Art Sale & Launch of Environmental paintings from Cornwall.
Art Sale & Launch of Environmental paintings from Cornwall.
I create beautiful semi abstracts, using beach finds from Cornish Shores, current issues created by manmade pollution & nature guide me
I create beautiful semi abstracts, using beach finds from Cornish Shores, current issues created by manmade pollution & nature guide me Read more
Landscapes have been a starting point, however I have been busy investigating my 'mark-making' & producing environmental art work alongside these ocean pieces since 2011, creating small semi abstract works, in a series called 'Under the Gigs!', which started at my first Cornwall Open Studio in 2013 with 'The Cribbar' & 'Spindrift.' and later 'The Summer Exhibition.
"I have created the Garden Studio from home around my small family. I feel in the past my work has been undervalued and often dismissed until the current series of Blue Planet recently. However my daughter is starting School in September, so I will be able to commit more time to my work, which is very exciting for me."
'The Attenborough Effect' created by the fantastic team, at Blue Planet 2, has had such a great influence on the U.K., I am so relieved, Finally the time has come to #Bethechange and I cant wait to see what other great things will come from this..........
I want to use my life skills from
Previous Experiences in Education & Arts to make a difference.
Adult and community teaching in Arts with hard to reach vulnerable adults with mental health & learning difficulties.
Secondary school teaching in Design & Technology.
Young peoples community development worker, using Active Citizenship to re motivate at risk of exclusion pupils working in a Neighbourhood Management Team, I had a 98% success rate with 28 children out of 30, in 2 years. so 28 children re engaged with learning.
Community Artist Undertaking community art projects for NDDC, at Bicclecombe Park, Cow Green Community Gardens Sure Start mosaic.
Momentum Inspire me This is your chance to choose your favourite environmentally or nature themed quotation or ideas how to ban the plastic from your life (in 20 words or less), incorporated into a series of ocean themed fine art paintings, to be produced.
I aim to go into your Schools, Businesses or Community Events free of charge as a test pilot to work out how to make it as effective as possible, then create 'a how to do it' document to pass on to other groups, so people can save time and learn from each other, to get the plastic out of our lives as quickly as possible.
Is it easy in your community to find out how to access stuff about Living Litter Free? Perhaps you would like your group name to be on the painting?
Should the people doing similar work in community groups communicate and do a similar test pilot and exchange results, to see if the litter reduces? I know it will, then could volunteers in community groups sustain it, this is 'Active Citizenship' & 'Collaboration'.
I am inspired by current events from social media news and nature, now its your turn to inspire me........
Momentum 'Inspire Me' will enable valuable information in communities that may not live at the beach to be part of inclusive learning for everyone including visitors on holiday, lots of fantastic people 'keep' cleaning up the litter, but after a storm and at the end of each day.
The litter is back again........Part of my previous role with Transform was to over come barriers and link existing services, therefore because Cornwall has many small towns, that are all individually doing great work, some thought needs to go into targeting the people who still litter, this is where my project comes in.
I want to exhibit my work in places that are not usual for art exhibitions, so that the work becomes educational in itself.
Latest work from the 'Plastic Shoreline', 'Effervescence' Deep Water, 'Toxic', 'Kribow' (translation in Cornish for Reef/ widow maker surf) & 'Phosphorescence' series via our Tidalmarks website, incorporating litter findings from small beach cleans with my children over the years and I have created a great new project that will be free for people to participate as a test pilot.
Art Prints & Greetings Cards.
Credit to Emily Stevens for the animation clip :)
I have art prints and cards of many beautiful Cornish Landscape paintings available to view via on our Etsy Tidalmarks Shop.
Sales will enable me to purchase more 6 x 4 ft canvas which cost £50 each + paint materials, as I enjoy working in larger scale and makes the texts larger for reading at exhibition.
It gives me a great sense of freedom to work this way and the message will be clearer, the pieces I have created are really my development test pieces, which in there own right are stunning but my journey as an emerging artist has just begun.
I will need to expand my studio premises to fit and store the new canvas and also fix a leaky roof, having built the studio in our garden ourselves 4 years ago, it needs some tlc, as does the garden and gable end of the house, which is the first thing you see driving by, I want to showcase the studio in the best light as my husband and I work really hard, we are tired after a normal working day and quite frankly struggling to fit more in to our lives will be difficult and by freeing up our time to pay to have things done, would free up time and lift a burden, enabling focus on this project.
I am offering 6 opportunities for you to 'meet the artist' and invite me to produce some work at your favourite location or at your fund raising event, business venue or corporate event.
Or you can arrange to meet me at the studio as I can also work from photos, Great for wedding presents etc.
Limited places available.
(3 x Cornwall & Devon, 3 x UK mainland only)
I would like to:
Grow my audience and pay for more social media campaigns, raise funds to travel and exhibit my work further afield.
Get new signs at my house and pay for an upgraded website, as my current site has limits on the selling quantity and I have exceeded this, I also would like to upgrade my phone website, as its not as responsive as I would like.
