Friday, 14 September 2012
Monday, 3 September 2012
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Posted by Angela Harding at 09:12
Friday, 3 August 2012
Posted by Angela Harding at 05:49
Very inspiring to see the Shropshire hills again and the amazing views across the plain to the welsh mountains.
Posted by Angela Harding at 05:31
On July 20th we had event 2, Henry Jones a local singer and song writer only 18 but defiantly heading for great things. Over 80 people came and sat with picnics and drinks and all seemed to love the evening (no rain ). We also included an art auction to raise more funds. I asked 3 other artists in the village, Mary Rodgers, Ian Newsham and Alison Seviour to contribute post card size paintings which we framed up and half way through the evening had a very exciting auction selling the work at £30 - £210 per work . I do thank the artist and all those who have made these events such great fun - We look forward to the next which will be in September - date to be announced.
Posted by Angela Harding at 04:57
Monday, 9 April 2012
The May issue of Country Living is featuring an article about my work and goes on sale in the shops on April 12th. The process of being chosen for the feature started last year so it will be very exciting to see the magazine out in the shops.
Louise Elliott Chief Sub/Associate Editor, Country Living Magazine came out to Rutland to interview me in my studio last May. We spent the day together talking about the influences in my paintings and prints and how I arrived at being a full time maker. I found the chance to talk about my work very beneficial; it was good to be questioned about why I use the images I do. Louise was both a good listener and interviewer and made me feel I could talk with ease but still be challenged on my methods of working. We also spent some time walking with the dogs though the surrounding fields, which are the background to my work, as well as part of my daily routine, and working practice. Louise has produced a lovely piece of writing that I feel gives a real insight in to my painting and my life in Wing. We also managed to fit in lunch at our local pub The Kings Arms and a brief visit to our lovely farm shop at Wing Hall
The next part of the process was the photographs, so a few weeks later I met Laura Edwards one of CLs photographer’s. Laura was very relaxed and easy to work with. For the brief CL had given her Laura required of a number of specific shots to illustrate the text. One of the images needed was a close up of a bird, not always an easy thing to obtain. We stood in the kitchen chatting about the best places to go achieve this, and as if on queue, a beautiful male bullfinch flows into the tree outside my kitchen window. Laura was able to get some fantastic shots while still standing in my kitchen with the bird just a couple of feet away, one of these is in the feature. Laura took photos of me and my dogs round the village as well me drawing in the farmland and painting in my studio. She took a large number of shots at each location, explaining this was normal practice and that out of hundreds of shots they would only use 6 - 8.
I have to say before meeting Laura and Louise I was very ignorant of the huge amount of work that goes into each issue and article. All the planning of locations and different makers and changing times of year. I would like to thank Laura and Louise as well as all the team at country Living for just a stunning result. I do hope CL readers enjoy the article as much as I enjoyed taking part.
Country Living have also asked me to produce a special edition original print as a CL readers offer. For this I have made Rose Nest, a lino and silkscreen, please see Country Living May issue for more details.
Posted by Angela Harding at 10:18
Friday, 23 March 2012
New work from Gallery Artists Mary Sumner / Angela Harding / Stuart Low and a selection of new Decoy Birds by Derek Richards
With the resurgence of interest in nature writing and the increasing number of artists and makers who are inspired by the natural world Arkadia Fine Art opened its doors in late 2010. Gallery owners Fabienne Fossez & Elizabeth Jackson have a passionate interest in and concern for the natural world. They wanted to share this enthusiasm with others and the gallery is a showcase for a unique blend of talents - from artists and printmakers to potters, wood carvers and sculptors. The gallery derives its name from the Greek spelling of 'arcadia', which in poetic fantasy represents a pastoral paradise. The use of the 'k' also makes reference to the 'Ark' and the plight of our wildlife.
The setting of the gallery is important: Arkadia Fine Art is located in a double-fronted Georgian house on historic West Street in Dunster - one of the best preserved medieval villages in England. A mile from the sea, and situated at the foot of Dunster Castle (NT) grounds and the gateway to Exmoor National Park.
Arkadia Fine Art, 15 West Street Dunster Somerset TA24 6SN UK T: +44 (0)1643 822 363 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Angela Harding at 00:58
Thursday, 22 March 2012
Thursday, 23 February 2012
First day back in the garden after the winter, Hellebores and snowdrops in full bloom. Plenty to do as I am not a tidy gardener so jobs still left over from last year. New projects planned - the much needed path to my studio - new garden sheds now part made by Mark and ready to go up - well hope to fill my blog with at least some of my spring enthusiasm fulfilled, we will see.
Posted by Angela Harding at 12:22
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Thursday, 19 January 2012
The Print Master is Stanley Jones in conversation with Susan Aldworth recorded at the Curwen studio, on Radio 4 Saturday 21st January at 3.30pm or currently available on iplayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019fwvx
Last year I was lucky enough to have been invited to work at the Curwen, co publishing Early Nesters - image above. I just loved the whole experience and found the studio a very inspiring, if not a little daunting at first to work in, as you were very aware of all those famous bodies that had stood on the same spot. But the warmth as well as the professionalism of all the staff soon put me at my ease. To view more of the work published at the Curwen Studio click on the link below http://www.thecurwenstudio.co.uk/
Posted by Angela Harding at 01:12