This Easter weekend I am taking a much needed breather after last week’s exhibition, “Dad & Daughter”.
I am happy to report I sold 2 paintings, and so did Dad. We also sold lots of cards and postcards featuring our artworks too. The guestbook has some lovely comments in as well ☺
Here are a few snapshots of the exhibition:
Here is a walk round video taken on the 2nd day. Enjoy!
Dad & Daughter
Henry W Vincent who is 69, and his daughter, Deborah E Burrow, 41, are pleased to announce, for the first time ever a joint art exhibition at the Edmund Gallery starting 31st March 2012.
They both have always had an interest in paintings and Henry started painting in oils back in 1960s. Both Deborah and Henry have a love for landscapes and colour.
“I clearly remember getting my first paintbox from my parents, after expressing an interest in Dad’s paintings and rummaging around in his collection of oil paints. From that point I always wanted to be an artist.
“I could see early on that Debs shared my love of painting. Over the past few years we have spent many hours painting together, and discussing colours and techniques – it’s a joy to share this exciting interest.”
Henry has been painting for leisure for over 50 years and paints realistic scenes with minimal artistic license and this is reflected in his early paintings of the beautiful Mountains of Mourne in County Down, and later in his scenes from Northumberland and East Anglia.
Deborah has been a professional artist since 2009 and had several exhibitions most of which have been in Suffolk. She is a contemporary artist of landscapes and uses acrylics with lots of texture and enhancing materials on her landscapes of trees and fields in all seasons.
I’m so amazed at the opportunities that keep coming my way – the road is certainly rising to meet me these days.
So, lots of news to tell you!
In no particular order, here are the 3 main things that I’m so excited to announce, all from events happening in the last few weeks.
- As of tomorrow, paintings of mine are on display for sale at the lovely Church Street Gallery in the beautiful town of Saffron Walden in Suffolk. The owner is a lovely lady called Helen Baynham who is a pleasure to deal with. The gallery sells contemporary art and gifts. Well worth a visit. I loved it.
- Very soon my images will be used on some beautiful cards at ArtCove. They are based in London and sell quality blank art greetings cards. Again, really lovely people to do business with. Each month they do a wallpaper for your computer, and this month they have gone with the Mad March Hare theme and used one of my images 🙂 You can download it and have it for yourself by clicking here http://artcove.co.uk/blog/march-2012-desktop-wallpaper.html
- As part of a package sold by Oaklore Ltd, my cards will soon be sold alongside trees for gifts and special occasions. Oaklore is a venture to create new woodlands for East Anglia. By doing so they provide opportunities to improve wildlife habitats and enable you to offset carbon emissions. The company is funded by providing individuals the opportunity to sponsor tree(s) for a wide variety of occasions.
They are also involved in the tree planting project for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Lovely earthy people and a pleasure to deal with too.
So as you can see, I’ve had a busy few weeks connecting with these lovely people and I’m so thrilled to be part of all of it.
Now I will be spending time working towards the exhibition with my Dad as it launches on the 31st March!
I have several new paintings to go in the show, here is a new watercolour:
The Orange Tree ©Deborah Eileen Burrow 2012
Back soon with new canvas paintings to show you 🙂
Well, life has been very busy this last few weeks. With many projects on the go, my work has been cut out! I am still networking a lot and finding this a very positive way of promoting myself, as people get to meet me in person as an artist.
I have also been preparing for the exhibition with my dad too – the flyers arrived today, and I’m working through all the artworks I want to be ready by then. Here are a couple of new ones to show you:
Good Friends 4 ©Deborah Eileen Burrow 2012
The Twilight Heron ©Deborah Eileen Burrow 2012
These will both be on show at the following upcoming exhibition:
I have also booked another exhibition for the autumn in Bury St Edmunds at the Lounge Cafe for 6weeks starting 8th September. This will be a joint show with Susan Miller.
I’ve also been approached by The Aldeburgh Gallery, on the beautiful Suffolk Coast, to do a solo show in Spring 2013 which is very exciting. Always nice to have a show in the diary for next year!
I’ve also been chatting with my mentor, Katie Millard, about doing an exhibition together. Our theme will be birds, so I have been experimenting with a loose watercolour style. Katie will concentrate on coastal birds whilst I will coax out some paintings of inland birds.
So, lots going on!
More news soon 🙂
I trust you all had a good Christmas and are getting settled into the new year of 2012!
I’m happy to tell you that I feel invigorated after my 2 weeks off over the holidays. I’ve not taken 2 weeks off together for a few years, and despite having a really horrible virus over new year and the first week of January, it was really worth it.
Over the last week I have been working with my Dad, Henry W Vincent in organising our first exhibition together. I’m so proud to tell you that Dad and I will be putting on a show in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk starting 31st March. Its very exciting as he hasn’t ever had an exhibition despite being a good artist. He’s now 68 and is really happy to finally be doing a show! We are both landscape artists, in acrylics and watercolours. We differ in our styles though – Dad is a realist painter and I am a contemporary painter. We are both influenced by landscapes that we encountered as young people – for Dad it is the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland and for me it is fields and trees of Suffolk/Norfolk. I’m really looking forward to this exhibition and I will share more with you as time progresses over the next 10 weeks and through the launch event on 31st March.
Here is an example of Dad’s work:
The Trassy Bridge and River ©Henry W Vincent
In other news, I have finally moved my studio. I have a whole room now, with 3 easels and a table to work on! Such bliss!! I moved over last Friday, Saturday and Sunday and started work in there today! Its such a nice room. It faces North too which is great as there’s no glaring sunshine, just diffuse light.
Here are some photos:
I’ll be spending many hours in here – it feels just right already 🙂
That’s all for now, see you next time with some photos of happy customers and their paintings hopefully ☺
I’ve had a very busy time recently. I’m pleased to be up to date, and finally working on the last commission to be completed by Christmas. I’m really enjoying working on it. Its a painting similar to one I sold recently this summer. Its on a larger canvas, based on this one:
"Summer Is Here" ©Deborah Eileen Burrow 2011 (SOLD)
and will possibly be featuring some young children playing in the sand according to my customer’s request. The beach huts are taken from a photo I took in Southwold, Suffolk. This particular row are quite famous and easily recognised by many. Because the new canvas is a different size and aspect ratio, it will look different and I will be changing one of the beach hut’s colour too. No two paintings by me of the same subject are the same anyway, and this is no exception – I want it to be different. I think the person who owns the original would want it to be too.
The sky was a bit of a challenge this time – constantly changing with lots of manipulation of paint! My father is a realist painter and he couldn’t help butting in whilst I was doing it (we were on one of our regular painting days together) and kept pointing out that the sky was far too continental in color in my painting compared to the British blue sky! So I had fun discussing with him that the colours were important in my painting so they go together well, and make the beach huts pop out in the painting. Dad paints what he sees, I use a lot of artistic license! (Unless of course I’m doing a pet portrait.) We enjoy our discussions 🙂
Whilst I’ve been working on that, and waiting for paint to dry, I’m working on a smaller painting featuring my orange, burnt sienna and gold autumnal trees on a tintoretto deep edge birch painting panel. I love using these panels, and probably do about 70% canvas and 30% wood panel paintings these days.
Alongside the work in the studio, I am planning for 2012. 4Networking has been exceptionally helpful with this. I have received business advice as well as galleries recommended to me from all over the UK. I am still really enjoying my role as Area Leader for 4Networking, and have recently given talks on my story in the last 18months, and on the relationship between working on a painting from start to finish and how it compares to customer care. All very positively received. Some lovely testimonials here.
Well that is all for now. Thanks, as always for your continual support.
Back soon 🙂