Develop & produce some affordable merchandise, to go with my fine art, and community projects so everyone can enjoy taking a small piece of my art and small selection of alternative bio degradable and non plastic products to show people how to change.
Visit venues and aspire to be an inspirational speaker, promoting about conserving and protecting nature, using negative issues caused by man-made pollution and turning these into positive solutions, reinforcing ways to improve a more natural lifestyle.
Questions for you with a view to forward thinking...
Is shopping at the £1 shop a bargain?
Do we really need to have so many plastic bottles around our bath? Can we not use soap?
As an example, only 7% of plastic from Coca Cola gets recycled, it's being made new 93% of the time. (This is getting better, but its not enough) particularly as the U.K has been shipping our rubbish off for years to Japan, Peru and who knows where else! and probably some of our "recycled" rubbish is floating in the sea forming that island bigger than the size of France!
Recently new adverts in the UK following stand up to cancer 'Bake off', are showing the new slimline can, stating 100% recycled, this has been introduced gently in my opinion, however with Michael Gove doing the U.K a great service by delivering the plastic bottle returns scheme, this will make a remarkable difference to us all, I am delighted by this news, a massive break through.
It's really so amazing that these issues are topical thanks to the inspirational 'Attenborough effect' and team at Blue Planet ii, I'm so pleased to see so much more increased effort in lots of communities.
Hope / Sustaining Momentum
I truly hope that everyone can keep up the amazing litter picking and beach cleaning all around the U.K,, reinforcing fly-tipping penalties and many more community groups doing their bit is wonderful investigating packaging etc, the way forward, this is so important to keep up the 'momentum' especially as more and more wildlife are added on to the endangered species list.
I used to be a teacher and would very much like to educate through the process of exhibition, which will keep raising the profile of 'banning the plastics'. I want to do this in unique venues, that will allow people from all walks of life to view the work, as well as galleries.
Bit of a Rant, just saying.......
I feel it is essential for families to visit my work and interact so that future generations do not repeat the 'plastic catastrophic mess' that we have somehow embraced in the last 30 years.
I am not perfect by any means and did not realise myself about how much damage can be caused by the way we currently live. 'I love the glitter", bling and pearl as much as the next girly girl, however, once I started to research micro-plastics in toothpaste several years ago, before creating a painting called 'Chilli Roulette', the more I read, the more I knew I had to change how I live, the rest has grown from there.
Milk delivered at home, Bamboo Nappies or pull up pants that are biodegradable, washing machine filters to stop plastic fibres from our clothes washing down the drain, home made pesticides, replacing slug pellets with beer to protect birds, planting flowers for bees and butterflies, 'Pop bottles' used to be glass and children wanted to return them for sweet money, old school stuff is best!
If you use glitter then clean it up with play dough (create sparkle dough), do not wash the cloth under the tap and send it out to sea. #bemindful
If humans pull together and make small changes, like refusing the polystyrene at the take-away shop, choosing the card packaging instead, then #beingmindful is your thing, its really happening. (Thanks to my mate Fiona for being so clever with that one!).
My favourite hash tags I use to promote my work and spread the message are; #bethechange #buycansnotplastic #ifthebinsarefulltakeithome #usesoapnotshowergel #festivalfunlitterfree #thebeachisnotabin #makedoandmend #growyourown #givenatureachance #litterfreeliving
Risks and challenges
Currently Lindsey undertakes commissioned work, two of which are still in progress. Commissions are undertaken between September to April.
"I am very organised but I have given myself some extra time, to post things out to Kick start customers, So the children will be back at School and I can concentrate on full filling your orders effectively, if you have any suggestions or feedback, please do get in touch, we will respond as quickly as possible, but I am in the end, one person, so please do be patient."
Lindsey also displays and sells her art works in several restaurants and venues, hand creating mementos for visitors to take home and remind them of holidays to Cornwall. Stock includes mini art on easels original art work on paper and art prints from original paintings, similar to her Etsy account, each piece promotes a message to care for your surroundings.
i.e. The beach is not a bin. #bemindful #givenatureachance etc.
Tidalmarks Garden Studio (Home Business)
'Golowek' translates to abounding in light in Cornish.
My husband and I built the studio and the garden is currently a work in progress, we have a landscape gardener sorting out the garden soon, so I hope it will be ready before any Kick Starter customers arrange to call in.
If you would like to visit Lindsey, please arrange an appointment via the contact me in the side bar of my website, to arrange a mutually convenient time.
Often with a young family, it is difficult to manage gardening, site maintenance, social media, website upkeep and producing the art simultaneously with part time hours, therefore if the children have any illness or the babysitter cancels, or indeed Lindsey becomes ill, she may have to postpone attending an event or delay completing an order.
However Lindsey is very organised and you will receive notification of any changes e.g. your order is being processed.
Be assured Lindsey's husband, Michael, is very proud and supportive, and has kindly reserved annual leave, to ensure Lindsey can meet her targets.
"I really enjoy having a home business, I can be on hand for my children, it takes two minutes to walk to work and I have superb views from the studio, I am very excited to launch my new work, and look forward to hearing from you".
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