exhibition within the subtle, trusted castle turret walls, sympathetic & gracious space in our little corner of paradise, 9&10 August

I am feeling very contented after a few frenetic days to have hung a new collection of botanical works within the beautiful castle grounds of our little village, the space is incredible and the works look magical, two nights where our local artisan dish is celebrated, fires stoked in front of the castle walls and the courtyard a brim with the din of community spirit

with thanks to our friend my Big Phil who trekked the alps to bring all of the framing kit that we had bought over christmas but couldn’t drive back in our stolen van, we now have a little space set up where Rob can create beautiful bespoke hand made frames, his history still defines him

happy to back out there creating and painting and working in wonderful spaces, if walls could talk

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new works available online now

I am excited to announce the launch of a whole new collection of botanical works, painted sporadically over the last few months and ready to view and purchase online

I have realised over the last few months how crucial making art is to me, something that has always been such a huge part of my life but in limited proportions

that nameless desire, beauty, sacredness that comes from creating, in the stillness of the studio immersed by nature is truly a wonderful thing, to be treasured, nurtured & shared

it is an indescribable experience to enter the space of creating, the mind becomes free, time lifts and I feel such joy & inner peace

what happens to the physical forms, the works after completion becomes a wonder, whether they become the visual landscape for somewhere or someone else, should they reflect in some way the love, energy or just simple expression that went into them, is it of importance, something I have pondered

‘everything is honoured but nothing matters’

I have a collection of 20 watercolour paintings available on paper and a couple of simple drawings, I am happy to arrange paid shipment world wide, please feel free to contact me with any enquires, commissions also available

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studio time

and so today, I had a blissful day in the studio, I collected wild flowers and made drawings and started a few watercolours. I have been recovering from a difficult knee injury and operation which meant three months on crutches but I am now walking and driving and almost back to normal, whatever that is. I have had tearful days over the last few months, the restrictions with movement and lack of earnings or anything that others might expect, sick pay, support, even an understanding of a foreign health care system and especially following the loss of all of my previous work it has all been a little tough to process.

Today felt peaceful, art and nature therapy at its core, restorative, ancient, liberating, connected…. we may have almost zero incomes or money in the bank but we are rich in what is essentially crucial to a life that is respectful of our environment, reflective of the wonders it holds and in this we share moments with our son

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Review of the Botanical Works Exhibition 8-22 December 2018

Such eloquent and considered words, thank you to Helen Tomkins for the review of my current exhibition at Lightwoods Park & House, only a few more days to go until closing. All works for sale, 10% donation to Muscular Dystrophy UK

'Emma Archer’s Botanical Works, have a beautiful ribbon-like, abstract fluidity to them, a lightness of touch and immediacy that means nothing ever looks laboured, instead it captures a moment, in a way that many drawings or paintings of plants do not. They have great energy, evident not just in the vibrant, layered translucence of the watercolour paintings, but also in the simple pencil studies'.

Blog start, new work...........

I would like to share my marks and thoughts & again be a part of a small art community whether that be in the flesh or through the global airwaves

I have just added a new work to my site - hibiscus lilac queen, a small watercolour study on paper which is now available, please view in works on paper. I am currently working towards an exhibition this December in the UK

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