I showed my work at dough auction on Friday; amongst work by some of my favourite and most celebrated artists and illustrators; Benoit Jacques, Nick Saunders, Jean Julien, Kate Moross, Gemma Correl, Hennie Harworth and Ken Garland. I also showed new work at The Xmas Zine Fair at The Orange Tree.
PLEASE REMEMBER my show at The Nottingham New Contemporary, Saturday 10th December 10am-6pm and Sunday 11th December 11am-5pm For a Contemporary Christmas weekend. Join us for free family events, festive music from the Contrast Steel Band and Thoresby Colliery Band plus mince pies and mulled wine.
Hey, I am back at the studio creating a whole new set of prints for my show at Nottingham New Contemporary on Saturday 10th December and Sunday 11th December. Drop by and see my new range of notebooks and prints http://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/event/craftdesign-contemporary-0 The show runs alongside workshops for children 'Museum of Me' in the workshop space
Hello, its been some time, I know since I last posted. Life has been real busy... I have just completed another commission for Converse. The story will unfold later! In the meantime, I have been creating new drawings in the studio with some of my old school favourite printing techniques.
We headed for the forest and discovered shapes, silhouettes and secret hideaways. This mini autumn heatwave we are having is quite surreal. An extravaganza of colour, hot sun and dark early evenings, crazy!
We followed the markings of a stick that was trailed on a foot path through Derbyshire. This time of year the colours are pretty amazing! We keep going back to our favourite little spot in Birchover, every visit brings something different. I hope your weekend was good
What an adventure we had in Norfolk, every season and every visit is so different. We spent all our time outdoors; mud sliding, gathering bags of samphire, picking raspberries, blackberries and giant strawberries and watching the stars at night. My new collection goes on sale at Design Circus, Nottingham on Tuesday and is available in my shop http://www.kayvanbellen.bigcartel.com/
The summer holidays are passing by very quickly! We go to Norfolk soon for a break, I hope to come back with a sketchbook full of ideas, a great collection of photographs and some interesting beach finds.
I have been working on some obi ideas for packaging my prints. I seem to do lots of packaging and posting these days! Here's a lovely packaged which came for me today from my lovely neighbour. I have another new stockist for my work, SMUG London http://www.ifeelsmug.com/
We headed out to Black Rock today and walked along the old train line. We did some gem panning at the stone center and discovered lots of hidden treasures. I am getting my work ready to feature in the window of Design Circus, West Bridgford. My new collection will be on show and ready to purchase from the 6th September!!!