Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Purple and Grey Harley Gallery Visit


We would like to thank the Harley Gallery for hosting our group of artists today and for letting us all have an early morning tour of the Portland Collection before the public came in.
The Dukes of Portland and their families have amassed Welbeck’s historic Portland Collection over the centuries.

'Changing displays from The Collection are on show in our spacious new gallery, which opened in March 2016. Masterpieces include Michelangelo’s Madonna del Silenzio (c.1538). Also showing are  a rarely seen Van Dyck painting of Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford and George Stubbs’s painting of the 3rd Duke of Portland on horseback outside the stables at Welbeck. Further highlights include the pearl earring worn by Charles I at his execution in 1649, and The Portland Tiara by Cartier.' Find out more.





We were happy to find out that the Harley Gallery are shaking up their open this year by asking artists to bring their finished work to the gallery for judging they are having a broader approach too hoping to attract school aged artists as well as emerging and professional this will bring a more inclusive feel as well as making for a eclectic show. For more information about the Harley Open click here.






There are many events taking place at Harley Gallery throughout the year we recommend you sign up to their mailing list to keep updated.


We are planning visits to other galleries and local places of interest to artists next year please follow our blog to keep in the loop! 

Monday, 11 June 2018

Skies and Afternoon Tea Lunch and Learn Workshop with Purple and Grey



Skies and Afternoon Tea 
July 11th 10 -2 pm

Tansley Village Hall
Church Street, Tansley, 

Matlock DE4 5FH

Working with watercolours we will be bold and brave creating big skies, moody ones and creating atmosphere using graduation, wet into wet techniques and the less conventional!
Demonstrations and individual help will show students how to create something other than a pretty blue sky.

Bring your own brushes and paints or use ours but please bring plenty of A4/A3 good quality watercolour paper.

We will also provide the lunch and endless hot drinks as required so you can enjoy the art.

Workshop cost £45.


To book please email: purpleandgreyinfo@gmail.com and mention any special dietary requirements.

Monday, 14 May 2018

Bringing Art to the Board Room!

Today we were invited to deliver a session on mindful art journaling at The National Headquarters of The Youth Hostel Association for mental Health Awareness Week.
Its great to see a corporation allowing their staff a moment of me time in the busy working week.
We really enjoyed delivering this session it was lovely to see the staff get engaged with art again as for some they hadn't done any since school.
We explained that art journaling is for anyone you don't need permission to be creative its your personal journal to put into it what you like.
We didn't know how the session would be received but we were thrilled with the results some real emotion came out on to the page it was fabulous and inspiring we hope that they continue in some way with creativity.
It was also fun turning a board room into an art room so any other companies out there let us know if we can bring art to your board room too!









Sunday, 13 May 2018

Water Soluble Workshop

We are currently half way through our workshops for 2018, last week was the wonderful world of water soluble oils and the freedom and flexibility they give you as an artist.
During the workshop our participants explored the traditional method of using oils with the fat over lean principle, the use of a palette knife and a looser and even semi abstract way of applying this versatile medium.
Lunch was provided and it was a great day all round our next workshops can be viewed here: http://www.purpleandgrey.co.uk/learn.html 












Thursday, 10 May 2018

The Purple and Grey Artist Interview with Sylvia Oxspring.

Who are you and what do you do?



  My name is Sylvia Oxspring.  I am an artist working out of my studio in Kelstedge. Art is my hobby and I love to paint in my spare time. My time is limited like everyone else, but I like to spend a little time for art each day, even if it’s just preparing canvases or just sketching, watching tutorials, or planning the next piece. I thought I’d left it to late in my life to start painting, but they say it’s never too late and I’m really pleased I decided to give it a go!

How long have you been painting?

About five years but more seriously in the last two years I suppose since I’ve had somewhere separate to the living areas of the house to create art.

Have you recently got into painting or have you always painted?

  I have always wanted to paint, I always liked drawing and just doodling. I did a little painting during my teens, but then other things got in the way work, marriage, children, all the usual things, but the itching to paint was always with me so I decided to get started.

You have attended many purple and grey art group sessions what are the advantages of being part of a group?

 I think the purple and grey art group has been great for me, it is good meeting other people and talking about all things art and realising that other people have the same anxieties it helps build my confidence to just go for it.

Have you got your own studio if so describe it to us?

  I am very lucky, my husband made me a studio out of the outhouse that was at the front of the house. It’s not huge but it’s a good space He built a porch and attached it to the outhouse which he dry lined put on a new roof and fitted under floor heating it’s great. So, I have no excuses now I have to get on with it.

For the future what do you hope to achieve with your art?


I want to improve my work, I try different mediums and techniques, trying to develop an accomplished style.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Artist Call Out for Fresh and Unframed

 

Purple and Grey FRESH AND UNFRAMED 29th & 30th June 2018

TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

 Purple and Grey will man this event, you just need to drop off and collect at the specific times. 

 COST OF ENTRY
 OPTION 1 - £15 enter up to 5 artworks and we provide browser 
 OPTION 2 - £35 FILL & BRING YOUR OWN BROWSER with your own work 

PAYMENT 
 PayPal to: 
Or pay in cash on delivery of art work. Just let us know via email that you are entering purpleandgreyinfo@gmail.com


DELIVERY OF ARTWORK 
Work can be delivered at our art group June 6th or 20th between 10.30 - 12pm or: Friday June 29th: Artwork Delivery 9.30 am to 11.00 am to Tansley Village Hall Artwork will not be accepted outside of these times.

EVENT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (free)
Friday 29th June 5.30 - 8pm - Open Evening artists asked to attend and bring friends and family. Saturday 30th June 11.00 am – 4.00 pm daily 

Further information can be found here along with the entry forms http://purpleandgrey.co.uk   


Monday, 9 April 2018


Painting and Platters
May 9th 10 - 2 pm
Tansley Village Hall
Church Street, Tansley, 

Matlock DE4 5FH

Discover the wonderful world of water soluble oils and the freedom and flexibility they give you as an artist.

This Workshop will explore the traditional method of using oils with the fat over lean principle, the use of a palette knife and then a more loose and even semi abstract way of applying this versatile medium. The work and knowledge explored during the workshop can be interpreted to any subject so you are welcome to bring your own reference material.

Bring your own brushes and paints or use ours but please bring a large 2” flat brush, palette knife, baby wipes, apron, a small canvas board up to 10” x 8” and a large canvas around 40/50 cm.  Please bring something to transport home too as they will still be wet!
We will also provide the lunch and endless hot drinks as required so you can enjoy the art.

Workshop cost £45.

To book please email: purpleandgreyinfo@gmail.com and mention any special dietary requirements.