An Unwanted Birthday

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Brighton Art Fair

Fun at the fair!

I had a great time showing my work at Brighton Art Fair at the weekend. Many thanks to the organisers Jon, Sarah and Anne-Marie for putting on such an enjoyable and vibrant show. 

It was a really good experience for me and I hope to be back next year to do it all over again! Once I have a little breather I will be back with new paintings so keep your eyes peeled for new work... I'm thinking a pets's memoir, huge canvases, lots of colour... I'll be back!

Huge thanks to my pal, Sarah Day, for being my trusty assistant and b+b provider who helped me willingly and cheerfully! Also, thanks to Cath for making it to Brighton even though the odds were stacked against you! It was lovely to meet everyone and get such good feedback, I would highly recommend the fair to other artists.

All images copyright Emma Challacombe 2011

Friday, 2 September 2011

New paintings

It was about time I added some new paintings to my blog! I have been unable to do much painting lately but here is a fresh batch. I'm looking forward to showing my work at the Brighton Art Fair which runs from Friday 23rd September until Sunday 25th. Come and see me at stand 33!

All alone now

Spotted dog enjoys his birthday

Unsavoury cake

Dandelion shoes so bright

Bob and Trevor

Petula the Pixie

Blind Date

Reworking of Girl with Pelican

A return to painting

My last post was quite a while ago, apologies for that. The painting below was the last one on my 1st of June post and it was labelled as a work in progress. Soon after that I reworked the painting, and I realised it was a portrait of my Dad and his partner. It was the last thing I painted before he died incredibly quickly of cancer.

He was diagnosed with pancreas and liver cancer on 21st June and passed away 17 days after his diagnosis. Needless to say I'm still completely shell shocked to have lost my dad and it will take a long time before I can fully accept the reality of it all, but painting will definitely help me on my way.

The work in progress

S and J

Peaceful Stephen