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.

'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.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

London Fashion Weekend - Part I

On Friday, Mel and I visited London Fashion Weekend at the magnificent Somerset House in London. Vodafone London Fashion Weekend includes designer shopping, catwalk shows, pop-up shops, hair, beauty and educational panels from leading industry experts.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Chop Bloc / Bloc Bar Launch Party

Hubby and I attended the launch party of a new Chelmsford restaurant on Wednesday night. Chop Bloc are housed in an 18th century former brewer's building in Grays Brewery Yard, Chelmsford. Situated over three floors in a comfortable contemporary industrial surrounding (check out the funky lighting!). Chop Bloc serve amazing steaks and burgers alongside Bloc Bar with their fantastic drinks and cocktails.

The launch party gave the opportunity to sample their champagne, wine, beer and cocktails  accompanied by canapes.The staff made sure everyone's drinks flowed as they passed around trays of amazing canapes including mini burgers, Yorkshire puds and other tasty delights.

Chop Bloc's steaks are sourced from Hereford cattle that graze freely on UK farms. The farms adhere to strict animal welfare practices. At the front of Chop Bloc's restaurant, the chiller room with meat on display is viewable.

Chop Bloc and Bloc Bar are a welcome addition to Chelmsford's thriving restaurant scene. The launch party was a most enjoyable evening, and we look forward to visiting them again soon.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Current Exhibition - Art in the Boardroom

I am currently exhibiting a selection of smaller artworks at 'Art in the Boardroom', Diocesan Office, 53 New Street, Chelmsford CM1 1AT. This exhibition includes ethereal rural and coastal landscape works on paper and box canvas.

20% of sales will be donated to St Peter’s Chapel, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex to help with their urgent roof repairs. The exhibitions runs until end of March 2015.

Paintings recently SOLD

'Watching the Tide' and 'Incoming Tide' ethereal coastal landscape paintings are now sold. :)

'Watching the Tide' by Andrea Farmer

'Incoming Tide' by Andrea Farmer

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

'Sea Edge' - NEW ethereal landscape painting

'Sea Edge' is the latest addition to my ethereal coastal landscape collection. Oil on 150 x 100 mm deep edge box canvas. Available to purchase from my online gallery.

'Sea Edge' by Andrea Farmer