Saturday, 28 March 2015

Paintings recently SOLD

'Bounteous Sea' and 'A Place to Stay' ethereal landscape paintings are now sold.

See more of my work on Andrea Farmer Contemporary Art and follow my musings on Twitter.

'Bounteous Sea' by Andrea Farmer

'A Place to Stay' by Andrea Farmer

Monday, 23 March 2015

Country Living Spring Fair 2015

Saturday was spent at the Country Living Spring Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington, London. My first visit to this particular event, and I was impressed by the variety on display. Country Living champion craftspeople and small businesses and that's what the Spring Fair is all about - fabrics, furnishings, accessories, art, crafting and more, all from hand-picked makers. Great value for money at £13 (advance booking, adult ticket) for an enjoyable, inspiring day out.




Getting tips on wrapping from Jane Means

Exhibitors bunting competition




Take a holiday with lambs!



Sunday, 22 March 2015

Hold The Anchovies Amy

Girlie night out on Friday at the amazing Hold The Anchovies, Witham, Essex. First class food and the fantastic 'My Winehouse' Amy Winehouse tribute act. All for £35 a head plus drinks. Laura Jane Butler bears an uncanny physical resemblance to the late, great Amy, with a soulful, powerful voice to match. So, why don't come over Valerie?

Amy - downstairs at Secret Squirrel Club



A & A

My salmon blini starter

Cosy restaurant area

Monday, 9 March 2015

'Everything Meets Here' - NEW ethereal landscape painting

'Everything Meets Here' is the latest addition to my ethereal coastal landscape collection. Created in mixed media/oils on 41 x 50 cm deep edge box canvas.

Purchase from my online gallery.

'Everything Meets Here' by Andrea Farmer

Saturday, 7 March 2015

'Winter Dawn' - NEW ethereal landscape painting

'Winter Dawn' is the latest addition to my ethereal coastal landscape collection. Cold lake at first light. Created in mixed media/oils on 30 x 30 cm box canvas.

Purchase from my online gallery.

'Winter Dawn' by Andrea Farmer

Thursday, 5 March 2015

'A Place to Stay' - NEW ethereal landscape painting

'A Place to Stay' abstract landscape painting is the latest addition to my ethereal coastal landscape collection. Idyllic and peaceful, place to stay. Oil and mixed media on 61 x 61 cm deep edge box canvas.

Purchase from my online gallery.

'A Place to Stay' by Andrea Farmer

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Wedding Dresses Exhibition, V&A, London

Whilst staying in London for LFWend, Mel and I visited the fabulous 'Wedding Dress Exhibition'. Held over two floors at the V&A, it traced the development of the fashionable white wedding dress and its treatment by key fashion designers from 1775 - 2014.

Below are three of my favourite dresses from the exhibition. Dita von Teese’s Bird of Paradise gown by Vivienne Westwood, one of the more exotic dresses on display. Gwen Stefani's beautiful dip dye gown by John Galliano. Kate Moss' gown, also designed by Galliano, exquisitely embroidered with thousands of tiny beads.

Booking in advance of visit is required. The exhibition runs until Sunday 15th March 2015.

Gown by John Galliano. Worn by Gwen Stefani. Photo © V&A.

Gown by Vivienne Westwood. Hat by Stephen Jones. Worn by Dita von Teese. Photo © V&A.

Gown by John Galliano. Worn by Kate Moss. Photo © V&A.