Goole Museum Open Art 2019

I’m once again honoured to have been selected for the 2019 Goole Museum Open Art exhibition.

I will be exhibiting two artworks:

The exhibition is free to visit and is open from:

Tuesday 25th June to Saturday 31st August 2019

‘Loving Wood Pigeons’ art by Lotti Brown

‘Loving Wood Pigeons’ art by Lotti Brown

‘Funny Pheasant’ art by Lotti Brown

‘Funny Pheasant’ art by Lotti Brown

The Museum is open:

  • Monday: closed all day

  • Tuesday: 10am - 5pm

  • Wednesday: 10am - 7pm

  • Thursday: 10am - 5pm

  • Friday: 10am - 5pm

  • Saturday: 9am - 4pm

  • Sunday: closed all day

You can find the museum in the centre of Goole, in the same building as the town’s library, at: Carlisle Street, Goole, DN14 5DS.

The museum is 5 minutes walk from the train station and there is free long-stay parking behind the library building.

If you get the chance to visit, please do so as there is always a beautiful selection of artworks from local talented artists on show each year for the Open Art exhibition.

More info at the Goole Museum website

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Make Your Art Meaningful

For me, drawing and making art is only fulfilling when it’s personal and has meaning…

Personal art takes its meaning from what’s important to you, personally… and it gives meaning to your life by allowing you a chance to process and explore those topics, ideas, feelings and sensations that have a special resonance just for you…

Wildlife and nature holds a special resonance for me in my own art…

Wildlife and nature holds a special resonance for me in my own art…

When you understand what your own personal artistic journey is all about, it helps you to create the work that’s most fulfilling and enjoyable to you, as you understand what you want to explore and where you want to focus your attentions…

So today, we’re looking at starting points for making your own art more meaningful and more fulfilling to you… click here to start understanding your own artistic journey…

This is part of my free ‘Start Drawing’ resource to help you make skillful, personal, and meaningful drawings… you can catch up on all the lessons so far, here…

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Let Me Take You By the Hand

When I create my art, I want to take you by the hand and show you all the little awesome things that I see in nature.

Sometimes we get too busy to see them, or too distracted by other things going on. One of the jobs of an artist is to see the little things that other people sometimes miss - and to share them with the world...

Detail from my Wren and Physalis artwork

Detail from my Wren and Physalis artwork

The act of creating art, for me, is just me saying:

"I saw this. It made me feel happy (or serene, or joyful, or intrigued).

I want to share it with you."

I anchor this emotion inside myself by re-creating it in art - the thing that inspired it, and the emotion itself, are both what I try to put into the artwork...

Now that that special feeling, that emotion, are in a tangible form, I can share this emotion with you - I can properly tell you about what I saw and how I felt - and share it all with you.

"I want to show you the awesomeness of nature - how I see it, how I feel it - I want you to see it too, share it with me, experience it right alongside me..."

I hope that you enjoy experiencing nature along with me and that it makes you as happy as it makes me... :)

Summer Floral Art Prints - A Day in the Sun (Geraniums)

Behind the scenes of my floral art print 'A Day in the Sun (Geraniums)'

Now the spring is finally here I'm looking forward with hope to the hot sunshine days of summer...

Last summer we had some gorgeously hot days - one of which was the inspiration behind my vibrant summery floral art print 'A Day in the Sun (Geraniums)'.

A Day in the Sun (Geraniums) floral art print

It was created on one of these (rare in Britain!) sun-soaked days - when the world feels a little bit hazy - all buzzy with bees, heady with floral scents and where you just long to get out of the house or office and head to the nearest park or garden...

I'd been drawing some of the pretty flowers in my cottage garden - hardy geraniums and salvias - I love them for the scent of the leaves, and for the way they grow enthusiastic, straggly and free to fill my garden with life and colour...

Click the images below to see them larger...

Getting my drawings vectorised and into the computer programme

Once I got them scanned into the computer, the only possible colour I could choose to convey the sunshine of a fantastically hot summer's day was this brilliant, shining yellow...

Yellow for sunshine and summer

I had to work hard on the colours to make them sizzle with summer heat though...

Stronger colours help to convey the heat of summer

I think the more saturated colours help to show the intense heat, and create the shimmer of colour, buzzing, heat and scent that pervades the senses in a lively summer cottage garden...

Final artwork on the screen

Detail of the flowers in the artwork, showing the intricate, hand-drawn linework

I absolutely love the hand-painted fabric artwork that I chose to use for the background of this piece... full of colour and summer promise - I think the marks look just like flowers in the cottage garden, or little butterflies and bees zipping about in the air...

Hand painted fabric used subtly as a background for the design.

I really hope that my geraniums and salvias artwork transports you into that summer garden - stop a while, put your feet up, sip a nice cuppa - breathe in the scent of the flowers, listen to the bees, and above all let your eyes soak in the colourful experiences of summer....

 Buy It

Available as an framed and unframed giclee art print or canvas in my online art store here...

The design is also available as a cushion, bag, notebook, clock, phone/tech case and more here…

See more floral art in my floral art gallery...

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