‘Press On’ at The Courthouse Gallery, 14th May – 25th June 2016

I have just dropped off some etchings at the rather fine Courthouse Gallery in Somerton, where I am taking part in an exhibition with the group of artists that I used to work alongside at Dove Studios. I don’t make etchings currently… I’m not saying I never will again, but I don’t have time at the moment, so now is your chance to see some previous works, alongside a lovely selection from 5 other talented artists. Come and meet the artists on Friday 13th May 5 – 7pm, everyone welcome. Opening times for the rest of the exhibition: Tuesday –…

Calendar 2015: '12 Views of the Tor'

The 2015 calendar is here!

January 14th: I have about 5 calendars left which were returned from a gallery, if you would like one, they are now £7.50 including postage within the UK, please email me on mail@nancyfarmer.net There has been plenty posted here about the work-in-progress of these pictures – see my previous posts – but here is the point at which I invite you to purchase one! Price is £12 plus shipping, or £9.50 plus shipping if you have more than one. You can buy straight from me by emailing me at mail@nancyfarmer.net, and telling me how many you would like and where…

The View of Glastonbury Tor

The final calendar pictures, and about time too!

I do apologize for not getting round to showing you the last of the Glastonbury Tor pictures yet! First, I wanted these with a little colour, and then on a whim I started a new blog, and although it was not meant to be time-consuming, everything consumes time… So, here are the final pictures for the 2015 calendar, ’12 Views of the Tor’: ‘The View’ is mostly etching, and ‘The Decoy’ is mostly drypoint. ‘The View’ is an afternoon-tea sort of print, but an Angel’s eye view… Angels of course sit around on clouds and drink tea all the time,…

Medusa Calendar: May. November, June, December

Charity Auction 21st March, and my Medusa etchings

12 Medusa Etchings from the 2014 calendar are up for auction – see below for details. As some of you know it has been a little wet this year: Actually this photo makes it look all romantic, but it’s a lovely photo that Sarah O’Connell was kind enough to send me so I have used it. The reality has been rather messier: The floods have not quite been at my doorstep, maybe a hundred yards away, maybe two hundred… so this is a cause somewhat close to home. Now the floods are receding, but after a couple of months or…

The Home-brew and the Full Moon on St Michaels Tower

Drunk in charge of a Broomstick

…or ‘The Home-brew’ on Glastonbury Tor This is another for the 2015 calendar of course. I wanted a couple of views of the Tor that were less than obvious. This one is so obscure you would probably never recognize it as connected with the Tor at all, but it is in fact the very top of the tower on the Tor – the remains of St Michael’s Church. Or at least that was the idea. Despite numerous photos my brain refused to believe the actual shape of the crenelations, and without reference to any actual evidence I corrected my sketch…

The Hunt at Glastonbury Tor - etching and drypoint

The Other Boxing Day Hunt…

More from 12 views of Glastonbury Tor I have been getting along faster with the calendar than I have with this blog: here is the corner of my newly-designed studio/gallery – now equipped with with hanging rails, but as you see still lacking the odd cable clip or two. I am three quarters of the way there with printing the pictures! The print below is number 6 to appear on this blog – if I show you all of them together what will I have to say in the next few days? This is probably my December picture – ‘The…

A Medusa for All Seasons: Calendar by Nancy Farmer, front and back covers

The 2014 calendar is for sale!

Actually it has been for sale for some time, but it has just occurred to me that I have not actually put it on the blog, sorry! “A Medusa for All Seasons” 12 prints inspired by the passing of the months Price: £12 each or £9.50 each if you buy more than one calendar at a time I have also discounted postage (see below) so that shipping is free on a single calendar within the UK. Postage is charged in all other cases, but the booklet format of this calendar means it is exactly the same size as last year’s…

Hydrophobia: Medusa on the beach - etching print

Hydrophobia… printed

And the final image for next year’s calendar is complete! I think it came out ok in the end despite misgivings that I had thrown too many techniques at this particular plate: The snakes are more like cartoon snakes in this one than in any of the others, but it seemed appropriate! So that’s the calendar for 2014 – A Medusa For All Seasons. If you want to look back at the work in progress this link should show you all the calendar posts: https://nancyfarmer.wordpress.com/tag/calendar-2014/ There will of course be much more work to do before this becomes a calendar,…

Hydrophobia - Medusa at the Beach - aluminium plate before printing

Hydrophobia: the last Medusa

Don’t worry, this is not the last Medusa, merely the last in the series that will complete my 2014 calendar. That said, perhaps I could ask the delectable Wendy Marani to carry on the series for me, or do you think, perhaps, she might run out of ideas if I stopped too? So, back to real art, finally! The last of my calendar paintings to be completed is actually a summer month. It was going to be June, but in view of the beach, and not wanting too many reclining nudes one after another, I may make Snakes in the…

Medusa at Beltaine: the month of May

Medusa at Beltaine; Medusa at Bathtime

I have another etching for the 2014 calendar! Apologies for not getting round to posting the sketch for this one, which I have in fact been working on and off since Beltaine was suggested by Lily Wight. (thank you Lily! :-)) Beltaine seemed an excellent idea, and another mixing of legends / metaphors like the January picture. The scant research I did suggested the dancing around bonfires, the belief that on this night the ‘other’ world and its creatures was much closer to this world than usual, much nakedness and revelry, and of course, it suggested Celtic and Pagan deities,…