbled through the years hand in hand. Inspired by the grisly attire of Preston’s lunatic doom-mongers, Evil Blizzard, artist Laura Hunt created a collection of water-colours featuring the band. Fans loved them and a limited edition run was snapped up within an hour. The band, which consists of four bass … Continue reading

Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail

Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail

Here in the north of England it is positively brrrr right now, the summer sunshine consigned to the great big weather dustbin in the sky. It is hard to think that just a week or so ago we took a peaceful amble around the beautiful Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail under blue skies and glorious sunshine. The trail, which … Continue reading

The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

We have been kept under house arrest by the weather over here in the north west of England. So far the Easter holidays have been chock full of rain, wind, hail, sleet, more rain and umm, more wind. So it is with great delight I can tell you about a wonderful place to visit to escape … Continue reading

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

  One of the highlights of 2014 has been revisiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the winner of the Art Fund Museum of the Year. The park combines contemporary and modern art with nature, with sculptures and works of art by some of the world’s finest artists dotted about 500 acres of countryside. The park also features … Continue reading

Harris Open Exhibition

Harris Open Exhibition

I’ve just finished preparing two pieces of photography for the Harris Open Exhibition. I have long enjoyed taking photos, usually of friends or family but never thought I had any real talent. It was something of a hobby, a way of remembering nights out and events. Over the past couple of years I have turned … Continue reading