My blog is refusing to update properly at present. Apologies for the lack of posts! You can see my latest work on Instagram @marian.hill or on twitter @hill_marian
My newest Illustration commission: The cover for 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape'. A novel by Peter Hedges. Please go to the blog at foxfinchtepper.com for more details ....
Last week I made a rare trip to London, spending a happy morning drawing in Notting Hill. Portobello rd's colourful antique shops, crammed with nicknacks make an enticing subject for a series of images which I am planning to collage in the coming months.
I'm really pleased that Hybrid Gallery will be taking a selection of my collages to the Hampstead Affordable Art Fair, North London, between Thursday 16th- Sunday 19th June. My work can be found at stand F4. Hybrid Gallery may still have some tickets for this event available, so please contact Jacqueline or Tim at Hybrid if you are interested in going along. More details are available at www.hybrid-devon.co.uk or affordableartfair.com
Last week was school half term and I took the opportunity to dash down to Cornwall with the tent and my family for a couple of days. I managed to squeeze in a couple of sketches at my favourite harbours at Cadgwith Cove and Coverack. It was a lovely break and I'm looking forward to collaging both views when I have time.
I had to abandon this sketch of Coverack Harbour when rising tides threatened to cut off my route back to the beach and my pencil tin nearly blew into the sea several times due to the gusty conditions! Needless to say, it's not my best drawing, but I had fun attempting to beat the weather.
In Cadgwith Cove fishermen still bring their boats up onto the shingle every day and sell fresh fish from a shop on the quay. It's a beautiful little village, tucked in the crook of a valley. It seems a shame that most of the cottages are holiday lets and so I assume the fishermen have moved to more affordable and less convenient homes away from the harbour. It's a wonderful place to draw, even if the beach smells rather fishy!
Hot of the press, my new range of limited edition, hand signed, giclee digital prints will be on sale at my Open Studio weekend 7-8th May (details in the previous post). Alternatively they are available to buy through the website shop.
I am delighted that my new collage 'The Bolt Hole' will be on sale at the Hybrid Gallery Devon from March 19th. It is part of a show entitled 'A Singular Vision'. More details and a full online catalogue can be found at www.hybrid-devon.cou.k