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.
Due to the current Government directive, we are still unable to have our lovely gallery open, so here is an opportunity to purchase a set of 8 of Serena’s unique Glass Art Christmas Cards.
Featuring festive scenes each card is hand painted on a glass microscope slide and mounted on a card measuring approximately 185mm x 75mm. Every card comes cellophane wrapped and with a quality envelope.
The above price includes postage and packing, or local Bradford on Avon delivery.
Serena has started another two pieces of her 3D artwork and here is the first…
Painted with oil on board… see if you can guess what the subject will be?!
The other work is a few layers further on and a bit more obvious what the subject is…
They are both yet to have their air dry clay additions added so we’ll keep you posted as they progress.
We are already getting some very favourable comments from customers in the gallery and it certainly gets people talking when they see Serena working on them. The completed pieces will be making it to the walls soon.
As you’ll have seen from previous posts, Serena has been working on a number of 3 dimensional artworks using oil paints and air dry clay. Here are the latest two that are currently drying ready for more layers to be added…
The poppy at the top is almost complete whereas the dragonfly has yet to appear on his beautiful background.
Let’s just hope that this fabulous weather continues for a bit longer. Serena was able to sit outside yesterday to work on her latest painting, which will be available to view and purchase in the near future.
The more eagle eyed amongst you might be able to spot her much beloved Southampton FC mug… we can only hope that we have a little more success than poor old Saints this year!