This Friday and over the weekend I will be at the UK Games Expo in Birmingham. I have been involved in designing a board game with my fiancé and we have a stand in the main hall so we can let visitors have a go and meet other board game enthusiasts!
Our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/ElementalAscent/
The Expo's website is: https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/
As per the Expo's website - Now in its 11th Year, UK Games Expo (UKGE) is the largest Hobby Games Convention in the UK. A fun event appealing to families and the general public as well as the enthusiast.
I can't wait - it's a great place to meet new people and talk about ideas.
The game is about working with natural elements and I have put together some concept art painting sketches - please see below:
This weekend I've dropped off two of my favourite pictures for the above exhibition. Please check it out if you can. The exhibition runs until the 28th May when the Nottingham Castle's Food Festival is on too and we're located right next door ;) . I've volunteered to steward at the exhibition on Sat 27th and Sun 28th May in the morning if you want to meet me.
I had a great weekend at the Belper Arts Trail last weekend. Everyone was very welcoming and encouraging. The public gave me lots of positive feedback and the experience was really useful. It was really interesting to see what paintings others were drawn to. In the future I will be looking into offering prints or cards of my art work so more people can take home a piece of Burnt Amber's work. My sign and business card holder are rustic wood fairtrade items and I'd like to find a display for prints and cards to match so will see what I can find as I'm slowly trying to build up display/exhibition items that match.
Hopefully, next year I will also get to set up in a different location so I can see if it's any different on the main street too - as part of my business research. It was a little quiet where I was - I think this was because we were slightly away from the main street.
The next event I am looking to participate in, is the Nottingham Society of Artist's Spring Exhibition (http://www.nottinghamartists.org.uk/nsa-main/index.php). I am planning on exhibiting two recent paintings: Fushia and Wild Blues, which are currently in my online portfolio. Their space is right next to Nottingham Castle so should be easy to find :)
This weekend I've taken it easy. Saturday it was raining and a bit dreary so I decided to stay in. I saw this painting, which I hadn't got round to finishing so I spent the day adding some more layers to it.
I'm trying to balance the bright fiery colours so they peek through the soft browns and greys, whilst keeping a sense of movement.
It was a gorgeous day today so I decided to do some jobs in our back garden as we're trying to get it in order. I love the different colours of the green leaves and the smell of the grass when the sun is out. I'm currently growing a large herb collection as I want to use all the plants I grow and I think it's going to be great to sit amongst them in the summer.