Monday, 26 March 2012
The lovely Charlotte Latham has generously donated one of her resin paintings to be auctioned off for the amazing charity, Trekstock (Supporting young people with cancer, www.trekstock.com)
This painting is worth £1795 but the bid will start at only £0.99 on Ebay and is listed for a week - This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get a Charlotte Latham original at a very reduced price - But price aside, ALL proceedings will go to Trekstock so please, if you feel generous, start bidding :) All for a great cause
Officially launched in March 2010, Trekstock supports young people with cancer, by raising funds for life saving research and awareness through music, fashion and art collaborations, and organised trekking experiences.
Trekstock is working with the very best Cancer Research UK scientists as we attempt to help prevent, diagnose, treat, and ultimately beat cancer and thanks to major advances in treatment, around three quarters of children, teenagers and young adults with cancer are now successfully treated.
Although a young charity, with internationally respected musician Mark Ronson as a Patron, Trekstock draws support from many influential artists worldwide as well as from publications such as Vogue, The Sunday Times and NME. Trekstock has grown rapidly over a short period of time, helping to raise vital awareness and support for this important cause.
To go to the Ebay listing, click here !
About Charlotte Latham:
WALK into any room featuring Charlotte Latham's work and her beautifully blurry world literally stands out.
Close up, the lusciously textured oils, resins and sculptures have an abstract quality, yet stand back and they sharpen – into the riotous splendour of a poppy field in bud, a rain-lashed city skyline, a nude woman reclining in ecstasy or the mingling mulch of snow and earth.
Sometimes flagrant and joyous, sometimes melancholic and introspective, but always nurtured by nature, her works are, as one critic put it, both touching and "crying out to be touched".
Charlotte's signature is her painstaking application of resin against a backdrop of pristine white canvas. It is a highly skilled and unforgiving technique that she has been honing for more than a decade and is typified by her famous Budfields as well as her Polka, Discoid and Bubbles collections.
Ink, wax and various metals have all made it into Charlotte's canvases and sculptures, yet one of the few materials she does not use – pure water – infuses all her imagery. It is there in her earthy snow, rotting leaves and rainswept cityscapes, in her glassy bubbles and polished polka dots and of course in her Waterbuds collection with its mouthwatering melding of molten mango, lime and raspberry colours. Her stunning oils, meanwhile, have a metallic sheen as though rendered in mercury or glimpsed through the sheets of a rainstorm.
Charlotte was born in North Devon and spent several years in Germany before returning to England to study fine art. Throughout her studies she spent time working with international artists in California and this both inspired and influenced much of her work.
Her art has been exhibited in galleries throughout the UK and is held in private and corporate collections in Britain and overseas.
See Charlotte's website, click here !
Monday, 19 March 2012
I had a couple of hours without the children and could work without disruption..at least that's what i thought. The sun was just too warm and beautiful to be missed so i made myself a nice cuppa, sat myself down on the bench in the garden and read my latest ELLE mag for inspiration - Bliss!! My face is still warm and happy =)
Spring is definately here...at least for today and it is making me very productive. My dyeing has been done and the making of the next dress has well and truly started -Thanks to bright blue skies, my Orla Kiely notebook and beautiful silks, i didn't have to put an awful lot of effort in to think of what type of dress to make.. here's a little preview of what is in the making =)
Have a stunning day X
Thursday, 15 March 2012
So, it is definitaly time to be creative again and make some pretty dresses ready for the new season.. Like always, i go mad with the dye and have done three different colours now - My plan is to make the same dress but in three color varities...Watch this space :) I have cut the patterns now and hoping to start on the first dress tonight but for now, here's a little taster of the colors :)
Have a lovely rest of the day :)