NewsPosted by Emily King Fri, March 28, 2014 13:13:55
Another fabulous announcement to make……
Ruchita, a well known and loved restaurant here in Earlswood (right next to the station) commissioned a collection of paintings which are now hung and on display for all to see. If you find yourself in the neighbourhood and in need of sustenance, then stop in for a delectable curry, cool beverage and admire the art work.
The first part of the collection consists of four paintings that line the wall at the rear of the restaurant complete with a plaque which reads:
SPICE & ICE
This collection of paintings was commissioned by Ruchita in
2013. The theme for these works was inspired by Indian textiles and
incorporates the use of spicy, fiery colours: turmeric and paprika contrasting
with the refreshing, cool colours of water and ice. Orange and blue are
complementary colours just as refreshing drinks complement Ruchita's
beautifully spiced cuisine. Pattern and design includes the use of well
recognised motifs such as the 'buta' or tree of life, otherwise known in the UK
as 'paisley' (adopted by textile manufacturers in Scotland).
The second part of the collection comprises of one large canvas on the wall opposite the entrance and the plaque for that reads as follows:
Ruchita, meaning 'well-loved', routed closely in the Sanskrit word Ruchikara which means 'a taste for' or 'penchant for', a 'love of' or 'appetite for'. This painting, commissioned by Ruchita restaurant in 2014 is an addition to delighting the senses, revelling in the exquisite, celebrating taste and the love of good food. Design elements incorporated into this painting are inspired by Indian textiles and saris mostly from Bangladesh and includes the use of sand texture paste, embossing, glitter, sequins and gem stones to convey a sense of divine opulence and indulgence.
Ruchita can be found on Facebook
and their website is www.ruchita.co.uk
NewsPosted by Emily King Fri, March 28, 2014 11:53:33
Just to let you know I have a collection of Pinterest
boards for those art lovers amongst us.
My collection of boards can be found at http://www.pinterest.com/sitesorted where you'll find My Artwork
including links to my latest art videos
also other artists' work that I find eye-catching and inspirational Art I Like
NewsPosted by Emily King Mon, June 06, 2011 16:41:49
I'm now part of an artists network known as Surrey Artists Open Studios (mentioned in a previous blog). I have a web page on there and hopefully in future (next year) I'll be exhibiting and opening my own studio to the public through their support.....
NewsPosted by Emily King Sat, June 04, 2011 22:48:11
I'm doing a special promotion for this month which goes out to all friends and blog followers who may wish to take advantage...... FREE SHIPPING
on all art work available for purchase on Etsy. All you have to do is type in the coupon code below whilst purchasing one or more items of artwork on Etsy.
This is a UK promotion only, I'm afraid.
Coupon code: SITESORTED72
Promotion ends close of Thursday 30th June.
NewsPosted by Emily King Tue, May 31, 2011 18:43:38
Surrey Artists Open Studio - Liz Ashurst & Jane Walmsley exhibiting at The Studio, 9 Albion Rd, Reigate RH2 7JY. Sat 11 - Sun 12, Fri 17, Sat 18 - Sun 19 June. 11am-5pm daily.
I'm hoping to go.
NewsPosted by Emily King Sun, May 29, 2011 13:42:19Mostly MOSS by EarthlyBaubles on Etsy
Curator, Suzanne Ali comments, "I was just making my reservations to visit my family for a few weeks in my hometown of Juneau, Alaska. Thinking of my vacation reminded me of the many walks I've taken through the mossy rainforest. So peaceful and calming . . ."
Her own shop (Earthly Baubles by EarthlyBaubles on Etsy) is full of beautiful and delicate jewellery (English sp) and I love the way she takes the trouble to photograph her wares in organic settings - earrings on blueberry bushes or necklaces on lichen covered rocks - so tactile it makes you want to buy everything.
NewsPosted by Emily King Sat, May 28, 2011 21:55:10
Fellow UK Artist, Amanda Collis from Derbyshire features one of my paintings "Moss on Rocks" in her Etsy Treasury List entitled "Rites of Spring" to which she adds the comment, "Fine art to send you running outdoors! - In a good way :-)"
Rite of Spring by Mossmottle on Etsy
Amanda's work is primarily abstract and she favours oils - her paintings exude atmosphere and her use of colours is sublime. If you're anything like me you'll happily lose yourself in less formative art like hers.
NewsPosted by Emily King Fri, May 27, 2011 20:38:33
I recently curated this treasure trove of art work, featuring the works of Etsy artists:
Art to Sink Your Teeth Into by sitesorted on Etsy
It has since been mentioned by one of the featured artists, Barbara Rosenzweig on her web pages. Her work is stunning and worth a look:Blog: Artist Barbara Rosenzweig's Blog: Art, Gardening, Photography, and Ramblings
FB page: Watercolors By Barbara (6)
Twitter: Barbara Rosenzweig (barbarasart) on Twitter