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Our new exhibition Magical Thinking is now open and runs until 26th October.

It is such a pleasure to be showing this first solo show by Philippa Robbins, a new, emerging talent. Paintings, drawings, Mexican tin nichos, Russian dolls, maquettes… this really is a whole cast of supporting works.

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Marceline – acrylic on board in tin nicho

Marceline (see image left) is a beautiful Devon Rex kitten, just a few months old, belonging to Philippa’s daughter. She became something of a celebrity at the private view, quietly sitting upstairs away from the bussle but happily welcoming visitors, so affectionate.

See below for more images of the gallery and works…

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Cupboard of acrylics in Mexican frames

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Las Meninas – Russian Doll

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amandas bag 5amandas bagamandas bag 2amandas bag 3amanda caines embroideryJust in time for summer, the Derwent Carry All Bag will hold absolutely everything you need for working outdoors.

Mixed media artist,  Amanda Caines, shows us what she uses hers for…

‘I bought this bag recently thinking it would hold all my pens, paper and perhaps a sketchbook, but it has also taken all my stitchwork, embroidery threads, frames, glasses, small camera, phone and my keys. I am completely self contained, ready for travel… and I can even continue working in bed its so portable!’

See one of Amanda’s embroidery pieces below.  A collection of her jewellery is now on display in our summer show.

We have put together a Carry All Bag Selection of Artists Colour Pencils for our online shop,  an extremely versatile palette of colours with plenty of room to add to. Look at our full range of bespoke kits online, for example…

Botanical Starter Kit

Ultimate Drawing Roll

Roll Selection of Artists Colour Pencils

…or why not make up your own personal kit for traveling this summer.