Monday, 28 March 2011

Ferment Zine

Here's an entry I painted recently for a lovely non profit zine full of illustrations and poetry. You can find out about the Oxford based project here: www.fermentzine.com

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Yellowstone Art Boutique



I am very excited to announce my work is now being sold in a brand new art boutique in Trentham, Staffordshire! Opened this month by the lovely Hannah Stoney and her mum Steph, the Yellowstone Gallery is located in Trentham retail park and stocks ceramics, paintings, prints and jewellery (and much more) by local and up and coming artists- and all at affordable prices. 
I was approached by Hannah last summer asking if I would be interested in being involved in her project, and since meeting her recently, I have to say I am amazed and impressed with her determination and at how far her idea has come. She's just 22 and has opened her very own art boutique which, to me, is like living the dream. I'm very happy to be a part of it.

Hannah says of the boutique:

"I've always thought it was important to have a space where talented and creative local artists can display their work an find a market for their efforts. We are stocking ceramics, paintings, jewellery and textiles by local artists, including some of my own prints. The prices range from £1 to £550, so the work is accessible to everyone, not just the well off."

If you're in the area, please do drop in and support this lovely boutique!

Visit the gallery: Unit 205 Trentham Retail Village, Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 8AX

Monday, 21 March 2011

Pet Portrait service!

I still paint the occasional pet portrait on commission. They make a lovely present for friends and relatives, especially for us English folk, we do love our pets.

Email me at mail@hollyexley.com for an original painting, with personalised caption of your choice.
(Especially if you have a rabbit, I love painting rabbits)
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Thursday, 17 March 2011

Patchwork





Wow. I haven't posted in quite a while.
I've been a busy intern recently, working for FiveGoMad and Margaret as well as FINALLY making my PDF portfolio. This needs to make the rounds soon- but I'm a little scared. 
I recently ordered a very old and decrepit vintage patchwork quilt after trawling the internet for hours on end, which has gradually led me down the road and into obsessionsville. I just love the look of them. I've always had this secret passion for wholesome Americana ( cough cough Gilmore Girls cough cough ) and I guess this quilt interest feeds from that. Whilst I waited for my beloved quilt to arrive, I made paintings instead.


I'm selling the originals for £40 each (they are a4 watercolours). If anyone would like one (theres only 3!) email me at mail@hollyexley.com