We are pleased to be involved in the new Tithebarn Workshops initiative… the Lockdown Window Exhibition:
The idea is to add a bit of culture to your daily walk by having a regularly changed window display of Serena’s paintings in the windows. All the artists at the Tithebarn Workshops are taking part, so you should be able to take a small, artistic detour around the windows of the Workshops…
With just over a week to go until the end of ‘Lockdown 2:0’ we thought we would give you a little update on how things are going at SerenArts Gallery.
Like many small businesses, this enforced closure could not have come at a worse time of year, hitting Christmas sales from our gallery very hard. Although we have transferred the bulk of our shop items into our online shop and made Serena’s artwork available on her website, there is no doubt the coming months will be a challenge. I made the mistake of calculating the percentage of annual retail sales that we would expect in November… not a good idea!
However… what these lockdowns have done is galvanise local people into looking nearer to home and supporting local firms in these difficult times. We have noticed a marked increase in ‘Bradfordian’ customers and enquiries, which is great for the local economy (and ours!). Hopefully, when we reopen after this current closure, people won’t have spent all their pennies with Amazon and we will see a lovely last minute rush for pressies!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our existing and new printing customers for their fantastic support during this period. We have had a large number of Christmas printing orders and continue to offer our ‘essential’ photocopying service.
Serena is nearing the completion of her latest project… an oil on board of Bradford Bridge and the Avon. This iconic scene measures 32″ x 16″ and will be going to our friendly, local framers as soon as the paint drys. It will then be available to purchase via her website and on display at our gallery (as soon as we’re able to reopen).
The more eagle eyed viewer will notice Serena highlighting her Southampton FC mug in the foreground. Whether it acted as inspiration for this artwork is up for discussion, but she was rather excited when her beloved Saints topped the Premier League for the first time last night!
If you would like to see more of Serena’s artwork you can visit her website or follow her story on Instagram.
Over the years we have worked with many artists to help with their printing requirements… from business cards to websites.
Salisbury artist Martin Memory has been a client for many years now and we were delighted when we are asked to produce his latest 16 page brochure for him…
Printed in an A4 landscape format this brochure promotes Martin’s stunning artwork to its absolute best. For more information on our design and printing services please feel free to contact us at any time.
We were very sad to hear of the passing of local artist Anthony Pates recently. We have had the pleasure of doing some printing work for Anthony over the years, reproducing some of his incredible artwork as prints, cards and postcards. He was an absolute gentleman and created the most exquisite, timeless work.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.
Here are a few examples of Anthony’s extraordinary work…